This one page reading plus one page of questions summarizes the China as it transitions from Maoism. Deng Xiaoping comes to power, and changes China's economic and political course. This is designed for middle school or high school students. The reading is visually appealing and broken into chunks. It can be used for classwork, homework, research or as a platform for projects. Questions are content based and designed to target essential content acquisition. If interested in similar readings on 20th century China, check other offerings by this author. A set of 8 readings is available as a Rise of Red China unit (plus lesson suggestions).