The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Sharp Power and its Discontents
The Politics of Expertise in China
China's New Silk Road: An Emerging World Order
China's Pension Reforms: Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China
Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe
Yongnian Zheng, Jiwei Qian
November 12, 2019
Although the absolute number of poor people in the world has declined significantly in recent decades, poverty reduction continues to be a very important issue. There continue to be very large numbers of poor people, relative poverty is an increasingly concerning problem and progress on poverty...
August 14, 2019
The key question at the heart of this book is to what extent political activists in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have made progress in their quest to liberalise and democratise their respective polities. Taking a long historical perspective, the book compares and contrasts the political...
Lance L.P. Gore, Zheng Yongnian
August 13, 2019
Much is written about China and the role of the Chinese Communist Party, but without exploring in detail the nature of the party and how it operates. This book provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of the Chinese Communist Party. It outlines the huge size of the party – 88 million...
Guoguang Wu, Yuan Feng, Helen Lansdowne
November 06, 2018
This book explores the extent to which women have been initiators, mobilizers, and driving forces of social transformation in China. The book considers how conceptions of women’s roles have changed as China has moved from state socialism to engagement with capitalist globalization, examines the...
October 25, 2018
Since the reform and opening-up policy was implemented in China, consultations have been increasingly carried out during the policy-making process. This often involves experts, many of whom are based in think-tanks or similar institutions. The degree of access to the policy-making process varies,...
Carmen Amado Mendes
October 12, 2018
Much is being written about China’s new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, but much of the writing focuses on China itself, on the destinations of the road – Europe and the Middle East – or on the countries through which the road passes, such as Central Asia. This book takes a different approach...
August 14, 2018
Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic...
Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin
May 23, 2018
This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred...
Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong
April 20, 2018
China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by...
Fengshi Wu, Hongzhou Zhang
April 20, 2018
The world’s key resources of energy, food and water, which are closely connected and interdependent on each other, are coming under increasing pressure, as a result of increasing population, development and climate change. In the case of China, following its recent economic surge, energy, food and...
Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
April 10, 2018
This book explores how far the concept of fragmented authoritarianism remains valid as the key concept for understanding how the Chinese political process works. It contrasts fragmented authoritarianism, which places bureaucratic bargaining at the centre of policy-making, arguing that the goals and...
March 07, 2018
Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises...