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Politics in East Asia: Explaining Change and Continuity

Timothy C. Lim

This systematic, innovative introduction to the dynamic politics and political economies of China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan teaches students how to think analytically, critically, and independently about the most significant developments in the region. The text offers in-depth coverage of the unique experiences of each country, all within the framework of an explicit    More >

Politics in East Asia: Explaining Change and Continuity

Why India Matters

Maya Chadda

Why is India's rise on the world stage so controversial? How can a state that is losing authority to its regions at the same time grow in international importance? Exploring an apparent paradox, Maya Chadda shows how culture, politics, wealth, and policy have combined to forge a distinctive Indian path to power, both nationally and in the international arena.    More >

Why India Matters

China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics

Mark Beeson and Fujian Li

Has China's much-discussed "charm offensive" come to an end? Are fears about the country's more assertive foreign policies justified? How will a rising China interact with its regional neighbors? Mark Beeson and Fujian Li address these questions by comprehensively exploring the nature, effectiveness, and implications of China's foreign policy strategy in Asia and Australia.    More >

China’s Regional Relations: Evolving Foreign Policy Dynamics

Northeast Asia’s Nuclear Challenges

Su Hoon Lee, editor

An array of challenges threaten the peace and security of Northeast Asia, not least how to contain a nuclear North Korea and ensure the safety of the region’s nuclear power structure. Addressing multiple dimensions of these crucial issues, the authors of Northeast Asia's Nuclear Challenges highlight the cooperative approaches needed not only among the primary actors—China, the two    More >

Northeast Asia’s Nuclear Challenges

Will This Be China’s Century?: A Skeptic’s View

Mel Gurtov

Mel Gurtov takes issue with the widespread view that China is on the way to rivaling or even displacing the United States as the dominant world power. Gurtov identifies serious constraints that will keep the country's leadership focused for the foreseeable future on challenges at home. Arguing that China's economic rise has exacerbated problems of social inequality, environmental    More >

Will This Be China’s Century?: A Skeptic’s View

Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia

Hyo-sook Kim and David M. Potter, editors

In recent years, China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan have been transformed from aid recipients to aid donors, raising a number of questions. What motivated these four countries to embark on aid programs? Do their policies represent new approaches to poverty alleviation? Do they reinforce or disrupt the emerging consensus within the international community on aid policy harmonization and    More >

Foreign Aid Competition in Northeast Asia

Politics and Society in Contemporary China

Elizabeth Freund Larus

This authoritative text captures the dynamism of Chinese politics and society. Elizabeth Larus begins with a broad sweep of China's modern history—from the imperial era to the present—providing essential context for understanding the current political environment. She then makes sense of the dramatic political, social, and economic changes that have occurred across some six    More >

Politics and Society in Contemporary China

Nuclear North Korea: Regional Dynamics, Failed Policies, and Ideas for Ending a Global Stalemate

Su Hoon Lee, editor

North Korea's development of weapons of mass destruction has not only affected regional security, but also caused considerable anxiety at the global level. The authors of Nuclear North Korea explore the whats, whys, and hows of the DPRK's nuclear program and offer fresh ideas on how to contain the country's nuclear ambitions.    More >

Nuclear North Korea: Regional Dynamics, Failed Policies, and Ideas for Ending a Global Stalemate

The US-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges

Scott Snyder, editor

How can the United States and South Korea best cooperate to address new security challenges? Can the US-ROK alliance serve to advance South Korea's interests and at the same time help the US to more effectively pursue its own global and regional security objectives? In the context of these questions, the authors explore the possibilities for enhanced cooperation in both traditional and    More >

The US-South Korea Alliance: Meeting New Security Challenges

Taiwan’s Political Economy: Meeting Challenges, Pursuing Progress

Cal Clark and Alexander C. Tan

Taiwan's economic and political transformation was once considered a model for developing nations, but in recent decades, the momentum has stalled. Why? Cal Clark and Alexander Tan explain the country's paradoxical political economy, tracing its achievements and exploring its challenges. The authors appraise Taiwan's hard-won accomplishments—a legitimate democracy and a    More >

Taiwan’s Political Economy: Meeting Challenges, Pursuing Progress

Turkey and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relations in Transition

