Mao’s Forgotten Successor

The Political Career of Hua Guofeng

  • Robert Weatherley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 43-68
  4. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 112-140
  5. Robert Weatherley
    Pages 168-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 177-203

About this book


Hua Guofeng succeeded Mao in 1976, emerging almost out of nowhere following an unexceptional career in Shanxi and Hunan. In just over two years, Hua had been eclipsed by Deng Xiaoping, a more politically shrewd, progressive and charismatic figure. If Hua's rise to power was remarkable, then this fall was even more so.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Weatherley
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International StudiesCambridge UniversityUK
  2. 2.Mills Reeve LLPUK

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