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China Policy Series

Series Editor: Zheng Yongnian

With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures. It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

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1-10 of 36 results in China Policy Series
  1. China's Climate Policy

    By Gang Chen

    Series: China Policy Series

    To understand China’s climate change policy is not easy, as the country itself is a paradox actor in global climate political economy: it used to take very suspicious stand on the scientific certainty of climate change, but recently it has become a signatory and firm supporter of the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Higher Education Reform in China

    Beyond the Expansion

    Edited by W. John Morgan, Bin Wu

    Series: China Policy Series

    A major transformation of Chinese higher education (HE) has taken place over the past decade – China has reshaped its higher education sector from elite to mass education with the number of graduates having quadrupled to three million a year over six years. China is exceptional among lower income...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010

    Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy

    By Yanqi Tong, Shaohua Lei

    Series: China Policy Series

    China's economic transformation has brought with it much social dislocation, which in turn has led to much social protest. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the large-scale mass incidents which have taken place in the last decade. The book analyses these incidents systematically,...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. China Engages Global Governance

    A New World Order in the Making?

    By Gerald Chan, Pak K. Lee, Lai-Ha Chan

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book focuses on China’s increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise of its economy and global power. It examines whether and in what ways China is capable of participating in multilateral interactions; if it is willing and able to provide global public goods...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Political Culture and Participation in Rural China

    By Yang Zhong

    Series: China Policy Series

    Despite China’s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  6. China's Soft Power and International Relations

    Edited by Hongyi Lai, Yiyi Lu

    Series: China Policy Series

    China’s soft power has attracted considerable attention in the recent decade. In this volume scholars from the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, including a number of well established and well known analysts on China, examine main areas where China has made...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book examines the role of institutions in China’s recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. The book argues that, although the importance of institutions in China’s rapid economic growth and social development over the past 30 years is widely acknowledged, exactly how...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. E-Government in China

    Technology, Power and Local Government Reform

    By Jesper Schlæger

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book looks at how information and communication technology and e-government influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  9. China's Social Development and Policy

    Into the next stage?

    Edited by Litao Zhao

    Series: China Policy Series

    In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of...

    Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge

  10. China and the International System

    Becoming a World Power

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang, Robert G. Patman

    Series: China Policy Series

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops...

    Published March 13th 2013 by Routledge