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Updated in a new 8th edition, China’s Political System examines how the government of China is affected by ongoing efforts to harmonize its unique culture with external influences and ideas. Highly respected area specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the historical context and current trends to show how this transition is challenging China’s economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions.
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“Dreyer provides a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of China’s political, economic and social landscape. Rather than providing a static overview of existing institutions and processes, the author convincingly shows how the lasting struggle between external influence and China’s own tradition underlies changes in China’s political system.”–Yi Edward Yang, James Madison University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205005819
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 797,352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

June Teufel Dreyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Chinese Tradition

Chapter 3. Reformers, Warlords, and Communists

Chapter 4. The Communist Road To Power

Chapter 5. PRC Politics Under Mao: 1949—1976

Chapter 6. PRC Politics In the Post-Mao Era: 1976—2010

Chapter 7. The Politics of the Economy

Chapter 8. Crime And Punishment: The Legal System of the PRC

Chapter 9. The Role of the Military

Chapter 10. Education

Chapter 11. Quality-of-Life Issues: Health, Demography, and the Environment

Chapter 12. Conformity and Dissent: The Arts, the Media, and Social Control

Chapter 13. Ethnic Minorities and National Integration

Chapter 14. Foreign Policy

Chapter 15. Conclusions

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