Understanding Contemporary China
"Understanding Contemporary China" offers students a readable, well-grounded exploration of the most crucial issues affecting China today. It is hoped that the book will be used effectively in a wide variety of discipline-oriented curriculums. Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book begins with an overview of China's geography and cultural history. The authors then provide thorough analyses not only of the country's politics, economy, and international relations, but also of demographic trends, environmental problems, family patterns, the role of women in development, and religion and cultural expression. Each chapter provides historical context, and each topic is covered with reference to the latest available scholarship. All of the chapters in this second edition have been fully revised and updated to reflect the rapid pace of change in China. Numerous maps and photographs enhance the text.
- Paperback | 440 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 612.36g
- 31 Aug 2003
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
- maps, photos
Table of contents
China: A Geographic Preface, S.W. Toops; The Historical Context, R. Murphey; Chinese Politics, R.E. Gamer; China's Economy, J. Wong; China Beyond the Heartland, R.E. Gamer; International Relations, R.E. Gamer; Population Growth and Urbanization, M. Rong; China's Environmental Problems, R.L. Edmonds; Family, Kinship, Marriage, and Sexuality, X. Zang; Women and Development, L. Bossen; Religion, H. Chan and A.Y.C. King; Literature and Popular Culture, C.A. Laughlin; Trends and Prospects, R.E. Gamer.
About Robert E. Gamer
Robert E. Gamer is professor of political science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His publications include Governments and Politics in a Changing World and The Developing Nations: A Comparative Perspective.