Biianco Imperialism

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In the concluding chapter of his book, Bianco attributes the revolution, to what he refers to as the Chinese "formula." According to Bianco imperialism, the peasantry, and the army constitute the primary ingredients of this "formula." Bianco does not absolve the imperialist completely of the role they played in the economic woes of the nation, but rather encourages the reader to consider the cultural conditions that produced them. Bianco seems to believe that the ruling class produced these conditions and through imperialism proliferated them, which led to greater economic disparity. For Bianco the importance of the peasant problems, in regards to causing the revolution "can hardly be exaggerated." The peasantry became increasingly
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