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The China questions : critical insights into a rising power

The China questions : critical insights into a rising power / edited by Jennifer Rudolph, Michael Szonyi.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2018.
xi, 337 pages ; 22 cm
Other contributors
Rudolph, Jennifer M., editor.
Szonyi, Michael, editor.
Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.
Includes index.
"In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • I. Politics: Is the Chinese communist regime legitimate? / Elizabeth J. Perry
  • Can fighting corruption save the party? / Joseph Fewsmith
  • Does Mao still matter? / Roderick MacFarquhar
  • What is the source of ethnic tension in China? / Mark Elliott
  • What should we know about public opinion in China? / Ya-Wen Lei
  • What does longevity mean for leadership in China? / Arunabh Ghosh
  • Can the Chinese Communist Party learn from Chinese emperors? / Yuhua Wang
  • II. International relations: Will China lead Asia? / Odd Arne Westad
  • How strong are China's armed forces? / Andrew S. Erickson
  • What does the rise of China mean for the United States? / Robert S. Ross
  • Is Chinese exceptionalism undermining China's foreign policy interests? / Alistair Iain Johnston
  • (When) will Taiwan reunify with the mainland? / Steven M. Goldstein
  • Can China and Japan ever get along? / Ezra F. Vogel
  • III. Economy: Can China's high growth continue? / Richard N. Cooper
  • Is the Chinese economy headed toward a hard landing? / Dwight H. Perkins
  • Will urbanization save the Chinese economy or destroy it? / Meg Rithmire
  • Is China keeping its promises on trade? / Mark Wu
  • How do China's new rich give back? / Tony Saich
  • What can China teach us about fighting poverty? / Nara Dillon
  • IV. Environment: Can China address air pollution and climate change? / Michael B. McElroy
  • Is there environmental awareness in China? / Karen Thornber
  • V. Society: Why does the end of the one-child policy matter? / Susan Greenhalgh
  • How are China and its middle class handling aging and mental health? / Arthur Kleinman
  • How important is religion in China? / James Robson
  • Will there be another Dalai Lama? / Leonard W. J. van der Kuijp
  • Does law matter in China? / William P. Alford
  • Why do so many Chinese students come to the United States? / William C. Kirby
  • VI. History and culture: Who is Confucius in today's China? / Michael Puett
  • Where did the Silk Road come from? / Rowan Flad
  • Why do intellectuals matter to Chinese politics? / Peter K. Bol
  • Why do classic Chinese novels matter? / Wai-yee Li
  • How have Chinese writers imagined China's future? / David Der-wei Wang
  • Has Chinese propaganda won hearts and minds? / Jie Li
  • Why is it still so hard to talk about the Cultural Revolution? / Xiaofei Tian
  • What is the future of China's past? / Stephen Owen
  • How has the study of China changed in the last sixty years? / Paul A. Cohen.
Many books offer information about China, but few make sense of what is truly at stake. The questions addressed in this unique volume provide a window onto the challenges China faces today and the uncertainties its meteoric ascent on the global horizon has provoked. In only a few decades, the most populous country on Earth has moved from relative isolation to center stage. Thirty of the world's leading China experts--all affiliates of the renowned Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University--answer key questions about where this new superpower is headed and what makes its people and their leaders tick. They distill a lifetime of cutting-edge scholarship into short, accessible essays about Chinese identity, culture, environment, society, history, or policy.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Environmental policy--China.
China--Politics and government--2002-
China--Foreign relations--21st century.
China--Economic conditions--2000-
China--Social conditions--2000-
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Columbus - University Library of Columbus
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DS779.4 .C463 2018
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DS779.4 .C463 2018
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