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How China's leaders think : the inside story of China's reform and what this means for the future /
Robert Lawrence Kuhn.
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Singapore : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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xxiv, 546 p. : ill. 27 cm.
ISBN
047082445X (hbk.), 9780470824450 (hbk.)
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imprint
Singapore : John Wiley & Sons, c2010.
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047082445X (hbk.)
9780470824450 (hbk.)
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Pride -- Stability -- Responsibility -- Vision -- Subjugation, humiliation, oppression -- Reform's epic struggle -- Tiananmen and thereafter -- What's a "socialist market economy?" -- How Communism adopted capital and ownership -- The hidden power of Jiang Zemin's "Three Represents" -- The driving relevance of Hu Jintao's "scientific perspective on development" -- Snapshots of economic reform -- The countryside is core -- Rebalancing imbalances -- How reform permeates all society -- Here come the lawyers -- Facing up to corruption -- Values and the new social contract -- Provincial pictures of reform -- Regional dragonheads : Pudong (Shanghai) and Binhai (Tianjin) -- What to do with state-owned enterprises? -- The private business revolution -- Banking reform : the largest assets and greatest risks -- Reforming science & technology with sparks & torches -- Education : when reform and tradition clash -- Healthcare and medical reform : one doctor's story -- Media and publishing reform : hidden in plain sight -- How telecommunications and the internet changed China -- Diversity of culture; question of censorship -- How China's leaders love film -- Why religion became important -- Foreign policy breaks free -- What does military reform mean? -- Telling China's story to the world -- China's future senior leaders -- China's new kind of leaders -- China's economic future : how far can It go? -- Guangdong visions -- China's political future : is reform real? -- China threat or China model? -- China reflections and visions.
catalogue key
7146380
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
A brain scientist, investment banker, and bestselling author on how and why China is remaking itselfThe author of China's million-copy bestseller The Man Who Changed China, Robert Lawrence Kuhn has had rare access to China's secretive power elite for 20 years. As complex and contradictory as the nation whose inner workings he's come to know so well, Kuhn examines China's 30-year struggle toward economic and social reform in How China's Leaders Think. With access to recently declassified Communist Party material, Kuhn provides an intimate look at China's leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, while tracing the nation's earliest reform efforts and its ongoing reforms in the media, military, banking, healthcare, film, the Internet, and science and technology.Robert Lawrence Kuhn (Beijing, China) is the author or editor of 25 books and is chairman of the Kuhn Foundation.
Main Description
A brain scientist, investment banker, and long-time advisor to the Chinese government on the way of thinking of China's current and future leaders.The author of China's million-copy bestseller The Man Who Changed China: The Life and Legacy of Jiang Zemin-the first biography of a living Chinese leader published in Mainland China-Robert Lawrence Kuhn has had rare access to China's secretive power elite and has come to know well their inner workings. Kuhn focuses on China's current leaders, especially President Hu Jintao's philosophies and policies, and looks to the next generation of China's leaders-who they are, what they are doing today, and how they envision China's future. With special access to inner Communist Party leaders and material-and exclusive talks with over 100 Chinese leaders-Kuhn provides context through China's 30-year epic struggle for economic, social and ultimately political reform. How China's Leaders Think presents the inside story of China's leaders and leadership structure, their visionary principles, and ongoing reforms in the media, military, private business, state-owned enterprises, banking, science and technology, healthcare, culture, film, the Internet, religion, and more. How China's Leaders Think is the first intimate portrayal of the way of thinking of China's current and future leaders-including on political reform.Robert Lawrence Kuhn (Beijing, China) is the author or editor of 25 books and is chairman of the Kuhn Foundation
Main Description
A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the country's incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How China's Leaders Think: The Inside Story of China's Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised , bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of China's ruling party and examining recently declassified Party material to provide readers with an intimate look at China's leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, and tracing the nation's reform efforts. Focusing on President Hu Jintao's philosophies and policies, the book looks to the next generation of China's leaders to ask the questions on everyone's lips. Who are China's future leaders? How do they view China's place in the world? Confronting China's leaders head on, Kuhn asks about the county's many problem, from economic imbalances to unsustainable development, to find out if there's a road map for change. Presenting the thoughts of key Chinese leaders on everything from media, military, banking, and healthcare to film, the Internet, science and technology, and much more, the book paints an intimate, candid portrayal of how China's leaders really think. Presents a fascinating insight into how China's leaders think about their country and where it's headed Asks the tough questions about China's need for reform Pulls together information from over 100 personal interviews as well as recently declassified Party documents Taking readers closer to Party officials than ever before, How China's Leaders Think documents China's thirty-year struggle toward economic and social reform, and what's to come.
