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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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China's Environmental Foreign Relations

China's Environmental Foreign Relations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Heidi Wang-Kaeding
March 02, 2021

Over recent decades, China has moved from being a follower towards taking on a leadership role in global environmental governance. This book discusses this important development. It examines the key role of Chinese interest groups, showing how through various domestic dynamics they have influenced ...

China's Pension Reforms Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China

China's Pension Reforms: Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ke Meng
December 18, 2020

Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic ...

Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin
December 18, 2020

This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred ...

The Decline of the Western-Centric World and the Emerging New Global Order Contending Views

The Decline of the Western-Centric World and the Emerging New Global Order: Contending Views

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Yun-han Chu, Yongnian Zheng
November 25, 2020

The Western liberal democratic world order, which seemingly triumphed following the collapse of communism, is looking increasingly fragile as populists and nationalists take power in the United States, Europe and elsewhere, as the momentum of democratization in developing countries stalls, and as ...

Designing Emergency Management China’s Post-SARS Experience, 2003-2012

Designing Emergency Management: China’s Post-SARS Experience, 2003-2012

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wee-Kiat Lim
November 23, 2020

This book looks at the then-nascent emergency management sector in China, specifically from 2003-2012, that arose from the 2003 SARS crisis and subsequently set the stage for its responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering not only the amended and new laws and regulations at the national level, ...

China's Authoritarian Path to Development Is Democratization Possible?

China's Authoritarian Path to Development: Is Democratization Possible?

1st Edition

Liang Tang
December 12, 2019

This book examines the various stages of China’s development, in the economic, social, and political fields, relating theories and models of development to what is actually occurring in China, and discussing how China’s development is likely to progress going forward. It argues that China’s ...

China-Africa Relations Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation, and Communication

China-Africa Relations: Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation, and Communication

1st Edition

Kathryn Batchelor, Xiaoling Zhang
December 12, 2019

The recent rapid growth in China’s involvement in Africa is being promoted by both Chinese and African leaders as being conducted in a spirit of cooperation, friendship and equality. In the media and informally, however, a different, less harmonious picture emerges. This book explores how China and...

Foreign Policies toward Taiwan

Foreign Policies toward Taiwan

1st Edition

Shaohua Hu
December 12, 2019

The issue of Taiwan is the single most difficult factor in the relationship between China and the United States. Any cross-straits conflict between China and Taiwan is likely not only to pit the world’s two leading powers against each other, but also to suck in many other countries. This book ...

Development and Poverty Reduction A Global Comparative Perspective

Development and Poverty Reduction: A Global Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Yongnian Zheng, Jiwei Qian
November 07, 2019

Although the absolute number of poor people in the world has declined significantly in recent decades, poverty reduction continues to be a very important issue. There still are very large numbers of poor people, relative poverty is an increasingly concerning problem, and progress on poverty ...

The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong Sharp Power and its Discontents

The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Sharp Power and its Discontents

1st Edition

Andreas Fulda
August 14, 2019

The key question at the heart of this book is to what extent political activists in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have made progress in their quest to liberalise and democratise their respective polities. Taking a long historical perspective, the book compares and contrasts the political ...

The Chinese Communist Party in Action Consolidating Party Rule

The Chinese Communist Party in Action: Consolidating Party Rule

1st Edition

Lance L.P. Gore, Zheng Yongnian
August 13, 2019

Much is written about China and the role of the Chinese Communist Party, but without exploring in detail the nature of the party and how it operates. This book provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of the Chinese Communist Party. It outlines the huge size of the party – 88 million ...

China's New Public Health Insurance Challenges to Health Reforms and the New Rural Co-operative Medical System

China's New Public Health Insurance: Challenges to Health Reforms and the New Rural Co-operative Medical System

1st Edition

Armin Müller
January 08, 2019

Especially since the 2003 SARS crisis, China’s healthcare system has become a growing source of concern, both for citizens and the Chinese government.  China’s once praised public health services have deteriorated into a system driven by economic constraints, in which poor people often fail to get ...

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