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The Modern Chinese State

The Modern Chinese State

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David Shambaugh, H. Lyman Miller, Ramon H. Myers, Bruce J. Dickson, Frederick Teiwes, Jan Pryblya, Harvey Nelsen
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  • Date Published: May 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521776035

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  • The Modern Chinese State is the first book to examine systematically the evolution of the Chinese state from the late Ming Dynasty of the 17th century, through the Nationalist and Communist party states of the 20th century, and into the 21st century. Leading scholars on modern China carefully assess the internal organization of the Chinese state over time, the ruling parties that have governed it, the foreign and indigenous systems that have served as models for state-building and political development, and the array of concepts that have guided Chinese thinking about the state.

    • The first book on the modern Chinese state
    • Of broad appeal to university students, the public, and scholars alike
    • Written by leading scholarly authorities in Chinese studies
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "presents a good basis for the study of the Chinese state, drawing a precise framework of state power in China, as well as the examination of many details as an underpinning to better understanding." Archiv orientalni 2001

    "offer a scholary synthesis of an important topic...Each essay contains useful information and ideas in its own right...General readers, advanced undergraduates or begining graduates students will find the individual essays to be solid introductions to the standard works and key ideas on each of the time periods and regimes covered" THE CHINA JOURNAL

    "...contributes significantly to our understanding of modern China...also a fitting tribute to Franz Michael, taking the insights and intellectual frameworks he pioneered, advancing them further, and applying them to the political developments experienced in China over the past decade." China Review International

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    • Date Published: May 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521776035
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: The evolving modern Chinese state David Shambaugh
    1. The late imperial Chinese state H. Lyman Miller
    2. The Chinese state during the Republican era Ramon H. Myers
    3. The post-1949 state in the republic of China on Taiwan Bruce J. Dickson
    4. The Maoist Chinese state Frederick Teiwes
    5. The post-Mao Chinese state David Shambaugh
    6. The Chinese Communist Economic State in Comparative Perspective Jan Pryblya
    7. The Future of the Chinese State Harvey Nelsen.

  • Editor

    David Shambaugh, George Washington University, Washington DC


    David Shambaugh, H. Lyman Miller, Ramon H. Myers, Bruce J. Dickson, Frederick Teiwes, Jan Pryblya, Harvey Nelsen

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