Chinese Politics in the Hu Jintao Era, 1st Edition

  • Willy Wo-Lap Lam
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  • ISBN-10: 0765622181
  • ISBN-13: 9780765622181
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 359 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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This text presents a first-hand, multi-dimensional account of 21st century China and the impact of fourth generation leaders, including President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao. The eBook assesses possible contributions that the new classes of private businessmen, professionals, and intellectuals - as well as new ideas such as nationalism, globalization, and federalism - will make to economic prosperity and political liberalization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Half Title Page.
1: 1 Introduction: The Rise of Hu Jintao and the Traits of the Fourth-Generation Leadership.
2: 2 The Crisis of Legitimacy: Hu Jintao's Search for a Perennial Mandate of Heaven.
3: 3 The Communist Party vs. Peasants and Workers: Will Hu Jintao's "New Social Contract" Work?.
4: 4 The Scourge of Governmental Stagnation: The Price of Holding Up Political Reform.
5: 5 The Fourth-Generation Leadership's Ambitious Foreign-Policy Agenda.
6: 6 The Challenge of Nationalism, and Other Ideas and Trends for the New Century.
7: 7 Conclusion: Where Is the New Thinking?.
Other Backmatter.