Chinese Politics and Society: An Introduction

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1996-09-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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An introduction to Chinese Politics which provides an accessible overview of the structures and dynamics of Chinese politics today. Concentrating on the era since 1949, the text takes a look at politics in the widest sense, analysing political institutions within the crucial broader context of Chinese history and the pressures of social, economic and cultural changes.

Author Biography

Flemming Christiansen is a lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Introduction: China in Context
Approaches to the Study of Chinese Politics
The Making of the Chinese Revolution: A Brief History
Problems of Transition
The Chinese State and Political Institutions
Political Mobilisation and Participation
The Chinese Economy I: Growth to Stagnation
The Chinese Economy II: Stagnation to Growth
China and the World
The Civil-Military Relations
Education, Art and Culture
Ethnicity, Nation and the Party-State
Environment and Demography
Perspectives for the Future
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