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With the rise of China and its impact on the world, interest in China has increased drastically in recent years. This series focuses on policy-oriented research and scholarly works with policy implications, on all aspects of contemporary Chinese economy, politics, society, environment, journalism and cultures. It also covers China’s foreign relations with major international organizations such as the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and World Bank, and major powers such as the United States, European Union (and its member states), Japan and others.

  • The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Sharp Power and its Discontents, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Fulda

    The key question at the heart of this book is to what extent have political activists in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong made progress in their quest to liberalise and democratise their respective polities. Taking a long historical perspective, the book compares and contrasts the political…

    Paperback – 2019-08-20 
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  • The Chinese Communist Party in Action

    Consolidating Party Rule, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lance L.P. Gore, Zheng Yongnian

    Much is written about China and the role of the Chinese Communist Party, but without exploring in detail the nature of the party and how it operates. This book provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of the Chinese Communist Party. It outlines the huge size of the party – 88 million…

    Hardback – 2019-07-23 
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  • Gender Dynamics, Feminist Activism and Social Transformation in China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Yuan Feng, Helen Lansdowne

    This book explores the extent to which women have been initiators, mobilizers, and driving forces of social transformation in China. The book considers how conceptions of women’s roles have changed as China has moved from state socialism to engagement with capitalist globalization, examines the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
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  • The Politics of Expertise in China

    1st Edition

    By Xufeng Zhu

    Since the reform and opening-up policy was implemented in China, consultations have been increasingly carried out during the policy-making process. This often involves experts, many of whom are based in think-tanks or similar institutions. The degree of access to the policy-making process varies,…

    Hardback – 2018-10-25
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  • China's New Silk Road

    An Emerging World Order, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carmen Amado Mendes

    Much is being written about China’s new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, but much of the writing focuses on China itself, on the destinations of the road – Europe and the Middle East – or on the countries through which the road passes, such as Central Asia. This book takes a different approach…

    Hardback – 2018-10-12
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  • China's Pension Reforms

    Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China, 1st Edition

    By Ke Meng

    Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic…

    Hardback – 2018-08-14
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  • Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin

    This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred…

    Hardback – 2018-05-23
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  • China's Great Urbanization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong

    China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014.  Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
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  • China's Global Quest for Resources

    Energy, Food and Water, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fengshi Wu, Hongzhou Zhang

    The world’s key resources of energy, food and water, which are closely connected and interdependent on each other, are coming under increasing pressure, as a result of increasing population, development and climate change. In the case of China, following its recent economic surge, energy, food and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
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  • Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism

    Earthquakes, Energy and Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    This book explores how far the concept of fragmented authoritarianism remains valid as the key concept for understanding how the Chinese political process works. It contrasts fragmented authoritarianism, which places bureaucratic bargaining at the centre of policy-making, arguing that the goals and…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
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  • Governing Environmental Conflicts in China

    1st Edition

    By Yanwei Li

    Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • Ecological Risks and Disasters - New Experiences in China and Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Li Peilin, Laurence Roulleau-Berger

    Climate change, and also other factors, are capable of bringing about major disasters on a scale hitherto unimaginable. Ecological and other risks, besides having scientific and technological dimensions, are also a subject of study for social scientists, concerned with how disasters and potential…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • China's Transition from Communism – New Perspectives

    1st Edition

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne

    As China moved from a planned to a market economy many people expected that China’s political system would similarly move from authoritarianism to democracy. It is now clear, however, that political liberalisation does not necessarily follow economic liberalisation. This book explores this apparent…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • China-Taiwan Rapprochement

    The Political Economy of Cross-Straits Relations, 1st Edition

    By Min-Hua Chiang

    This book examines how since about 2008 the economy of Taiwan has become ever more deeply integrated into the economy of China. It goes beyond a consideration of trade and investment flows, and discusses also the large population flows, the growing integration of the two financial systems and the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • International Engagement in China’s Human Rights

    1st Edition

    Edited by Titus Chen, Dingding Chen

    Since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 there has been increasing international pressure on China to improve its approach to human rights, whilst at the same time the Chinese government has itself realised that it needs to improve its approach, and has indeed done much to implement improvements…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
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  • China Entering the Xi Jinping Era

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Lance L. P. Gore

    How will China develop under the new leadership of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang? This is a key question for both China and the wider world. This book presents a comprehensive overview of the key areas and issues, assessing how things are likely to develop under the new leadership. It considers the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
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  • Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010

    Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy, 1st Edition

    By Yanqi Tong, Shaohua Lei

    China's economic transformation has brought with it much social dislocation, which in turn has led to much social protest. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the large-scale mass incidents which have taken place in the last decade. The book analyses these incidents systematically,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
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  • Foreign Policies toward Taiwan

    1st Edition

    By Shaohua Hu

    The issue of Taiwan is the single most difficult factor in the relationship between China and the United States. Any cross-straits conflict between China and Taiwan is likely not only to pit the world’s two leading powers against each other, but also to suck in many other countries. This book…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • China-Africa Relations

