People's Republic of China
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The history of the PRC is the history of a state and a society that for the past 50 years have been characterized by a one-party system of the Marxist-Leninist type. Its external signs are mass campaigns, stages of turbulent "building of socialism" marked by five-year plans, and by phases of corre…

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Domes, Jürgen and Heilmann, Sebastian, “People's Republic of China”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 26 July 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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