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Deng Xiaoping and His Protégés: 1976–2012

ByJune Teufel Dreyer

This chapter examines the techniques by which Deng Xiaoping undermined the ability of Hua Guofeng to continue as Mao’s allegedly chosen successor; identifies the basic characteristics of Deng’s Four Modernizations program and their accomplishments; and analyzes the problems that the reforms created for successor Chinese leaders.