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The Resource The rise and fall of the House of Bo, John Garnaut

The rise and fall of the House of Bo, John Garnaut

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The rise and fall of the House of Bo
Title
The rise and fall of the House of Bo
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John Garnaut
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
When news of the murder trial of prominent Communist Party leader Bo Xilai's wife reached Western attention, it was apparent that, as with many events in the secretive upper echelons of Chinese politics, there was more to the story. Now, as the Party's 18th National Congress oversees the biggest leadership transition in decades, and installs the Bo family's long-time rival Xi Jinping as president, China's rulers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep their poisonous internal divisions behind closed doors. Bo Xilai's breathtaking fall from grace is an extraordinary tale of excess, murder, defection, political purges and ideological clashes going back to Mao himself, as the princeling sons of the revolutionary heroes ascend to control of the Party. China watcher John Garnaut examines how Bo's stellar rise through the ranks troubled his more reformist peers, as he revived anti-'capitalist roader' sentiment, even while his family and associates enjoyed the more open economy's opportunities. Amid fears his imminent elevation to the powerful Standing Committee was leading China towards another destructive Cultural Revolution, have his opponents seized their chance now to destroy Bo and what he stands for? The trigger was his wife Gu Kailai's apparently paranoid murder of an English family friend, which exposed the corruption and brutality of Bo's outwardly successful administration of the massive city of Chongqing. It also led to the one of the highest-level attempted defections in Communist China's history when Bo's right-hand man, police chief Wang Lijun, tried to escape the ruins of his sponsor's reputation
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Garnaut, John
Dewey number
324.951
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin specials
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  • Bo, Xilai
  • Heads of state
  • Statesmen
  • China
Label
The rise and fall of the House of Bo, John Garnaut
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"How a murder exposed the cracks in China's leadership, as the princeling sons of revolutionary heroes fight for control of the world's next superpower." - cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000050237869
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
141 p.
Isbn
9780143569350
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The rise and fall of the House of Bo, John Garnaut
Publication
Note
"How a murder exposed the cracks in China's leadership, as the princeling sons of revolutionary heroes fight for control of the world's next superpower." - cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
000050237869
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
141 p.
Isbn
9780143569350
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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