Contemporary Chinese Politics: An Introduction / Edition 6

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This comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date book provides information and analysis for a complete examination of contemporary China and its political and economic developments. Uses an accessible, informal writing style throughout. Focuses on institutional development and change. Completely revises Chapter 8 to include the reversion of Hong Kong in 1997 and Macao in 1999.Updates discussion on ideology to include Jiang Zemin's search for a unifying ideology now that he is the undisputed leader after Deng Xiaoping's death. In addition, it includes a new section on the law-making role of the National People's Congress, provides brief profiles of the new top leadership and discusses the new civil service system. For professionals who deal with China and/or Hong Kong often and need up-to-date information on the current political climate in China.
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Surveys modern Chinese politics from the rise of the Chinese Communist movement to the present, for undergraduate and graduate students. Although the text is comprehensive, with facts and information interspersed with analysis, ample room is left for instructors to use material flexibly for courses in Chinese politics or general comparative politics. Appendices offer basic documents from the 1980s and 1990s. This edition is revised to take into account developments since 1995, with a wealth of new material added. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130819215
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/6/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 431
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Romanization of Chinese Names of Persons and Places
Ch. 1 Introduction: Historical and Cultural Perspectives 1
Ch. 2 The Origin and Rise of the Chinese Communist Movement: From Military Communism to Deng's Reforms 15
Ch. 3 The Erosion of Chinese Communist Ideology: Marxism-Leninism, Mao's Thought, Dengism, and the Thinking of Jiang Zemin 37
Ch. 4 Political Institutions of the Party-State: Structural Issues and the Policy Process 71
Ch. 5 Elites and the Cadre System: Leadership Style, Factionalism, Succession, and Recruitment 109
Ch. 6 Reform for a Creditable Socialist Legal System 139
Ch. 7 Provincial and Local Politics: Centralism versus Regionalism, National Minorities, and the Case of Tibet 160
Ch. 8 Greater South China: Reversion of Hong Kong and Macao and the Pearl River Delta Regional Development 189
Ch. 9 The Military's Role in Chinese Politics 228
Ch. 10 Democracy, Dissent, and the Tiananmen Mass Movement 263
Ch. 11 The Politics of Modernization: Rural and Urban Economic Reforms 293
Ch. 12 The Politics of Modernization: Education, Science and Technology, the Open Door Policy, and the intellectuals 333
App. A The Constitution of the People's Republic of China (1982) 373
App. B The Constitution of the Communist Party of China (1982) 399
App. B-1 Revision of Some Articles of the Constitution of the Communist Party of China (1987) 419
App. B-2 Amendment to the CCP Constitution (September 1997) 423
Index 425
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