    Building Images through Cultural Co-operation, Media Representation, and Communication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kathryn Batchelor, Xiaoling Zhang

    The recent rapid growth in China’s involvement in Africa is being promoted by both Chinese and African leaders as being conducted in a spirit of cooperation, friendship and equality. In the media and informally, however, a different, less harmonious picture emerges. This book explores how China and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-02
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  • China's Authoritarian Path to Development

    Is Democratization Possible?, 1st Edition

    By Liang Tang

    This book examines the various stages of China’s development, in the economic, social, and political fields, relating theories and models of development to what is actually occurring in China, and discussing how China’s development is likely to progress going forward. It argues that China’s…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
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  • China's Assertive Nuclear Posture

    State Security in an Anarchic International Order, 1st Edition

    By Baohui Zhang

    China’s nuclear capability is crucial for the balance of power in East Asia and the world. As this book reveals, there have been important changes recently in China’s nuclear posture: the movement from a minimum deterrence posture toward a medium nuclear power posture; the pursuit of space warfare…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
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  • China's Evolving Industrial Policies and Economic Restructuring

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Sarah Y. Tong

    In the past three decades, China has successfully transformed itself from an extremely poor economy to the world’s second largest economy. The country’s phenomenal economic growth has been sustained primarily by its rapid and continuous industrialisation. Currently industry accounts for nearly…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
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  • The Rise of Think Tanks in China

    1st Edition

    By Xufeng Zhu

    Despite continuing criticism of the Chinese authoritarian political system, the range of participants in the decision-making process has widened, with different social actors now playing an increasingly important role in the Chinese policymaking process. Accordingly, the role of think tanks in the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
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  • China's New Public Health Insurance

    Challenges to Health Reforms and the New Rural Co-operative Medical System, 1st Edition

    By Armin Müller

    Especially since the 2003 SARS crisis, China’s healthcare system has become a growing source of concern, both for citizens and the Chinese government.  China’s once praised public health services have deteriorated into a system driven by economic constraints, in which poor people often fail to get…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
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  • Chinese Society - Change and Transformation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Li Peilin

    There is growing interest in social transformation in contemporary China, with much work published on the subject. This book is different from other books in that it presents an overview of the work of Chinese sociologists on how Chinese society is changing. It reports on a great deal of original…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
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  • China's Governance Model

    Flexibility and Durability of Pragmatic Authoritarianism, 1st Edition

    By Hongyi Lai

    Many studies of government in China either simply describe the political institutions or else focus, critically, on the weaknesses of the system, such as corruption or the absence of Western-style democracy. Authors of these studies fail to appreciate the surprising ability of China’s government to…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20
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  • E-Government in China

    Technology, Power and Local Government Reform, 1st Edition

    By Jesper Schlæger

    This book looks at how information and communication technology and e-government influences power relations in public administration in China. It highlights the role of technology in combating corruption, and clarifies the interplay between ideas, institutions and technologies in shaping the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
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  • China's Social Development and Policy

    Into the next stage?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Litao Zhao

    In China, social development has fallen far behind economic development. This book looks at why this is the case, and poses the question of whether the conditions, structures and institutions that have locked China into unbalanced development are changing to pave the way for the next stage of…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
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  • New Dynamics in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations

    How Far Can the Rapprochement Go?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Weixing Hu

    Relations between mainland China and Taiwan have improved markedly in recent years, giving rise to the key question, How far can the current rapprochement go? This book focuses on how mainland China-Taiwan relations are likely to develop in future. It considers economic relations, including the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • China and the European Union

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lisheng Dong, Zhengxu Wang, Henk Dekker

    The European Union is China’s largest trading partner, and Chinese views of the EU are of crucial importance in shaping how the relationship will develop in the future, especially as the new Chinese leadership takes power. This book presents the findings of an extensive research project into the…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • China and the International System

    Becoming a World Power, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang, Robert G. Patman

    This book considers the evolving relationship between China and the international system, and the interaction between a China of profound change in its identity, capability, and influence, and an international system that is itself experiencing a process of far-reaching transformation. It develops…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bin Wu, John Morgan

    In place of a distributive justice perspective which focuses simply on equal access to universities, this book presents a broader understanding of the relationship between Chinese higher education and economic and social change. The necessity for research on the place of universities in…

    Hardback – 2015-07-02
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  • Socialist China, Capitalist China

    Social tension and political adaptation under economic globalization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne

    China is currently encountering increasing social problems, together with the rise of mass discontent and public protest, despite having achieved enormous economic growth after nearly thirty years of market socialism and embracing globalization. The future of China thus depends not only on the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
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  • Legitimating the Chinese Communist Party Since Tiananmen

    A Critical Analysis of the Stability Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Peter Sandby-Thomas

