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China UnderJiang Zemin

Hung-mao Tien and Yun-han Chu, editors
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-844-3
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2000/279 pages/LC: 99-051381

"This excellent scholarly work ... is one of the best summaries available of contemporary China."—Paul Hyer, Perspectives on Political Science

"This is a fascinating review of post-Deng China.... a very informative book for the general public, undergraduate and graduate students, and professionals."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

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 personalities and policy platforms that have been contending for control, as well as the successful strategies used by Jiang to consolidate his position. Subsequent chapters address the increasingly crucial role played by the People’s Liberation Army in various policy domains, the all important issues of economic reform and its consequences for social stability, and the implications of the leadership transition for China’s interactions with the outside world, and especially with Taiwan. The concluding section of the book analyzes the evolving pattern of center-local relations and explores the forces that may hold the seeds of a genuine political reform.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hung-mao Tien is president and chairman of the board of the Institute for National Policy Research in Taiwan. Yun-han Chu is vice-president of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and also director of programs at INPR and also professor of political science at National Taiwan University.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • JIANG ZEMIN'S CONSOLIDATION OF THE NEW LEADERSHIP.
  • Jiang Takes Command: The Fifteenth National Party Congress and Beyond—R. Baum.
  • Sizing Up China's New Leadership: Division of Labor, Political Background, and Policy Orientation—L. Dittmer.
  • Emerging Patterns of Political Conflict in Post-Deng China—D. Bachman.
  • The Problematic Quest for Stability: Reflections on Succession, Institutionalization, Governability, and Legitimacy in Post-Deng China—F.C. Teiwes.
  • THE PLA AND ITS POLITICAL ROLE.
  • The PLA and Politics: After the Fifteenth Party Congress—E. Joffe.
  • The Modernization of the People's Liberation Army: Implications for Asia-Pacific Security and Chinese Politics—M.D. Swaine.
  • ECONOMIC REFORM AND SOCIAL STABILITY.
  • The Challenge of Economic Reform and Social Stability—N.R. Lardy.
  • Perspectives on Social Stability in the PRC After the Fifteenth Party Congress: An Outline—M. Bonnin.
  • FOREIGN POLICY AND CROSS-STRAIT RELATIONS.
  • The PRC's Quest for Great Power Status: A Long and Winding Road—S. Harris.
  • Cross-Strait Relations—K. Lieberthal.
  • Making Sense of Beijing's Policy Toward Taiwan: The Prospect of Cross-Strait Relations During the Jiang Zemin's Era—Y.H. Chu.
  • LOOKING FORWARD: THE CHALLENGES OF REGIONALISM, NATIONALISM, AND GLOBALIZATON.
  • Institutionalizing de Facto Federalism in Post-Deng China—Y. Zheng. Globalization, Legitimacy, and Post-Communism in China: A Nationalist Potential for Democracy, Prosperity, and Peace—E. Friedman.