To many people, China is a rising world power and may even overtake the United States in GNP by or before the middle of the twenty-first century. Yet after two decades of reform and the open door policy, many problems became apparent. Many are related to the policy formulation and implementation process, but a significant proportion of problems are institutional, caused by inherent contradictions within the Chinese political and economic systems. The objective of this book is to analyze some of the political, economic, and social problems and issues confronted by Chinese leaders.
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David C. B. Teather is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Herbert S. Yee is Associate Professor in Government and International Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
'The essays in this volume constitute a highly informative sampling of the political, economic and social problems confronted by contemporary Chinese policy-makers since the advent of the 'Deng Era' in the late 1970s. Readers will benefit from the excellent analysis of such crucial issues as leadership succession, the search for a legitimising ideology, the rise of non-party organisations, the consequences of dynamic economic reform and opening, the evolution of a functional rule of law system, population control and societal management, and a foreign policy of greater regional and global presence. The volume's largely Hong Kong based authors offer very interesting perspectives about the policy challenges faced by this great, yet complex nation.' - Professor Donald Hugh McMillen, University of Southern Queensland 'The editors identify and analyse some of the major problems and issues in the quest for modernisation and reform in China. The book is a valuable contribution to our understanding of one of the most significant subjects in the modern history of the world.' - Brian Hook '...extraordinarily broad in its coverage, including economic, legal, social, political and foreign relations issues and raising problems as diverse as corruption and attempted secession by minorities, especially the Uygurs and Tibetans. The chapters are penetrating in their analysis and rich in the information which they offer...' - Professor Colin Mackerras, Head of School, Modern Asian Studies, Griffith University
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Book Description Apr 15, 1999. Book Condition: New. Brand new copy. Light dust jacket shelfwear. Bookseller Inventory # 7775
Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312219644