As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in the academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades.
This collection, Contemporary China Studies I & II, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula and will also become a valuable tool to researchers in undertaking their literature review. Furthermore, this collection bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. It contains some 200 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. It is grouped under two four-volume sets. Each set is self-contained with the first set dealing with politics and the second with economy and society.
Set I: Politics
Volume 1: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity
Volume 2: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline
Volume 3: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority
Volume 4: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity
Set 2: Economy and Society
Volume 1: Market Reform and Legacies of the Command Economy
Volume 2: Government-Business Relations in the Hybrid Market
Volume 3: The Demise and Re-emergence of Civil Society
Volume 4: Old and New Forms of Social Cleavages