One China, Many Paths

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Chaohua Wang
Verso, 2003 - Political Science - 368 pages
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The world's largest country is now a constant topic of fascination or fear in the West, producing an ever increasing literature of scholarship, reportage and tourism. In this volume, the differing voices and views of leading Chinese thinkers can for the first time be heard in English translation, debating the future of their society and its place in the world. "One China, Many Paths" offers a vibrant panorama of the contemporary intellectual scene in the People's Republic. Its contributors include economists and historians, philosophers and sociologists, writers and literary critics, across the generations.
Among the topics debated in these pages are the future of China's growth model; the deepening crisis on the land; the country's emerging class structure, and the fate of its workers; its commercial and high culture, and the interactions between them; the role of social movements and the aftermath of the late eighties; the prospects of a democratic constitution and the direction of China's foreign policy. This collection gives a unique window onto the variety and vigour of opinions about public affairs expressed in China today.
Contributions by He Qinglian, Wang Hui, Chen Pingyuan, Qin Hui, Hu Angang, Gan Yang, Wang Xiaoming, Gian Liqun, and others
 

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I picked up this book because I was told that many Chinese recommend it to get a look at modern China. I have to say that it was rather over my head on many levels. It is a very itellectual. Its the ... Read full review

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Chaohua Wang is an essayist. She received her PhD in Chinese literature and civilization from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica (Taipei).

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