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China--A Historical and Political Perspective

Learn more about China and Chinese Politics and History.

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"Governance" has recently become a key concept among Chinese policymakers and academics. It is increasingly reflected in reform practices at all levels of...

By Sujian Guo and Deng Zhenglai

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A History of China

It has been said that the twenty-first century will be China's century. Such a remark highlights the importance of being informed about China's long and...

John A.G. Roberts

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Ballot Box China

Grassroots Democracy in the Final Major One Party State

Since 1988, China has undergone one of the largest, but least understood experiments in grassroots democracy. Across 650,000 villages in China, with over one...

Kerry Brown

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Who's Afraid of China?

The Challenge of Chinese Soft Power

What role does China play in the Western imagination? The rise of China as an alternative model to Western liberalism has created a fear that developing...

"...What role does China play in the Western imagination? The rise of China as an alternative model to Western liberalism has created a fear that developing.... What role does China play in the Western imagination? The rise of China as an alternative model to Western liberalism has created a fear that developing countries will stray from Western standards of democracy, transparency, and human rights. However, such fears often say as much about those who hold them as they do about China itself. Who'..."

Michael Barr

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The Origin of Ping-Pong Diplomacy

The Forgotten Architect of Sino-U.S. Rapprochement

Japan Table Tennis Association President Goto Koji (1906-1972), the founder of Aichi Institute of Technology and Meiden High School, nurtured youth socially...

"...Japan Table Tennis Association President Goto Koji (1906-1972), the founder of Aichi Institute of Technology and Meiden High School, nurtured youth socially.... Japan Table Tennis Association President Goto Koji (1906-1972), the founder of Aichi Institute of Technology and Meiden High School, nurtured youth socially through sports education and used table tennis as a means of promoting international friendship and peace. The expertise Goto accumulated through his lifework as an educator and civ..."

Mayumi Itoh

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The Political Economy of China's Systemic Transformation

1979 to the Present

After three decades of reign, Mao left China a structurally rigid and functionally inefficient economy. The imperative for systemic transformation was...

"...After three decades of reign, Mao left China a structurally rigid and functionally inefficient economy. The imperative for systemic transformation was.... After three decades of reign, Mao left China a structurally rigid and functionally inefficient economy. The imperative for systemic transformation was self-evident. By 2009, China’s nominal GDP reached..."

By Raphael Shen and Victoria Mantzopoulos

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Will China become a multiparty democracy? The author posits that the more that Chinese elite thinking on China’s development and change reconciles the tension...

Rey-ching Lu

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The rise of China as a great power in East Asia, the return of the Kuomintang (Nationalist Party) as the ruling political party in Taiwan, and new pressures on...

By Cheng-yi Lin, Denny Roy and Stephen D. Krasner

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The Pacific Islands in China's Grand Strategy

Small States, Big Games

China’s influence in the South Pacific is growing rapidly. What are the main driving forces behind China’s policy toward the region? Should the West be...

Jian Yang

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The Chinese in Britain, 1800 - Present

Economy, Transnationalism, Identity

This book sets out the history of the Chinese in Britain, from the angle of changes in their economic and social standing. By analysing their migration...

By Gregor Benton and Edmund Terence Gomez

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American Radio in China

International Encounters with Technology and Communications, 1919-41

Interwar era efforts to expand US radio into China floundered in the face of flawed US policies and approaches. Situated at the intersection of media studies,...

"...Interwar era efforts to expand US radio into China floundered in the face of flawed US policies and approaches. Situated at the intersection of media studies,.... Interwar era efforts to expand US radio into China floundered in the face of flawed US policies and approaches. Situated at the intersection of media studies, technology studies, and US foreign relations, this study frames the ill-fated radio initiatives as symptomatic of an increasingly troubled US-East Asian relationship before the ..."

Michael A. Krysko

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Chinese Investment in Australia

Unique Insights from the Mining Industry

This book provides comprehensive coverage on the key issues of Chinese investment in the Australian minerals industry. It offers unique insights into the entry...

