378 pages | 20 B/W Illus.
China’s Political System provides a concise introduction to the political, economic, and social factors that determine China's government. Highly respected specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the challenges facing China's economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions while examining the historical context and current trends. China's Political System asks readers to think about the broader problem of governance and mordernization in China and their global implications by comprehensively showing how the past and present impact leaders, citizens, ethnic minorities, and policies.
New to the Tenth Edition:
The tenth edition of China’s Political System continues to provide all of the tools professors need to introduce their students to Chinese politics in ways that are informed, accessible, and intriguing.
'June Teufel Dreyer's latest edition of China’s Political System continues the high standard that has been evident in each previous edition. In a crowded field of textbooks on Chinese politics, the two areas that distinguish the best books are comprehensiveness in terms of the coverage of important topics and material that is not only up-to-date but will not become dated quickly. Dreyer has succeeded admirably on both counts, with the high quality of the new chapter on The Era of Xi Jinping and the discussion of the results of the Nineteenth Party Congress, making this the best textbook on Chinese politics currently on the market.'—Stanley Rosen, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California
'I have assigned successive editions of June Dreyer's excellent text China's Political System for a number of years at the undergraduate level. It is well organized and clearly written, comprehensive in scope and coverage, informed by the author's historical perspectives and policy experience, and always up-to-date. A first-rate textbook on contemporary China.'—David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University
'June Teufel Dreyer is among the most internationally respected experts on China. This book convincingly demonstrates why. It has been and will continue to be a must-read for generations of students, scholars, and the general public.'—Jing Sun, Associate Professor, University of Denver
'Dreyer expertly examines and provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the internal and external pressures and changes and continuities that have propelled political, social, and economic developments in contemporary China. From the republican era and the rise of the Chinese communists to post-Mao reforms and China’s globalization, Dreyer surveys events, peoples, institutions, and policymaking and their implications within China and for the world.'—Roselyn Hsueh, Associate Professor, Temple University
'Comprehensive and accessible, China’s Political System provides a clear overview of the complex political and social issues facing contemporary China. The text offers a solid foundation for students who are encountering China for the first time.'—Kerry Ratigan, Assistant Professor, Amherst College