The first part of Pantsov’s biography focuses on Deng Xiaoping’s early life and how certain aspects of it may ha...
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...to say that it was more dangerous. Unfortunately, Deng and the conservative portions of his government would mobilize the PLA against the Tiananmen Square protesters killing thousands.
Pantsov in his biography of Deng Xiaoping provides an extensive background of Deng Xiaoping’s youth, especially in terms of how he first came into extended contact with Communism, his rise throughout the party and his political relationships. The author is able to effectively portray Deng Xiaoping as an extremely loyal member of the Chinese communist Party through the description of Deng’s actions. Through Pantsovs depiction of Deng’s adherence to party mandates, or through his unwavering support of Mao (up until the Mao’s mass movements), or the description of his diligence in standard party work, Deng can be seen as an extremely capable party member, and a devout communist/Maoist.
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