China Moving 'From Comrade to Citizen'

China's capitalist economy inevitably affects its Communist politics. Party controls are less stringent and there are glimmers of political diversity. Scholar Merle Goldman discusses political change in China, and her new book, From Comrade to Citizen.


Merle Goldman, professor of Chinese history emerita Boston University and associate at the John K. Fairbanks Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University; author of From Comrade to Citizen



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