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China's Modernization and the Policy of 'Self-Reliance'

China's Modernization and the Policy of 'Self-Reliance' C. KEITH RONALD Modernization and the China’s Policy of ’Self-Reliance’* SINCE THE death of Mao in 1976 a rationalist concern for China’s Zedong burning western has survival with an to socialism political analysis anticipated aspiration a reduction in the radical of Maoist in a world of politics competitive ’imperialism’, socialist in favour of what is seen to the Chinese However, justice according argu- to be a more rational of the ’four ment on the level of formal this advocacy policy, modernizations’. This reduction has often has never with concept agreed xenophobic been to include ’the shift On the and away autarchy. interpreted contrary, past present from selF reliance’.1 The of ’self-reliance’ are said to be advocacy persistent expositions of ’self-reliance’ since Mao’s death in 1976 consistent with a commitment to the quite western historio- of China’s international however, challenge may, expansion trading as to the relations. Under the of the continuity graphical assumptions historiography of and the current Chinese China’s Cold meaning practical policy impli- leadership, cations of the term ’self-reliance’. War condition of semi-isolation in the 1950s precise of of a of the dimensions ’self- was matter external rather understanding imposition as would seem to be than an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Report SAGE

China's Modernization and the Policy of 'Self-Reliance'

China Report , Volume 19 (2): 16 – Mar 1, 1983

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0009-4455
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0973-063X
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10.1177/000944558301900203
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Abstract

C. KEITH RONALD Modernization and the China’s Policy of ’Self-Reliance’* SINCE THE death of Mao in 1976 a rationalist concern for China’s Zedong burning western has survival with an to socialism political analysis anticipated aspiration a reduction in the radical of Maoist in a world of politics competitive ’imperialism’, socialist in favour of what is seen to the Chinese However, justice according argu- to be a more rational of the ’four ment on the level of formal this advocacy policy, modernizations’. This reduction has often has never with concept agreed xenophobic been to include ’the shift On the and away autarchy. interpreted contrary, past present from selF reliance’.1 The of ’self-reliance’ are said to be advocacy persistent expositions of ’self-reliance’ since Mao’s death in 1976 consistent with a commitment to the quite western historio- of China’s international however, challenge may, expansion trading as to the relations. Under the of the continuity graphical assumptions historiography of and the current Chinese China’s Cold meaning practical policy impli- leadership, cations of the term ’self-reliance’. War condition of semi-isolation in the 1950s precise of of a of the dimensions ’self- was matter external rather understanding imposition as would seem to be than an

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Published: Mar 1, 1983

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