By Professor Willy Kraus (auth.)

ISBN-10: 146125728X

ISBN-13: 9781461257288

ISBN-10: 1461257301

ISBN-13: 9781461257301

It is a delightful job to welcome the looks of the yankee version of Professor Willy Kraus' worthwhile paintings at the fiscal and social improvement of the People's Republic of China, first released in German in 1979. The e-book has been up-to-date within the mild of the occasions that experience happened because the unique ebook and comprises the most recent statistical info made on hand through the chinese language professionals with unaccus­ tomed liberality. the yankee variation, like its German predecessor, is a huge fulfillment of scholarship, attractively offered. In its comprehensiveness, perception, professionalism and knowledge it ranks top-of-the-line reports of the topic. it's going to upload to the data of the expert, and support the layman locate his manner during the complexities of latest China's socioeconomic method. Professor Kraus' paintings is a such a lot well timed and great addition to a greater and extra thorough knowing of an soaking up and significant topic. June 1982 Jan S. Prybyla Professor of Economics The Pennsylvania kingdom collage college Park, Pennsylvania Preface This booklet bargains with China's improvement regulations. it truly is according to the unique German version (1979), "Wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und sozialer Wandel in der Volksrepublik China," yet isn't basically a translation of the German unique. The fast adjustments in chinese language coverage in the final years, including a unexpected deluge of legit information on monetary and social advancements within the People's Republic of China, have known as for a easy and accomplished revision of textual content and statistics.

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The new Chinese leadership popularized the new marriage law with all the means at its disposal. It was propagated at all levels of the party, the administration, the army, and through the different mass organizations in the entire country. At mass meetings certain characteristic cases of marital offences were exposed and subjected to criticism. Under certain conditions very serious cases could immediately be brought before a court that usually passed a death sentence, which was then carried out at once.

1 Central political organs at the end of 1949. retained. Even the large administrative areas which had been created before and during the civil war remained: North China, Northeast China, Northwest China, East China, Central and South China, and Southwest China. A complete centralization was at the time quite impossible: China did not possess the necessary means of transportation and communication. Despite the general backwardness the various provinces exhibited different levels of development, and the organization and consolidation of communist rule had progressed at a different rate in each region.

94 According to official information 80,000 persons were supposed to have died in 1952 in connection with the marriage law, either through murder or suicide. After the turmoil of the first few years the practice tended more and more to the reconciliation of marital conflicts provided for in the law. A partner's application for divorce was only granted on concrete grounds. 22 2. Chapter One (1949-1952): First Developmental Measures Intellectuals A further important problem, the solution of which was absolutely necessary for the stabilization of communist rule, was the integration of the intellectuals into the new Chinese society.

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