This book is an offshoot of the media activities of the China Council of The Asia Society in 1981. It provides a quick, multifaceted portrait that covers not only politics, economics, and foreign policy, but also society, culture, and personalities.
1. Introduction 2. The Rise of Hu Yaobang and the Problems of One-Party Rule 3. From Feudal Patriarchy to Rule of Law: Chinese Politics in 1980 4. The Chinese Economy in 1980: Death of Reform? 5. Youth in China Today: Obstacle to Economic Modernization? 6. Chinese Families and the Four Modernizations 7. US-China Relations in 1980