This book is an outcome of the conference "Communist China After the Thirteenth Party Congress" held in Taipei. It raises few questions on the relationship between ideology and politics in mainland China.
Introduction Part One: Party, State, and the Military 1. Party-State Democracy: A Theoretical Exploration 2. The "Initial Stage of Socialism": Background, Tasks, and Impact 3. Who Gets What, When, and How in China: Changes in the CCP Leadership and the Rules of the Game 4. Toward Democracy and Law in the People's Republic of China 5. The Party and Intellectuals in Mainland China Since 1986 6. The PLA After the Thirteenth Party Congress 7. The PLA's Political Role Since 1987: Continuity and Change 8. Balancing Autonomy and Interdependence Part Two: Foreign Policy 9. The Technology Trade Between the United States and Mainland China in Recent Years 10. Peking's Foreign Policy Since 1987: Implications for the United States 11. Sino-Soviet Relations of the 1980s: From Confrontation to Conciliation 12. New Strategic Environment and Domestic Linkages in Peking's Foreign Policy 13. Peking's Foreign Policy After the Thirteenth Party Congress 14. The Development Imperative and Beijing's Triangular Policy 15. Economic Diplomacy: A New Trend in Chinese Communist Foreign Policy Part Three: Economy 16. Some Demographic Constraints on Mainland Chinese Economic Modernization 17. "Primary Stage," Leasing, and Ownership: Mainland Chinese Economy at the Crossroads 18. Capital Shortage in Mainland China: Nature, Causes, and Prospects 19. Energy Policy After the Thirteenth Party Congress 20. The Dilemma Facing Economic Reform in Mainland China Part Four: Social Issues 21. Redefining Propaganda: Debates on the Role of Journalism in Post-Mao China 22. Diversification Among Mainland Chinese Intellectuals