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Politics and Development of Contemporary China

Political Thought and China’s Transformation

Ideas Shaping Reform in Post-Mao China

Authors: Li, H.

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Since the late 1970s China has undergone a great transformation, during which time the country has witnessed an outpouring of competing schools of thought. This book analyzes the major schools of political thought redefining China's transformation and the role Chinese thinkers are playing in the post-Mao era.

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He Li is Professor of Political Science at Merrimack College, USA. His books include From Revolution to Reform: A Comparative Study of China and Mexico (2003), Sino-Latin American Economic Relations (1991), and Chinese Labyrinth: Exploring China's Model of Development (co-edited with Baogang Guo, 2011). He is also the series editor of the Modern Chinese Thinkers series.

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“The book provides a comprehensive and profound analysis of the ideational factors in contemporary Chinese politics. … The book will interest students of a number of academic disciplines, including Chinese politics, political theory, and political philosophy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (X. Li, Choice, Vol. 53 (7), March, 2016)

“This book is by far the most comprehensive and thorough study of contemporary Chinese political thought. … The author has done a marvelous job in presenting the five main intellectual discourses in China. His analysis enhances our understanding of Chinese political development and contributes to the existing literature on Chinese political theory in a significant way. It is a timely publication that will help policymakers, researchers and students of China studies to understand the role of ideas in China’s reform.” (Baogang Guo, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Vol. 21, 2016)

<“He Li’s book is an excellent primer … presented in an easy and readable style that displays a good teacher’s gift for explaining in a simple manner without losing either substance or nuance. … This book must be a required reading for all students of political science and economics everywhere and not just for students of China. … There are tables interspersed throughout the text, summarising and comparing complex arguments of the various schools … .” (Jabin T. Jacob, China Report, Vol. 52 (4), 2016)



'By far the most comprehensive and thorough study of contemporary Chinese political thought. Readers will benefit tremendously from Li's profound insight and critical analysis on the ideas shaping dramatic transformation in post-Mao's China.' Baogang Guo, Dalton State University, USA

'The most up-to-date analysis of the ideational factor in Chinese politics. The author provides a sharp delineation of various schools of political thought that are shaping China's political future. It is vital for understanding the contemporary China, especially the Xi Jinping era.' Baohui Zhang, Lingnan Univerisity, Hong Kong

'A valuable guide to understanding the political change and economic reform with significant consequences for not only China but also the global community. This book will enlighten readers on the puzzles of democratic challenge, market reform, and legitimacy crisis.' Guoli Liu, College of Charleston, USA

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Thought and China’s Transformation
Book Subtitle
Ideas Shaping Reform in Post-Mao China
Authors
Series Title
Politics and Development of Contemporary China
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42781-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137427816
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42780-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49123-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 208
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