Ronald H. Linden, Ahmet O. Evin, Kemal Kirişci, Thomas Straubhaar, Nathalie Tocci, Juliette Tolay, Joshua W. Walker

Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the nature, direction, and impact of Turkey's foreign relations in its neighborhood—a region that encompasses Europe, the Middle East, the Black and Caspian seas, and the Caucasus. The authors of this original collection explore those changes, the causes behind them, and their impact on Turkey's ties with its traditional allies in the    More >

Turkey and Its Neighbors: Foreign Relations in Transition

Working Toward Peace and Prosperity in Afghanistan

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber, editor

Addressing the trust deficit that has developed between the people of Afghanistan and the international community, the authors of this book grapple with key issues related to the implementation of a draw-down strategy. Their analyses and recommendations cover a broad range of topics, including Afghanistan's security environment, governance and the rule of law, the role of civil society,    More >

Working Toward Peace and Prosperity in Afghanistan

China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory

Adrian H. Hearn and José Luis León-Manríquez, editors

While world attention is focused on the Middle East, what inroads is China making in Latin America? In China Engages Latin America, experts from three continents provide local answers to this global question. The authors explore the multiple motivations driving the establishment of new Sino–Latin American linkages, the nature of those linkages, and the reactions that they have generated.    More >

China Engages Latin America: Tracing the Trajectory

China and India: Great Power Rivals

Mohan Malik

Despite burgeoning trade and cultural links, China and India remain fierce competitors in a world of global economic rebalancing, power shifts, resource scarcity, environmental degradation, and other transnational security threats. Mohan Malik explores this increasingly important and complex relationship, grounding his analysis in the history of the two countries. Malik describes a geopolitical    More >

China and India: Great Power Rivals

The Struggle for Civil Society in Central Asia: Crisis and Transformation

Charles Buxton

Charles Buxton traces the gradual establishment of the civil society sector in the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, countries that find themselves today negotiating a complicated path between capitalist and socialist systems.    More >

The Struggle for Civil Society in Central Asia: Crisis and Transformation

Afghanistan’s Troubled Transition: Politics, Peacekeeping, and the 2004 Presidential Election

Scott Seward Smith

Scott Seward Smith focuses on Afghanistan's 2004 presidential election—the first popular election ever held there—as he explores the painstaking attempt by the United Nations to develop democratic institutions in the country. Smith thoroughly describes the personalities, policies, bureaucracies, and external factors that shaped the faltering transition process from 2001 through    More >

Afghanistan’s Troubled Transition: Politics, Peacekeeping, and the 2004 Presidential Election

Masculinity and Japan’s Foreign Relations

Yumiko Mikanagi

Transformations in both Japan's domestic culture and its foreign relations in the last two decades have led to, among other outcomes, a shift to a more militarized defense policy. Yumiko Mikanagi explores an intriguing aspect of this shift: changes in what is considered masculine in contemporary Japanese society. Tracing the alternations between dominant "warrior" and    More >

Masculinity and Japan’s Foreign Relations

North Korea: Development, Human Rights, and Democracy

North Korea Modernization Research Group

How can members of the international donor community help to quickly improve the overall welfare of the North Korean people? What kind of sustainable development plan will enhance the long-term human rights situation in North Korea?  Will gains in development and human rights trigger political liberalization? The authors of this volume discuss these challenges and suggest concrete ideas to    More >

North Korea: Development, Human Rights, and Democracy

Building State and Security in Afghanistan

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber with Robert P. Finn, editors

Bridging the pragmatic and the theoretical, leading scholars and policy analysts delve into the critical issues facing Afghanistan today. Their exploration of questions relating to security and peacekeeping, the rule of law, institutional design, mobilization of the economy, and relations within the region provides a crucial resource for understanding not only Afghanistan’s prospects, but    More >

Building State and Security in Afghanistan

Understanding Contemporary India, 2nd edition

Neil DeVotta, editor

Explaining the paradoxical nature of the world’s largest and most diverse democracy, this new edition of Understanding Contemporary India has been thoroughly revised to reflect nearly a decade of change. The book includes entirely new chapters on history, international relations, caste, and the role of women, as well as extensively updated material on politics, the economy, environmental    More >

