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Overview

Contemporary China is a thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of political, economic and social life in China. Are China's communist leaders bringing back capitalism? Are they committed to the market economy, which has saved them from a Soviet-style collapse? Is China really set to become a major world power, a challenge to Japan or the United States? Is its dynamism sustainable or transient?
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...a work that is accessible to junior-and senior level high school students, undergraduates, and the general reader...
Education About Asia
...a work that is accessible to junior-and senior level high school students, undergraduates, and the general reader...
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After reviewing 20th-century history and the country and people of China, focuses on the current politics, the economy, society, culture, and China's changing place in the world. Argues that the country's rising fortunes does not warrant an alarmist response; that structural defects beset the economy despite its apparent success in gross figures; and that problems such as corruption, social unrest, and environmental pollution will grow with the economy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312221461
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author


Alan Hunter was Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.

John Sexton is Energy Markets Analyst for a major news agency.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures, Maps, Tables, and Boxes
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
Map of China's Provinces and Major Cities
Introduction 1
1 The History of Modern China 7
2 Land and People 45
3 The Chinese Economy 68
4 Political Life 99
5 The Social System 123
6 Chinese Culture 149
7 China's International Relations 176
8 China into the Twenty-First Century 200
Recommended Reading 211
China on the Internet 215
Bibliography 217
Index 225
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