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    Contemporary China (Contemporary States and Societies) (Paperback) By (author) Dr. Kerry Brown

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    DescriptionChina has created its own distinctive pathway to becoming one of the world's largest economies - and the country's economic and political development over the next decade will have profound implications for the rest of the world. Knowledge of contemporary China is therefore essential for anyone who seeks to understand politics, business and international affairs in the twenty-first century. Assuming no prior knowledge, this book presents an accessible and engaging introduction to all aspects of China. Following a scene-setting chapter on the making of modern-day China, the book moves on to examine the country's political and economic structures, its society and culture, and its changing place in the world. Looking to the future, the book also considers the demographic and political challenges which China now faces. Kerry Brown shows that there is a vibrant debate within the country about what China is, in what direction it might go and what sort of power it should become. The text is illustrated throughout with figures and tables, boxes focusing on key issues and an extensive guide to further reading and useful websites. This accessible and lively book is the ideal starting point for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.


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    Title
    Contemporary China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Kerry Brown
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 232
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781137281579
    ISBN 10: 113728157X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.3
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPH
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 68
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JMG
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    BISAC V2.8: POL024000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    BISAC V2.8: POL023000, POL031000, POL020000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FPC
    LC classification: JS
    BISAC region code: 2.5.1.0.0.0.0
    BIC subject category V2: 3JMG
    DC23: 951.0612
    Thema V1.0: JBCC1, JPH, KC, JPFN
    Illustrations note
    10 black & white tables, 3 figures, 1 maps
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    26 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    KERRY BROWN is Director of the China Studies Centre and Professor of Chinese Politics at the University of Sydney, Australia.
    Table of contents
    Introduction What is China? The Making of Modern China The New Chinese Economy The Communist Party and Chinese Politics How China is Governed The Economy of Modern China Chinese Society Chinese Culture China and the World Conclusion