Understanding Contemporary India, 2nd edition

Law and Democracy in South Korea: Democratic Development Since 1987

Dae-Kyu Yoon

The sweeping changes that have taken place in South Korea's governing institutions since the adoption of a new constitution in 1987 have affected and even transformed many aspects of Korean society. Dae-Kyu Yoon adopts a legal perspective to explore the trajectory of the country's democratic consolidation. Ranging from processes to structures to issues of social justice, he sheds important    More >

Law and Democracy in South Korea: Democratic Development Since 1987

China, the Developing World, and the New Global Dynamic

Lowell Dittmer and George T. Yu, editors

With China's rise as a major player in international affairs, how have its policies toward developing countries changed? And how do those policies now fit with its overall foreign policy goals? This timely book explores the complexities of China's evolving relationship with the developing world. The authors first examine the political and economic implications of China's efforts to    More >

China, the Developing World, and the New Global Dynamic

The Dynamics of Change in North Korea: An Institutionalist Perspective

Phillip H. Park

As North Korea struggles to cope with a failing economy, there have been clear signs of an incipient decentralization of governance, an expansion of private markets, and a growing sense of individualism within society. The origins, impact, and implications of these developments are thoroughly explored in The Dynamics of Change in North Korea. The authors consider both the nature of the ongoing    More >

The Dynamics of Change in North Korea: An Institutionalist Perspective

Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor

James DeShaw Rae

Did the United Nations successfully help to build a just, peaceful state and society in postconflict East Timor? Has transitional justice satisfied local demands for accountability and/or reconciliation? What lessons can be learned from the UN’s efforts? Drawing on extensive field work, James DeShaw Rae offers a grassroots perspective on the relationship between peacebuilding and    More >

Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice in East Timor

China's Rural Development Policy: Exploring the "New Socialist Countryside"

Minzi Su

As China strives to achieve nothing less than a "harmonious society"—despite the pronounced and institutionalized class structure that divides rural Chinese from urban, eastern from western, and rich from poor— a key element of that effort is a "new socialist countryside." Minzi Su assesses the prospects for China's rural revitalization programs now in their    More >

China's Rural Development Policy: Exploring the "New Socialist Countryside"

Political Islam in Southeast Asia

Gordon P. Means

Gordon Means traces the evolution of Islamic politics in Southeast Asia, ranging from the early arrival of Islam in the region to the challenges it generates, and faces, today. Means’s analysis encompasses the events and actions shaping Islamic politics, as well as the impact of Islamic politics on government and public policy outcomes. It also offers insightful answers to such questions    More >

Political Islam in Southeast Asia

China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security

Scott Snyder

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! With China now South Korea's number one trading partner and destination for foreign investment and tourism, what are the implications for politics and security in East Asia? Scott Snyder explores the transformation of the Sino–South Korean relationship since the early 1990s. Snyder considers the strategic significance of recent developments in    More >

China's Rise and the Two Koreas:  Politics, Economics, Security

Collective Violence in Indonesia

Ashutosh Varshney, editor

Since the end of Suharto's so-called New Order (1966-1998) in Indonesia and the eruption of vicious group violence, a number of questions have engaged the minds of scholars and other observers. How widespread is the group violence? What forms—ethnic, religious, economic—has it primarily taken? Have the clashes of the post-Suharto years been significantly more widespread, or worse,    More >

Collective Violence in Indonesia

China's New Role in Africa

Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor explores the nature and implications of China's burgeoning role in Africa, arguing that Beijing is using Africa not only as a source of needed raw materials and potential new markets, but also to bolster its own position on the international stage. After tracing the history of Sino-African relations, Taylor addresses key current issues: What will be the long-term consequences,    More >

China's New Role in Africa

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

Bruce Gilley and Larry Diamond, editors

How might China become a democracy? And what lessons, if any, might Taiwan's experience of democratization hold for China's future? The authors of this volume consider these questions, both through comparisons of Taiwan's historical experience with the current period of economic and social change in the PRC, and through more focused analysis of China's current, and possible future,    More >

