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  • Rural Roots of Reform Before China's Conservative Change

    By Lynn T. White III

    China’s economic and military rise dominates discussions of the world’s most populous country. Resilient authoritarian government is credited with great successes, but this book expands the discourse to include governance by village heads - who often ignored central politicians. Chinese reforms for…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05

  • Philippine Politics

    Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy

    By Lynn T. White III

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Democratization in China, Korea and Southeast Asia?

    Local and National Perspectives

    Edited by Kate Xiao Zhou, Shelley Rigger, Lynn T. White III

    Rapid economic pluralization in East Asia has empowered local and medial groups, and with this change comes the need to rethink usual notions regarding ways in which "democracies" emerge or "citizens" gain more power. Careful examination of current developments in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia…

    Paperback – 2017-04-27
    Politics in Asia

  • Politics of Modern China

    Edited by Yongnian Zheng, Yiyi Lu, Lynn T. White III

    After nearly three decades of rapid economic development, China is now a major power whose actions can significantly affect other countries, from America to Zimbabwe. As a result, China Studies has grown exponentially. In particular, there is a growing interest in studies of Chinese politics, not…

    Hardback – 2009-09-29
    Critical Issues in Modern Politics

  • Social Policy Reform in Hong Kong and Shanghai: A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    By Linda Wong, Lynn T. White, III, Gui Shixun

    As the richest cities in the world's most populous nation, Hong Kong and Shanghai have recently experienced dynamic growth spurred by more and better-managed capital. These cities also have social problems whose solutions will cost money. Their urban populations are aging. Health finance at the…

    Paperback – 2003-10-31

  • Unstately Power

    Local Causes of China's Intellectual, Legal and Governmental Reforms, 2nd Edition

    By Lynn T. White, III

    A critique of America's flawed Asia policy that centres on US-Japan relations but harkens back to the same disastrous views that drew America into Vietnam. The technique is a narrative flow of short vignettes woven into longer chapters; the main strands are personal reflections and interviews.…

    Paperback – 1999-01-31

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