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China Policy Series

Series Editor: Zheng Yongnian

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures. It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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11-20 of 38 results in China Policy Series
  1. Political Culture and Participation in Rural China

    By Yang Zhong

    Series: China Policy Series

    Despite China’s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  2. China's Soft Power and International Relations

    Edited by Hongyi Lai, Yiyi Lu

    Series: China Policy Series

    China’s soft power has attracted considerable attention in the recent decade. In this volume scholars from the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, including a number of well established and well known analysts on China, examine main areas where China has made...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book examines the role of institutions in China’s recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. The book argues that, although the importance of institutions in China’s rapid economic growth and social development over the past 30 years is widely acknowledged, exactly how...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. E-Government in China

    Technology, Power and Local Government Reform

    By Jesper Schlæger

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book looks at how information and communication technology and e-government influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the...

    Published July 26th 2013 by Routledge

  5. China's Social Development and Policy

    Into the next stage?

    Edited by Litao Zhao

    Series: China Policy Series

    In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of...

    Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. China and the International System

    Becoming a World Power

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang, Robert G. Patman

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops...

    Published March 14th 2013 by Routledge

  7. China and the European Union

    Edited by Lisheng Dong, Zhengxu Wang, Henk Dekker

    Series: China Policy Series

    The European Union is China’s largest trading partner, and Chinese views of the EU are of crucial importance in shaping how the relationship will develop in the future, especially as the new Chinese leadership takes power. This book presents the findings of an extensive research project into the...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Béja

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  9. New Dynamics in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations

    How Far Can the Rapprochement Go?

    Edited by Weixing Hu

    Series: China Policy Series

    Relations between mainland China and Taiwan have improved markedly in recent years, giving rise to the key question, How far can the current rapprochement go? This book focuses on how mainland China-Taiwan relations are likely to develop in future. It considers economic relations, including the...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Rise of Think Tanks in China

    By Xufeng Zhu

    Series: China Policy Series

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge