China's Political System: Modernization and Tradition

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China’s Political Systemexamines how the government of China is affected by ongoing efforts to harmonize its unique culture with external influences and ideas. Highly respected area specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the historical context and current trends to show how this transition is impacting China’s economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions. Throughout the text, Dreyer challenges students to think about the broader problem of governance in China by comprehensively showing how both the past and the present influence leaders, citizens, ethnic minorities, and policies and by incisively considering the different futures of China’s political system.

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Introduction I
The Chinese Tradition
ReformersWarlords and Communists

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About the author (2009)

June Teufel Dreyer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami.

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