Political Change in China: Comparisons with Taiwan

Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact

Sherry L. Martin and Gill Steel, editors

Widespread dissatisfaction in Japan in the 1990s set the stage for numerous political reforms aimed at enhancing representation and accountability. But have these reforms in fact improved the quality of Japanese democracy? Through the lens of this question, the authors explore contemporary Japanese politics at the national, local, and grassroots levels. Their systematic analysis of when and how    More >

Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact

Taiwan's Security Policy: External Threats and Domestic Politics

Michael S. Chase

Confounding expectations, Taiwan reduced its military spending for many years even as its sole adversary, the People's Republic of China, modernized its military and significantly increased its defense budget. Michael Chase examines the key factors that have shaped Taiwan's security policy over a span of three decades. Chase explores both the role of US security assurances in formulating    More >

Taiwan's Security Policy: External Threats and Domestic Politics

Party Politics in East Asia: Citizens, Elections, and Democratic Development

Russell J. Dalton, Doh Chull Shin, and Yun-han Chu, editors

Assessing the trajectory of democratization in East Asia, this volume offers a systematic and tightly integrated analysis of party-system development in countries across the region. The authors utilize unprecedented cross-national survey data to examine the institutional structure of party systems, the range of choices these systems represent, and their connection to voting preferences. They also    More >

Party Politics in East Asia: Citizens, Elections, and Democratic Development

Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State

Thomas U. Berger, Mike M. Mochizuki, and Jitsuo Tsuchiyama, editors

How have shifts in both the international environment and domestic politics affected the trajectory of Japanese foreign policy? Does it still make sense to depict Japan as passive and reactive, or have the country's leaders become strategic and proactive? Japan in International Politics presents a nuanced picture of Japanese foreign policy, emphasizing the ways in which slow, adaptive changes,    More >

Japan in International Politics: The Foreign Policies of an Adaptive State

Money Politics in Japan: New Rules, Old Practices

Matthew Carlson

Have the far-reaching political reforms enacted in Japan more than a decade ago succeeded in reducing corruption and the high costs of elections? Or have the results been "business as usual"? Matthew Carlson analyzes the ebb and flow of money in Japanese politics, drawing on extensive fieldwork and detailed campaign-finance data to investigate campaign practices, party strategies, and    More >

Money Politics in Japan: New Rules, Old Practices

Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific

Katherine Palmer Kaup, editor

Covering China, Japan, the Koreas, and all of the ASEAN member states, Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most complex and rapidly changing regions in the world today. This accessible, up-to-date volume is designed to be used as a core text for "Introduction to Asia" and "Asian Politics" courses and also as a supplement    More >

Understanding Contemporary Asia Pacific

Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy

Roland Rich

What does democracy look like in Pacific Asia? Can democratic governance in the region survive the challenges of corruption, violence, and soft authoritarianism? What impact are economic pressures likely to have? These are among the broad questions tackled in Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy, a comparative study of democratic structures and practices in Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea,    More >

Pacific Asia in Quest of Democracy

The Changing Dynamics of Southeast Asian Politics

Jörn Dosch

Focusing on the nexus between global, regional, and national dynamics in Southeast Asia, Jörn Dosch explores the profound political changes that have occurred in recent years both within the region and in its international relations. Dosch first examines the realm of foreign policy, with an emphasis on the link between democratization and the conduct of foreign affairs. Subsequent chapters    More >

The Changing Dynamics of Southeast Asian Politics

Citizen Power, Politics, and the "Asian Miracle": Reassessing the Dynamics

O. Fiona Yap

Departing from characterizations of Asian governments as benevolent overlords and Asian citizens as politically naive and/or docile, Fiona Yap explores the dynamic interactions between state and citizenry in the arena of economic policies.   Yap focuses on the cases of Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan to show that, with the strategic use of activities ranging from labor unrest    More >

Citizen Power, Politics, and the "Asian Miracle": Reassessing the Dynamics

China in World Politics: Policies, Processes, Prospects, 2nd Edition

Judith F. Kornberg and John R. Faust

Introducing students to China's foreign policy, the authors outline the political, security, economic, and social issues the country faces in the emerging 21st century. Each chapter of the book familiarizes the reader with the Chinese framework for analyzing the issues in question. Alternate policy choices are suggested, along with supporting data for each course of action. Discussion and    More >

