The People's Republic of China at 60: An International Assessment

The People's Republic of China at 60: An International Assessment

By: William C. Kirby (editor), Timothy Cheek (contributor), Paul A. Cohen (contributor), Merle Goldman (contributor), Johnston Johnston (contributor), Xiaocai Feng (contributor), Hung Hung (contributor), Sheena Chestnut (contributor), Mark C. Elliott (contributor), Barry R. Bloom (contributor)Paperback

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In 2009, to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the People's Republic of China, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies convened a major conference to discuss the health and longevity of China's ruling system and to consider a fundamental question: After three decades of internal strife and turmoil, followed by an era of reform, entrepreneurialism, and internationalization, is the PRC here for the dynastic long haul? Bringing together scholars and students of China from around the world, the gathering witnessed an energetic exchange of views on four interrelated themes: polities, social transformations, wealth and well-being, and culture, belief, and practice. Edited and expanded from the original conference papers, the wide-ranging essays in this bilingual volume remain true to the conference's aim: to promote open discussion of the past, present, and future of the People's Republic of China.

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a href="http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~fairbank" target="new"> the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Merle Goldman is Professor of History, Emerita, at Boston University and Associate of the John K. Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. Elisabeth Koll is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Klaus Muhlhahn is Professor of History, Indiana University. Dwight H. Perkins is the Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus at Harvard, and a faculty fellow and former director of the Harvard Institute for International Development. Elizabeth J. Perry is Henry Rosovsky Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute. Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and a Research Associate at the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. Xiaofei Tian is Professor of Chinese Literature in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Andrew G. Walder is Denise O'Leary and Kent Thiry Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University. Martin King Whyte is Professor of Sociology at Harvard University.

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  • ISBN13: 9780674060647
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780674060647
  • ISBN10: 0674060644

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