Economic transition in China has witnessed (re)centralization of resources from the margin to the core in economic, social and political senses. This book employs a marginalization lens to reveal, delineate and better understand the processes, patterns, trends, multiple dimensions and dynamics of the phenomenon, and the consequences and implications for development and well-being in the country. Bringing together a wide range of domestic and international experts and disciplinary perspectives, the book combines empirical research and conceptual analysis to provide an insightful overview of China's recent development. It contributes to the debate over marginalization and its interactions with globalization and transition in China, and has significance for various domestic and international policy arenas in respect of tackling marginalization, poverty and social exclusion effectively while striving for the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals in China and beyond.
This book breaks new ground in the effort to understand the politics of central decision making by focusing on both senior policy makers and implementing bureaucracies on the one hand, and actors in economic and non-economic arenas on the other. The Chinese contributors, intellectuals and former officials now living outside of China, held significant party and government positions there prior to 1989 and possess intimate knowledge of the Chinese policy process based on personal participation. Their essays also reflect their dialog and collaborative research with Western scholars and political analysts.
Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration.Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration. The book argues for the emergence of a Chinese world system in which internal and international mobility is a central and heterogenous feature. The book presents an unusually rich case study of migration and transnationalism of migrants from southern Zhejiang province in Chinese and European cities, studies of rural-urban migration in booming southern China, implementation of the birth control policy among migrants in Beijing, discrimination and stereotypisation of rural migrants in Shanghai, contract worker teams in Beijing, and forced urban-rural migration during the Cultural Revolution.
This book presents a unique array of insights into Hong Kong's transition to China since the 1 July 1997 handover, from several perspectives around the region. Scholars from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand undertake an analysis and synthesis of particular regional viewpoints on the transfer of sovereignty. Each contribution is positioned in relation to the three interconnected themes of economic transformation, political and legal developments, and identity which run through the volume. The sometimes contradictory and provocative insights highlighted by the authors emphasize the inherent complexities of Hong Kong's transition and the range of alternative regional perspectives it engenders. Contents:Introduction: Regional Perspectives on Hong Kong's Transition to China (A M Marton)Hong Kong in China: Partnership as a New Pattern of Relations (S-Q Gao)Taiwan in Transition: Adjusting to the New Reality of One Country Two Systems (M D Yeh)The Challenge of “San Tong” for Hong Kong (Q Luo)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Indonesia (J Wanandi)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Malaysia (S Leong)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Thailand (P Umphon)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from the South Pacific (G Chan) Readership: General. Keywords:
Edited by Li Shenming and Zhang Yuyan from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this timely book unveils China's current political concerns and security fears. Readers outside of China can now discover China's worries and fears, helping to contextualise the latest Chinese diplomatic and international relations policies. The research-based content includes authoritative Chinese academic analysis on the very latest situations around the world. These include: dramatic changes in the Middle East and North Africa; the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan; key developments amongst China's near neighbours; continuing European financial woes; evolving climate change and energy policies; perceived terrorism threats; comment on the various military and conflict situations around the world. This detailed report outlines exactly how China views the world, plus the reader will benefit from insightful material by leading Chinese academics on the growing prominence of the Chinese government on the global political stage. Published by Paths International, in association with China's Social Sciences Academic Press, this title is one of a series of annual reports offering an opportunity to access the latest material on China's international relations strategies. These books are highly detailed and research-led, supplying expert analysis from key Chinese policy advisors.
A comprehensive and accessible analysis of China's socio-political economy.
In spite of difficulties posed by a hostile socialist government, the Catholic Church in China has shown remarkable perseverance and growth since the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1979. The essays contained in The Catholic Church in Modern China inform readers of the major issues facing the Catholic Church in China today. Their insights should be welcomed by everyone from the Catholic layperson contemplating a trip to China to scholars and specialists in China and religious studies.
Based on primary sources and field research, this book is the first of its kind to probe into the Chinese mind set to see how they perceive international relations. It analyses the factors of power, Marxism, culture, and modernisation that shape the Chinese thinking on IR. It explores the Chinese understanding of the state and interstate relations, discusses the merits of an 'IR theory with Chinese characteristics', and assesses the problems and prospects of the development of international studies in China.
This book focuses on the National College Entrance Exam (NCEE), an important measurement of education quality in China, from both education economics and education policy perspectives. It provides a better understanding and stimulates more sophisticated evaluations of NCEE-related policies in China from the perspectives of education equity, the effectiveness of education input, and education quality. This book reports inspiring findings based on high-quality individual level data, innovative measurement design, and various appropriate identification strategies. The most import conclusion is that both education equity and quality can be achieved using well-designed policies based on solid empirical evidence. This is likely the first book published in English to discuss the NCEE so extensively from multiple perspectives using concrete evidence.
This book records the anxiety, concerns, uncertainty and enthusiasm of Chinese scholars in the face of China’s embracing of globalization. In other words, it presents a unique Chinese perspective on globalization and state autonomy.
This insightful book investigates the historical, political, and legal foundations of the Chinese perspectives on the rule of law and the international rule of law. Building upon an understanding of the rule of law as an 'essentially contested concept', this book analyses the interactions between the development of the rule of law within China and the Chinese contribution to the international rule of law, more particularly in the areas of global trade and security governance.
Presents research on the ways in which Chinese culture influences and intersects with communication theory and practice in China.
The authors examine the status quo, as well as the challenges of and possible solutions of China's environment problems. It provides us with the most authoritative points of view on environmental protection and sustainable development in China.
In this volume, phenomenologists from the West join hands with specialists from mainland China and Hong Kong to discuss the heritage of Husserl’s Logical Investigations. Readers will learn of the early reception of Husserl’s Logical Investigations in China and understand how Husserl’s doctrine of intentionality of consciousness has paved the way to a novel phenomenological explication of religious experience.
This volume offers a diverse set of perspectives on transnational crime. Providing a wide-ranging overview of the legal and policy issues that arise in connection with various forms of transnational crime, the authors outline the criminal justice responses adopted across different jurisdictions. Including contributions from high profile Chinese and European academics and practitioners across a variety of disciplines and methodological backgrounds, the authors address some of the hitherto underexplored issues related to transnational crime. These range from trafficking in cultural objects derived from illicit metal-detecting and metal-detecting tourism in China to the European approaches to criminalising the denial of historical truth. The central theme of the book is that useful lessons can be drawn from each other’s experiences, and that a cross-fertilisation of domestic approaches to transnational crime is essential to effective cooperation. This book will be of use to students and academics of comparative criminal justice and anyone interested in transnational crime.
Built on the theme “history, culture and international law”, this special course gives a comprehensive review of China’s contemporary perspective and practice of international law in the past 60 years, with its focus on the recent 30 years when China is gradually integrated into international legal system through its opening up and economic reform process.