China In Transformation / Edition 1

China In Transformation / Edition 1

by Tu Weiming
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674117549

ISBN-13: 9780674117549

Pub. Date: 04/01/1994

Publisher: Harvard University Press

What will China look like in the twenty-first century? Powerful forces are at work and its seeming stability has been largely lost after Tiananmen Square. Changing political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural conditions are transforming China and its neighbors with a majority Chinese population. The authors in this book, taking full advantage of the new…  See more details below

Overview

What will China look like in the twenty-first century? Powerful forces are at work and its seeming stability has been largely lost after Tiananmen Square. Changing political, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural conditions are transforming China and its neighbors with a majority Chinese population. The authors in this book, taking full advantage of the new freedom of inquiry, shed light on the Chinese experience, elaborating not only on the vast changes sweeping all sectors of Chinese society, but also on the tradition that has persisted. The authors confine themselves to enduring questions about today's Sinic societies so that educated readers and scholars of modern China will better understand the more populous half of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674117549
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1994
Edition description:
First Harvard University Press paperback
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Cultural Perspectives
A Failed Chinese Modernity1
Cultural Identity and the Politics of Difference in South China19
Double-edged Swords Cut Both Ways: Law and Legitimacy in the People's Republic of China45
To Reform a Revolution: Under the Righteous Mandate71
Cultural Requisites for Democracy in China: Findings from a Survey95
The Radicalization of China in the Twentieth Century125
Cultural and Political Inventions in Modern China: The Case of the Chinese "Peasant"151
A Search for China's Soul171
China's "Core" Problem189
Yanan and the Narrative Reconstruction of Reality207
Culture, Modernity, and Nationalism - Further Reflections233

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