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Democracy is a good thing : essays on politics, society, and culture in contemporary China

Author: Keping Yu
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009.
Series: Thornton Center Chinese thinkers series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents selections of works of Yu Keping, a Chinese intellectual and figure in official think tanks, on politics and democracy that reveal the ongoing debates in Chinese political and intellectual circles on democratic reform and where China's political development is heading"--Provided by publisher.
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Yu, Keping.
Democracy is a good thing.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008041977
(OCoLC)185691288
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keping Yu
ISBN: 9780815701675 0815701675 9786612131202 6612131209
OCLC Number: 503441843
Notes: Translated from Chinese.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 219 pages).
Contents: Democracy is a good thing --
The study of political science and public administration in China : an overview --
The seventeenth Party Congress and the agenda for China's political reforms --
China's civil society : conceptual definitions, types, and background --
The characteristics of Chinese civil society : administrative regulations and institutional environment --
Civil society organizations : challenges and responses --
Culture and modernity in the Chinese intellectual discourse : a historical perspective --
The transformation of Chinese culture since the launching of reform : a historical perspective --
China's economic modernization and sustainability --
Harmony between man and nature : China's environmental practices and challenges --
Preserving China's autonomy in the era of globalization --
Federalism in modern China : concepts and experiments --
A harmonious world and global governance : a Chinese perspective.
Series Title: Thornton Center Chinese thinkers series.
Responsibility: Yu Keping.

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Democracy is a good thing. This is true not only for individuals or certain officials but also for the entire nation and for all the people of China.-Yu Keping So begins ""Democracy Is a Good  Read more...

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