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Contemporary China Studies

Contemporary China Studies

Eight Volume Set
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September 2011 | 3 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As the most populated nation and with the second largest economy on earth, China has undoubtedly captured the world's attention. The study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in academia. China's rise has generated unprecedented research and interest in its politics, economy and society in the past few decades.

This series, Contemporary China Studies, will not only provide a much-needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula, but will also serve as a valuable tool to researchers undertaking a literature review of the field. Furthermore, this series bridges some gaps in the state of the field by bringing together seminal works written by established scholars. It contains more than 100 carefully selected articles and book chapters which focus on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. Published in two four-volume sets each of which is self-contained, the first set deals with politics and the second with economy and society.

Each volume includes a short introduction offering a summary of the existing scholarship on the historical legacies, development trajectory, and current debates concerning a particular theme. Moreover, each four-volume set has a general introduction which synthesizes the various themes to offer an overview of the nature and development of the Chinese political order and its economy and society. The aim is to demonstrate the link between various themes and show how developments in the political, economic and social realms become mutually constitutive or contradictory in the formation of a unique order.

Set One: Politics

Volume One: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity

Volume Two: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline

Volume Three: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority

Volume Four: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity

Set Two: Economy and Society

Volume One: Market Reform and Legacies of the Command Economy

Volume Two: Government-Business Relations in the Hybrid Market

Volume Three: The Demise and Re-emergence of Civil Society

Volume Four: Old and New Forms of Social Cleavages

Set I: Politics
The Post-Mao Reforms in Historical Perspective Paul Cohen
Mechanisms for Party Control in the Government Bureaucracy in China A. Doak Barnett
Explaining Politics in the People's Republic of China: The Structural Alternative Avery Goldstein
Informal Politics among the Chinese Communist Party Elite Lowell Dittmer
Ideology and the Demise or Maintenance of Soviet-Type Regimes: Perspectives on the Chinese Case Yan Sun
Managing Chinese Bureaucrats: An Institutional Economics Perspective Yasheng Huang
The 'Fragmented Authoritarianism' Model and its Limitations Kenneth Lieberthal
The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System as a Leadership Selection Mechanism: An Evaluation John Burns
The Soldier and the State in China: The Political Work System in the People's Liberation Army David Shambaugh
Administrative Rationalization and the Reorientation of Government Behavior Dali Yang
Co-Optation and Corporatism in China: The Logic of Party Adaptation Bruce Dickson
Adaptive Informal Institutions and Endogenous Institutional Change in China Kellee Tsai
The Erosion of Communist Party Control over Lawmaking in China Murray Scot Tanner
The Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primacy of State Power Pitman Potter
The Structural Strains of China's Socio-Legal System: A Transition to Formal Legalism? Jieli Li
Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counter-Revolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People's Republic of China, 1950-1953 Julia Strauss
What the Cultural Revolution Was and Why It Happened Lynn White
Postrevolutionary Mobilization in China: The One-Child Policy Reconsidered Tyrene White
Reformed Migration Control and New Targeted People: China's Hukou System in the 2000s Fei-Ling Wang
Organized Dependency and Cultures of Authority in Chinese Industry Andrew Walder
Governing Urban China: Labour, Welfare and the Danwei David Bray
Toward a Government of the Contract: Policing in the Era of Reform Michael Dutton
Shuanggui and Extralegal Detention in China Flora Sapio
Public Sentencing Rallies in China: The Symbolizing of Punishment and Justice in a Socialist State Susan Trevaskes
The 'Re-Education through Labour' System in China's Legal Reform Zou Keyuan
