The China Reader: Rising Power by David ShambaughThe China Reader: Rising Power by David Shambaugh

The China Reader: Rising Power

EditorDavid Shambaugh

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The rise of China is the most significant development in world affairs in this generation. No nation in history has risen as quickly or modernized as rapidly as has China over the four decades. This sixth edition of The China Reader chronicles the diverse aspects of this transition since thelate-1990s. It is comprehensive in scope and draws upon both primary Chinese sources and secondary Western analyses written by the world's leading experts on contemporary China. Perfectly suited as both a textbook for students as well as for specialists and the public alike, the volume covers thefull range of China's internal and external developments.During the past three decades China dramatically modernized its economy and taken a positon as one of the two major powers in the world. Its mega-economy has skyrocketed to being the second largest in the world, and will soon surpass the United States on aggregate. The physical transformation of thecountry has been extraordinary to witness, with infrastructure development unparalleled in human history. Modern cities featuring futuristic architecture have literally risen from farmland across the country. As China has developed domestically, it has also taken its place as a major power on the world stage. Whether in its relations with other powers-the United States, Russia, and European Union-with its neighbors in Asia or other countries across the world, China is now a major factor in internationalrelations. Its businesses are "going global" and its people are establishing their footprint from Antarctica to outer space.For all its newfound prowess, China's rise has not been a smooth process. Domestically, the nation's juggernaut economy has produced numerous negative social and environmental side-effects. Its political system remains anachronistic and authoritarian, with substantial repression. Externally,Beijing's rapid military modernization and regional territorial claims have alarmed China's neighbors. Its relationship with the United States is complex and increasingly strained. And its "soft power" remains limited.Still, the rise of China is the story of the current era. The China Reader is a perfect window into the complexities of this historic process.
David Shambaugh is an internationally recognized authority and author on contemporary China, US-China relations, and the international relations of Asia. He is presently Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the China Policy Program in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington U...
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Title:The China Reader: Rising PowerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:April 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceDavid Shambaugh: Introduction: The Complexities of a Rising ChinaRISING CHINAEditorial IntroductionI. Viewing China's Rise-Alternative PerspectivesMartin Jacques: The Eight Differences That Define ChinaZheng Bijian: China's "Peaceful Rise" to Great Power StatusJohn Mearsheimer: China's Unpeaceful RiseDavid Shambaugh: The Illusion of Chinese PowerPOLITICSEditorial IntroductionI. Elite PoliticsJoseph Fewsmith: Elite Politics: The Struggle for NormalityII. DissentAnonymous: Charter '08Xu Zhiyong: For Freedom, Justice, and Love: My Closing Statement to the CourtIII. IdeologyHu Jintao: Achieving New Victory for Socialism with Chinese CharacteristicsIdeology in China: Confucius Makes a Comeback-You Can't Keep a Good Sage Down - The EconomistDocument No. 9 (2013) - General Office of the Central CommitteeIV. The Future of the CCPHu Jintao: Firmly March on the Path of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics and Strive to Complete the Building of a Moderately Prosperous Society in All Respects: Making Party Building More Scientific in All RespectsXi Jinping: Speech on the 65th Anniversary of the Founding of the Chinese People's Political Consultative CongressMinxin Pei: Is CCP Rule Fragile or Resilient?Bruce Dickson: No "Jasmine" for ChinaECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTEditorial IntroductionI. Building an Economic SuperpowerChina: Economy-Overview - CIABarry Naughton: Economic Growth: