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  • China's Political Systemby June Teufel Dreyer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 97.95

    A concise introduction to the political, economic, and social factors that determine China's government Highly respected specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the challenges facing China's economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions while examining the historical context and current trends.  China's Political System... more...

  • Handbook on China and Developing Countriesby Carla P. Freeman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook explores the rapidly evolving and increasingly multifaceted relations between China and developing countries. Cutting-edge analyses by leading experts from around the world critically assess such timely issues as the ‘China model’, Beijing’s role in international development assistance, Chinese peacekeeping and South-South... more...

  • What if China Doesn't Democratize?by Edward Friedman; Barrett L. McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Exploring one of the most dynamic and contested regions of the world, this series includes works on political, economic, cultural, and social changes in modern and contemporary Asia and the Pacific. more...

  • The China Modelby Daniel A. Bell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Westerners tend to divide the political world into "good" democracies and "bad" authoritarian regimes. But the Chinese political model does not fit neatly in either category. Over the past three decades, China has evolved a political system that can best be described as "political meritocracy." The China Model seeks to understand the ideals and... more...

  • Decision-Making Reform in Japanby Karol Zakowski

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People?s New Party. The new ruling party promised to completely overhaul policymaking mechanisms... more...

  • How the Conservatives Rule Japanby Nathaniel Bowman Thayer

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 47.95

    Dr. Thayer, who was American press attaché in Tokyo from 1962 to 1965, presents a detailed account of conservative politics in Japan. Although he makes some historical comparisons, Dr. Thayer's main focus is on the contemporary workings of the Liberal Democratic Party, the ruling party in Japan. He identifies the political elements: the men are the... more...

  • Civil Society in Chinaby Timothy Brook; B. Michael Frolic

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The concept of civil society was borrowed from 18th-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and post-communist regimes elsewhere. This book asks whether this concept is useful for analyzing China. more...

  • New Perspectives on the Chinese Revolutionby Tony Saich; Hans J. Van De Ven

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    These essays present fresh insights into the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), from its founding in 1920 to its assumption of state power in 1949. They draw upon considerable archival resources which have recently become available. more...

  • Japan! Regain Your Samurai Spiritby Ryuho Okawa

    IRH Press USA Inc. 2015; US$ 9.99

    <p>This book is the record of interviews conducted on Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui’s subconscious [guardian spirit] in February 2014. His true thoughts, as well as the truth on modern East-Asian history, were revealed in these interviews. The book is filled with hints on how to give another thought to the causes of World War II.... more...

  • China's New Governing Party Paradigmby Mr Timothy R. Heath; Assoc Prof Emilian Kavalski

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 114.95

    For the first time since its founding in 1921, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has adopted a new paradigm for its role in China. Abandoning its former identity as a 'revolutionary party', the CCP now regards itself as a 'governing party' committed to meeting the diverse needs of its people and realizing China?s revitalization as a great power. To... more...