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Contemporary China Studies

Contemporary China Studies

Eight Volume Set
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September 2011 | 3 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As the most populated nation on earth with the fourth largest economy and the third largest trading country in the world, the study of contemporary China is currently one of the most popular subjects in the academia. The rise of China has fuelled an explosion of studies on its politics, economy and society in the past few decades.

This collection, Contemporary China Studies I & II, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula and will also become a valuable tool to researchers in undertaking their literature review. Furthermore, this collection bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. It contains some 200 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics, economy and society of China since 1949. It is grouped under two four-volume sets. Each set is self-contained with the first set dealing with politics and the second with economy and society.

Set I: Politics
Volume 1: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity
Volume 2: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline
Volume 3: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority
Volume 4: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity

Set 2: Economy and Society
Volume 1: Market Reform and Legacies of the Command Economy
Volume 2: Government-Business Relations in the Hybrid Market
Volume 3: The Demise and Re-emergence of Civil Society
Volume 4: Old and New Forms of Social Cleavages

Set I: Politics
The Post-Mao Reforms in Historical Perspective

Paul Cohen
Mechanisms for Party Control in the Government Bureaucracy in China

A. Doak Barnett
Explaining Politics in the People's Republic of China: The Structural Alternative

Avery Goldstein
Informal Politics among the Chinese Communist Party Elite

Lowell Dittmer
Ideology and the Demise or Maintenance of Soviet-Type Regimes: Perspectives on the Chinese Case

Yan Sun
Managing Chinese Bureaucrats: An Institutional Economics Perspective

Yasheng Huang
The 'Fragmented Authoritarianism' Model and its Limitations

Kenneth Lieberthal
The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System as a Leadership Selection Mechanism: An Evaluation

John Burns
The Soldier and the State in China: The Political Work System in the People's Liberation Army

David Shambaugh
Administrative Rationalization and the Reorientation of Government Behavior

Dali Yang
Co-Optation and Corporatism in China: The Logic of Party Adaptation

Bruce Dickson
Adaptive Informal Institutions and Endogenous Institutional Change in China

Kellee Tsai
The Erosion of Communist Party Control over Lawmaking in China

Murray Scot Tanner
The Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primacy of State Power

Pitman Potter
The Structural Strains of China's Socio-Legal System: A Transition to Formal Legalism?

Jieli Li
Paternalist Terror: The Campaign to Suppress Counter-Revolutionaries and Regime Consolidation in the People's Republic of China, 1950-1953

Julia Strauss
What the Cultural Revolution Was and Why It Happened

Lynn White
Postrevolutionary Mobilization in China: The One-Child Policy Reconsidered

Tyrene White
Reformed Migration Control and New Targeted People: China's Hukou System in the 2000s

Fei-Ling Wang
Organized Dependency and Cultures of Authority in Chinese Industry

Andrew Walder
Governing Urban China: Labour, Welfare and the Danwei

David Bray
Toward a Government of the Contract: Policing in the Era of Reform

Michael Dutton
Shuanggui and Extralegal Detention in China

Flora Sapio
Public Sentencing Rallies in China: The Symbolizing of Punishment and Justice in a Socialist State

Susan Trevaskes
The 'Re-Education through Labour' System in China's Legal Reform

Zou Keyuan
The Chemistry of a Conflict: The Chinese Government and the Falun Gong

Patsy Rahn
Dilemmas of 'Thought Work' in Fin-de-Siècle China

Daniel Lynch
Shaping the Internet in China: Evolution of Political Control over Network Infrastructure and Content

Eric Harwit and Duncan Clark
The Chinese Legal System: Continuing Commitment to the Primary of State Power

Pitman Potter
The Reach of the State: A Comparative-Historical Approach to the 'Modernization' of Local Government in China

Vivienne Shue
The 'State of the State'

Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko
From Local Experiments to National Policy: The Origins of China's Distinctive Policy Process

Sebastian Heilmann
Playing to the Provinces: Deng Xiaoping's Political Strategy of Economic Reform

Susan Shirk
The Evolution of Central-Provincial Fiscal Relations in China, 1971-1984: The Formal System

Michel Oksenberg and James Tong
Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism

Jean Oi
Central-Local Relations in an Era of Fiscal Decline: The Paradox of Fiscal Decentralization in Post-Mao China

Christine Wong
Federalism Chinese Style: The Political Basis for Economic Success in China