China in World Politics: Policies, Processes, Prospects, 2nd Edition

Japan's Security Agenda: Military, Economic, and Environmental Dimensions

Christopher W. Hughes

Long constrained as a security actor by constitutional as well as external factors, Japan now increasingly is called to play a greater role in stabilizing both the Asia-Pacific region and the entire international system. Japan's Security Agenda explores the country's diplomatic, political, military, and economic concerns and policies within this new context.   Hughes looks closely    More >

Japan's Security Agenda: Military, Economic, and Environmental Dimensions

Militant Islam in Southeast Asia: Crucible of Terror

Zachary Abuza

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Islamic extremism in Southeast Asia has moved beyond a matter of local concern to one of global significance—as the events of the past decade have so clearly demonstrated. Drawing on intensive on-the-ground investigation and interviews with key militants, Zachary Abuza explains the emergence of radical Islamist groups in the region, examines Al-Qaida's    More >

Militant Islam in Southeast Asia: Crucible of Terror

Japan: The Burden of Success

Jean-Marie Bouissou

On publication in France, Jean-Marie Bouissou's depiction of modern Japan was acclaimed as "the best of its kind." This English-language translation has been updated to cover events through 2001 and augmented with an overview of Japan's pre-1945 historical legacy. In the tradition of French scholarship—which rejects a narrowly focused approach—the book encompasses all    More >

Japan: The Burden of Success

North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom

Han S. Park

Despite isolation, an impoverished economy, mass starvation, and the challenge of leadership succession, North Korea's socialist state continues to survive. Han Park explores the reasons for this resilience, concentrating on the implications of mass beliefs and political ideology for the country's political life. Park begins with an examination of Juche, or self-reliance, the ideology    More >

North Korea: The Politics of Unconventional Wisdom

Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition

Vidhu Verma

Vidhu Verma tracks two simultaneous processes in Malaysia: the increasing aspirations for democratic governance, and the emergence of the Islamic party as a major force in Malaysian politics.   Verma argues that rapid and often forced modernization and development have created severe tensions in contemporary Malaysia, providing Islamist parties with the space to create a political-cultural    More >

Malaysia: State and Civil Society in Transition

Renovating Politics in Contemporary Vietnam

Zachary Abuza

Moving from the 1950s to the present, Zachary Abuza explores Vietnamese politics and culture through the lens of the internal debates over political reform. Abuza focuses on issues of representation, intellectual freedom, the rise of civil society, and the emergence of a "loyal opposition," assessing the prospects for change. He finds that, while some mildly dissident groups may add    More >

From Opposition to Power: Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party

Shelley Rigger

On March 18, 2000, Taiwan's voters stunned the world by choosing Chen Shui-bian, the candidate of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), to be their president. A host of new issues quickly became the subject of debate. What is the DPP? Where did it come from and what does it stand for? How will it use its newly won power? Will it risk war with mainland China in pursuit of    More >

State and Nation in South Asia

Swarna Rajagopalan

What makes a national community out of a state? Addressing this fundamental question, Rajagopalan studies national integration from the perspective of three South Asian communities—Tamilians in India, Sindhis in Pakistan, and Tamils in Sri Lanka—that have a history of secessionism in common, but with vastly different outcomes. Rajagopalan investigates why integration is relatively    More >

State and Nation in South Asia

Consolidating Democracy in South Korea

Larry Diamond and Byung-Kook Kim, editors

Since its inception in 1987, Korean democracy has been an arena of continual drama and baffling contradictions: periodic waves of societal mobilization and disenchantment; initial continuity in political leadership, followed by the successive election to the presidency of two former opposition leaders and the arrest of two former heads of state; a constant stream of party renamings and    More >

China UnderJiang Zemin

Hung-mao Tien and Yun-han Chu, editors

China Under Jiang Zemin represents the first major scholarly effort to analyze the evolution of China’s new leadership, taking as its starting point the pivotal Fifteenth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, held in September 1997. Proceeding from a detailed portrait of the political landscape at the opening of the Jiang Zemin era, the authors provide rich detail of the various    More >

