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China's Political System, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By June Teufel Dreyer

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 31, 2011

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China’s Political System examines how the government of China is affected by ongoing efforts to harmonize its unique culture with external influences and ideas.


Highly respected area specialist June Teufel Dreyer offers expert analysis of the historical context and current trends to show how this transition is challenging China’s economic, legal, military, social, and cultural institutions. Throughout the text, Dreyer challenges students to think about the broader problem of governance in China by comprehensively showing how past and present impact leaders, citizens, ethnic minorities, and policies and by incisively considering the different futures for China’s political system.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Chinese Tradition

Chapter 3. Reformers, Warlords, and Communists

Chapter 4. The Communist Road To Power

Chapter 5. PRC Politics Under Mao: 1949—1976

Chapter 6. PRC Politics In the Post-Mao Era: 1976—2010

Chapter 7. The Politics of the Economy

Chapter 8. Crime And Punishment: The Legal System of the PRC

Chapter 9. The Role of the Military

Chapter 10. Education

Chapter 11. Quality-of-Life Issues: Health, Demography, and the Environment

Chapter 12. Conformity and Dissent: The Arts, the Media, and Social Control

Chapter 13. Ethnic Minorities and National Integration

Chapter 14. Foreign Policy

Chapter 15. Conclusions

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$40.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-07592-8