As China's political and economic development comes under closer scrutiny, this Dictionary will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in contemporary China. As well as proving valuable to students and academics of political science, economics, history and Asian studies, it will be of use to government officials, business people and media professionals with current or future connections in the region. The main topics covered by the Dictionary are:
* major political processes and events
* key issues in domestic policy
* China's evolving foreign policy environment
* key political personalities
* major political institutions and groupings
* important aspects of the legal system.
Table of Contents
Includes: Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation; capitalists/entrepreneurs; Chen Yi; Chinese Communist Party; Cultural Revolution; Democracy Wall; Deng Xiaoping; gang of four; Great Leap Forward; Hong Kong; housing; Jiang Zemin; legal system; Mao Zedong; one country, two systems; PLA; prison system; protest movements; state economic structures; Tiananmen Incident; Tibet Autonomous Region; Tung Chee-hwa; Wei Jianxing; women (organizations, political role)
Colin Mackerras is Foundation Professor in the School of Modern Asian Studies at Griffith University, Queensland and has been Co-Director of the Key Centre for Asian Languages and Studies since 1988. Don McMillen is Professor and Head of Asian Studies at the University of Southern Queensland. He is also on the Editorial Board of The China Journal. Andrew Watson is Professor of Asian Studies at the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide, where he is also a co-Director of the Chinese Economy Research Unit.
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