Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy by James Reilly

Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

byJames Reilly

Kobo ebook | November 15, 2011

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The rise of public opinion and its influence on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. James Reilly shows how Chinese leaders have responded to popular demands for political participation with a sophisticated strategy combining tolerance, responsiveness, persuasion, and repression. The success of their approach helps explain why and how the Communist Party continues to rule China.
James Reilly is lecturer in northeast Asian politics at the University of Sydney. He earned his Ph.D. from George Washington University and has been a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Renmin University in Beijing. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, East Asian politics,...
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Title:Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan PolicyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231528086

ISBN - 13:9780231528085

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Public Opinion in Chinese Foreign Policy
2. Forgetting and Remembering the Past: China's Relations with Japan, 1949--1999
3. The Origins of Public Mobilization
4. Responding to Public Opinion
5. A Potent Populism
6. The Rebirth of the Propaganda State
Conclusion
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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His analytical framework and empirical findings provide a useful guide for the study of state-society interactions in post-Cold War authoritarian states...