Handbook of Contemporary China

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Alvin Y. So, William S. Tay
World Scientific, 2012 - China - 457 pages
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Handbook of Contemporary China is a convenient reference in one single volume that offers comprehensive overviews of crucial cultural dimensions and key institutions of China. The Handbook covers a wide range of topics including: development model, politics, society, law, population, ethnicity, foreign relations, environment, urbanization, higher education, religion, literature, cinema, leisure and consumption, and internet and society. It is the first of its kind in the field of China Studies that traces the historical evolutions and profound transformations over the last three decades that ultimately allow China to achieve global ascendance. Offering a multi-disciplinary and multi-faceted coverage of the seachanges of the Chinese reform, the Handbook is lucidly written and concisely presented to serve as a handy guide for both professionals and the general public to gain a quick and reliable understanding of the complexities of China.
 

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Contents

1 Development Model Alvin Y SO
1
2 Politics KamYee LAW
23
3 Social Change Xiaogang WU
51
4 Law Bin LIANG
91
5 Population Zhongdong MA
117
6 Ethnicity Barry SAUTMAN
137
7 Foreign Policy Simon SHEN
173
8 Environment Yokshiu LEE Carlos Winghung LO and Anna KaYin LEE
205
10 Higher Education Kaho MOK and Li WANG
263
11 Religion David A PALMER
293
12 Literature Lingtun NGAI
327
13 Cinema Rui ZHANG
381
14 Consumption and Leisure Kevin LATHAM
411
15 Internet and Civil Society Guobin YANG
437
Index
455
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9 Urbanization Fulong WU
237

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ALVIN Y. SO is Professor and Head of the Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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