This book analyses and interprets the most significant changes that have occurred in China since the death of Mao in different sectors of society. It presents the views of the authors in a form that is aimed at scholars, students of China, and "informed public" with interests in China.
Introduction 1. Political Development in Post-Mao China 2. The Prospects for China's Economic Reforms 3. The Chinese Defense Establishment in Transition: The Passing of a Revolutionary Army? 4. Intellectuals and Cultural Policy After Mao 5. Social Trends in China: The Triumph of Inequality?