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 inter-related themes of unity, stability and development, chapters explore distinct issues and debate their significance for domestic China and 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 * Population growth * 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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 17.78mm | 544.31g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 28 black & white illustrations, 18 black & white tables, 28 black & white line drawings
  • 1138917354
  • 9781138917354
  • 1,362,716

About Czeslaw Tubilewicz

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

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 Tubilewiczshow more