Governance and Politics of China

Governance and Politics of China

by Tony Saich
     
 

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… See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333594872
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
Comparative Government and Politics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps, Boxes, Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Romanization and Chinese Measures
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction1
2China's Changing Road to Development: Political History, 1949-7822
3China Under Reform, 1978-200052
4The Chinese Communist Party80
5The Central Governing Apparatus107
6Governance Beyond the Centre141
7Political Participation and Protest164
8The Chinese State and Society194
9Economic Policy212
10Social Policy241
11Foreign Policy272
12Challenges in the Twenty-First Century294
Further Reading315
Bibliography320
Index341

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