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People's Republic Of China Today, The : Internal And External Challenges - Zhiqun Zhu

People's Republic Of China Today, The

Internal And External Challenges

By: Zhiqun Zhu (Editor)

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Published: 29th October 2010
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Despite the significant progress it had achieved in the past 60 years, especially in the past 30 years since Deng Xiaoping's reform initiatives in the late 1970s, China faces daunting challenges today. These challenges include, among others, a rigid political system that does not match economic vibrancy, uneven economic growth and widening income gap, a graying population, environmental degradation, potential social instability, ethnic tensions and separatist movement, poor international image, and military modernization.Based on papers originally presented at an international conference held at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC), this book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, and authoritative assessment of the PRC's political, economic, social, ethnic, energy, security, military, diplomatic and other developments and challenges today.Contributed by scholars and experts in political science, international relations, economics, public administration, history, mass communication, psychology, and diplomacy, the book focuses on the efforts needed by China to grow in a sustainable manner and to become a respected global power. With each chapter addressing a different and yet an inter-related issue of the PRC's development, this book aims to make a significant contribution to the understanding of key challenges the country faces today as it strives to become a global power.

List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Notes on the Editor and Contributorsp. xiii
Foreword Delving Into the Challenges Confronting Chinap. xxi
Introduction The People's Republic of China Todayp. 1
Political Changes and Democratizationp. 25
China's Leadership Succession and Changep. 27
A Tragic Miscarriage: How China's Quest for Political Reform is Undercut by the China Modelp. 45
Concluding the Complex Learning Process: The Chinese Elites' Acceptance of Outward-Oriented Developmentp. 71
Political Accountability in Governance: An Informative Appraisal of China's Political Changep. 99
Liberalism and Its Impact on China's Reformp. 125
Economic and Social Challengesp. 153
China's Demographic Dividends: Past Gains and Future Painsp. 155
Smashing the Iron Rice Bowls: Severing Ties Between the Chinese State and Socialist Workersp. 179
Developing a PAYGO Social Security System in China: Retrospect and Prospectp. 199
An Unprecedented Challenge: Can the Internet be Successfully Controlled?p. 213
Spiritual Beliefs and Ethnic Relations in China: A Cross-Cultural and Social Psychological Perspectivep. 239
Tourism, Modernization, and Nation-Building: The Case of the Yangzi Deltap. 259
Challenges in Foreign, Security, and Military Policiesp. 289
China's Public Diplomacy in a New Erap. 291
Foreign Publicity with Weak Political Credibility: A Case Study of Beijing's Foreign Publicity Over the Tibet Riotsp. 311
China's Search for Energy and Climate Security in an Interdependent Worldp. 331
The Coming of a Prosperous China with Strong Military Powerp. 357
Extended Horizon: China's Blue-Water Navy Ambition and Its Implicationsp. 385
Alternative Perspectives on US-China Relationsp. 405
Conclusion: Whither China in the 21st Century?p. 429
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9789814313506
ISBN-10: 9814313505
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 29th October 2010
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.84