    The dominant view concerning the rule of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is that it is simply a matter of time before it comes to an end. This view has been dominant since the pro-democracy protests in 1989 and has only been strengthened by the increasing number of protests in recent years.…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • China's Challenges to Human Security

    Foreign Relations and Global Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guoguang Wu

    This book looks at human security in China’s foreign relations. It discusses the concept and theory of human security, and their implications for China. The book goes on to analyse environmental security issues, including climate change and water resources, as well as looking at issues from an…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • China's Internal and International Migration

    1st Edition

    Edited by Li Peilin, Laurence Roulleau-Berger

    One consequence of China’s economic growth has been a massive increase in migration, both internal and external. Within China millions of rural workers have migrated to the cities. Outside China, many Chinese have migrated to other parts of the world, their remittances home often having a…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • Governing Health in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Yanzhong Huang

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
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  • Higher Education Reform in China

    Beyond the Expansion, 1st Edition

    Edited by W. John Morgan, Bin Wu

    A major transformation of Chinese higher education (HE) has taken place over the past decade – China has reshaped its higher education sector from elite to mass education with the number of graduates having quadrupled to three million a year over six years. China is exceptional among lower income…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
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  • China Engages Global Governance

    A New World Order in the Making?, 1st Edition

    By Gerald Chan, Pak K. Lee, Lai-Ha Chan

    This book focuses on China’s increasing involvement in global governance as a result of the phenomenal rise of its economy and global power. It examines whether and in what ways China is capable of participating in multilateral interactions; if it is willing and able to provide global public goods…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • Political Culture and Participation in Rural China

    1st Edition

    By Yang Zhong

    Despite China’s rapid urbanisation and industrialisation, most Chinese still live in the vast countryside or have rural household registration. Although there was significant economic improvement in rural areas in the 1980s, the rural economy has been stagnating or deteriorating since then, and the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • China's Soft Power and International Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hongyi Lai, Yiyi Lu

    China’s soft power has attracted considerable attention in the recent decade. In this volume scholars from the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China, including a number of well established and well known analysts on China, examine main areas where China has made…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • The Institutional Dynamics of China's Great Transformation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Xiaoming Huang

    This book examines the role of institutions in China’s recent large-scale economic, social and political transformation. The book argues that, although the importance of institutions in China’s rapid economic growth and social development over the past 30 years is widely acknowledged, exactly how…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • The Impact of China's 1989 Tiananmen Massacre

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jean-Philippe Béja

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise…

    Paperback – 2013-02-14
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  • Zhao Ziyang and China's Political Future

    1st Edition

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne

    What legacies have previous reformers like Zhao Ziyang left to today’s China? Does China have feasible political alternatives to today’s repressive ‘market Leninism’ and corrupt ‘state capitalism’? Does Zhao’s legacy indicate an alternative to the past and for the future? For those who are…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
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  • Power and Sustainability of the Chinese State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Keun Lee, Joon-Han Kim, Wing Thye Woo

    Since the start of the 21st century China has risen to the status of an important world power. This book examines Chinese power, focusing in particular, although not exclusively, on its economic capabilities, and considering how this is likely to develop in the future. It provides a detailed…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
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  • China's Climate Policy

    1st Edition

    By Gang Chen

    To understand China’s climate change policy is not easy, as the country itself is a paradox actor in global climate political economy: it used to take very suspicious stand on the scientific certainty of climate change, but recently it has become a signatory and firm supporter of the…

    Hardback – 2012-05-01
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  • Hainan - State, Society, and Business in a Chinese Province

    1st Edition

    By Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    This book examines the complex relationship between the state, society and business in China, focusing on the experience of the island province of Hainan. This island, for many years a provincial backwater, was given provincial rank in 1988 and became the testing ground for experiments of an…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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  • China's Information and Communications Technology Revolution

    Social changes and state responses, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xiaoling Zhang, Yongnian Zheng

    In recent years, China has experienced a revolution in information and communications technology (ICT), in 2003 surpassing the USA as the world’s largest telephone market, and as of February 2008, the number of Chinese Internet users has become the largest in the world. At the same time, China…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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  • China's Trade Unions - How Autonomous Are They?

    A Survey of 1811 Enterprise Union Chairpersons, 1st Edition

    By Masaharu Hishida, Kazuko Kojima, Tomoaki Ishii, Jian Qiao

    This book examines the status of trade unions in contemporary China, exploring the degree to which trade unions have been reformed as China is increasingly integrated into the global economy, and discussing the key question of how autonomous China’s trade unions are. Based on an extensive,…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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  • China and International Relations

    The Chinese View and the Contribution of Wang Gungwu, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian

    Despite Beijing’s repeated assurance that China’s rise will be "peaceful", the United States, Japan and the European Union as well as many of China's Asian neighbours feel uneasy about the rise of China. Although China’s rise could be seen as inevitable, it remains uncertain as to how a politically…

    Paperback – 2012-04-16
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