Understanding Contemporary China

Understanding Contemporary China

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The third edition of "Understanding Contemporary China" retains all the useful features of the previous editions, but has been thoroughly updated to reflect such current issues and challenges as China's dynamic economic growth; its changing social and political culture; its growing international presence as a mediator, investor, and disburser of foreign aid; recent developments in the standoff with Taiwan; and the ever growing impact of environmental degradation.Assuming no prior knowledge on the part of the reader, the book was designed as a core text for "Introduction to China" courses and can also be used effectively in a variety of discipline-oriented curriculums (especially political science and sociology). Numerous maps and photographs enhance the text.show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 14mm | 299.37g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1588265943
  • 9781588265944
  • 364,543

Table of contents

Introduction - R.E. Gamer.; China: A Geographic Preface - S.W. Toops.; The Historical Context - R. Murphey.; Chinese Politics - R.E. Gamer.; China's Economy - S. Tong and 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.show more

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.show more

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