Reflections on China's 20th-century transformation. Contributors explore developments over the 1997-1999 period and place them in a wider historical perspective by examining: where China has travelled; what has changed and how much; the century's enduring themes; and prospects for the future.
The chapters in this latest edition of China Briefing reflect broadly on China's transformation in the twentieth century. The authors not only examine developments in China over the 1997-1999 period, but also place these events in a wider historical perspective by addressing the following questions: Where has China traveled over the course of the century? To what extent has it been transformed, and how? What are the enduring themes or points of continuity, even during a century of great change and transformation? And what are China's prospects for the future?