The New Chinese Empire

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UNSW Press, 2003 - History - 288 pages
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A new society and economy has blossomed in post-Mao China, but an old state holds it back. The Chinese dynastic state’s blend of idealism and realism, attachment to doctrine, paternalism, and obsession with unity has continued to shadow ‘revolutionary China’.  This book addresses the question central to China today: Is the People’s Republic of China, whose politics is a hybrid of Chinese imperial tradition and Western Marxism, willing to become a modern nation or does it insist on remaining an empire?
  

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Good book. I love how Terrill kept comparing Modern China to Ancient China. Read full review

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"A little dated by now but a good perspective on how the "Red Dynasty" fits in with the whole Imperial history of China." Read full review

Contents

The Problem of China
1
How the Chinese Imperial State Was Formed
29
We Are the World An Imperial Tradition Both Defensive and Superior
55
The King is Dead Long Live the King The PostDynastic Quest for a New Political Order
87
Red Emperor
117
Your Mother is Still Your Mother
139
Beijing Juggles the Legacy of Empire
179
Maritime Empire
205
Steppe Empire
229
Foreign Policy Imperial Goals and Modes
253
Foreign Policy HalfEmpire and HalfModern Nation
279
Autocracys Last Legs?
305
Bibliography
343
Index
361
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Ross Terrill is a Research Associate at Harvard University’ s East Asian Research Center. He is the author of several books on China, including" Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon.

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