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Deng Xiaoping
One of the old guard of the Chinese Communist Party, Deng Xiaoping became the party's Secretary General in 1954, but was purged by Chairman Mao in 1966 for his strong objections to the excesses of the Great Leap Forward. By 1974 Deng had been "rehabilitated" and returned to power. After Mao's death, Deng was the de facto leader of China until he finally expired in 1997. He was succeeded by his protege Jiang Zemin. More »
Born: August 22, 1904 (Paifang, Sichuan province, China)

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Deng Xiaoping (22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997) was a Chinese revolutionary and .... His official biography states that Deng had been charged by his superiors with deserting from the battle zone before fleeing to Shanghai, where there ...

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Jul 3, 2014 ... Follow the life and achievements of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, the most powerful figure in China for twenty years, on Bio.com.

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So we must be thankful to Harvard professor Ezra Vogel for devoting a large chunk of his academic career to compiling a prodigious biography, Deng Xiaoping ...

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Deng Xiaoping, Wade-Giles romanization Teng Hsiao-p'ing (born August 22, 1904, Guang'an, Sichuan province, China—died February 19, 1997, Beijing), ...

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Deng Xiaoping became the most powerful leader in the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the 1970s. He served as the chairman of the Communist Party's ...

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Oct 21, 2011 ... Two mighty rhetorical questions conclude this enormous biography of Deng Xiaoping (1904-97): “Did any other leader in the 20th century do ...

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Oct 14, 2011 ... Ezra Vogel produces a massive biography of the leader who brought markets to China but denied it democracy.

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Oct 22, 2013 ... The book, Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by historian Ezra F Vogel, is a biography of the Communist party "Paramount ...

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Oct 17, 2011 ... Pity the author who decides to write a biography of a senior member of the Communist Party of China. In an organization already legendary for ...