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The Crab and Frog Motion Paradigm Shift: Decoding and Deciphering Taipei and Beijing's Dialectical Politics
     

The Crab and Frog Motion Paradigm Shift: Decoding and Deciphering Taipei and Beijing's Dialectical Politics

by Peter Kien-hong Yu
 
In Crab and Frog Motion Paradigm Shift, Peter Kien-hong Yu presents a dialectical approach to the study of Chinese (Communist) politics. Yu demonstrates that the application of non-dialectical approaches to the study of Chinese politics over the last eighty years is misguided, due to ample evidence showing that Chinese political figures made use of a particular

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In Crab and Frog Motion Paradigm Shift, Peter Kien-hong Yu presents a dialectical approach to the study of Chinese (Communist) politics. Yu demonstrates that the application of non-dialectical approaches to the study of Chinese politics over the last eighty years is misguided, due to ample evidence showing that Chinese political figures made use of a particular version of dialectics in their thought and actions. Through case studies, Yu demonstrates that the perception of reality, in terms of dialectics and non-dialectics, makes a striking difference to political analysis, and shows that this framework of thought and action can be applied to any case, word, number, letter, or symbol. This book was awarded a grant by the East Asian Research Institute (U.S.) October 2001.

Editorial Reviews

China Quarterly
Perhaps the book's greatest achievement is its demonstration of just how difficult it is to try to quantify and measure and actor's decision-making process, particularly when that process is shrouded within China's opaque political system.
— Benjamin T. Brake
China Quarterly - Benjamin T. Brake
Perhaps the book's greatest achievement is its demonstration of just how difficult it is to try to quantify and measure and actor's decision-making process, particularly when that process is shrouded within China's opaque political system.
Booknews
A political scientist who has worked in the US and Asia, and a specialist in Bicoastal Chinese affairs, Yu takes a dialectic approach to relations between the two Chinas (or maybe two parts of China), and asserts that dialecticians not only move sideways like crabs, but also leap like frogs from one framework to another. Some of the chapters have been published as journal articles. He does not provide an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761821502
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
01/09/2002
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.08(d)

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Peter Kien-hong Yu is Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

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