Building Democracy in South Asia: India, Nepal, Pakistan

Maya Chadda

This original analysis of South Asia's political experience with democracy in the 1990s assumes that, if democratic norms are to be universalized, they must first absorb the interpretations and experiences of the non-Western countries. Chadda contends that any discussion of democratization must be founded on mapping its course amid the constraints of state consolidation, national integration,    More >

Creating the Zhuang: Ethnic Politics in China

Katherine Palmer Kaup

Managing ethnic nationalism within the People's Republic of China has become increasingly challenging. As new reforms widen economic disparities between minorities and the Han majority, even the most assimilated of minorities, the Zhuang, have begun to demand special treatment from the central government. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officially recognized the sixteen million Zhuang as    More >

Dilemmas of Reform in Jiang Zemin's China

Andrew J. Nathan, Zhaohui Hong, and Steven R. Smith, editors

As China enters a stage of economic reform more challenging and risky than any that has gone before, the pressure for political liberalization grows apace. This volume explores the dilemmas of this new phase of complex change. The authors—most of whom write with the insight that comes from having lived and worked within the Chinese system—analyze how the evolution of China’s    More >

Transition from Communism in China: Institutional and Comparative Analyses

Edwin A. Winckler, editor

This volume deepens analysis of China’s transition from communism and places the Chinese case in comparative and theoretical perspective. Six chapters probe the transition process in the three main sectors of the Chinese party-state—military and police, taxation and investment, and social and cultural policies. Introductory and concluding sections address post-Leninist transitions more    More >

Restructuring Political Power in China: Alliances and Opposition, 1978-1998

An Chen

This systematic study of China's structural transformation during the past two decades emphasizes the balance-of-power game so ably played by Deng Xiaoping and others among the post-Mao national leadership. Chen argues that to prevent party cadre opposition to market restructuring—the nemesis of change in other communist states—national leaders manipulated legislative channels and    More >

Development and Democracy in India

Shalendra D. Sharma

This broad, historically grounded study examines the relationship between democratic governance and economic development in postindependence India (1947-1998). Sharma addresses the fundamental paradox of India’s political economy: why have five decades of democratically guided strategies failed to reconcile economic growth with redistribution or to mitigate the condition of extreme poverty    More >

Mixed Motives, Uncertain Outcomes: Defense Conversion in China

Jorn Brömmelhörster and John Frankenstein, editors

Mixed Motives, Uncertain Outcomes looks critically at China's efforts to adapt its vast military- industrial complex to the service of its socialist market economy. The authors—all of whom have witnessed or participated first-hand in the country's defense conversion—offer political, macroeconomic, business, and military perspectives on this complex issue. The book places the    More >

State and Society in China's Political Economy: The Cultural Dynamics of Socialist Reform

Chih-yu Shih

As China's reforms take root, the differences between the traditional value of harmony and the socialist norm of class struggle are becoming increasingly obscured. Chinese citizens are, in fact, theoretically allowed—even encouraged—to be socialist and profit-driven at the same time. Chih-yu Shih looks at this precarious dyad, demonstrating what reform has done to the country's    More >

Imperial Burdens: Countercolonialism in Former French India

William F.S. Miles

Few people are aware that, throughout the British raj, France managed to retain a foothold in parts of India. French India survived for a full fifteen years after the Union Jack was lowered in Delhi, and as a result of French colonization, there remain today, scattered throughout the Union Territory of Pondicherry, thousands of ethnic Indians who still possess French citizenship. The ensuing    More >

Imperial Burdens: Countercolonialism in Former French India

China's Just World: The Morality of Chinese Foreign Policy

Chih-yu Shih

Looking at China's foreign policy, this book focuses on the Confucian-based need of Chinese leaders to present themselves as the supreme moral rectifiers of the world order. Shih outlines the diplomatic principles cherished by the Chinese—socialism, antihegemonism, peaceful coexistence, statism, and isolationism—and explores how each has been applied in the past forty years. He    More >

China Opens Its Doors: The Politics of Economic Transition

Jude Howell

China Opens Its Doors explains and documents the complex relationship between the politics and economics of China's recent "Open Policy," covering the period from 1978 up to the Party Congress of November 1992. Though emphasizing the political essence of this policy process, Howell also looks at the sociopolitical changes that it has engendered, including its impact on the state and    More >