Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development

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Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development is a topical examination of some of the most recent developments in Chinese politics. Featuring a roster of international scholars, the book comprises an assortment of chapters focusing on a particular dimension or specific issue of political culture, political economy, foreign policy, and environmental and social challenges. The editors, Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo, have divided the essays into five parts: political legitimacy, political economy, external challenges, environmental challenges, and social challenges. Each of these dimensions serves as a window through which the reader can glimpse various challenges in Chinese political development in the new century. Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development is suitable for students of all levels and researchers of Chinese politics.
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Brantly Womack
China's tumultuous twentieth century has been followed by years of astonishingly rapid growth, but growth itself poses deep challenges for China's economics, politics, and basic value system. The authors of this volume combine disciplinary expertise with direct experience of China's daily reality to present a broad array of studies of the challenges that will shape the future of China and thereby touch the world.
Journal of Chinese Political Science
This book stands out as an excellent collection on the subject of contemporary Chinese politics. A wide range of research methodologies are employed in the book's chapters. The research presented in this book suggests appropriate paths for future academic research on Chinese political development and thus serves a wide international audience. This collection represents an important contribution to the literature on recent Chinese political development.
— Lin Ye, Roosevelt University
Journal of Chinese Political Science - Lin Ye
This book stands out as an excellent collection on the subject of contemporary Chinese politics. A wide range of research methodologies are employed in the book's chapters. The research presented in this book suggests appropriate paths for future academic research on Chinese political development and thus serves a wide international audience. This collection represents an important contribution to the literature on recent Chinese political development.
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Meet the Author

Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science, and president of the Association of Chinese Political Studies. Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State College and president-elect of the Association of Chinese Political Studies.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     viii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development   Baogang Guo   Sujian Guo     1
Political Legitimacy
Nationalism, Market Reforms, and Political Support in Contemporary China   Huisheng Shou     15
The Study of Chinese Political Culture from the Perspective of Communication as Social Construction   Wenshan Jia     33
Political Economy
Explaining the Reform of China's Exchange Rate Regime: The Utility of Economic Interest Approaches   Logan Wright     47
Information Technology for Ecological Analysis and the Future of Public Administration in China   Andrew Swift   Xiaohang Liu     69
External Challenges
China: U.S. Partner, Competitor, or Threat-What Do the Americans Think?   Yanmin Yu     92
Barking Up the Wrong Tree? The Master Narrative of "China Threat Theory" Examined   Chengqiu Wu     112
Environmental Challenges
The Dilemma of Western Industrial Civilization and China's Path in the 21st Century   Joel Kassiola   Xiaohang Liu     144
China's Pollution Challenge: the Impact of Economic Growth and Environmental Complaints on Environmental and Social Outcomes   Anna Brettell     155
Social Challenges
Engaging the Law: Migrant Workers, Social Networks, and the Chinese Labor Law   Jeffrey Becker     195
Modernization, Economic Development and Inter-Ethnic Relations in China   Enze Han     217
Index     229
Contributors     239
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