China's Political System Modernization and Tradition

ISBN-10: 0205005810
ISBN-13: 9780205005819
Edition: 8th 2012
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Book details

List price: $99.47
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Updated in a new 8th edition, China's Political System examines how the government of China is affected by ongoing efforts to harmonize its unique culture with external influences and ideas. Highly respected area specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the historical context and current trends to show how this transition is challenging China's economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions.

Preface
Introduction
Modernization and Chinese Civilization
Theories of Analysis of Chinese Politics
Theoretical Analysis in the Early Years of the PRC
Theories Engendered by the Cultural Revolution
Post-Mao Theories of Analysis
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Chinese Tradition
Basic Characteristics
The Governmental Structure of Traditional China
The Examination System
Literature and Art
The Role of Law in Traditional China
The Military
The Barbarian Problem
Interpretations of Chinese History
Implications for Industrialization
Conclusions
Suggestions for further Reading
Reformers, Warlords, and Communists
The New Invasion
The Self-Strengthening Movement
Reform and Revolution
The Reformers
The Reactionaries
The Revolutionaries
The Kuomintang
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Communist Road to Power
The Early Years: 1919-1923
The Period of Soviet Control: 1923-1931
The Jiangxi Soviet: 1931-1934
The Long March: 1934-1935
The Xi' An Incident: 1936
The Second United Front: 1936-1941
Civil War and Victory: 1941-1949
Suggestions for Further Reading
PRC Politics under Mao: 1949-1976
Consolidation of Power: 1949-1955
Establishing the Organs of Power
The Hundred Flowers Period: 1956-1957
The Great Leap Forward and Its Aftermath: 1958-1961
The Socialist Education Movement: 1962-1966
The Cultural Revolution: 1966-1976
The Years of Upheaval: 1966-1969
Reconstruction: 1970-1976
Suggestions for Further Reading
PRC Politics in the Post-Mao Era: 1976-2010
Interregnum: 1976-1978
Deng Ascendant
The Legacy of Mao
Political Realignment and Policy Readjustment
The Tiananmen Demonstrations, 1989
The �Third Generation�: China under Jiang Zemin
The Three Represents
Civic Organizations
Changing Central-Local Relationships
The �Fourth Generation� in Power
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Politics of the Economy
Introduction
The Early Years: 1949-1950
The Socialist Transformation of Agriculture: 1949-1978
Industrial Policy in the Maoist Era
Maoist Economic Policies Assessed
Economic Policy under Deng Xiaoping
Agricultural Reforms
The Private Sector
More Responsibility for State Enterprises
Reforming the Price System
Reforming the Reforms
New Problems for Deng's Successors
Future Concerns
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Crime and Punishment: The Legal System of the PRC
Less than Peaceful Coexistence of the Societal and Jural Models: 1949-1953
The Jural Model in Ascendance: 1954-1957
Resurgence of the Societal Model: 1957-1965
The Societal Model Rampant: 1966-1976
Law and Justice in the Post-Mao Era: Return to the Jural Model
The New Legal System
Legal Developments
The Trial Process
Mediation
Petitions
The Penal System
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Role of the Military
Party and Army
Assessing the Maoist Model
The Influence of the Korean War on the PLA
The Revolt against Professionalism
Professionalism Returns
The Effect of the June Fourth Incident on the PLA
The Military under Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Education
Devising a System
The Drive for Egalitarianism and Return to Expertise
Redness Revisited: The Cultural Revolution
Egalitarians versus Experts: The Search for a Synthesis
The Search for Academic Excellence
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Quality-of-Life Issues: Health, Demography, and the Environment
Health
Demography
The Environment
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Conformity and Dissent: The Arts, the Media, and Social Control
Artist and Society in China
The Party, Art, and Social Protest
Post-1949 Control Mechanisms
Repression and Reaction
Culture and the Cultural Revolution
The Arts under Deng Xiaoping
Restrained Dissent
Protest Gains Momentum
Experimenting with Capitalism in the Arts
The Campaign Against Spiritual Pollution
Looming Confrontation
The Tiananmen Demonstrations and Their Aftermath
Expression, Repression, and Social Control
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Ethnic Minorities and National Integration
China's Minority Peoples
Ethnicity in Communist Ideology
Minorities Policy in Practice
The Early Years: 1949-1957
The Great Leap Forward and Its Aftermath: 1959-1965
The Cultural Revolution: 1966-1971
Return to Pluralism: 1971-1977
Post-Mao Minorities Policy
Reform Produces Problems
External Factors
Repression Increases
Genuine Autonomy as a Possible Solution
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Foreign Policy
Determinants
Tradition
Ideology
Capabilities
Goals
The Formulation of Foreign Policy
Chinese Foreign Relations: An Overview
The �Lean to One Side� Policy: 1949-1954
The Bandung Spirit: 1954-1957
Resurgent Nationalism and Isolation: 1957-1969
Global Power Politics: 1969-Present
Triangular Politics: 1969-1989
Counterbalancing the Sole Superpower: 1989-Present
Post-9/11 Developments
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Conclusions
Suggestions for Further Reading
Useful Websites
Index

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