Beyond Beijing

Liberalization and the Regions in China

By Dali L. Yang

© 2002 – Routledge

212 pages

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Hardback: 9780415145015
pub: 1997-07-31

About the Book

This book offers a balanced assessment of the dynamics and consequences of the decentralization of power and resources in post- Mao China. The author argues that decentralization has increased tensions amongst ethnic groups and unleashed much competition and emulation among local governments. This book is an authoritative study of an issue that will remain highly visible on China's political agenda for the forseeable future.


'An extremely revealing book, replete with statistics…of immense value to scholars of social sciences and developmental studies' - Air Marshal K D Chadha, U.S.I. Journal April-June 1999

About the Series

Routledge Studies on China in Transition

The spectacular economic development of China has raised many questions about its future. China in Transition participates in the intellectual developments by focusing on social, political and cultural change in the China of the 1990s and beyond. Drawing on new research from scholars in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe, this series is invaluable in monitoring reform and interpreting the consequences for China, its neighbours and the West.

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