Holding China Together

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August 2004



This volume addresses the 'fragmentation/disintegration thesis' and examines the sources and dynamics of China's resilience.


List of figures and tables; List of contributors; Holding China together: introduction Barry J. Naughton and Dali L. Yang; Part I. The Institutions for Political and Economic Control: Adaptation of a Hierarchical System: 1. Political localism versus institutional restraints: elite recruitment in the Jiang era Cheng Li; 2. The institutionalization of elite management in China Zhiyue Bo; 3. The cadre evaluation system at the grass roots: the paradox of party rule Susan Whiting; 4. Economic transformation and state rebuilding in China Dali L. Yang; Part II. Case Studies of Policy Implementation: 5. Policy consistency in the midst of the Asian crisis: managing the furloughed and the farmers in three cities Dorothy J. Solinger; 6. Population control and state coercion in China Yanzhong Huang and Dali L. Yang; 7. The political economy of industrial restructuring in China's coal industry, 1992-1999 Fubing Su; 8. The western development program Barry J. Naughton; Index.


Barry Naughton is an economist who specializes in China's transitional economy. He has written on economic policy-making in China, and issues relating to industry, foreign trade, macroeconomics and regional development in China. Naughton teaches at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies of the University of California at San Diego. In 1998, he was named the first So Kuanlok Professor of Chinese and International Affairs. His study of Chinese economic reform, Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993 (Cambridge University Press, 1995) won the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. His research on economic interactions among China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, focusing on the elections industry, led to the edited volume The China Circle: Economics and Technology in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong (1997). Dali L. Yang is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago. He has also served as a distinguished visiting professor at Nankai and Tsinghua Universities in China. He is the author of Calamity and Reform in China (1996), Beyond Beijing: Liberalization and the Regions in China (1997), and Remaking the Chinese Leviathan (forthcoming).


Review of the hardback: 'Holding China together is an important account of how the Chinese state has reconstituted itself ... The chapters of this volume are all of high quality. Naughton and Yang have captured an important trend in the development of China's political economy. This text provides a timely reminder that while everyone recognizes that China's economy is undergoing rapid change, there is more change in the political system than meets the eye.' International Affairs Review of the hardback: 'This book is an excellent collection of essays that makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary China. ... This is a first-class volume which makes an important contribution to Chinese Studies and to broader political science debates on state capacity. Many chapters will be used in courses on Chinese politics and scholars researching issues of state capacity will inevitably have to refer both to this book's overall conclusions and to the individual case studies.' The China Quarterly
EAN: 9780521837309
ISBN: 0521837308
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2004
Seitenanzahl: 318 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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