Nine specialists from four continents address the following questions: is China moving toward the type of developmental state and sophisticated economic powerhouse associated with the East Asian miracle? does China's Leninist political system and the heritage of a state-run-heavy-industrial sector present too great a burden for successful transformation? and what is the likelihood that China's party-state will ultimately collapse in a fashion similar to the Leninist governments of Europe? The findings and analyses should prove interesting to followers of China, East Asia as a whole, and the European postcommunist transition.
Post-Collective Agrarian Alternatives in Russia and China, Mark Selden; China's Leninist Parliament and Public Sphere - a Comparative Analysis, Barrett L. McCormick; the Political Dynamics of Reform - Learning from the Soviet Experience, Graeme Gill; the Lessons of Economic and Political Reform in Eastern Europe, Robert F. Miller; Corporatism in China - a Developmental State in an East Asian Context, Jonathan Unger and Anita Chan; Chinese Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Wong Siu-lun; the Political Economy of Late Development in East Asia - China's Financial Reforms in Comparative Perspective, Gordon White and Paul Bowles; Chinese Enterprise Reform - Convergence with the Japanese Model?, Anita Chan; Concluding Thoughts - Reforming Socialism in China - Another New Dragon?, Barrett L. McCormick.