How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders [NOOK Book]

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A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm

As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised, bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of China's ruling party and ...

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Overview

A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm

As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised, bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of China's ruling party and examining recently declassified Party material to provide readers with an intimate look at China's leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, and tracing the nation's reform efforts.

Focusing on President Hu Jintao's philosophies and policies, the book looks to the next generation of China's leaders to ask the questions on everyone's lips. Who are China's future leaders? How do they view China's place in the world? Confronting China's leaders head on, Kuhn asks about the county's many problem, from economic imbalances to unsustainable development, to find out if there's a road map for change. Presenting the thoughts of key Chinese leaders on everything from media, military, banking, and healthcare to film, the Internet, science and technology, and much more, the book paints an intimate, candid portrayal of how China's leaders really think.

  • Presents a fascinating insight into how China's leaders think about their country and where it's headed
  • Asks the tough questions about China's need for reform
  • Pulls together information from over 100 personal interviews as well as recently declassified Party documents

Taking readers closer to Party officials than ever before, How China's Leaders Think documents China's thirty-year struggle toward economic and social reform, and what's to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470825907
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/19/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Lawrence Kuhn has a doctorate in brain science and is the author or editor of more than 25 books. Five of his books have been translated into Chinese, including two editions of Closer To Truth.
Dr. Kuhn is the author of The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin. The Chinese edition was the number one bestselling book in China in 2005 with sales of over one million and substantial publicity. His book is recognized as the first time that a biography of a living Chinese leader has been published on the Chinese mainland, and stories of its success in China have run in the international press.
Dr. Kuhn is also recognized as an international investment banker and expert on China. Since 1989 he has been advising the Chinese government on economic policy, mergers and acquisitions, science and technology, media and culture, and international communications. He is Senior Advisor to Citigroup and was president and co-owner of The Geneva Companies, the leading mergers and acquisitions firm for middle market businesses, which he sold to Citigroup in 2001. Dr. Kuhn regularly appears on CNBC / Bloomberg, writes commentaries in BusinessWeek, and has a featured column in Chief Executive magazine ("Uncommon Wisdom").
Dr. Kuhn is chairman of The Kuhn Foundation, which he founded and funded to disseminate new knowledge and understanding in science and philosophy, support cultural endeavors, and promote good relations between America and China. He is vice chairman of the new Beijing Institute for Frontier Science and on the editorial board of Frontier Science journal. Dr. Kuhn initiated a high-level conference between the AAAS and the Chinese Association for Science and Technology on "Scientific Ethics, Responsibility and Freedom" (2007).
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Table of Contents

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Overview: How China's Leaders Think.

PART I GUIDING PRINCIPLES.

1. Pride.

2. Stability.

3. Responsibility.

4. Vision.

PART II THINKING REFORM.

5. Subjugation, Humiliation, Oppression.

6. Reform's Epic Struggle.

7. Tiananmen and Thereafter.

8. What's a "Socialist Market Economy?".

9. How Communism Adopted Capital and Ownership.

10. The Hidden Power of Jiang Zemin's &"Three Represents".

11. The Driving Relevance of Hu Jintao's "Scientific Perspective on Development".

12. Snapshots of Economic Reform.

13. The Countryside is Core.

14. Rebalancing Imbalances.

15. How Reform Permeates All Society.

16. Here Come the Lawyers.

17. Facing Up to Corruption.

18. Values and the New Social Contract.

PART III DOING REFORM.

19. Provincial Pictures of Reform.

20. Regional Dragonheads: Pudong (Shanghai) and Binhai (Tianjin).

21. What to Do with State-Owned Enterprises?

22. The Private Business Revolution.

23. Banking Reform: The Largest Assets and Greatest Risks.

24. Reforming Science & Technology with Sparks & Torches.

25. Education: When Reform and Tradition Clash.

26. Healthcare and Medical Reform: One Doctor's Story.

27. Media and Publishing Reform: Hidden in Plain Sight.

28. How Telecommunications and the Internet Changed China.

29. Diversity of Culture; Question of Censorship.

30. How China's Leaders Love Film.

31. Why Religion Became Important.

32. Foreign Policy Breaks Free.

33. What does Military Reform Mean?

34. Telling China's Story to the World.

PART IV REFORM'S FUTURE.

35. China's Future Senior Leaders.

36. China's New Kind of Leaders.

37. China's Economic Future: How Far Can It Go?

38. Guangdong Visions.

39. China's Political Future: Is Reform Real?

40. China Threat or China?

41. China Reflections and Visions.

Index.

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