China Perspectives on Global Security

Author: Li Shenming

Publisher: Paths International Ltd

ISBN: 9781844643400

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

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Edited by Li Shenming and Zhang Yuyan from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, this timely book unveils China's current political concerns and security fears. Readers outside of China can now discover China's worries and fears, helping to contextualise the latest Chinese diplomatic and international relations policies. The research-based content includes authoritative Chinese academic analysis on the very latest situations around the world. These include: dramatic changes in the Middle East and North Africa; the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan; key developments amongst China's near neighbours; continuing European financial woes; evolving climate change and energy policies; perceived terrorism threats; comment on the various military and conflict situations around the world. This detailed report outlines exactly how China views the world, plus the reader will benefit from insightful material by leading Chinese academics on the growing prominence of the Chinese government on the global political stage. Published by Paths International, in association with China's Social Sciences Academic Press, this title is one of a series of annual reports offering an opportunity to access the latest material on China's international relations strategies. These books are highly detailed and research-led, supplying expert analysis from key Chinese policy advisors.
Hong Kong in China

Author: Andrew M Marton

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814494144

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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This book presents a unique array of insights into Hong Kong's transition to China since the 1 July 1997 handover, from several perspectives around the region. Scholars from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand undertake an analysis and synthesis of particular regional viewpoints on the transfer of sovereignty. Each contribution is positioned in relation to the three interconnected themes of economic transformation, political and legal developments, and identity which run through the volume. The sometimes contradictory and provocative insights highlighted by the authors emphasize the inherent complexities of Hong Kong's transition and the range of alternative regional perspectives it engenders. Contents:Introduction: Regional Perspectives on Hong Kong's Transition to China (A M Marton)Hong Kong in China: Partnership as a New Pattern of Relations (S-Q Gao)Taiwan in Transition: Adjusting to the New Reality of One Country Two Systems (M D Yeh)The Challenge of “San Tong” for Hong Kong (Q Luo)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Indonesia (J Wanandi)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Malaysia (S Leong)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from Thailand (P Umphon)Hong Kong's Transition: A View from the South Pacific (G Chan) Readership: General. Keywords:
Chinese Perspectives on the International Rule of Law

Author: Matthieu Burnay

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788112390

Category: Law

Page: 336

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This insightful book investigates the historical, political, and legal foundations of the Chinese perspectives on the rule of law and the international rule of law. Building upon an understanding of the rule of law as an 'essentially contested concept', this book analyses the interactions between the development of the rule of law within China and the Chinese contribution to the international rule of law, more particularly in the areas of global trade and security governance.
Chinese Perspectives on International Relations

Author: G. Chan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230390201

Category: Political Science

Page: 201

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Based on primary sources and field research, this book is the first of its kind to probe into the Chinese mind set to see how they perceive international relations. It analyses the factors of power, Marxism, culture, and modernisation that shape the Chinese thinking on IR. It explores the Chinese understanding of the state and interstate relations, discusses the merits of an 'IR theory with Chinese characteristics', and assesses the problems and prospects of the development of international studies in China.
Developing a Competitive Pearl River Delta in South China Under One Country-two Systems

Author: Anthony G. O. Yeh

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622097677

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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This book will be of great interest to those doing business in the Pearl River Delta, and China more broadly. It is also of relevance to readers in China studies, development studies, economic development, geography, politics, sociology, environmental management, and regional development.
The Religious Question in Modern China

Author: Vincent Goossaert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226304182

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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Recent events—from strife in Tibet and the rapid growth of Christianity in China to the spectacular expansion of Chinese Buddhist organizations around the globe—vividly demonstrate that one cannot understand the modern Chinese world without attending closely to the question of religion. The Religious Question in Modern China highlights parallels and contrasts between historical events, political regimes, and cultural movements to explore how religion has challenged and responded to secular Chinese modernity, from 1898 to the present. Vincent Goossaert and David A. Palmer piece together the puzzle of religion in China not by looking separately at different religions in different contexts, but by writing a unified story of how religion has shaped, and in turn been shaped by, modern Chinese society. From Chinese medicine and the martial arts to communal temple cults and revivalist redemptive societies, the authors demonstrate that from the nineteenth century onward, as the Chinese state shifted, the religious landscape consistently resurfaced in a bewildering variety of old and new forms. The Religious Question in Modern China integrates historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives in a comprehensive overview of China’s religious history that is certain to become an indispensible reference for specialists and students alike.
State Propaganda in China's Entertainment Industry

