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Critical Issues in Contemporary China

Unity, Stability and Development, 2nd Edition

Edited by Czeslaw Tubilewicz


298 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development comprehensively examines key problems crucial to understanding modern-day China.

Organized around three interrelated themes of unity, stability and development, each chapter explores distinct issues and debate their significance for China domestically and for Beijing’s engagement with the wider world. While presenting contending explanatory approaches, contributors advance arguments to further critical discussion on selected topics.

Main issues analysed include:

  • political change
  • military transformation
  • legal reforms
  • economic development
  • energy security
  • environmental degradation
  • food security and safety
  • demographic trends
  • migration and urbanization
  • labour unrest
  • health and education
  • social inequalities
  • ethnic conflicts
  • Hong Kong’s integration
  • cross-Strait relations.

Given its thorough and up-to-date assessment of major political, social and economic challenges facing China, this fully revised and substantially expanded new edition is an essential read for any student of Chinese Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Muddling Authoritarianism, Czeslaw Tubilewicz

2. The Chinese Communist Party’s Evolution, Kerry Brown

3. Military Transformation, You Ji

4. Legal Reforms, Xiong Ping and Philip Griffith

5. Economic Development Strategy, Jane Golley

6. Energy Security, Monique Taylor

7. Environmental Degradation, Wu Fengshi and Richard L. Edmonds

8. Food Security and Safety, Zhou Guanqi

9. Demographic Trends, Robert Ash

10. Migration and Urbanisation, Tan Yan

11. Inequality of Opportunities, Kong Tao, Jane Golley and Dong Lu

12. The New Labour Movement, Parry Leung

13. Social Change, Li Yinan and Colin Mackerras

14. Ethnic Minorities, Colin Mackerras

15. Hong Kong’s Integration, Alvin Y. So

16. Cross-Strait Unification Strategies, Czeslaw Tubilewicz

About the Editor

Czeslaw Tubilewicz is a senior lecturer at the School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Asia / China
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General