Gabriella Montinola, Yingyi Qian and Barry Weingast
Competitive Governments, Fiscal Arrangements and the Provision of Local Public Infrastructure in China: A Theory-Driven Study of Gujiao Municipality

Carsten Herrmann-Pillath and Feng Xingyuan
Towards a Non-Zero-Sum Interactive Framework of Spatial Politics: The Case of Center-Province in Contemporary China

Linda Chelan Li
The Institutional Logic of Collusion among Local Governments in China

Xueguang Zhou
Remaking the Communist Party-State: The Cadre Responsibility System at the Local Level in China

Maria Edin
Principals and Secret Agents: Central Versus Local Control Over Policing and Obstacles to 'Rule of Law' in China

Murray Scot Tanner and Eric Green
China's 'Soft' Centralization: Shifting Tiao/Kuai Authority Relations

Andrew Mertha
The Blind Man and the Elephant: Analyzing the Local State in China

Anthony Saich
China: Erratic State, Frustrated Society

Lucian Pye
Ethnic Classification Writ Large: The 1954 Yunnan Province Ethnic Classification Project and its Foundations in Republican-Era Taxonomic Thought

Thomas Mullaney
Between Alterity and Identity: New Voices of Minority People in China

Nimrod Baranovitch
Islam in China: Accommodation or Separatism?

Dru Gladney
China's Strategic Vulnerability to Minority Separatism in Tibet

Barry Sautman
Constructing the State in the Tibetan Diaspora

Ann Frechette
China's Provincial Identities: Reviving Regionalism and Reinventing 'Chineseness'

Tim Oakes
Hèunggóngyàhn: On the Past, Present and Future of Hong Kong Identity

Gordon Mathews
From Nationalism to Nationalizing: Cultural Imagination and State Formation in Post-War Taiwan

Allen Chun
Diaspora, Identity and Cultural Citizenship: The Hakkas in 'Multicultural Taiwan'

Lijung Wang
Realpolitik Nationalism: International Sources of Chinese Nationalism

Lei Guang
How to Understand China: The Dangers and Opportunities of Being a Rising Power

William Callahan
Nationalism and Transnationalism in the Globalization of China

Prasenjit Duara
Modernity as History: Post-Revolutionary China, Globalization and the Question of Modernity

Arif Dirlik
Set II: Economy and Society
What is Distinctive about China's Economic Transition? State Enterprise Reform and Overall System Transformation

Barry Naughton
The Communist Legacy in Post-Mao Economic Growth

Lance Gore
The Genesis of China's Economic Transition

Xiaolin Pei
Rural Marketing in China: Repression and Revival

G. William Skinner
Bureaucrat to Entrepreneur: The Changing Role of the State in China's Grain Economy

Scott Rozelle, Albert Park, Jikun Huang and Hehui Jin
Dimensions and Diversity of Property Rights in Rural China: Dilemmas on the Road to Further Reform

Shouying Liu, Michael Carter and Yang Yao
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Local Governments, Industrial Sectors and Development in China

Adam Segal and Eric Thun
Organizational Dynamics of Market Transition: Hybrid Forms, Property Rights and Mixed Economy in China

Victor Nee
Introduction to 'Selling China: Foreign Direct Investment during the Reform Era'

Yasheng Huang
On the Past and Future of China's Township and Village-Owned Enterprises

Louis Putterman
The Decline of Township-and-Village Enterprises in China's Economic Transition

James Kai-sing Kung and Yi-min Lin
China's Emerging Market for Property Rights: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives

Gary Jefferson and Thomas Rawski
Beyond Privatization: Institutional Innovation and Growth in China's Large State-Owned Enterprises

Peter Nolan and Wang Xiaoqiang
Moving Beyond Transition in China: Financial Reform and the Political Economy of Declining Growth

Edward Steinfeld
The Market as Social Convention

Lei Guang
The Business of Governing Business in China: Institutions and Norms of the Emerging Regulatory State

Margaret Pearson
Regulatory Innovation by Leninist Means: Communist Party Supervision in China's Financial Industry

Sebastian Heilmann
Institutional Environment, Community Government and Corporate Governance: Understanding China's Township-Village Enterprises

Jiahua Che and Yingyi Qian
Bureaucrats in Business, Chinese-Style: The Lessons of Market Reform and State Entrepreneurialism in the People's Republic of China

