The People's Republic of China After 50 Years by Richard Louis EdmondsThe People's Republic of China After 50 Years by Richard Louis Edmonds

The People's Republic of China After 50 Years

EditorRichard Louis Edmonds

Paperback | March 15, 2000

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Leading scholars in various fields give their views of development in the People's Republic of China since 1949, with emphasis on recent decades. After a broad overview of progress and setbacks, specific topics covered include national political reform, the Chinese Communist Party in power,the economy, rural reform, urban systems, the environment, foreign relations, the People's Liberation Army, the legal system, social welfare reform, intellectuals, art, and literature. Overall the volume presents a picture of the PRC that is not as healthy as optimists maintain nor in such a disastrous state as many pessimists have put forward. Increasingly, external developments will be shaping the pace of change in the People's Republic. The ability of the government tocontinue to respond in a measured fashion to change will be necessary if the PRC is to thrive in the twenty-first century.
Senior Lecturer in Geography with reference to China at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Editor of The China Quarterly
Title:The People's Republic of China After 50 YearsFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The People's Republic of China After 50 YearsAn Overview of 50 Years of the People's Republic of China: Some Progress, but Big Problems RemainThe People's Republic of China at 50: National Political ReformPolitical Movements, Change and Stability: The Chinese Communist Party in PowerThe People's Republic of China at 50: The EconomyTwo Decades of Rural Reform in China: An Overview and AssessmentDemolishing Partitions: Back to Beginnings in the CitiesThe Environment in the People's Republic of China 50 Years OnChina's Foreign Relations: The Long March, Future UncertainThe People's Liberation Army and the People's Republic at 50: Reform at LastThe Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primacy of State PowerSocial Welfare Reform: Trends and TensionsPolitically-Engaged Intellectuals in the 1990sArt in China since 1949Literary Decorum or Carnivalistic Grotesque: Literature in the People's Republic of China after 50 Years

Editorial Reviews

`Slender it may be, but it is not short of insights. This is particularly true of the Overview by Lucian W. Pye. If one could recommend to students or the educated public only one short essay about China during the past fifty years, this might be it'Graham Hutchings, Asian Affairs