Modern China and the New World

Modern China and the New World : The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century

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Randall Doyle and Boshu Zhang have grappled with several of the most important issues relating to the rise of modern China at the beginning of a new millennium in their new book, Modern China and the New World: The Reemergence of the Middle Kingdom in the 21st Century. Topics such as geopolitical influence, U.S.-China relations, the continued role of Henry Kissinger, the Tibet question, and the transformation of the Chinese political system are addressed in this insightful and knowledgeable work.show more

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  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0739171879
  • 9780739171875

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The book, Modern China and the New World, presents some of the most important issues confronting present-day China with the authors' insightful views. As an expert on the Asian-Pacific studies, Professor Doyle acknowledges China's role in shaping the future of the world in topics such as China's foreign policy and its relations to the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific neighbors. As the best constitutional and political scholar in China, Dr. Zhang is well recognized by the free intellectual world and ranked as one of the top 100 public intellectuals by Chinese citizens, despite the fact of being kicked out of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a think-tank for the Central Government of China. Dr. Zhang's calm, wisdom, and constructive ideas are reflected in his writings on the role of political reforms in Chinese society and an analysis of the 'Tibetan Issues' for China's central government. Altogether, Professors Doyle and Zhang have put together a book that is timely and relevant on matters concerning China and its future role in regional and global affairs. -- Take Bane Wang, Roger Williams University As a productive author, Dr. Randall Doyle has accomplished so much in the past decade. This volume is his newly co-authored book in which he offers insights on complex issues concerning China. Although some points introduced by him and his co-author may be controversial, general readers can find in this book a useful source to deepen their understanding of the complicated situation inside and outside China, as their attention-grabbing analysis and provocative discourse provide a different perspective. -- Patrick Fuliang Shan, Grand Valley State Universityshow more

About Randall Doyle

Randall Doyle is currently a Franklin Fellow at the U.S. Department of State. His primary focus is upon democracy, human rights and labor throughout Southeast Asia. This prestigious merit-based fellowship program was created by the U.S. State Department, in 2008, to recruit individuals with significant and successful backgrounds involving various aspects of American foreign policy. Professor Doyle taught East Asian History, Asia-Pacific History, Modern China and American Diplomatic History at Central Michigan University from 2006 to 2011. Dr. Doyle has lived, studied and/or worked in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America during his academic career. Zhang Boshu was born in Beijing in 1955. He received an MA in economics from Zhongguo Renmin Daxue in 1982 and in 1985 passed the entrance examination for the Institute of Philosophy of the graduate school of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. His research has been on critical theory in continental Europe in modern western philosophy. He obtained MA and PhD degrees in philosophy in 1988 and 1991. He has held a post in the Philosophy Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1991 to the present. In recent years he has striven to understand the lessons of success and failure in the history of the past century of China's democratic transition and institutional modernization. He has gradually settled upon criticism of 20th Century Chinese despotism as his main research topic.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Part I: New Geopolitical Dynamics in East Asia and Asia-Pacific Chapter 1: The New 'Great Game' Emerging in East Asia: The Coming Struggle for Regional Supremacy, by Randall Doyle Chapter 2: The Asia-Pacific Region: 'The Geographical Pivot of History' in the 21st Century, by Randall Doyle Chapter 3: The American Mandarin: Henry Kissinger and the Reemergence of China, by Randall Doyle Part II: The Middle Kingdom and Domestic Challenges Chapter 4: China's Constitutional Reform: The Background, The Goal, The Procedures and The Constraints, by Zhang Boshu Chapter 5: The Way to Resolve the Tibet Issue, by Zhang Boshushow more