Contemporary Chinese Politics

EdiTioN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE POLITICS AN INTRODUCTION James C.F Wanc, in this new edition, covers the development of contemporary Chinese politics from 1949 to 1984 and provides basic information and analysis about politics in China ...

Author: James C. F. Wang

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UCSD:31822003687654

Category: China

Page: 391

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This comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date book provides information and analysis for a complete examination of contemporary China and its political and economic developments. Uses an accessible, informal writing style throughout. Focuses on institutional development and change. Completely revises Chapter 8 to include the reversion of Hong Kong in 1997 and Macao in 1999 .Updates discussion on ideology to include Jiang Zemin's search for a unifying ideology now that he is the undisputed leader after Deng Xiaoping's death. In addition, it includes a new section on the law-making role of the National People's Congress, provides brief profiles of the new top leadership and discusses the new civil service system. For professionals who deal with China and/or Hong Kong often and need up-to-date information on the current political climate in China.

Chinese Politics After Mao

Jürgen Domes, European Consortium for Political Research, Universität des Saarlandes. Arbeitsstelle Politik Chinas und Ostasiens ... In China, Lu Hsun represented the new cultural force which emerged with the May Fourth movement.

Author: Jürgen Domes


ISBN: UOM:39015020697531

Category: China

Page: 291

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Chinese Politics

But this book shows that, in China, they usually want better deals and lawful administration instead. Chinese citizens now participate in politics more than before, and their normal aim is to get justice from local officials in an era ...

Author: Peter Gries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135149994

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Explores the changes occurring in China today – what are the goals of political contestation, how are Chinese Communist Party leaders legitimizing their rule, who are the specific actors involved in contesting state legitimacy and what are the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People’s Republic?

Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era

How China's Leaders Think. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 2010. Lam, Willy WoLap. Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping: Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression? New York: Routledge, 2015. Lampton, David M. Following the Leader: ...

Author: Cheng Li

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815726937

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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Chinese politics are at a crossroads as President Xi Jinping amasses personal power and tests the constraints of collective leadership. In the years since he became general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party in 2012, Xi Jinping has surprised many people in China and around the world with his bold anti-corruption campaign and his aggressive consolidation of power. Given these new developments, we must rethink how we analyze Chinese politics—an urgent task as China now has more influence on the global economy and regional security than at any other time in modern history. Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era examines how the structure and dynamics of party leadership have evolved since the late 1990s and argues that "inner-party democracy"—the concept of collective leadership that emphasizes deal making based on accepted rules and norms—may pave the way for greater transformation within China's political system. Xi's legacy will largely depend on whether he encourages or obstructs this trend of political institutionalization in the governance of the world's most populous and increasingly pluralistic country. Cheng Li also addresses the recruitment and composition of the political elite, a central concern in Chinese politics. China analysts will benefit from the meticulously detailed biographical information of the 376 members of the 18th Central Committee, including tables and charts detailing their family background, education, occupation, career patterns, and mentor-patron ties.

Critical Security and Chinese Politics

Paltemaa, L. and Vuori, J. A. (2009) 'Regime Transition and the Chinese Politics of Technology: From Mass Science to the Controlled Internet', Asian Journal of Political Science, 17(1): 1–23. Pasha, M. K. (2012) 'The “Secular” Subject ...

Author: Juha A. Vuori

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135076931

Category: History

Page: 210

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This book examines how critical approaches to security developed in Europe can be used to investigate a Chinese security issue - the case of the Falungong. The past few decades have produced a rich field of theoretical approaches to ‘security’ in Europe. In this book, the security-specific notions of securitization, the politics of insecurity, and emancipation are used as analytical approaches to investigate the anti-Falungong campaign in the People’s Republic of China. This campaign, launched in 1999, was the largest security-related propaganda campaign since 1989 and was directed against a group of qigong-practitioners who were presented as a grave threat to society. The campaign had major impacts as new security legislation was established and human rights organizations reported severe mistreatment of practitioners. This book approaches one empirical case with three approaches in order to transcend the tendency to pit one approach against another. It shows how they highlight different aspects in investigation, and how they can be combined to gain more comprehensive insights, and thereby invigorate renewed debate in the field. Furthermore, this is used as a vehicle to discuss more general philosophical issues of theory, development, and theory development and will assist students to comprehend the effects research framework selection has on a piece of research. Such discussions are necessary in order to apply the frameworks in investigations that go beyond the socio-political context they were originally developed in. This book will be of interest to students of critical security studies, Chinese politics, research methods and IR in general.

The End of the Maoist Era Chinese Politics During the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution 1972 1976

Chinese Politics During the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976 Frederick C Teiwes, Warren Sun. ______. “Interviews on Party History.” In Timothy Cheek and Tony Saich, eds. New Perspectives on State Socialism in China.

Author: Frederick C Teiwes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317457015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 729

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This book launches an ambitious reexamination of the elite politics behind one of the most remarkable transformations in the late twentieth century. As the first part of a new interpretation of the evolution of Chinese politics during the years 1972-82, it provides a detailed study of the end of the Maoist era, demonstrating Mao's continuing dominance even as his ability to control events ebbed away. The tensions within the "gang of four," the different treatment of Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping, and the largely unexamined role of younger radicals are analyzed to reveal a view of the dynamic of elite politics that is at odds with accepted scholarship. The authors draw upon newly available documentary sources and extensive interviews with Chinese participants and historians to develop their challenging interpretation of one of the most poorly understood periods in the history of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

For a discussion of the “Shaanxi Faction” in Chinese politics, see, for example, “13 among the new leadership corps have 'Shaanxi experience,'” Hua Shang Daily (Xian), March 17, 2013,

Author: Willy Wo-Lap Lam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317515777

Category: Political Science

Page: 322

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Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes Xi's personal history and his fascination with quasi-Maoist values, the factional politics through which he ascended, the configuration of power of the Fifth-Generation leadership, and the country's likely future directions under the charismatic "princeling." Despite an undistinguished career as a provincial administrator, Xi has rapidly amassed more power than his predecessors. He has overawed his rivals and shaken up the party-state hierarchy by launching large-scale anti-corruption and rectification campaigns. With a strong power base in the People's Liberation Army and a vision of China as an "awakening lion," Xi has been flexing China's military muscle in sovereignty rows with countries including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines while trying to undermine the influence of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region. While Xi is still fine-tuning his art of governance, his zero tolerance for dissent and his preoccupation with upholding the privileges of the "red aristocracy" and the CCP's status as "perennial ruling party" do not bode well for economic, political, or cultural reforms. Lam takes a close look at Xi's ideological and political profile and considers how his conservative outlook might shape what the new strongman calls "the Great Renaissance of the Chinese race."

Politics and Purges in China

Richard Baum University of California , Los Angeles Politics and Purges provides a major contribution to our understanding of the pre - Cultural Revolution politics in China and its re - publication is a most welcome event .

Author: Frederick C. Teiwes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1563242273

Category: History

Page: 593

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Drawing upon released documents, memoirs and party-history works, the process and impact of the political campaigns in China between 1950 and 1965 is documented. Complete with extensive interviews with Chinese scholars and former officials, the book reviews the findings of the first edition.