China from the Inside Out: Fitting the People's Republic Into the World

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Pluto Press, 2009 M09 15 - 192 pages
Many books claiming to aid our understanding of China are based on the assumption that it is destined to follow the model of the U.S.; war, empire and unilaterlism. Ronald Keith shows that this underplays the importance of China's domestic politics, which will be essential in shaping the country's role in the world. Highlighting the development over time of China's perception of its own "rise," the book integrates domestic perspective into critical analysis of the contemporary controversies concerning "socialism" versus "capitalism with Chinese characteristics," the struggle to create the rule of law and to foster human rights and elaboration of a new stage of democratic reform. The internal viewpoint and original analysis makes this book an essential text for students of China studies and international relations.

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Contents

Understanding China Once More
1
Fitting the Peoples Republic of China into the World
18
Connecting the Rule of Law Human Rights
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Ron Keith is Professor of China Studies, Department of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Australia. He is the author of China as a Rising World Power and its Response to Globalization (2005), The Diplomacy of Zhou Enlai (1989) and (with Zhiqiu Lin) New Crime in China: Public Order and Human Rights (2006).

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