Jane Duckett
The Gift Economy and State Power in China

Mayfair Mei-hui Yang
The Institutional Process of Market Clientelism: Guanxi and Private Business in a South China City

David Wank
Social Capital and Power: Entrepreneurial Elite and the State in Contemporary China

Zhou Yongming
Booty Socialism, Bureau-preneurs and the State in Transition: Organizational Corruption in China

Xiaobo Lu
Rent-Seeking and Economic Governance in the Structural Nexus of Corruption in China

Tak-Wing Ngo
The Quasi-Criminalization of a Business Sector in China: Deconstructing the Construction-Sector Syndrome

X.L. Ding
Organized Crime, Local Protectionism and the Trade in Counterfeit Goods in China

Daniel Chow
Checking Predatory Cadres: Delineating The State-Business Divide in Rural China

Ray Yep
Reform, Corruption and Growth: Why Corruption is More Devastating in Russia than in China

Tomas Larsson
From Comrades to Citizens in the Post-Mao Era

Merle Goldman
Unorganized Interests and Collective Action in Communist China

Xueguang Zhou
Institutional Amphibiousness and the Transition from Communism: The Case of China

X. L. Ding
Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China

Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li
Legacies of Radicalism: China's Cultural Revolution and the Democracy Movement of 1989

Craig Calhoun and Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Cultural Intellectuals and the Politics of the Cultural Public Space in Communist China (1979-1989): A Case Study of Three Intellectual Groups

Edward Gu
The 'Revenge of History': Collective Memories and Labor Protests in North-Eastern China

Ching Kwan Lee
Women's Organizations and Civil Society in China: Making a Difference

Jude Howell
Managed Participation in China

Yongshun Cai
The China Democracy Party and the Politics of Protest in the 1980s-1990s

Teresa Wright
Democracy, Community, Trust: The Impact of Elections in Rural China

Melanie Manion
Assessing Variation in Civil Society Organizations: China's Homeowner Associations in Comparative Perspective

Benjamin Read
Building 'Community': New Strategies of Governance in Urban China

David Bray
Capitalists without a Class: Political Diversity among Private Entre

Kellee Tsai
Perspectives of Time and Change: Rethinking Embedded Environmental Activism in China

Peter Ho and Richard Louis Edmonds
The Internet and Civil Society in China: A Preliminary Assessment

Guobin Yang
Fifty Years of Regional Inequality in China: A Journey Through Central Planning, Reform and Openness

Ravi Kanbur and Xiaobo Zhang
Taxation without Representation: Peasants, the Central and the Local States in Reform China

Thomas Bernstein and Xiaobo L
Income Inequality, Unequal Health Care Access and Mortality in China

Zhongwei Zhao
Fluid Labor and Blood Money: The Economy of HIV/AIDS in Rural Central China

Shao Jing
Working Until You Drop: The Elderly of Rural China

Lihua Pang, Alan de Brauw and Scott Rozelle
Native Place, Migration and the Emergence of Peasant Enclaves in Beijing

Laurence Ma and Biao Xiang
The Elite, the Natives and the Outsiders: Migration and Labor Market Segmentation in Urban China

C. Cindy Fan
Creating an Urban Middle Class: Social Engineering in Beijing

Luigi Tomba
The Creation of a New Underclass in China and its Implications

Dorothy Solinger
Becoming Dagongmei (Working Girls): The Politics of Identity and Difference in Reform China

Pun Ngai
Sexed Bodies, Sexualized Identities and the Limits of Gender

Harriet Evans
Complexity of Life and Resistance: Informal Networks of Rural Migrant Karaoke Bar Hostesses in Urban Chinese Sex Industry

Zheng Tiantian
Representing Nationality in China: Refiguring Majority/Minority Identities

Dru Gladney
Screening Disability in the PRC: The Politics of Looking Good

Sarah Dauncey
The Information Have-Less: Inequality, Mobility and Translocal Networks in Chinese Cities

Carolyn Cartier, Manuel Castells and Jack Linchuan Qiu

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Professor Tak-Wing Ngo

Tak-Wing Ngo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau. He specializes in state–market relations, regulatory governance, and the political economy of development in East Asia. He holds a PhD from SOAS (London), and worked as an anti-corruption official and journalist before joining the academia. He has taught at Leiden University, and was the holder of the IIAS Chair in Asian History at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is the editor of the refereed journal China Information, and the editor of the book series Governance in Asia (NIAS Press) and Global Asia (Amsterdam University Press). More About Author