Author: Shenshen Cai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317266976

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online documentaries, films, TV drama serials and education programs, all of which are enlisted and co-opted by the state for propaganda goals. This book maps out the cutting-edge expansions of official propaganda that are embedded in the entertainment industry of contemporary China. Its case studies bring to light the progression of the mainstream propaganda discourse in terms of its merging, cooperation and compromise with the commercial features of both the traditional and newly-emerging entertainment media. In particular, it examines a group of mass entertainment products which include two best-selling mainstream blockbusters, two on-line commercial web documentaries, the China Central Television Moon Festival Gala series, socialist revolutionary TV drama serials, and a prime time science and education program. In so doing, it forefronts the up-to-date developments and novelties of state propaganda: its motives, reasoning and approaches within the mediasphere of today’s China. Illustrating how the CCP propaganda apparatus and tactics evolve and become embedded in popular media products, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese studies, Media Studies and Popular Cultural Studies.
Demographic Perspective of China’s Economic Development

Author: Fang Cai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000052824

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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China is historically famous for its high demographic dividend and its huge working population, and this has driven tremendous economic growth over the past few decades. However, that population has begun to shrink and the Lewis turning point whereby surplus rural population has been absorbed into manufacturing is also approaching, leading to great change in the Chinese labor market. Will this negatively affect China’s economic growth? Can the "Middle-Income Trap" be avoided? What reforms should be made on the labor supply side? This book tackles these key questions. This book is a collection of 14 papers presenting the author’s observations, analysis, and opinions of China’s long-term economic development from the demographic perspective, while analysing real economic problems from the past and including policy recommendations. It provides a critical reference for scholars and students interested in Chinese economic development and demographic perspectives on economic development.
International Comparative Perspectives on the Treatment of “Urban Diseases”

Author: Lu Xiaocheng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000566390

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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With an integration of theories, comparative and empirical studies, this book aims to find a treatment for Beijing’s “urban diseases” and coordinate a low-carbon development plan for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region in China. Unprecedented industrialization and unconventional urbanization caused a series of “urban diseases” for developing cities across the globe. By summarizing and exploring the evolution and phased characteristics of “urban diseases”, the author implements theories across classical sociology, human ecology, community school, and low-carbon city as the base for policy recommendations. This book also provides in-depth examinations and comparative studies of other metropolises’ experiences in controlling “urban diseases”. Cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo were modeled to propose the most appropriate low-carbon development plan for the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. With a focus on developing cities in Northern China, this book will be a great read to all scholars and students of environmental studies, development studies, urban studies, and contemporary China studies. It will also be a great addition for those who are interested in social conflicts and economic development.
European Perspectives on Taiwan

Author: Jens Damm

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783531943039

Category: Political Science

Page: 257

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The initiative and leadership for this edited volume came from the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) based in Brussels. The book discusses questions related to the different European perspectives on Taiwan in various fields, asking, in particular: How has the European Union dealt with the unsolved status of the Republic of China on Taiwan? In which ways has Europe been seen as a model for Taiwan’s transformation, and, does the example of the EU offer any lessons for cross-Strait integration? Furthermore, the authors, well-known specialists drawn from disciplines, such as, economics, political science, international law, history, and cultural studies, are equally interested in Taiwan’s perspectives on Europe and in the historical relationship between Taiwan and Europe.
Religion in Contemporary China

Author: Adam Yuet Chau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136892264

Category: Religion

Page: 263

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This book provides a wide-ranging and in-depth survey of contemporary religious practices in China. It explains how recent economic reforms and concurrent relaxation of religious polices have created fertile ground for the revitalization of a wide range of religious practices and relates this to larger issues of social and cultural continuity and change.