The contributors to this book explore a variety of issues concerned with mainland China's political processes, military structure, and economic development, among them changes in both the ideological superstructure and the organizational base of Chinese politics; the problem of succession; military strategies and civil-military relations; the use o
Table of Contents
Preface -- The Postrevolutionary Phase in China and the Soviet Union -- Mainland China’s Political Process -- The Succession Question in Mainland China -- Ideology and Organization in Post-Mao China -- Competing Models of the Chinese Policy Process: Toward a Sorting and Evaluation -- Mainland China’s Military Problems and Potential -- Civil-Military Relations in the People’s Republic of China -- The People’s Republic of China as a Western Security Asset -- Military Strategies and Problems of Mainland China -- Military Modernization and Strategic Defense in the PRC in the 1980s -- Mainland China's Economic Development -- The Responsibility System in Mainland China: An Analysis -- Prices, Markets, and the Chinese Peasant -- Can Mainland China's New Price System Work? -- Foreign Exchange Supply and Planning Under Uncertainty -- Mainland China and the Bloc: Comparative Political Systems -- State and Society Under Communism: A Theoretical Analysis -- The Asiatic Mode of Politics; or, Is China a Marxist-Leninist State? -- Mainland China and the Bloc: Comparative Economic Systems -- Economic Reform in Mainland China in Comparison to Yugoslavia and Hungary -- Plan and Market: The Bird in the Cage—A Comparative Study of Mainland China and Other State Socialist Economies -- Mainland China and the Powers -- How Did They Decide to Go to War? Calculations and Miscalculations in the PRC’s War on Vietnam and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan -- The Strategic Triangle Revisited: Who’s Playing Whose Card? -- The Moscow-Beijing Détente -- Mainland China and the Power Configuration in the Asia-Pacific Region -- International Law in Chinese Treaty Negotiation and Implementation: Four Case Studies with the United States -- China’s Role in U.S. Security Policy
Chang King-Yuh -also editor of Mainland China after the Thirteenth Party Congress.