The Chemistry of a Conflict: The Chinese Government and the Falun Gong Patsy Rahn
Dilemmas of 'Thought Work' in Fin-de-Siècle China Daniel Lynch
Shaping the Internet in China: Evolution of Political Control over Network Infrastructure and Content Eric Harwit and Duncan Clark
The Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primary of State Power Pitman Potter
The Reach of the State: A Comparative-Historical Approach to the 'Modernization' of Local Government in China Vivienne Shue
The 'State of the State' Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko
From Local Experiments to National Policy: The Origins of China's Distinctive Policy Process Sebastian Heilmann
Playing to the Provinces: Deng Xiaoping's Political Strategy of Economic Reform Susan Shirk
The Evolution of Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations in China, 1971-1984: The Formal System Michel Oksenberg and James Tong
Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism Jean Oi
Central-Local Relations in an Era of Fiscal Decline: The Paradox of Fiscal Decentralization in Post-Mao China Christine Wong
Federalism Chinese Style: The Political Basis for Economic Success in China Gabriella Montinola, Yingyi Qian and Barry Weingast
Competitive Governments, Fiscal Arrangements and the Provision of Local Public Infrastructure in China: A Theory-Driven Study of Gujiao Municipality Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Feng Xingyuan
Towards a Non-Zero-Sum Interactive Framework of Spatial Politics: The Case of Center-Province in Contemporary China Linda Chelan Li
The Institutional Logic of Collusion among Local Governments in China Xueguang Zhou
Remaking the Communist Party-State: The Cadre Responsibility System at the Local Level in China Maria Edin
Principals and Secret Agents: Central Versus Local Control Over Policing and Obstacles to 'Rule of Law' in China Murray Scot Tanner and Eric Green
China's 'Soft' Centralization: Shifting Tiao/Kuai Authority Relations Andrew Mertha
The Blind Man and the Elephant: Analyzing the Local State in China Anthony Saich
China: Erratic State, Frustrated Society Lucian Pye
Ethnic Classification Writ Large: The 1954 Yunnan Province Ethnic Classification Project and its Foundations in Republican-Era Taxonomic Thought Thomas Mullaney
Between Alterity and Identity: New Voices of Minority People in China Nimrod Baranovitch
Islam in China: Accommodation or Separatism? Dru Gladney
China's Strategic Vulnerability to Minority Separatism in Tibet Barry Sautman
Constructing the State in the Tibetan Diaspora Ann Frechette
China's Provincial Identities: Reviving Regionalism and Reinventing 'Chineseness' Tim Oakes
Hèunggóngyàhn: On the Past, Present and Future of Hong Kong Identity Gordon Mathews
From Nationalism to Nationalizing: Cultural Imagination and State Formation in Post-War Taiwan Allen Chun
Diaspora, Identity and Cultural Citizenship: The Hakkas in 'Multicultural Taiwan' Lijung Wang
Realpolitik Nationalism: International Sources of Chinese Nationalism Lei Guang
How to Understand China: The Dangers and Opportunities of Being a Rising Power William Callahan
Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Globalization of China Prasenjit Duara
Modernity as History: Post-Revolutionary China, Globalization and the Question of Modernity Arif Dirlik
Set II: Economy and Society
What is Distinctive about China's Economic Transition? State Enterprise Reform and Overall System Transformation Barry Naughton
The Communist Legacy in Post-Mao Economic Growth Lance Gore
The Genesis of China's Economic Transition Xiaolin Pei
Rural Marketing in China: Repression and Revival G. William Skinner
Bureaucrat to Entrepreneur: The Changing Role of the State in China's Grain Economy Scott Rozelle, Albert Park, Jikun Huang and Hehui Jin
Dimensions and Diversity of Property Rights in Rural China: Dilemmas on the Road to Further Reform Shouying Liu, Michael Carter and Yang Yao
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Local Governments, Industrial Sectors and Development in China Adam Segal and Eric Thun
Organizational Dynamics of Market Transition: Hybrid Forms, Property Rights and Mixed Economy in China Victor Nee
Introduction to 'Selling China: Foreign Direct Investment during the Reform Era' Yasheng Huang
On the Past and Future of China's Township and Village-Owned Enterprises Louis Putterman
The Decline of Township-and-Village Enterprises in China's Economic Transition James Kai-sing Kung and Yi-min Lin
China's Emerging Market for Property Rights: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives Gary Jefferson and Thomas Rawski
