China's. Great. Challenge. In 2006, when I began to think about writing this book,
foreign commentators did not believe in the possibility of a Chinese crisis, much
less that one was imminent. Yet Chinese leaders were constantly sounding the ...
Author: Jean-Luc Domenach
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Based on his experience as a scholar and diplomat stationed in China, Jean-Luc Domenach consults a wealth of archival and contemporary materials to examine ChinaÕs place in the world. A sympathetic yet critical observer, Domenach brings his intimate knowledge of the country to bear on a range of crucial issues, such as the growth (or deterioration) of ChinaÕs economy, the governmentÕs ever-delayed democratization, the potential outcomes of a national political crisis, and the possible escalation of a revamped authoritarianism. Domenach ultimately reads ChinaÕs current progress as a set of easy accomplishments presaging a more difficult era of development. His finely nuanced analysis captures the difficult decisions now confronting ChinaÕs elite, who are under tremendous pressure to support an economy based on innovation and consumption, establish a political system based on law and popular participation, rethink their national identity and spatial organization, and define a more positive approach to the worldÕs problems. These leaders are also besieged by corruption among their ranks, an increasingly restless urban population, and a sharp decline in the countryÕs demographic growth. Domenach taps into these anxieties and the attempt to alleviate them, revealing a China much less confident and secure than many would believe.
Under these provisions the Republic of China ( ROC ) suspended the 1947
constitution , ruled Taiwan by an authoritarian presidency , and continued to
claim the ROC as the government of all China and to fight the ' communist
rebellion ' in ...
Author: Ch'ui-liang Chiou
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
The papers in this book address the issue of Taiwan-Hong Kong-China (PRC) relations after the return of Hong Kong to China.
Jae Ho Chung Forecasts of China's future have generally revolved around two
opposite themes — namely, "China ... UP: AN UNCERTAIN PASSAGE How
feasible is the crisis thesis — including the collapse of China — that highlights
Author: Chae-ho Chŏng
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
China has scored huge successes during the last quarter century and has already become a global phenomenon. Twenty-five years ago, however, China's remarkable accomplishments were largely unforeseen. This volume, consisting of nine essays based on "best informed guesses" that are guided by the contributors' concrete understanding of current trends, posits that the future of China is an open-ended question that may not be answered with either a threat or a collapse. All of the contributors provide a set of scenarios and order them in terms of likelihood, including the seven factors they have identified as central to charting China's future: the Communist Party, local electoral reforms and rule of law, the federalist possibility, social unrest, foreign policy orientations, Sino-American relations, and the Taiwan conundrum. This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand China as it rises in power on the world stage.
There is no question about the breadth or profundity of the social change that has
occurred in China , much of which is ... of this volume , but there is a great deal of
uncertainty and debate about its meaning for the present and future of China .
Author: Professor of History Emerita Boston University and Associate of the John K Fairbank Center for East Asian Research Harvard University Merle Goldman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
China's bold program of reforms launched in the late 1970s--the move to a market economy and the opening to the outside world--ended the political chaos and economic stagnation of the Cultural Revolution and sparked China's unprecedented economic boom. Yet, while the reforms made possible a rising standard of living for the majority of China's population, they came at the cost of a weakening central government, increasing inequalities, and fragmenting society. The essays of Barry Naughton, Joseph Fewsmith, Paul H. B. Godwin, Murray Scot Tanner, Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O'Brien, Tianjian Shi, Martin King Whyte, Thomas P. Bernstein, Dorothy J. Solinger, David S. G. Goodman, Kristen Parris, Merle Goldman, Elizabeth J. Perry, and Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko analyze the contradictory impact of China's economic reforms on its political system and social structure. They explore the changing patterns of the relationship between state and society that may have more profound significance for China than all the revolutionary movements that have convulsed it through most of the twentieth century.
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ASIA David Kerr, with Laura C. Swinton ... the future of SCO remain unresolved
leads the authors to conclude that an ascendant China faces an uncertain future
Author: Mingjiang Li
This new Major Work is fully indexed and includes a comprehensive index, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is destined to be valued by scholars, students and researchers.
This work puts Tibet in its historical, cultural and geographic perspective and goes on to examine various options that can break the Tibetan deadlock. Tibet is truly caught between its two giant neighbours - India and China.
Author: Rajesh Kadian
Publisher: Vision Books Pvt, Limited
India has a huge influence on Tibet since time immemorial. The mystical origins of the Tibetan people are deeply rooted in Hindu myhtology. This book puts Tibet in its historical, cultural and geographic perspective and goes on to examine various options that break the Tibetan deadlock.
the confusion of the times and the uncertain future of the new China government ,
did not make Lao She ' s last months in America very pleasant . Somehow in the
process of his return to China in 1949 the last thirteen chapters of Part Three ...
Author: Britt Towery
Publisher: Texian Press
A lively, readable study of one of China's most beloved writers, Lao She and his works, that shows a great understanding and sympathy for China, modern Chinese history and politics. It is the most recent and only edition in English on this writer who died tragically in 1966 at the start of the Cultural Revolution. Lao She's writings and life are presented in a straight forward style that should endear Lao She to a whole new generation.