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Overview

Over the last 20 years change in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected every facet of life and has left no policy and institution untouched. How did China move from being one of the most isolated nations to being a major international player? Written by a leading expert who has also lived and worked in China, this major new textbook provides a thorough introduction to these changes and to all aspects of politics and governance in China from the revolution of 1949 to the present day.

Author Biography: Tony Saich is Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University.

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'[An] excellent introductory text...insightful, readable, and well-crafted. In style and in substance this is a landmark book that ought to be considered by every teacher looking for an informative and lively way to introduce...Chinese politics.' - Roy F. Grow, Jourbanal of Asian Studies

'Tony Saich has given us a very useful and accessible textbook...[which] compares favourably with the available alternatives... but he has also given us quite a bit more. One comes away impressed by the detail and sophistication of the work.' - Stanley Rosen, China Jourbanal

'Delving deep beneath the institutional fa├žade of China's formal political structures and processes, Tony Saich describes how China is actually governed on the ground. Combining scholarly analysis with personal insights he has produced a lively, readable study of China's profound - and profoundly painful - transition from Mao to Market. Its title alone suggests that this is a textbook of a different stripe.' - Richard Baum, University of California, USA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230279933
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Series: Comparative Government and Politics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

TONY SAICH is Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government and Director of the Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard University, USA. He has spent many years in China and currently runs various training programs for senior Chinese government officials.  He has published widely on Chinese contemporary history and politics.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps, Boxes, Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Romanization and Chinese Measures
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 China's Changing Road to Development: Political History, 1949-78 22
3 China Under Reform, 1978-2000 52
4 The Chinese Communist Party 80
5 The Central Governing Apparatus 107
6 Governance Beyond the Centre 141
7 Political Participation and Protest 164
8 The Chinese State and Society 194
9 Economic Policy 212
10 Social Policy 241
11 Foreign Policy 272
12 Challenges in the Twenty-First Century 294
Further Reading 315
Bibliography 320
Index 341
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