This series, Contemporary China Studies, provides a much needed set of quality references for universities and lecturers to build their curricula, and will also be a valuable tool to researchers undertaking a literature review. Furthermore, this series bridges some gaps in the state of the field by being the first to bring together the seminal writings in the field. Contemporary China Studies I contains more than 50 carefully selected articles and book chapters focusing on the politics of China since 1949.
Each volume includes a short introduction giving a summary of the existing scholarship on the historical legacies, development trajectory and current debates concerning the particular theme. Moreover, this four-volume set has a general introduction which pulls together the various themes to offer a general overview of the nature and development of the Chinese political order.
Volume One: Genesis of the Party-State System and its Changes and Continuity
Volume Two: Changing Modes of Governance and Techniques of Political Discipline
Volume Three: Local Autonomy and the Struggle over Central Authority
Volume Four: Multiculturalism and the Quest for National Unity