Over the past several years, Mainland China has undertaken reforms in various domestic areas, including culture and society, education, the economy, and the Communist Party. In addition, since September 1982 Peking has begun to pursue an independent course in foreign relations. In this volume, based on the Thirteenth Sino-American Conference in Taipei, contributors provide a penetrating analysis of the problems Peking faces in trying to implement reforms and of possible future developments in its domestic and foreign policies. In Part 1 they examine ideological theory and practice, party reform, the Hong Kong question, political corruption, population controls, and cultural and educational problems. Part 2 includes discussion of the Mainland Chinese economic system as a whole, the issue of special economic zones, and agricultural reforms. The final part focuses on China’s foreign policy, looking specifically at Peking’s relations with India and Western Europe and at the Washington-Peking-Moscow triangle.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Politics in the PRC -- The Chinese-type Socialist Road: Theory and Practice -- The Nature of Chinese Communism and the Prospects for Teng’s Reforms -- Studies in the Republic of China on Communist China Affairs, 1949–1979 -- Party Rectification in Post-Mao China -- The Mousetrapping of Hong Kong: A Game in Which Nobody Wins -- Kleptocracy on Mainland China: A Social-Psychological Interpretation -- Higher Educational Charters in Mainland China -- Chinese Intellectuals and Party Policy -- Policy Implications of Population Dynamics in the PRC -- Socialist Spiritual Civilization and Cultural Pollution: The Problem of Meaning -- Economics in the PRC -- Mainland China’s Economic System: A New Model or Variations on an Old Theme? -- Mainland China’s Special Economic Zones -- Review of Studies on the Mainland Economy -- How Well Did U.S. Economists Understand Communist China’s Economy? -- Agricultural Reform in Mainland China: Problems and Prospects -- Agriculture in Mainland China: Reform and Problems -- Foreign Policy of the PRC -- The Evolution of Communist China’s Foreign Policy -- Peking, Moscow, and the Indian Subcontinent: Cards, Triangles, and Possible Rapprochement -- Paris and London: Between Washington and Beijing -- Sino-Soviet Relations and the Asian Quadrangle, 1984 -- Co-opting China: The Realization of an American Dream? -- The Washington-Moscow-Peking Triangle: An Analysis -- Interpretations of Mainland China’s Recent Foreign Policy