Critical Issues in Contemporary China

Critical Issues in Contemporary China : Unity, Stability and Development

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Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development comprehensively examines key problems crucial to understanding modern-day China.

Organized around three interrelated themes of unity, stability and development, each chapter explores distinct issues and debate their significance for China domestically and for Beijing's engagement with the wider world. While presenting contending explanatory approaches, contributors advance arguments to further critical discussion on selected topics.

Main issues analysed include:

political change
military transformation
legal reforms
economic development
energy security
environmental degradation
food security and safety
demographic trends
migration and urbanization
labour unrest
health and education
social inequalities
ethnic conflicts
Hong Kong's integration
cross-Strait relations.

Given its thorough and up-to-date assessment of major political, social and economic challenges facing China, this fully revised and substantially expanded new edition is an essential read for any student of Chinese Studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 298 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 703g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 28 Line drawings, black and white; 18 Tables, black and white; 28 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138917346
  • 9781138917347

Table of contents

1. Muddling Authoritarianism, Czeslaw Tubilewicz

2. The Chinese Communist Party's Evolution, Kerry Brown

3. Military Transformation, You Ji

4. Legal Reforms, Xiong Ping and Philip Griffith

5. Economic Development Strategy, Jane Golley

6. Energy Security, Monique Taylor

7. Environmental Degradation, Wu Fengshi and Richard L. Edmonds

8. Food Security and Safety, Zhou Guanqi

9. Demographic Trends, Robert Ash

10. Migration and Urbanisation, Tan Yan

11. Inequality of Opportunities, Kong Tao, Jane Golley and Dong Lu

12. The New Labour Movement, Parry Leung

13. Social Change, Li Yinan and Colin Mackerras

14. Ethnic Minorities, Colin Mackerras

15. Hong Kong's Integration, Alvin Y. So

16. Cross-Strait Unification Strategies, Czeslaw Tubilewicz
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About Czeslaw Tubilewicz

Czeslaw Tubilewicz is a senior lecturer at the School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, Australia.
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