Centre and Province in the People's Republic of China: Sichuan and Guizhou, 1955–1965, by David S. G. Goodman
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- ISBN: 9780521103534 | 0521103533
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/13/2009
According to common misconception the Chinese political system is highly centralized. One result of this widely accepted view is that China specialists have often neglected the study of decision-making as a process. Concentrating upon the neighbouring but contrasting provinces of Sichuan and Guizhou during the decade before the Cultural Revolution, this book examines the interaction between centre and province and, without adopting a 'centralist' or a 'pluralist' viewpoint, argues that a spatial dimension is of necessity part of the Chinese decision-making process. Particular attention is paid to the variability of this interaction over time.