This study examines the Chinese model of modern development, reflecting on the historical experience of China's reform and highlighting theoretical issues that are crucial for understanding the reform in its historical and global contexts. Bringing together articles from scholars, including designers of and active participants in the reform, opinion setters in the current debates on the nature and future of the reform, and Western scholars whose ideas have had great impact on Chinese intellectuals, the book considers the goals of China's reforms and the ways in which these goals may be achieved, the most urgent issues now facing China, and globalization and its impact on China.
Table of Contents
Preface: Modernization, Globalization, and the Chinese Path Part 1: Socialism - Innovations in Institutions and Ideas 1. We Should Encourage the Innovation of the System 2. Imagining Alternative Modernities Part 2: The Historical Experience of China's Reform 3. The Accomplishment and Problems: A Review of China's Reform in the Past 23 Years 4. The Relationship between China's Strategic Changes and its Industrialization and Capitalisation 5. The Historical Origin of 'Neoliberalism' in Mainland China 6. China's Economic Transition, Social Justice and Democratization at the Turn of the Century 7. Theory and Practice of the Chinese 'Market Socialism' Project: Is 'Market Socialism' an Alternative to Liberal Globalization? Part 3: Theoretical Deliberations about China's Reform 8. Rethinking the Relationship between the State and Society in the Process of Globalizing 9. On the Laws of the Development of Productive Forces 10. Farewell to the Twentieth Century 11. Liberal Socialism and the Future of China: A Petty Bourgeoisie Manifesto 12. Pension Funds and Responsible Accumulation: The Choices Facing China 13. Ten These on Marxism and the Transition to Socialism Part 4: Globalization and China's Modernization 14. China's Governance and Political Development under the Impact of Globalization 15. Globalization and Economic Development 16. What is China's Comparative Advantage? 17. Globalization and Vulnerability: India at the Dawn of the Twenty First Century Postscript: Theory and Practice of the Chinese Model
Tian Yu Cao studied Philosophy at Peking University, was fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK and received his doctorate from Cambridge in 1987. He did post-doctoral researches at Northwestern, Harvard and MIT, and is now teaching Philosophy of Natural Social Sciences at Boston University. His recent research interests include philosophical issues in modernity, post-modernity and globality.