From High-Speed to High-QualityHu Jintao: Accelerating the Improvement of the Socialist Market Economy and the Change of the Growth ModelII. State Capacity and GovernanceMinxin Pei: China's Governance CrisisIII. Going GlobalJustin Yifu Lin: China and the Global EconomyDavid Shambaugh: Are China's Corporations Really Multinational?RESOURCES and ENVIRONMENTEditorial IntroductionI. Environment and Climate ChangeBeina Xu: China's Environmental CrisisChina's Policies and Actions for Addressing Climate Change - Information Office of the State CouncilII. Energy ChallengesDamian Ma: China's Search for a New Energy StrategySOCIETYEditorial IntroductionI. Rich and PoorMartin King Whyte: China's Post-Socialist InequalityII. Demography and GenderWang Feng: China's Population Destiny: The Looming CrisisInformation Office of the State Council: Figures and Facts: Gender Equality and Women's Development in ChinaIII. Nationalism and IdentityJean-Pierre Cabestan: The Many Facets of Chinese NationalismIV. ReligionRichard Madsen: The Upsurge of Religion in ChinaV. YouthEvan Osnos: Angry YouthVI. Urban and RuralLianjiang Li: Driven to Protest: China's Rural UnrestBuilding the (China) Dream - The EconomistVII. Ethnic TensionsYan Sun: The Roots of China's Ethnic ConflictsLAW, RIGHTS, and CIVIL SOCIETYEditorial IntroductionI. Progress and Limits in the Rule of LawJamie Horsely: The Rule of Law: Pushing the Limits of Party RuleII. Corruption and CrimeMinxin Pei: Fighting Corruption: A Difficult Challenge for Chinese LeadersMurder Mysteries - The EconomistIII. Human RightsHuman Rights Watch, World Report 2014: ChinaIV. Civil SocietyBeneath the Glacier: Civil Society in China - The EconomistElizabeth Perry: Citizen Contention and Campus Calm: The Paradox of Chinese Civil SocietyMEDIA, CULTURE, AND THE ARTSEditorial IntroductionI. The Mainstream MediaRachel Murphy: Civil Society and Media in ChinaBeina Xu: Media Censorship in ChinaII. The Internet and Social MediaA Giant Cage: China's Internet - The EconomistIII. The IntelligentsiaMerle Goldman: China's Beleaguered IntellectualsIV. Soft PowerHu Jintao: Developing a Strong Socialist Culture in ChinaJoseph Nye: China's Soft Power DeficitTHE MILITARY AND SECURITYEditorial IntroductionI. China's Security CalculusXi Jinping: Work Together to Maintain World Peace and SecurityII. Modernizing the MilitaryRichard Bitzinger: Modernizing China's Military, 1997-2012III. The Internal Security StateMurray Scot Tanner: China Rethinks UnrestChina's Security State: The Truncheon Budget - The EconomistIV. Global SecurityDavid Shambaugh: China's Roles in Global SecurityFOREIGN RELATIONSEditorial IntroductionI. China Views the WorldWang Jisi: China's Search for a Grand Strategy: A Rising Great Power Finds its WayDavid Shambaugh: Coping with a Conflicted ChinaII. The Asian NeighborhoodPhilip Saunders: China's Role in Asia: Attractive or Assertive?Zhang Jiuhuan: Fruitful Results and Broad Prospects: A Review of Twenty Years of China-ASEAN RelationsValerie Niquet: China and Central AsiaIII. The United States and ChinaKenneth Lieberthal: The China-US Relationship Goes GlobalWu Xinbo: Agenda for a New Great Power RelationshipIV. Russia and EuropeAndrew Kuchins: Russia and China: The Ambivalent EmbraceOdd Arne Westad: China and Europe: Opportunities or Dangers?V. The Global SouthPeter Ferdinand: China and the Developing World Joshua Eisenman and Joshua Kurlantzick: China's Africa StrategyDavid Shambaugh: Assessing China's Impact in Latin AmericaYun Sun: The BRICS and China's Aspiration for the New International OrderVI. Global GovernanceRobert Zoellick: Whither China: From Membership to Responsibility?Michael Fullilove: China and the United Nations: The Stakeholder Spectrum"GREATER" CHINAEditorial IntroductionI. Hong Kong and TaiwanHu Jintao: Enriching the Practice of "One Country, Two Systems" and Advancing China's ReunificationPolitical City - The EconomistRichard Bush: China and TaiwanCHINA FACES THE FUTUREEditorial Introduction: Whither China?I. Muddle Through, Adaptation, or the End of Dynasty?Wang Yi: Peaceful Development and the Chinese Dream of National RejuvenationAndrew G. Walder: Unruly Stability: Why China's Regime Has Staying PowerOrville Schell and John Delury: A Rising China Needs a New National StoryAndrew Nathan: China at the Tipping Point? Seeing the UnforeseeableAbout the EditorAbout the Contributors