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Chinese Models of Development : Global, Local, and Comparative Perspectives

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Discussion of the "Chinese Model" abounds with the rise of China. This volume analyzes the Chinese case in a theoretical framework, provides an evolutionary perspective, and compares it with other models of development. Instead of focusing on one specific case, the book's contributors shed light on the application of theories of international relations, comparative politics, and development studies to the topic under deliberation. This book reflects that the "uniqueness" of the Chinese model should also be put in an historical and evolutionary context. It also provides insights into comparisons with other models of development, such as the East Asian model and experiences of the former Soviet Union. The authors in the book argue that while globalization constrains state power, it may also open new windows of accommodation and adjustments. Linkages between the domestic dynamics of development and external forces of change become pertinent in understanding the Chinese models of development.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.48mm | 612.35g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 12 tables, 57 graphs
  • 0739192264
  • 9780739192269

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[T]he essays in this volume provide some fruitful material to contemplate as we think about comparing China to other places or experiences, and what makes China's experience during the post-Mao period unique. Pacific Affairs In the light of China's triumphant emergence from the Global Financial Crisis there has been increasing interest in the "Chinese Consensus" or model of development. This collection provides a multifaceted analysis of China's models of development, both national and local, political and economic, from both comparative and international perspectives--a most timely and interesting overview of China's constantly evolving developmental path. -- Lowell Dittmer, University of California, Berkeley The outstanding scholarly analyses in this volume place the Chinese model of economic and political development in a valuable comparative perspective. The contributors compare the experience of post-Mao China with the paths of development taken earlier under the leadership of Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, and Mao Zedong, as well as with those subsequently adopted in Taiwan, Russia, and Vietnam. Suggesting that 'Mainland China has now walked into Taiwan's past,' the editors ask whether it will follow Taiwan in evolving into a market democracy or whether it will retain its statist and authoritarian features. Either way, they argue that the success and failures of the Chinese experience will have a significant influence on the development strategies of other emerging economies -- Harry Harding, University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy Placing the Chinese model in a historical, evolutionary, and comparative context, this collection of chapters by noted scholars of Chinese and East Asian politics makes a major contribution to our understanding of political development of contemporary China. All chapters are clearly written and original, providing many fresh and unique insights into the ongoing China model debate. -- Suisheng Zhao, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, and Editor of Journal of Contemporary Chinashow more

About Tse-Kang Leng

Tse-Kang Leng is research fellow at the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and professor of political science at National Chengchi University. Yu-Shan Wu is distinguished research fellow and director of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and professor of political science at National Taiwan University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Sources of Regime Legitimacy and the Debate over the Chinese Model Yun-han Chu Chapter 2: All Roads Lead to Rome: Modern Economic Growth and the Chinese Model Xiaoming Huang Chapter 3: Comparing Development Models in Mainland China and Taiwan: A Macro Analytical Framework Yu-Shan Wu Chapter 4: Political Economies of Reform and Reaction: The Russian & Chinese Cases Compared, 1965-2010 Allen C. Lynch Chapter 5: The Sino-Vietnamese Model: Path and Future Brantly Womack Chapter 6: Local Governance and Cultural Industry in China: The Case of Nanjing Tse-Kang Leng Chapter 7: Whither the Local Autonomy under the "China Model"? The Political Economy of China's 2008 Stimulus Package Szu-chien Hsu and Hans H.Tung Chapter 8: China's Development Model in Comparative Perspective: Hegemony, Power, and History in International Relations David C. Kang Chapter 9: Public Opinion, Nationalism and China's Cooperative International Behavior Rumi Aoyama Chapter 10: China and the United States Respond to the Crisis: Cooperation or Conflict? Herman Schwartzshow more