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Handbook of the Politics of China

Edited by David S.G. Goodman, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
The Handbook of the Politics of China is a comprehensive resource introducing readers to the very latest in research on Chinese politics. David Goodman provides an introduction to the key structures and issues, providing the foundations on which later learning can be built. It contains four sections of new and original research, dealing with leadership and institutions, public policy, political economy and social change, and international relations and includes a comprehensive bibliography. Each of the 26 chapters has been written by an established authority in the field and each reviews the literature on the topic, and presents the latest findings of research. An essential primer for the study of China’s politics.
Extent: 576 pp
Hardback Price: $280.00 Web: $252.00
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78254 436 4
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  • Asian Studies
  • Asian Politics and Policy
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Asian Politics
The Handbook of the Politics of China is a comprehensive resource introducing readers to the very latest in research on Chinese politics. David Goodman provides an introduction to the key structures and issues, providing the foundations on which later learning can be built. Including a comprehensive bibliography, it is an ideal reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students and academics.

The Handbook contains four sections of new and original research, dealing with leadership and institutions, public policy, political economy and social change, and international relations. Each of the 26 chapters has been written by a leading internationally-established authority in the field and each reviews the literature on the topic, and presents the latest findings of research.

Presenting the state of the art of the field, this reader-oriented Handbook is an essential primer for the study of China’s politics.
‘ . . . Handbook of the Politics of China provides a thorough survey of various aspects of Chinese politics, which scholars and students alike will find very useful.’
– Zhiqun Zhu, Ph.D., International Social Science Review

‘What an impressively successful venture! The authors are experts, who offer here authoritative, research-based, brand-new findings, excellent coverage of extant literature, new ideas and novel interpretations, analyses of controversies concerning their topics, and fascinating case studies. While specialists absolutely need to consult every chapter, its clarity and comprehensibility – plus its provision of definitions and distinctions – mean it is pitched such that even the totally uninitiated can absorb its information. Overall, a most superb collection, going well beyond what one would imagine a “handbook” might hold.’
– Dorothy J. Solinger, University of California, Irvine, US
Contributors: S. Breslin, K. Brown, A. Camarena, C. Cartier, M. Chen, J. A.Donaldson, J. Dosch, J. Duckett, B. Gill, D.S.G. Goodman, Y. Guo, W. Guohui, J.Y.J. Hsu, D. Hu, Y. Ji, K. Kojima, F. Li, L.C. Li, W.J. Morgan, B. Naughton, J.C. Oi, L.H. Ong, J. Reilly, S. Suzuki, F.C. Teiwes, G. Wang, Z. Wang, X.Yan, D.L.Yang, X. Zang, Y. Zheng








Contents:

The Study of Contemporary Chinese Politics: A Reader’s Guide
David S.G. Goodman

PART I LEADERSHIP, INSTITUTIONS AND STRUCTURES
1. The Study of Elite Political Conflict in the PRC: Politics inside the ‘Black Box’
Frederick C. Teiwes

2. Ideology of the Chinese Communist Party
Kazuko Kojima

3. The Chinese Communist Party: An Institutional Perspective
Zheng Yongnian and Chen Gang

4. The Central Government
Yan Xu and Dali L. Yang

5. Provincial Politics
Bo Zhiyue

6. Local Governance: The Roles of the People’s Congresses and the People’s Political Consultative Conferences
Minglu Chen

7. Post-Deng Transformation of the People’s Liberation Army: Changes, Continuities and Consequences
You Ji

PART II PUBLIC POLICY
8. Managing Government Finance
Linda Chelan Li

9. Administrative Territory
Carolyn Cartier and Hu De

10. Economic Policy
Barry Naughton

11. Regional Development Policy and Regional Inequality
John A. Donaldson

12. China’s Nationality Policy from the Perspective of International Minority Rights
Xiaowei Zang

13. Education: From Egalitarian Ideology to Public Policy
W. John Morgan and Fengliang Li

14. Welfare and Social Security
Wang Guohui and Jane Duckett

PART III POLITICAL ECONOMY AND SOCIAL CHANGE
15. Corruption and Anti-corruption
Dali Yang and Yan Xu

16. The Class Politics of the Chinese Communist Party
Yingjie Guo

17. From Xianglin’s Wife to the Iron Girls: The Politics of Gender Representation
Wang Zheng

18. Rural Development
Jean C. Oi

19. Non-governmental Organizations
Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

20. Reports of Social Unrest: Basic characteristics, Trends and Patterns, 2003-12
Lynette H. Ong

PART IV INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
21. China on the World Stage
Shaun Breslin

22. Economic Statecraft
James Reilly

23. East Asia
Shogo Suzuki

24. Admiration, Ambivalence, Antipathy: The Past and Future for US-China Relations
Bates Gill

25. Southeast Asia
Alberto Camarena and Jörn Dosch

26. China and the European Union
Kerry Brown

Index