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China's Rise to Power

Conceptions of State Governance

Editors: Lee, J., Nedilsky, L., Cheung, S. (Eds.)

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China's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic discontent. This essay collection balances policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest to anticipate the future of Chinese governance & society.

About the authors

ELENA CAPRIONI Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and the Academic Director of the 'Ethnic Identity and Cultural Studies' program at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Centre at Minzu University of China in Beijing KELVIN C. K. CHEUNG Lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education SIU-KEUNG CHEUNG Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Social Research at Hong Kong Shue Yan University MARTIN FROMM Teaches History at Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA LAUREN GORFINKEL Lectures in media and communications at the University of Technology, Sydney and at the University of New South Wales, Australia KAM-YEE LAW Associate Professor of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Executive Editor of The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences JOSEPH TSE-HEI LEE Professor of History and Co-director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Pace University in New York, USA SIDNEY Y. LIU Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong LIDA V. NEDILSKY Professor of Sociology at North Park University in Chicago, USA KA-CHE YIP Professor of History and Presidential Research Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA SHARON R. WESOKY Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

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“This is an insightful and thought-provoking book, which is a useable source for students and researchers to understand China’s rise to power. The book is essential readings for scholars and students who are interested in exploring China’s governance perspective.” (Kin Wing Chan, International Planning Studies, Vol. 19 (3-4), September, 2014)


“The book's greatest strength is therefore its ability to describe the various dimensions of the current paradox of China's state governance... . China's rise to power successfully depicts the relationship between Chinese state and society in a crucial moment of transformation, which in my opinion is the book's raison d'être.”  (Aurelio Insisa, Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol. 46 (1), 2013)


"An inspiring, highly diverse yet coherent collection of essays that explores the relationship between state and society in contemporary China. China's Rise to Power provides important insights into the strategies employed by the Chinese Communist Party to create an appealing image of its rule, and how various sections of Chinese society are responding to these attempts." - Frans-Paul van der Putten, senior research fellow, Netherlands Institute of International Relations

"These ten essays cover diverse aspects of the rise of China, all related to the state-sponsored wish for the harmonious society and its opposite, which is discontent. By looking at case studies varying regionally from Xinjiang in the northwest to Macau in the southeast and topically from feminism to memories of a 1900 massacre, the writers suggest a society with enormous and worsening tensions, which authorities attempt to ease and cover up through appeals to harmony. Beautifully edited and with well chosen and interesting themes, this book is a real contribution to the literature on contemporary China." - Colin Mackerras, professor emeritus, Griffith University, Australia

"This collection of learned essays broadens our understanding of China's rapid transformation in the twenty-first century. These valuable contributions offer fresh perspectives on the contradictions emerging in China's rise as a global player." - R. G. Tiedemann, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Appeal and Discontent: The Yin and Yang of China’s Rise to Power

    Lee, Joseph Tse-Hei (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Appropriating Confucianism: Soft Power, Primordial Sentiment, and Authoritarianism

    Cheung, Kelvin C. K.

    Pages 31-47

  • Harmony and Critique: Chinese Modernity, Harmonious Society, and Contemporary Chinese Feminist Perspectives

    Wesoky, Sharon R.

    Pages 49-69

  • Promoting a Harmonious Society through CCTV’s Music-Entertainment Television Programming

    Gorfinkel, Lauren

    Pages 71-89

  • Harmonious Online Society: The China Model in the Information Age

    Liu, Sidney Y.

    Pages 91-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China's Rise to Power
Book Subtitle
Conceptions of State Governance
Editors
  • J. Lee
  • L. Nedilsky
  • S. Cheung
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27674-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137276742
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27673-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44678-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 248
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