This edited volume describes the intellectual world that developed in China in the last decade of the twentieth century. How, as China's economy changed from a centrally planned to a market one, and as China opened up to the outside world and was influenced by the outside world, Chinese intellectual activity became more wide-ranging, more independent, more professionalized and more commercially oriented than ever before. The future impact of this activity on Chinese civil society is discussed in the last chapter.
'This is an important book on the evolution of the Chinese intelligentsia during the reform era.' - The China Journal
List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: The transformations of the relationship between Chinese Intellectuals and the State Part 1 The Transformation of the Intellectual Public Sphere 1. Social Capital, Institutional Change and the Development of Non-Governmental Intellectual Organizations in China 2. Underdogs, Lapdogs and Watchdogs: Journalists and the Public Sphere Problematic in China 3. Have We Been Noticed Yet? Intellectual Contestation and the Chinese Web Part 2 The Changing Relationship Between Intellectuals and the Party-state 4. From Patronage to Profits: the changing relationship of Chinese intellectuals with the Party-state 5. China's Technical Community: Market Reforms and the Changing Policy Cultures of Science 6. Intellectuals and the Politics of Protest: the Case of the China Democracy Party Part 3 Ideological Alternatives in the Intellectual Public Sphere 7. The Fate of an Enlightenment: Twenty Years in the Chinese Intellectual Sphere (1978-1998) 8. Historians as Public Intellectuals in Contemporary China 9. The Party-state, Liberalism and Social Democracy: the Debate on China's Future Part 4 New Era, New Roles 10. Chinese Intellectuals Facing the Challenges of the New Century Index