This fascinating pairing can help readers understand how Russia’s and China’s paths have diverged. Isabella Weber explains how China’s communist regime escaped the 1980s trend toward economic shock therapy, while Chris Miller retraces how the Soviet experts around former President Mikhail Gorbachev studied China’s reforms—and tried and failed to emulate them.
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China Quarterly: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/china-quarterly/article/how-china-escaped-shock-therapy-the-market-reform-debate-isabella-m-weber-london-and-new-york-routledge-2021-xvi-342-pp-3995-isbn-9781032008493/7CF21DC16449EE02E6E68ACED46035B3
Get more information about the book on her website, www.isabellaweber.com.