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China and Global Capitalism

Reflections on Marxism, History, and Contemporary Politics

Authors: Chun, L.

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In this concise historical and conceptual analysis of China's evolving position in a world defined predominantly by global capitalist development, Lin offers a critical review of relevant debates and discusses the imperative and feasibility of a socialist Chinese model, reconstructed, as an alternative to standardized modernity at an impasse.

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Lin Chun teaches at the London School of Economics, UK.

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"A ringing political manifesto for a reinvigorated socialism. Lin Chun is no starry eyed dreamer. She offers pragmatic hope, a must for our times. China and Global Capitalism calls on all of us to have a pessimism of the intellect and an optimism of the will. This book honors the legacies of China's century of revolutions, arguing that a China model - one that embraces a substantive democracy by direct producers and citizens - can still be found in the interstices of China's current momentous transformations and that it behooves all of us to embrace these legacies before they are lost." - Lisa Rofel, author of Desiring China: Experiments in Neoliberalism, Sexuality, and Public Culture

"Amidst all the celebratory hype about the 'China model,' readers of China and Global Capitalism will find eye-opening Lin Chun's argument that if China is to overcome its accumulating problems, and offer a genuine alternative to capitalist development, it will have to reinvent socialism drawing upon its revolutionary past. The discussion grounds China's development historically within a changing global environment. It is empowered by the author's theoretical sophistication and political engagement." - Arif Dirlik, author of Culture and History in Postrevolutionary China: The Perspective of Global Modernity

"This brilliant book makes a great contribution to the historical research, theoretical exploration, and political debates surrounding China. Lin Chun locates her reflections in a broad historical context, which ranges from classical questions posed by Adam Smith, Max Weber, and Karl Marx to the diverse new trends of historical interpretation. Her succinct and incisive analysis offers a much-needed perspective." - Wang Hui, author of The End of the Revolution: China and the Limits of Modernity

"This is a profound, provocative, and truly inspirational book. Lin Chun's compelling 'socialist China model' is both visionary and historically grounded, universalist and locally based. It will be the only desirable and practical option for China. Anybody who is seriously interested in China and its place in the world must read this lucid and timely book a twenty-first century Chinese communist manifesto and a brilliant and ground-breaking contribution to ongoing global intellectual efforts to renew Marxism and reimagine socialist politics." - Yuezhi Zhao, author of Communication in China: Political Economy, Power and Conflict


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China and Global Capitalism
Book Subtitle
Reflections on Marxism, History, and Contemporary Politics
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Lin Chun
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30126-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137301260
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30125-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45345-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 266
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