The article is the first article in a series on the rise of post-socialist inequality in China. Since the launch of market reforms and the dismantling of centrally planned socialism under Deng Xiaoping's leadership in 1978, China has reportedly undergone changes that have impacted the lives of its citizens, raising living standards, easing poverty and developing infrastructure and other symbols of modern society. It notes that the 1970s goal of an egalitarian social order has been abandoned in the pursuit of economic growth at all costs since 1978, with China becoming an increasingly unequal and unfair society. It talks about the socialist legacy, Deng's reform model and the return of inequality with the creation of special economic zones and the entry of foreign direct investments.
China’s Post-Socialist Inequality”. Current History. September, 2012: 229-234.Abstract. 2012. “