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.
Governing Environmental Conflicts in China
Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe
China's Pension Reforms Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China
The Decline of the Western-Centric World and the Emerging New Global Order Contending Views
By Sunny L. Yang
December 30, 2022
Having engaged in an intensified war against corruption for more than four decades since the reform and opening up, China is now at a turning point of its anti-corruption reform. Many believe that building government integrity has been a top-down process in China and the anti-corruption strategies ...
By Yongnian Zheng
November 04, 2022
In this important and hugely ambitious book, one of the world’s leading political scientists working on China demonstrates how Western views of China are flawed because the long tradition of Western scholarship studying China views China from the Western philosophical and intellectual perspective ...
By Heidi Wang-Kaeding
September 26, 2022
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 ...
By Dominik Mierzejewski
September 26, 2022
This book discusses the Belt and Road Initiative at the provincial level in China. It analyses the evolution of the role of local governments in Chinese foreign policy since the opening of China’s economy in 1978, showing how the provinces initially competed with each other, and how the central ...
By Quansheng Zhao
September 05, 2022
This book provides a comparative study of the strategies of great powers in the Asia-Pacific, namely, the United States, China and Japan, known as the Pacific Three. It examines the evolution of each power’s strategic thinking and analyzes the three powers’ respective foreign policies and internal ...
By Wee-Kiat Lim
May 30, 2022
This book looks at the then-nascent emergency management sector in China, specifically the 2003–2012 period, 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 ...
By Beatrice Zani
November 26, 2021
This book, based on extensive original research, explores the lives, the migratory experiences and the social, economic, and emotional practices of Chinese migrant women during their migrations and mobilities in China, from China to Taiwan, from Taiwan to China and in between the two countries. It ...
By Yanwei Li
September 30, 2021
Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises ...
By Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin
March 31, 2021
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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...
By 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 ...