Knowing China: A Twenty-First Century Guide

Knowing China: A Twenty-First Century Guide

by Frank N. Pieke

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ISBN-13: 9781107587618
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2016
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 1,131,221
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Frank Pieke studied cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California, Berkeley. After lectureships at Universiteit Leiden and the University of Oxford, he was appointed Chair Professor in Modern China Studies at Universiteit Leiden in 2010. Pieke's current research revolves around foreign migration to China and the changing role of the Chinese Communist Party. His books include The Good Communist: Elite Training and State Building in Today's China (2009) and Transnational Chinese: Fujianese Migrants in Europe (2004).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: knowing China; 2. Why the Communist Party will not fall from power; 3. China's economy will continue to grow, but not forever; 4. Freedom without universal human rights; 5. From empire to nation, or why Taiwan, Tibet and Xinjiang will not be independent; 6. Not just a Chinese century; 7. Conclusion: the Communist Party and China's future; References; Index.

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