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China's Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives

China's Political Development: Chinese and American Perspectives

by Kenneth G. Lieberthal, Cheng Li, Yu Keping


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815725350
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 06/04/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kenneth G. Lieberthal is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development at Brookings. Cheng Li is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings, where he is director of the John L. Thornton China Center. Yu Keping is deputy director of the Compilation and Translation Bureau of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and a professor of politics at Peking University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface Kenneth Lieberthal Cheng Li ix

Introduction Toward Good Governance in China: Perspectives of Chinese and American Scholars Yu Keping 1

1 The People's Republic of China's Sixty Years of Political Development Yu Keping 39

Comment Kenneth Lieberthal 62

2 Transition from a Revolutionary Party to a Governing Party Wang Changjiang 73

Comment Larry Diamond 93

3 The People's Congress System and China's Constitutional Development Shi Hexing 103

Comment Jacques deLisle 121

4 Political Consultation and Consultative Politics in China Lin Shangli 136

Comment Joseph Fewsmith 156

5 The Rise of Civil Society- in China Wang Ming 165

Comment Mary Gallagher 183

6 China's Experiments in Social Autonomy and Grassroots Democracy Yan Jirong 192

Comment Andrew G. Walder 211

7 China's Public Service System Yu Jianxing 221

Comment Tony Saich 244

8 Decentralization and Central-Local Relations in Reform-Era China Yang Guangbin 254

Comment Lynn White 270

9 China's Grassroots Democracy Huang Weiping 282

Comment Jean C. Oi 299

10 China's Interest Coordination Mechanism Jing Yuejin 308

Comment Cheng Li 328

11 Contemporary China's Decisionmaking System Zhou Guanghui 340

Comment David M. Lampton 359

12 Building a Modern National Integrity System: Anticorruption and Checks and Balance of Power in China He Zengke 366

Comment Melanie Manion 387

Contributors 397

Index 401

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