This book provides a detailed account of political and economic development performance evaluation methodology, Marxism and spiritual ideology, politics, and foreign affairs in the communist political system of the People's Republic of China. .
Part One: Methodology 1. How Can We Evaluate Communist China's Political System Performance? 2. A Normative Approach to China's Modernization in Recent Times 3. How Can We Evaluate Communist China's Economic Development Performance? Part Two: Ideology 4. Giving Marxism a Lease on Life in China 5. Spiritual Crisis in Contemporary China: Some Preliminary Explorations 6. Whither Mainland China: On the Theoretical Study Campaign Part Three: Party and Politics 7. The Reorganization and Streamlining of the Chinese People's liberation Army 8. Chinese Politics: The Bargaining Treadmill 9. Communist China's Civil-Military Relations in the Mid-1980s: The Implications of Modernizations 10. The Uncertain Future of Hong Kong 11. "One Country, Two Systems": Theory and Practice 12. Another Look at Corruption: Lessons of the Career of the "God of Fortune" Part Four: Foreign Affairs 13. The Impact of the Changing Sino-Soviet Relationship on Indochina 14. China as an Asian-Pacific Power 15. Recent Trends in Sino-Soviet Relations and the Strategic Triangle 16. Teng Hsiao-ping's Management of the Superpowers 17. U.S.-PRC Relations: From Hostility to Reconciliation to Cooperation? 18. Relations Between Peking, Washington, and Taipei: Maintaining the Forbidden Triad or Building Fayol's Bridge? 19. Present and Future Sino-Japanese Relations, 1986–1990 20. Beijing's Relations with Vietnam and Korea: Implications for Future Change in PRC Foreign Policy 21. Beijing's Latin American Policy: An Exercise in Pragmatism