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Contemporary China Studies 1

Contemporary China Studies 1

Four Volume Set
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September 2011 | 1 584 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in the academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades.

This series, Contemporary China Studies, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula, and will also be a valuable tool to researchers undertaking a literature review. Furthermore, this series bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. Contemporary China Studies I contains more than 50 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics of China since 1949.

Each volume includes a short introduction giving a summary of the existing scholarship on the historical legacies, development trajectory and current debates concerning the particular theme. Moreover, this four-volume set has a general introduction which pulls together the various themes to offer a general overview of the nature and development of the Chinese political order.

Volume One: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity

Volume Two: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline

Volume Three: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority

Volume Four: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity

The Post-Mao Reforms in Historical Perspective

Paul Cohen
Mechanisms for Party Control in the Government Bureaucracy in China

A. Doak Barnett
Explaining Politics in the People's Republic of China: The Structural Alternative

Avery Goldstein
Informal Politics among the Chinese Communist Party Elite

Lowell Dittmer
Ideology and the Demise or Maintenance of Soviet-type Regimes: Perspectives on the Chinese Case

Yan Sun
Managing Chinese Bureaucrats: An Institutional Economics Perspective

Yasheng Huang
The 'Fragmented Authoritarianism' Model and its Limitations

Kenneth Lieberthal
The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System as a Leadership Selection Mechanism: An Evaluation

John Burns
The Soldier and the State in China: The Political Work System in the People's Liberation Army

David Shambaugh
Administrative Rationalization and the Reorientation of Government Behavior

Dali Yang
Cooptation and Corporatism in China: The Logic of Party Adaptation

Bruce Dickson
Adaptive Informal Institutions and Endogenous Institutional Change in China

Kellee Tsai
The Erosion of Communist Party Control over Lawmaking in China

Murray Scot Tanner
The Structural Strains of China's Socio-legal System: A Transition to Formal Legalism?

Jieli Li
Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People's Republic of China, 1950-1953

Julia Strauss
What the Cultural Revolution Was, and Why It Happened

Lynn White
Postrevolutionary Mobilization in China: The One-Child Policy Reconsidered

Tyrene White
Reformed Migration Control and New Targeted People: China's Hukou System in the 2000s

Fei-Ling Wang
Organized Dependency and Cultures of Authority in Chinese Industry

Andrew Walder
Governing Urban China: Labour, Welfare, and the Danwei

David Bray
Toward a Government of the Contract: Policing in the Era of Reform

Michael Dutton
Shuanggui and Extralegal Detention in China

Flora Sapio
The 'Re-education through Labour' System in China's Legal Reform

Zou Keyuan
The Chemistry of a Conflict: The Chinese Government and the Falun Gong

Patsy Rahn
Dilemmas of 'Thought Work' in Fin-de-Siècle China

Daniel Lynch
Shaping the Internet in China: Evolution of Political Control over Network Infrastructure and Content

Eric Harwit and Duncan Clark
The Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primary of State Power

Pitman Potter
The Reach of the State: A Comparative-Historical Approach to the 'Modernization' of Local Government in China

Vivienne Shue
The 'State of the State'

Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko
From Local Experiments to National Policy: The Origins of China's Distinctive Policy Process

Sebastian Heilmann
Playing to the Provinces: Deng Xiaoping's Political Strategy of Economic Reform

Susan Shirk
The Evolution of Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations in China, 1971-1984: The Formal System

Michel Oksenberg and James Tong
Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism

Jean Oi
Central-Local Relations in an Era of Fiscal Decline: The Paradox of Fiscal Decentralization in Post-Mao China

Christine Wong
Federalism Chinese Style: The Political Basis for Economic Success in China

Gabriella Montinola, Yingyi Qian, and Barry Weingast
Competitive Governments, Fiscal Arrangements, and the Provision of Local Public Infrastructure in China: A Theory-driven Study of Gujiao Municipality

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Feng Xingyuan
Towards a Non-Zero-Sum Interactive Framework of Spatial Politics: The Case of Centre-Province in Contemporary China

Linda Chelan Li
The Institutional Logic of Collusion among Local Governments in China

Xueguang Zhou
Remaking the Communist Party-State: The Cadre Responsibility System at the Local Level in China

Maria Edin
Principals and Secret Agents: Central versus Local Control Over Policing and Obstacles to 'Rule of Law' in China

Murray Scot Tanner and Eric Green
China's 'Soft' Centralization: Shifting Tiao/Kuai Authority Relations

Andrew Mertha
The Blind Man and the Elephant: Analysing the Local State in China

Anthony Saich
China: Erratic State, Frustrated Society

Lucian Pye
Ethnic Classification Writ Large: The 1954 Yunnan Province Ethnic Classification Project and its Foundations in Republican-Era Taxonomic Thought

Thomas Mullaney
Between Alterity and Identity: New Voices of Minority People in China

Nimrod Baranovitch
Islam in China: Accommodation or Separatism?

Dru Gladney
China's Strategic Vulnerability to Minority Separatism in Tibet

Barry Sautman
Constructing the State in the Tibetan Diaspora

Ann Frechette
China's Provincial Identities: Reviving Regionalism and Reinventing 'Chineseness'

Tim Oakes
Hèunggóngyàhn: On the Past, Present, and Future of Hong Kong Identity

Gordon Mathews
From Nationalism to Nationalizing: Cultural Imagination and State Formation in Postwar Taiwan

Allen Chun
Diaspora, Identity and Cultural Citizenship: The Hakkas in 'Multicultural Taiwan'

Lijung Wang
Realpolitik Nationalism: International Sources of Chinese Nationalism

Lei Guang
How to Understand China: The Dangers and Opportunities of Being a Rising Power

William Callahan
Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Globalisation of China

Prasenjit Duara
Modernity as History: Post-revolutionary China, Globalization and the Question of Modernity

Arif Dirlik

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