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China's rise to power [electronic resource] : conceptions of state governance /
edited by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Lida V. Nedilsky, Siu-Keung Cheung.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
vi, 248 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781137276735 (hardback)
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Book
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9781137276735 (hardback)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Appeal and discontent : the yin and yang of China's rise to power / Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Lida V. Nedilsky -- Appropriating Confucianism : soft power, primordial sentiment, and authoritarianism / Kelvin C. K. Cheung -- 3 Harmony and critique : Chinese modernity, harmonious society, and contemporary Chinese feminist perspectives / Sharon R. Wesoky -- Promoting a harmonious society through CCTV's music-entertainment television programming / Lauren Gorfinkel -- Harmonious online society : the China model in the Information Age / Sidney Y. Liu -- The harmonious language of young Hans in Urumqi, Xinjiang / Elena Caprioni -- Invoking the ghosts of Blagoveshchensk : massacre, memory, and the post-Mao search for historical identity / Martin Fromm -- Chinese nationalism in harmony with European imperialism : historical representation at the Macau Museum / Kam-Yee Law -- Health care in a harmonious society : crises and challenges in post-1978 China / Ka-che Yip -- Controlling lives and bodies : water and food security in Hong Kong / Siu-Keung Cheung.
abstract
"China's Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance examines how a twenty-first century contradiction--the country's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy in state-led capitalism--has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic dissatisfaction. Balancing policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest, this essay collection explores the discontent that stems from the Communist leadership's obsession with growth and control, and anticipates new space for alternative governance. As the sixth-generation leaders come of age at this critical juncture, the way out of internal crises will not necessarily be the way of the Chinese Communist Party"--
catalogue key
12025337
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee is a professor of History at Pace University, New York. Lida V. Nedilsky is a professor of Sociology at North Park University, Chicago. Siu-Keung Cheung is an associate professor of Sociology at Hong Kong Shue Yan University. They have previously coedited Marginalization in China: Recasting Minority Politics (2009).
Reviews
Review Quotes
"An inspiring, highly diverse yet coherent collection of essays that explores the relationship between state and society in contemporary China. China's Rise to Power provides important insights into the strategies employed by the Chinese Communist Party to create an appealing image of its rule, and how various sections of Chinese society are responding to these attempts." - Frans-Paul van der Putten, senior research fellow, Netherlands Institute of International Relations "These ten essays cover diverse aspects of the rise of China, all related to the state-sponsored wish for the harmonious society and its opposite, which is discontent. By looking at case studies varying regionally from Xinjiang in the northwest to Macau in the southeast and topically from feminism to memories of a 1900 massacre, the writers suggest a society with enormous and worsening tensions, which authorities attempt to ease and cover up through appeals to harmony. Beautifully edited and with well chosen and interesting themes, this book is a real contribution to the literature on contemporary China." - Colin Mackerras, professor emeritus, Griffith University, Australia
"An inspiring, highly diverse yet coherent collection of essays that explore the relationship between state and society in contemporary China. China's Rise to Power provides important insights into the strategies employed by the Chinese Communist Party to create an appealing image of its rule, and how various sections of Chinese society are responding to these attempts." - Frans-Paul van der Putten, senior research fellow, Netherlands Institute of International Relations
"An inspiring, highly diverse yet coherent collection of essays that explore the relationship between state and society in contemporary China. China's Rise to Power provides important insights into the strategies employed by the Chinese Communist Party to create an appealing image of its rule, and how various sections of Chinese society are responding to these attempts." - Frans-Paul van der Putten, senior research fellow, Netherlands Institute of International Relations "These ten essays cover diverse aspects of the rise of China, all related to the state-sponsored wish for the harmonious society and its opposite, which is discontent. By looking at case studies varying regionally from Xinjiang in the northwest to Macau in the southeast and topically from feminism to memories of a 1900 massacre, the writers suggest a society with enormous and worsening tensions, which authorities attempt to ease and cover up through appeals to harmony. Beautifully edited and with well chosen and interesting themes, this book is a real contribution to the literature on contemporary China." - Colin Mackerras, emeritus professor, Griffith University, Australia
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This essay collection balances policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest to anticipate the future of Chinese governance & society
Long Description
China's Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance examines how a twenty-first century contradiction-the country's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy in state-led capitalism-has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic dissatisfaction. Balancing policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest, this essay collection explores the discontent that stems from the Communist leadership's obsession with growth and control, and anticipates new space for alternative governance. As the sixth-generation leaders come of age at this critical juncture, the way out of internal crises will not necessarily be the way of the Chinese Communist Party.
Library of Congress Summary
"China's Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance examines how a twenty-first century contradiction--the country's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy in state-led capitalism--has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic dissatisfaction. Balancing policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest, this essay collection explores the discontent that stems from the Communist leadership's obsession with growth and control, and anticipates new space for alternative governance. As the sixth-generation leaders come of age at this critical juncture, the way out of internal crises will not necessarily be the way of the Chinese Communist Party"--
Main Description
China's Rise to Power: Conceptions of State Governance examines how a twenty-first century contradictionthe country's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy in state-led capitalismhas proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic dissatisfaction. Balancing policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest, this essay collection explores the discontent that stems from the Communist leadership's obsession with growth and control and anticipates new space for alternative governance. As the sixth-generation leaders come of age at this critical juncture, the way out of internal crises will not necessarily be the way of the Chinese Communist Party.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Appeal and Discontent: The Yin and Yang of China's Rise to Powerp. 1
Appropriating Confucianism: Soft Power, Primordial Sentiment, and Authoritarianismp. 31
Harmony and Critique: Chinese Modernity, Harmonious Society, and Contemporary Chinese Feminist Perspectivesp. 49
Promoting a Harmonious Society through CCTV's Music-Entertainment Television Programmingp. 71
Harmonious Online Society: The China Model in the Information Agep. 91
The Harmonious Language of Young Hans in Urumqi, Xinjiangp. 111
Invoking the Ghosts of Blagoveshchensk: Massacre, Memory, and the Post-Mao Search for Historical Identityp. 139
Chinese Nationalism in Harmony with European Imperialism: Historical Representation at the Macau Museump. 165
Health Care in a Harmonious Society: Crises and Challenges in Post-1978 Chinap. 181
Controlling Lives and Bodies: Water and Food Security in Hong Kongp. 207
Glossaryp. 229
Notes on Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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