"...This book provides comprehensive coverage on the key issues of Chinese investment in the Australian minerals industry. It offers unique insights into the entry.... This book provides comprehensive coverage on the key issues of Chinese investment in the Australian minerals industry. It offers unique insights into the entry process, the management of Chinese investments, and their success factors and lessons learnt as being impacted upon by the entangling of political, economic, social and compet..."

By Xueli Huang and Ian Austin

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Industrial Dynamics in China and India

Firms, Clusters, and Different Growth Paths

This book is one of the first fully-fledged studies to examine the next world-class industrial leaders emerging from China and India; exploring the domestic...

"...This book is one of the first fully-fledged studies to examine the next world-class industrial leaders emerging from China and India; exploring the domestic.... This book is one of the first fully-fledged studies to examine the next world-class industrial leaders emerging from China and India; exploring the domestic and international factors that have led to their rise, and comparing their experiences with other East Asian late-comers such as Japan.. ..."

By Moriki Ohara, Manimegalai Vijayabaskar and Hong Lin

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Chinese Leadership

With the accelerating integration of China into the global economy, there is a thirst to understand how Chinese managers like to lead and how Chinese employees...

"...With the accelerating integration of China into the global economy, there is a thirst to understand how Chinese managers like to lead and how Chinese employees.... With the accelerating integration of China into the global economy, there is a thirst to understand how Chinese managers like to lead and how Chinese employees like to be managed. There is no doubt that China can be a difficult and risky market for foreign businesses. The authors show managers how to succeed when doing business in Ch..."

By Barbara Xiaoyu Wang and Harold Chee

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Viewing the rise of China from Japan's perspective, the author elucidates Japanese policy responses and their implications for regional institution building....

"...Viewing the rise of China from Japan's perspective, the author elucidates Japanese policy responses and their implications for regional institution building..... Viewing the rise of China from Japan's perspective, the author elucidates Japanese policy responses and their implications for regional institution building. It fills a gap in knowledge about the development of East Asian regional institutions and Sino-Japanese relationships.. ..."

Joel Rathus

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Local Climate Governance in China

Hybrid Actors and Market Mechanisms

Miriam Schröder scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid actors' performance on the local Chinese carbon market. Based on the empirical analysis of...

"...Miriam Schröder scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid actors' performance on the local Chinese carbon market. Based on the empirical analysis of.... Miriam Schröder scrutinizes the strengths and weaknesses of hybrid actors' performance on the local Chinese carbon market. Based on the empirical analysis of the effectiveness of four provincial centers for the diffusion of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), a market mechanism for emission reductions.. ..."

Miriam Schröder

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International Negotiation in China and India

A Comparison of the Emerging Business Giants

Negotiation is an important managerial skill. The ability to negotiate across cultures becomes even more challenging due to differences in institutional...

"...Negotiation is an important managerial skill. The ability to negotiate across cultures becomes even more challenging due to differences in institutional.... Negotiation is an important managerial skill. The ability to negotiate across cultures becomes even more challenging due to differences in institutional practices. This book explores how the institutional environment in India and China shapes their negotiating behavior.. ..."

By Rajesh Kumar and Verner Worm

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Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.

A Dialogue on Inequality and Minority Education

This volume is the first to comprehensively examine Chinese’s affirmative action policies in the critical area of minority education, the most important...

By Minglang Zhou and Ann Maxwell Hill

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China's Environmental Crisis

Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses

This wide-ranging and path-breaking collection of essays on China’s environmental crisis takes a new approach, transcending the typical “gloom and doom” media...

By Joel Jay Kassiola and Sujian Guo

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Soft Power in China

Public Diplomacy through Communication

The idea of soft power figures crucially in the story of China’s re-emergence as a global power. While the debate on the intentions and merits of its global...

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The importance of soft power is one of the most striking features of contemporary international relations. The concept of soft power has a strong appeal...

By Jan Melissen and Sook Jong Lee

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