Since the process of opening-up began China has followed a unique path that's combined progressive economic policies with staying true to its socialist principles. Modern history demonstrates that achieving economic growth within the parameters of a one-party socialist state is rarely attainable, yet China has been able to achieve this on a vast scale. This major new two-volume work, publishedin partnership with China Social Sciences Press, draws on the expertise of China's leading scholars to show you the reasons behind this success. Editor Zhao Jianying, the president of China's prestigious China Social Science Press, has gathered together material from China's leading thinkers and academics on exactly how China has been able to forge this truly unique model. These include political leaders, government advisers and famous scholars. In addition Zhao Jianying has hand-picked excerpts from key speeches made by China's leaders both current and former to help set the scene. Readers will learn how social reforms have overlapped with economic reforms alongside an awareness of the philosophical elements of contemporary Chinese culture to help create the China we see today.The contributors supply authoritative aimed at academics and students involved in sociology and social science subjects as well as people researching or studying Asian/Chinese studies, plus economists and social science professionals who want to understand China's economic and social characteristics.