The Modern Chinese State

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This is the first book to examine systematically the evolution of the Chinese state from the late Ming Dynasty of the seventeenth century, through the Nationalist and Communist party states of the twentieth century, and into the next century. Leading scholars carefully assess the internal organization of the Chinese state over time, the ruling parties that have governed it, the foreign and indigenous systems that have served as models for state-building and political development, and the array of concepts that have guided Chinese thinking about the state. The Chinese state is the oldest in the world, far predating European and other Oriental state systems, but the party-states in both mainland China and Taiwan today both face serious challenges. What are these challenges and can they endure? What will the Chinese state of the next century look like? These contemporary, and many more historical questions are explored in this book.
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"presents a good basis for the study of the Chinese state, drawing a precise framework of state power in China, as well as the examination of many details as an underpinning to better understanding." Archiv orientalni 2001

"offer a scholary synthesis of an important topic...Each essay contains useful information and ideas in its own right...General readers, advanced undergraduates or begining graduates students will find the individual essays to be solid introductions to the standard works and key ideas on each of the time periods and regimes covered" THE CHINA JOURNAL

"...contributes significantly to our understanding of modern China...also a fitting tribute to Franz Michael, taking the insights and intellectual frameworks he pioneered, advancing them further, and applying them to the political developments experienced in China over the past decade." China Review International

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521772341
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2000
  • Series: Modern China Series
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The evolving modern Chinese state
David Shambaugh

1. The late imperial Chinese state
H. Lyman Miller

2. The Chinese state during the Republican era
Ramon H. Myers

3. The post-1949 state in the republic of China on Taiwan
Bruce J. Dickson

4. The Maoist Chinese state
Frederick Teiwes

5. The post-Mao Chinese state
David Shambaugh

6. The Chinese Communist Economic State in Comparative Perspective
Jan Pryblya

7. The Future of the Chinese State
Harvey Nelsen

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