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The People's Republic of China today : internal and external challenges /
edited by Zhiqun Zhu ; foreword by David M. Lampton.
imprint
Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 2011.
description
xxiv, 447 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
9789814313506 (hbk.)
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Singapore ; London : World Scientific, 2011.
isbn
9789814313506 (hbk.)
standard identifier
40018889351
contents note
Foreword : delving into the challenges confronting China / David M. Lampton -- Introduction : the People's Republic of China today / Zhiqun Zhu -- China's leadership succession and change / Weixing Chen -- A tragic miscarriage : how China's quest for political reform is undercut by the China model / Yawei Liu -- Concluding the complex learning process : the Chinese elites' acceptance of outward-oriented development / Lawrence C. Reardon -- Political accountability in governance : an informative appraisal of China's political change / Yuchao Zhu -- Liberalism and its impact on China's reform / He Li -- China's demographic dividends : past gains and future pains / Ding Lu -- Smashing the iron rice bowls : severing ties between the Chinese state and socialist workers / Jin Zeng -- Developing a PAYGO social security system in China : retrospect and prospect / Lin Ye -- An unprecedented challenge : can the Internet be successfully controlled? / Junhao Hong -- Spiritual beliefs and ethnic relations in China : a cross-cultural and social psychological perspective / Yueh-Ting Lee and Hong Li -- Tourism, modernization, and nation-building : the case of the Yangzi delta / Cecilia L.F. Chien -- China's public diplomacy in a new era / Zhaoying Han -- Foreign publicity with weak political credibility : a case study of Beijing's foreign publicity over the Tibet riots / Sheng Ding -- China's search for energy and climate security in an interdependent world / Jean Garrison -- The coming of a prosperous China with strong military power / David Lai -- Extended horizon : China's blue-water navy ambition and its implications / Qiang Xin -- Alternative perspectives on US-China relations / Eric Hyer -- Whither China in the 21st century? / Zhiqun Zhu.
catalogue key
7645634
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Based on papers presented at an international conference held at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania, this book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the People's Republic of China's political, economic, social, ethnic, energy, security, military, diplomatic and other developments and challenges.
Main Description
Despite the significant progress it has achieved, China faces daunting challenges today. These challenges include a rigid political system, uneven economic growth, a graying population, environmental degradation, ethnic tensions, potential social instability, and a poor international image, among others. This book aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of key challenges China faces today as it strives to become a global power. Contributed by scholars and experts in political science, international relations, economics, public administration, history, mass communication, psychology, and diplomacy, the book focuses on the efforts needed by China to grow in a sustainable manner and become a respected global power.
Main Description
Despite the significant progress it has achieved since 1949, especially since Deng Xiaoping's reform initiatives in the late 1970s, China faces daunting challenges today. These challenges include, among others, a rigid political system that does not match its economic vibrancy, uneven economic growth and a widening income gap, a graying population, environmental degradation, potential social instability, ethnic tensions and separatist movement, poor international image, and military modernization. Based mostly on papers originally presented at an international conference held at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC), this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative assessment of the PRC's political, economic, social, ethnic, energy, security, military, diplomatic and other developments and challenges. Contributed by scholars and experts in political science, international relations, economics, public administration, history, mass communication, psychology, and diplomacy, the book focuses on the efforts needed by China to grow in a sustainable manner and to become a respected global power. With each chapter addressing a different and yet inter-related issue of the PRC's development, this book aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of key challenges the country faces today as it strives to become a global power.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Notes on the Editor and Contributorsp. xiii
Foreword Delving Into the Challenges Confronting Chinap. xxi
Introduction The People's Republic of China Todayp. 1
Political Changes and Democratizationp. 25
China's Leadership Succession and Changep. 27
A Tragic Miscarriage: How China's Quest for Political Reform is Undercut by the China Modelp. 45
Concluding the Complex Learning Process: The Chinese Elites' Acceptance of Outward-Oriented Developmentp. 71
Political Accountability in Governance: An Informative Appraisal of China's Political Changep. 99
Liberalism and Its Impact on China's Reformp. 125
Economic and Social Challengesp. 153
China's Demographic Dividends: Past Gains and Future Painsp. 155
Smashing the Iron Rice Bowls: Severing Ties Between the Chinese State and Socialist Workersp. 179
Developing a PAYGO Social Security System in China: Retrospect and Prospectp. 199
An Unprecedented Challenge: Can the Internet be Successfully Controlled?p. 213
Spiritual Beliefs and Ethnic Relations in China: A Cross-Cultural and Social Psychological Perspectivep. 239
Tourism, Modernization, and Nation-Building: The Case of the Yangzi Deltap. 259
Challenges in Foreign, Security, and Military Policiesp. 289
China's Public Diplomacy in a New Erap. 291
Foreign Publicity with Weak Political Credibility: A Case Study of Beijing's Foreign Publicity Over the Tibet Riotsp. 311
China's Search for Energy and Climate Security in an Interdependent Worldp. 331
The Coming of a Prosperous China with Strong Military Powerp. 357
Extended Horizon: China's Blue-Water Navy Ambition and Its Implicationsp. 385
Alternative Perspectives on US-China Relationsp. 405
Conclusion: Whither China in the 21st Century?p. 429
Indexp. 441
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