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  1. Chinese Politics

    State, Society and the Market

    Edited by Peter Gries, Stanley Rosen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures,...

    Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Was Mao Really a Monster?

    The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: The Unknown Story"

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Lin Chun

    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  3. China's African Challenges

    By Sarah Raine

    Series: Adelphi series

    China’s relations with African nations have changed dramatically over the past decade. African oil now accounts for more than 30% of China’s oil imports, and China is Africa’s second-largest single-country trading partner, as well as a leading lender and infrastructure investor on the continent....

    Published May 18th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Security Policy

    Structure, Power and Politics

    By Robert Ross

    This volume provides a coherent and comprehensive understanding of Chinese security policy, comprising essays written by one of America's leading scholars. Chinese Security Policy covers such fundamental areas as the role of international structure in state behavior, the use of force in...

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  5. A Rising China and Security in East Asia

    Identity Construction and Security Discourse

    By Rex Li

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This volume provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the security discourse of Chinese policy elites on the major powers in East Asia in relation to China’s self-perception as a rising power. It is the first book-length study that utilizes International Relations theories systematically to...

    Published November 19th 2008 by Routledge

  6. China-Europe Relations

    Perceptions, Policies and Prospects

    Edited by David Shambaugh, Eberhard Sandschneider, Zhou Hong

    The fast-developing relationship between China and Europe has become one of the most important in international affairs. China-Europe Relations takes an innovative and insightful look at this phenomenon, examining: the state of Chinese studies in Europe and European studies in China the...

    Published September 23rd 2007 by Routledge

  7. China Stands Up

    The PRC and the International System

    By David Scott

    In 1949 Mao Zedong made the historic proclamation that "the Chinese people have stood up". This statement was significant, undoubtedly reflecting the changing nature not only of China’s self-perception, but also of its relationship with the rest of the world. In terms of reducing the imperialist...

    Published May 17th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Nationalism in the Global Era

    By Christopher R. Hughes

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Presenting an analysis of the tension between nationalism and globalization in China since the beginning of the ‘reform and opening’ period in the late 1970s to the present day, this book makes a unique contribution to the on-going debate on the nature of Chinese nationalism. It shows how...

    Published March 1st 2006 by Routledge

  9. The Chinese Army Today

    Tradition and Transformation for the 21st Century

    By Dennis J. Blasko, Dennis J. Blasko

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    The Chinese Army Today is a completely unique and comprehensive study of all elements of the Chinese military, focusing on its ground forces to a degree not found in any other contemporary works. In 1999, the military modernization program of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army that had been...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  10. China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949

    By Peter Zarrow

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation's story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century. It explains how China's defeat by Japan in 1895 prompted an explosion of radical reform proposals and the beginning...

    Published September 7th 2005 by Routledge

  11. State and Society in 21st Century China

    Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

    Edited by Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Key subjects covered include: the legitimacy...

    Published May 13th 2004 by Routledge