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The China Questions

Critical Insights into a Rising Power

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$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674979406

Publication Date: 01/15/2018

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352 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

4 illus., 2 tables

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  • Introduction [Michael Szonyi]
  • I. Politics
    • 1. Is the Chinese Communist Regime Legitimate? [Elizabeth J. Perry]
    • 2. Can Fighting Corruption Save the Party? [Joseph Fewsmith]
    • 3. Does Mao Still Matter? [Roderick MacFarquhar]
    • 4. What Is the Source of Ethnic Tension in China? [Mark Elliott]
    • 5. What Should We Know about Public Opinion in China? [Ya-Wen Lei]
    • 6. What Does Longevity Mean for Leadership in China? [Arunabh Ghosh]
    • 7. Can the Chinese Communist Party Learn from Chinese Emperors? [Yuhua Wang]
  • II. International Relations
    • 8. Will China Lead Asia? [Odd Arne Westad]
    • 9. How Strong Are China’s Armed Forces? [Andrew S. Erickson]
    • 10. What Does the Rise of China Mean for the United States? [Robert S. Ross]
    • 11. Is Chinese Exceptionalism Undermining China’s Foreign Policy Interests? [Alastair Iain Johnston]
    • 12. (When) Will Taiwan Reunify with the Mainland? [Steven M. Goldstein]
    • 13. Can China and Japan Ever Get Along? [Ezra F. Vogel]
  • III. Economy
    • 14. Can China’s High Growth Continue? [Richard N. Cooper]
    • 15. Is the Chinese Economy Headed toward a Hard Landing? [Dwight H. Perkins]
    • 16. Will Urbanization Save the Chinese Economy or Destroy It? [Meg Rithmire]
    • 17. Is China Keeping Its Promises on Trade? [Mark Wu]
    • 18. How Do China’s New Rich Give Back? [Tony Saich]
    • 19. What Can China Teach Us about Fighting Poverty? [Nara Dillon]
  • IV. Environment
    • 20. Can China Address Air Pollution and Climate Change? [Michael B. McElroy]
    • 21. Is There Environmental Awareness in China? [Karen Thornber]
  • V. Society
    • 22. Why Does the End of the One-Child Policy Matter? [Susan Greenhalgh]
    • 23. How Are China and Its Middle Class Handling Aging and Mental Health? [Arthur Kleinman]
    • 24. How Important Is Religion in China? [James Robson]
    • 25. Will There Be Another Dalai Lama? [Leonard W.┬áJ. van der Kuijp]
    • 26. Does Law Matter in China? [William P. Alford]
    • 27. Why Do So Many Chinese Students Come to the United States? [William C. Kirby]
  • VI. History and Culture
    • 28. Who Is Confucius in Today’s China? [Michael Puett]
    • 29. Where Did the Silk Road Come From? [Rowan Flad]
    • 30. Why Do Intellectuals Matter to Chinese Politics? [Peter K. Bol]
    • 31. Why Do Classic Chinese Novels Matter? [Wai-yee Li]
    • 32. How Have Chinese Writers Imagined China’s Future? [David Der-wei Wang]
    • 33. Has Chinese Propaganda Won Hearts and Minds? [Jie Li]
    • 34. Why Is It Still So Hard to Talk about the Cultural Revolution? [Xiaofei Tian]
    • 35. What Is the Future of China’s Past? [Stephen Owen]
    • 36. How Has the Study of China Changed in the Last Sixty Years? [Paul A. Cohen]
  • Further Reading
  • Acknowledgments
  • Contributors
  • Index

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