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CUP | 10th May 2012 | 一般 | (68 Reads)
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China(中譯本為《鄧小平時代》)一書問世之後,在學界和媒體上獲得了眾多的回應。以下是部份評論的選摘:

 

 

"a monumental biography of Deng and the most comprehensive survey to date of China’s spectacular but rocky road to economic reform"

The New York Times

 

"a masterful new history of China’s reform era"

Washington Post

 

 "Mr. Vogel eloquently makes the case for Deng’s crucial role in China’s transformation from an impoverished and brutalized country into an economic and political superpower."

The Economics

 

"Ezra Vogel’s massive biography assembles the case for Deng (1904-97) with narrative skill and prodigious scholarship."

Chris Patten (彭定康)Financial Times

 

"the most exhaustive English retelling of Deng’s life"

The Nation

 

"Vogel has gone farther than anyone else to date in telling Deng's story… there is a whole hoard of valuable material here that we probably would not have gained otherwise."

Foreign Policy

 

"We are fortunate indeed that Vogel has written this timely and highly informative biography of Deng Xiaoping, which provides a wealth of insights into one of history’s great leaders."

Wilson Quarterly

 

"This is the most ambitious biography of Deng Xiaoping by a western scholar so far."

Hong Kong Economic Journal

 

"If you want to understand China today, you must understand Deng Xiaoping… Massive but fascinating, this is highly recommended for those with a serious interest in modern China."

Library Journal

 

"Vogel is an admiring biographer who presents a treasure trove of new information that will delight modern China scholars for years to come."

Times Higher Education

 

“這本書不僅是一部傳記,它也是一部中國共產黨史和中國改革開放史。質言之,這是一本涵蓋面極大的歷史兼傳記。”

《亞洲週刊》

 

"This is an impressive and important biography of one of the most important men of the twentieth century. Deng Xiaoping transformed China economically, politically, and socially. One of the most significant achievements for his and my country was the establishment of diplomatic relations between us. The book provides an excellent account of this historic event."

President Jimmy Carter

 

"Not just a definitive biography of a world-class leader, but also the most authoritative and riveting account of the secretly contrived U.S.-Chinese strategic accommodation of 1978 and of how that in turn facilitated China’s domestic transformation."

Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

"Vogel offers a nuanced portrait of China’s great reform leader Deng Xiaoping and a shrewd analysis of the political maneuvers by which he made such a large mark on history. By entering deeply into Deng’s vision for China, Vogel shows how the person who forged the world’s most successful example of modernizing authoritarianism understood how such a system could work. And he shows how a major leader can steer a huge country in a new historical direction. A terrific accomplishment."

Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University

 

"Deng Xiaoping’s skill, vision, and courage in overcoming seemingly insuperable obstacles and guiding China onto the path of sustained economic development rank him with the great leaders of history. And yet, too little is known about the life and career of this extraordinary man. In this superbly researched and highly readable biography, Vogel has definitively filled this void. This fascinating book provides a host of insights into the factors that enabled Deng to triumph over repeated setbacks and lay the basis for China to regain the wealth and power that has eluded it for two centuries."

J. Stapleton Roy, former U.S. Ambassador to China

 

"Deng could be tough, but he was direct and engaged. He was a person we could do business with, and I liked him a lot. He played an extraordinary role, bringing the world’s largest nation into the modern world. We are fortunate that Vogel, one of our foremost China scholars, has now brought the man alive in this uniquely researched biography."

Brent Scowcroft

 

"A multilayered study of change and adaptability. At the core is one man’s response to the dangers of a complex revolution. Around him is the transformation of the largest political entity in history from rural disarray and helplessness to an industrial and manufacturing giant. In between are ambitious and bewildered people in search of leadership. Vogel has made Deng Xiaoping’s vision convincing, the Chinese maze comprehensible, and even the bit actors come alive."

Wang Gungwu, National University of Singapore