China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy, and Society

China Today, China Tomorrow: Domestic Politics, Economy, and Society

by Joseph Fewsmith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742567079

ISBN-13: 9780742567078

Pub. Date: 08/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

In this timely book, a group of leading scholars provides a comprehensive assessment of China's polity, economy, and society. Taking the thirtieth anniversary of Beijing's adoption of reform and opening as an occasion to reflect on the course of development over the past three decades, the contributors consider where the country may be going in the future .Just as

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In this timely book, a group of leading scholars provides a comprehensive assessment of China's polity, economy, and society. Taking the thirtieth anniversary of Beijing's adoption of reform and opening as an occasion to reflect on the course of development over the past three decades, the contributors consider where the country may be going in the future .Just as China has had enormous success in developing its economy, it continues to face equally enormous challenges across a wide variety of issues, including inequality, social protest, energy, the environment, and a resurgence of religion. Authoritative, accessible and current, this book will be an invaluable resource for all readers interested in the fate of a rising global power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567078
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/16/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
1,426,360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Three Decades of Reform and Opening 1

Part 1 Social Order

1 Popular Protest: Playing by the Rules Elizabeth J. Perry 11

2 Religion: The Dynamics of Religious Growth and Change Robert Weller Sun Yanfei 29

3 The Rule of Law: Pushing the Limits of Party Rule Jamie Horsley 51

Part 2 Economics

4 Economic Growth: From High-Speed to High-Quality Barry Naughton 71

5 Inequality: Overcoming the Great Divide Carl Riskin 91

6 Economic Governance: Authoritarian Upgrading and Innovative Potential Sebastian Heilmann 109

Part 3 Politics

7 Foreign Direct Investment: Diaspora Networks and Economic Reform Min Ye 129

8 Elite Politics: The Struggle for Normality Joseph Fewsmith 149

9 Local Elections: The Elusive Quest for Choice Yawei Liu 165

10 Ideology: Its Role in Reform and Opening Ren Jiantao 181

Part 4 Systemic Constraints

11 Central-Local Relations: The Power to Dominate Yongnian Zheng 193

12 Energy Governance: Fueling the Miracle Edward A. Cunningham 223

13 Environmental Challenges: From the Local to the Global Joanna Lewis 259

Conclusion: China's Next Three Decades 277

Notes 285

Index 319

About the Contributors 329

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