A collection of essays split into 4 sections that cover methodology, ideology, Part and Politics and Foreign Affairs. Published in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
Methodology -- How Can We Evaluate Communist China’s Political System Performance? -- A Normative Approach to China’s Modernization in Recent Times -- How Can We Evaluate Communist China’s Economic Development Performance? -- Ideology -- Giving Marxism a Lease on Life in China -- Spiritual Crisis in Contemporary China: Some Preliminary Explorations -- Whither Mainland China: On the Theoretical Study Campaign -- Party and Politics -- The Reorganization and Streamlining of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army -- Chinese Politics: The Bargaining Treadmill -- Communist China’s Civil-Military Relations in the Mid-1980s: The Implications of Modernizations -- The Uncertain Future of Hong Kong -- “One Country, Two Systems”: Theory and Practice -- Another Look at Corruption: Lessons of the Career of the “God of Fortune” -- Foreign Affairs -- The Impact of the Changing Sino-Soviet Relationship on Indochina -- China as an Asian-Pacific Power -- Recent Trends in Sino-Soviet Relations and the Strategic Triangle -- Teng Hsiao-ping’s Management of the Superpowers -- U.S.-PRC Relations: From Hostility to Reconciliation to Cooperation? -- Relations Between Peking, Washington, and Taipei: Maintaining the Forbidden Triad or Building Fayol’s Bridge? -- Present and Future Sino-Japanese Relations, 1986–1990 -- Beijing’s Relations with Vietnam and Korea: Implications for Future Change in PRC Foreign Policy -- Beijing’s Latin American Policy: An Exercise in Pragmatism