Beyond Privatization: Institutional Innovation and Growth in China's Large State-Owned Enterprises Peter Nolan and Wang Xiaoqiang
Moving Beyond Transition in China: Financial Reform and the Political Economy of Declining Growth Edward Steinfeld
The Market as Social Convention Lei Guang
The Business of Governing Business in China: Institutions and Norms of the Emerging Regulatory State Margaret Pearson
Regulatory Innovation by Leninist Means: Communist Party Supervision in China's Financial Industry Sebastian Heilmann
Institutional Environment, Community Government and Corporate Governance: Understanding China's Township-Village Enterprises Jiahua Che and Yingyi Qian
Bureaucrats in Business, Chinese-Style: The Lessons of Market Reform and State Entrepreneurialism in the People's Republic of China Jane Duckett
The Gift Economy and State Power in China Mayfair Mei-hui Yang
The Institutional Process of Market Clientelism: Guanxi and Private Business in a South China City David Wank
Social Capital and Power: Entrepreneurial Elite and the State in Contemporary China Zhou Yongming
Booty Socialism, Bureau-preneurs and the State in Transition: Organizational Corruption in China Xiaobo Lu
Rent-Seeking and Economic Governance in the Structural Nexus of Corruption in China Tak-Wing Ngo
The Quasi-Criminalization of a Business Sector in China: Deconstructing the Construction-Sector Syndrome X.L. Ding
Organized Crime, Local Protectionism and the Trade in Counterfeit Goods in China Daniel Chow
Checking Predatory Cadres: Delineating The State-Business Divide in Rural China Ray Yep
Reform, Corruption and Growth: Why Corruption is More Devastating in Russia than in China Tomas Larsson
From Comrades to Citizens in the Post-Mao Era Merle Goldman
Unorganized Interests and Collective Action in Communist China Xueguang Zhou
Institutional Amphibiousness and the Transition from Communism: The Case of China X. L. Ding
Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
Legacies of Radicalism: China's Cultural Revolution and the Democracy Movement of 1989 Craig Calhoun and Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Cultural Intellectuals and the Politics of the Cultural Public Space in Communist China (1979-1989): A Case Study of Three Intellectual Groups Edward Gu
The 'Revenge of History': Collective Memories and Labor Protests in North-Eastern China Ching Kwan Lee
Women's Organizations and Civil Society in China: Making a Difference Jude Howell
Managed Participation in China Yongshun Cai
The China Democracy Party and the Politics of Protest in the 1980s-1990s Teresa Wright
Democracy, Community, Trust: The Impact of Elections in Rural China Melanie Manion
Assessing Variation in Civil Society Organizations: China's Homeowner Associations in Comparative Perspective Benjamin Read
Building 'Community': New Strategies of Governance in Urban China David Bray
Capitalists without a Class: Political Diversity among Private Entre Kellee Tsai
Perspectives of Time and Change: Rethinking Embedded Environmental Activism in China Peter Ho and Richard Louis Edmonds
The Internet and Civil Society in China: A Preliminary Assessment Guobin Yang
Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform and Openness Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Taxation without Representation: Peasants, the Central and the Local States in Reform China Thomas Bernstein and Xiaobo L
Income Inequality, Unequal Health Care Access and Mortality in China Zhongwei Zhao
Fluid Labor and Blood Money: The Economy of HIV/AIDS in Rural Central China Shao Jing
Working Until You Drop: The Elderly of Rural China Lihua Pang, Alan de Brauw and Scott Rozelle
Native Place, Migration and the Emergence of Peasant Enclaves in Beijing Laurence Ma and Biao Xiang
The Elite, the Natives and the Outsiders: Migration and Labor Market Segmentation in Urban China C. Cindy Fan
Creating an Urban Middle Class: Social Engineering in Beijing Luigi Tomba
The Creation of a New Underclass in China and its Implications Dorothy Solinger
Becoming Dagongmei (Working Girls): The Politics of Identity and Difference in Reform China Pun Ngai
Sexed Bodies, Sexualized Identities and the Limits of Gender Harriet Evans
Complexity of Life and Resistance: Informal Networks of Rural Migrant Karaoke Bar Hostesses in Urban Chinese Sex Industry Zheng Tiantian
Representing Nationality in China: Refiguring Majority/Minority Identities Dru Gladney
Screening Disability in the PRC: The Politics of Looking Good Sarah Dauncey
The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities Carolyn Cartier, Manuel Castells and Jack Linchuan Qiu

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ISBN: 9780857028204