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Harvard Contemporary China Series 12

The Paradox of China’s Post-Mao Reforms

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$48.50 • £38.95 • €43.50

ISBN 9780674654549

Publication Date: 05/01/1999


462 pages

6 x 9 inches

3 line illustrations, 9 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard Contemporary China Series


  • Preface
  • I. Introduction
    • 1. Dynamic Economy, Declining Party-State [Merle Goldman and Roderick MacFarquhar]
    • 2. China’s Transition in Economic Perspective [Barry Naughton]
  • II. Limited Political Reforms
    • 3. Elite Politics [Joseph Fewsmith]
    • 4. Party–Military Relations [Paul H. B. Godwin]
    • 5. The National People’s Congress [Murray Scot Tanner]
    • 6. The Struggle over Village Elections [Lianjiang Li and Kevin J. O’Brien]
    • 7. Mass Political Behavior in Beijing [Tianjian Shi]
  • III. Fragmenting Society
    • 8. The Changing Role of Workers [Martin King Whyte]
    • 9. Farmer Discontent and Regime Responses [Thomas P. Bernstein]
    • 10. China’s Floating Population [Dorothy J. Solinger]
    • 11. The New Middle Class [David S. G. Goodman]
    • 12. The Rise of Private Business Interests [Kristen Parris]
    • 13. The Emergence of Politically Independent Intellectuals [Merle Goldman]
    • 14. Crime, Corruption, and Contention [Elizabeth J. Perry]
  • Conclusion
    • 15. The “State of the State” [Richard Baum and Alexei Shevchenko]
  • Notes
  • Contributors

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