Contemporary China

ISBN-10: 113728157X

ISBN-13: 9781137281579

Edition: 2013

Authors: Kerry Brown

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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 1/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

List of Illustrative Material
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Why Does China Matter?
What Is China?
The Geography of China
The Creation of Chinese Identity and History
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau
The Unifying Element: Chinese Language
What Do Chinese People Believe?
Falun Gong
The Issue of Ethnicity
Homogenous Han?
Conclusion: The 2008 Olympics
The Making of Modern China
Precursor to Modern China: The Qing
The Opium Wars
Republican China, 1911 onwards
Years of War
The Civil War
The People's Republic: Early Years
The Era of Radicalism: The Great Cultural Revolution
Dealing with the Maoist Legacy
The Start of the Great Transformation
Burying Mao
The Democracy Wall Movement of 1978-9
The 1989 Uprising
Post-Tiananmen
Deng's Southern Tour
The Hu-Wen Era
The Bane of Inequality
The Communist Party and Politics
How the CCP Came into Existence
Mao and the Party
How the CCP Gained Power
What Does the CCP Do?
Party Organization: Then and Now
Party Personnel Management
Party Structure
Being a Member of the CCP in the Twenty-first Century
Party Divisions
What Does the Party Believe?
Democracy
Fifth Generation Leadership
Power from the Barrel of a Gun: The Role of the People's Liberation Army
Elections
The CCP's Future
How China is Governed
The State Council and the Premier
Trying to Reform the Central Ministries
How Is All This Funded?
The National People's Congress
Local Congresses
Local Officials
The Rule of Law
Human Rights
Law Enforcement: The Role of Security
Conclusion: The Challenges of Governing a Society in Ferment
The Chinese Economy
The Chinese Economy in 2012: Basic Data
The Sources of Chinese Growth - Reform of the Agricultural Sector and the Special Economic Zones
Entry to the WTO: Global China
The Complexity of the Chinese Economy
Chinese Companies Going Global
The Chinese Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Sector
Chinese Entrepreneurs
Energy and Environment
Death by a Thousand Cars
Conclusion: The Next Step in Internationalization - The Renminbi
Chinese Society
China under Communism: The Class Wars
The Role of Intellectuals
Class in Contemporary Chinese Society
China's Farmers
A Society in Ferment
Daily Life in Modern China
Family Structure in the Era of Mobility: The Little Emperors
Great Social Challenges for China's Future
The Networked Society: China and the Internet
Chinese Culture
A Mirror of Cynicism: Contemporary Chinese Painting
The Unacknowledged Legislators
Popular Culture: Music and Films
Free: within a Cage
The Ghost of Confucius
China in the World
The Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
The Peaceful Rise
China in the Asian Region
China and the USA
US Presidents in China
China and the USA since 2009
China and the European Union
China and Africa
China and Russia
China and the Middle East
China as Leader of the Developing World?
Conclusion
Recommended Reading
Bibliography
Index
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