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Politics and society in contemporary China

Author: Elizabeth Freund Larus
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012.
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"This authoritative text captures the dynamism of Chinese politics and society. Elizabeth Freund Larus begins with a broad sweep of China's modern history--from the imperial era to the present--providing essential context for understanding the current political environment. She then makes sense of the dramatic political, social, and economic changes that have occurred across some six decades. The result is a rich  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Freund Larus
ISBN: 9781588268006 1588268004 9781588268259 158826825X
OCLC Number: 756166718
Description: xii, 491 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Studying Chinese politics --
The historical context --
The Mao years --
The structures of politics --
Political reform --
Social dynamics --
Political economy --
The rural-urban divide --
The military and defense policy --
Foreign policy --
China's future.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Freund Larus.

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"This authoritative text captures the dynamism of Chinese politics and society. Elizabeth Freund Larus begins with a broad sweep of China's modern history--from the imperial era to the present--providing essential context for understanding the current political environment. She then makes sense of the dramatic political, social, and economic changes that have occurred across some six decades. The result is a rich and detailed analysis that is both thought-provoking and accessible, appropriate for students at all levels."--Page 491.

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