The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China, 1st Edition

  • Weiping Wu
  • Mark Frazier
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1526455617
  • ISBN-13: 9781526455611
  • DDC: 951.059
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunities as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. This book is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Associate Editors.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
Context: History, Economy and the Environment.
1: The Making of the Modern State and Quest for Modernity.
2: Nationalism and the Nation-state.
3: Continuity and Change: The Economy in the Twentieth Century.
4: Geographic and Environmental Setting.
Economic Transformations: Introduction.
5: Evolution of Market Reforms.
6: State-Owned Enterprise: Reform, Performance and Prospects.
7: The Rural Economy.
8: Economic Growth and Labor Security.
9: Inbound Foreign Direct Investment.
10: Financial System.
11: Technology, Innovation and Knowledge-Based Economy.
12: Sustaining Growth: Energy and Natural Resources.
Politics and Government: Introduction.
13: The Communist Party and Ideology.
14: Corruption in Reform Era: A Multidisciplinary Review.
15: Campaigns in Politics: From Revolution to Problem Solving.
16: Popular Protest.
17: Bureaucracy and Policy Making.
18: Local and Grassroots Governance.
19: Labor Politics.
20: Legal and Judicial System.
China on the Global Stage: Introduction.
21: China as a Global Financial Power.
22: China and Global Energy Governance.
23: China and Global Regimes.
24: Engagement in Global Health Governance Regimes.
China’s Foreign Policy: Introduction.
25: China–US Relations in a Changing Global Order.
26: China–Japan Relations.
27: Chinese–Russian Relations.
28: China’s Relations with the Korean Peninsula.
29: Chinese Foreign Policy: Southeast Asia.