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Understanding China

The Silk Road and the Communist Manifesto, 1st Edition

By Peter Nolan


174 pages

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If the West wishes to understand China better, it needs to appreciate the depth of thought and range of debate that is taking place within the Chinese political system. China is entering a new and complicated phase in its development. From a minnow in the 1970s it has become a mighty player on the global stage. It is likely that its role in the global economy and international relations will continue to expand. Today, despite its vast size, China is still a developing country. The country’s leaders in the Communist Party of China face innumerable policy challenges. Two key issues facing the Party are its role in the Asia-Pacific region and the ideological legacy from Karl Marx. The CPC is engaged in deep research, debate and reflection on both of these questions. This study provides a unique, in-depth insight into these critically important issues for the evolution of China’s political economy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Silk Road by Land and Sea 2. Imperial Archipelagos 3. The Communist Manifesto in the Twenty-First Century 4. Translating the Term ‘Class Struggle’ into Chinese

About the Author

Peter Nolan is Professor of Chinese Development and Director of the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.

About the Series

Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research-level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of the Chinese economy, including studies of business and economic history. Works of synthesis, reference books and edited collections will also be considered. Submissions from prospective authors are welcomed.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General