Politics at Mao s Court

Author: Anthony Pecotich
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765620118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides thorough analysis of the East and Southeast Asian countries. Covers geography and natural resources, the political system, the economic system, the social system, and the marketing environment. Offers prognoses for future marketing and commercial activity in each country.

Politics at Mao s Court

Author: Frederick C Teiwes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315491125
Format: PDF
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The investigation of the rise and fall of Gao Gang suggests broader implications on the nature of elite politics in the Maoist era. The illumination of basic issues in Chinese politics in the context of this case, especially as regards the role of Mao Zedong, is relevant not only to the initial post-1949 period of comparative, but flawed, party unity, but also to the structural fault lines of the political system which were later to contribute so significantly to the Cultural Revolution.

Dictionary of the Politics of the People s Republic of China

Author: Colin Mackerras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134531761
Format: PDF, ePub
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As China's political and economic development comes under closer scrutiny, this Dictionary will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in contemporary China. As well as proving valuable to students and academics of political science, economics, history and Asian studies, it will be of use to government officials, business people and media professionals with current or future connections in the region. The main topics covered by the Dictionary are: * major political processes and events * key issues in domestic policy * China's evolving foreign policy environment * key political personalities * major political institutions and groupings * important aspects of the legal system.

China s Post Jiang Leadership Succession

Author: John Wong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812381872
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As the 16th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (October 1st, 2002) draws near, China watchers in Washington, Tokyo, Taipei and many other places have their eyes intently fixed on the political scene in Beijing. Most are predicting problems involved in the transition process as well as speculating on the final leadership line-up. Nevertheless, such speculation is intellectually rather futile. To avoid being too speculative, the contributors to this book have focused instead on two key aspects of China's leadership transition: first, changes in the politics of leadership transition, and second, real and potential problems and challenges that China's younger, fourth generation leaders have to grapple when they take over.

Politics in China

Author: William A. Joseph
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199384835
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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On October 1, 2009, the People's Republic of China (PRC) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding. And what an eventful and tumultuous six decades it had been. During that time, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China was transformed from one of the world's poorest countries into the world's fastest growing major economy, and from a weak state barely able to govern or protect its own territory to a rising power that is challenging the United States for global influence. Over those same years, the PRC also experienced the most deadly famine in human history, caused largely by the actions and inactions of its political leaders. Not long after, there was a collapse of government authority that pushed the country to the brink of (and in some places actually into) civil war and anarchy. Today, China is, for the most part, peaceful, prospering, and proud. This is the China that was on display for the world to see during the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The CCP maintains a firm grip on power through a combination of popular support largely based on its recent record of promoting rapid economic growth and harsh repression of political opposition. Yet, the party and country face serious challenges on many fronts, including a slowing economy, environmental desecration, pervasive corruption, extreme inequalities, and a rising tide of social protest. Politics in China is an authoritative introduction to how the world's most populous nation and rapidly rising global power is governed today. Written by leading China scholars, the book's chapters offers accessible overviews of major periods in China's modern political history from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, key topics in contemporary Chinese politics, and developments in four important areas located on China's geographic periphery: Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

The Tragedy of Liberation

Author: Frank Dikötter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408837595
Format: PDF
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In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths.

Decision making in Deng s China

Author: Carol Lee Hamrin
Publisher: East Gate Book
ISBN:
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This book breaks new ground in the effort to understand the politics of central decision making by focusing on both senior policy makers and implementing bureaucracies on the one hand, and actors in economic and non-economic arenas on the other. The Chinese contributors, intellectuals and former officials now living outside of China, held significant party and government positions there prior to 1989 and possess intimate knowledge of the Chinese policy process based on personal participation. Their essays also reflect their dialog and collaborative research with Western scholars and political analysts.