Main Description
A fascinating look at China now and in the years to come, through the eyes of those at the helm As China continues its rapid ascent, attention is turning to its leaders, who they are, and how they view the countrys incredible transformation over the last thirty years. In How Chinas Leaders Think: The Inside Story of Chinas Past, Current and Future Leaders, Revised , bestselling author Lawrence Kuhn goes directly to the source, talking with members of Chinas ruling party and examining recently declassified Party material to provide readers with an intimate look at Chinas leaders and leadership structure, visionary principles, and convulsive past, and tracing the nations reform efforts. Focusing on President Hu Jintaos philosophies and policies, the book looks to the next generation of Chinas leaders to ask the questions on everyones lips. Who are Chinas future leaders? How do they view Chinas place in the world? Confronting Chinas leaders head on, Kuhn asks about the countys many problem, from economic imbalances to unsustainable development, to find out if theres a road map for change. Presenting the thoughts of key Chinese leaders on everything from media, military, banking, and healthcare to film, the Internet, science and technology, and much more, the book paints an intimate, candid portrayal of how Chinas leaders really think. Presents a fascinating insight into how Chinas leaders think about their country and where its headed Asks the tough questions about Chinas need for reform Pulls together information from over 100 personal interviews as well as recently declassified Party documents Taking readers closer to Party officials than ever before, How Chinas Leaders Think documents Chinas thirty-year struggle toward economic and social reform, and whats to come.
Main Description
China impacts everyonean economic superpower competing in every arena of human endeavor. Here are those who run China, its current and future leaders. Here's how China's leaders think about China's growing global strengthin trade, business and finance; in diplomacy, defense and security; in science, technology and innovation; in culture, media and sportsand what this all means for the future of the world. Here also are China's leaders in economics, private business, state-owned enterprises, banking, foreign affairs, military, healthcare, religion, film, television, press, Internet, literature, ideology, and more.Robert Lawrence Kuhn speaks with over 100 Chinese leaders and has inner access to Communist Party officials and material. He focuses on President Hu Jintao's philosophies and policies, and looks to the next generation of China's leaders. Who are China's future leaders? What are they doing today? What's their way of thinking about China's place in the world? What about prospects for democracy and political reform? Is there a road map for political reform?What about the so-called "China Threat?" Or the emerging "China Model?" Kuhn confronts China's leaders with China's problems: economic imbalances (rural vs. urban), pollution, unsustainable development, migrant workers, human rights, democracy, rule of law, corruption, minorities, ethnic conflicts, censorship, social instability, ideological shakeup, shifting moral and family values, religious repression, death penalty, organs from executed prisoners, global conflicts, resource competition, and the worldwide financial crisis. The best way to know Chinathe best way to do business with Chinais to know what motivates China's leaders and what drives their policies. This book is an intimate, candid portrayal of how China's leaders think. Readers will never get closer to China's leaders than this.
Table of Contents
About the Authorp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Overview: How China's Leaders Thinkp. xiii
Guiding Principlesp. 1
Pridep. 3
Stabilityp. 13
Responsibilityp. 19
Visionp. 27
Thinking Reformp. 35
Subjugation, Humiliation, Oppressionp. 37
Reform's Epic Strugglep. 51
Tiananmen and Thereafterp. 67
What's a "Socialist Market Economy?"p. 75
How Communism Adopted Capital and Ownershipp. 95
The Hidden Power of Jiang Zemin's "Three Represents"p. 107
The Driving Relevance of Hu Jintao's "Scientific Perspective on Development"p. 121
Snapshots of Economic Reformp. 133
The Countryside is Corep. 145
Rebalancing Imbalancesp. 155
How Reform Permeates All Societyp. 165
Here Come the Lawyersp. 177
Facing Up to Corruptionp. 185
Values and the New Social Contractp. 193
Doing Reformp. 207
Provincial Pictures of Reformp. 209
Regional Dragonheads: Pudong (Shanghai) and Binhai (Tianjin)p. 223
What to Do with State-Owned Enterprises?p. 233
The Private Business Revolutionp. 253
Banking Reform: The Largest Assets and Greatest Risksp. 263
Reforming Science & Technology with Sparks & Torchesp. 277
Education: When Reform and Tradition Clashp. 287
Healthcare and Medical Reform: One Doctor's Storyp. 293
Media and Publishing Reform: Hidden in Plain Sightp. 303
How Telecommunications and the Internet Changed Chinap. 321
Diversity of Culture; Question of Censorshipp. 333
How China's Leaders Love Filmp. 345
Why Religion Became Importantp. 359
Foreign Policy Breaks Freep. 375
What does Military Reform Mean?p. 393
Telling China's Story to the Worldp. 405
Reform's Futurep. 419
China's Future Senior Leadersp. 421
China's New Kind of Leadersp. 441
China's Economic Future: How Far Can It Go?p. 461
Guangdong Visionsp. 473
China's Political Future: Is Reform Real?p. 487
China Threat or China Model?p. 505
China Reflections and Visionsp. 521
Indexp. 533
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