Constructing China

Author: Kenneth Lieberthal
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for chinese
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Essays by leading scholars on topics in philosophy, history, anthropology, and economics. Constructing China explores broad issues in the interaction of culture and development in modern China. This volume features essays originally presented at a symposium convened in tribute to the careers of four leading Michigan scholars in Chinese Studies--Donald Munro in philosophy, Albert Feuerwerker in history, Norma Diamond in anthropology, and Robert F. Dernberger in economics. Contributors are Ann Anagnost, Daniel H. Bays, Sin Yee Chan, Robert F. Dernberger, Norma Diamond, Robert Eno, Albert Feuerwerker, Hill Gates, Chad Hansen, Lili Liu, Andrea McElderry, Donald J. Munro, Elizabeth J. Perry with Li Xun, Jonathan D. Pollock, Bruce L. Reynolds, William T. Rowe, and R. Keith Schoppa.

China s Economic System

Author: Audrey Donnithorne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136570004
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First published in 1967. Based on original Chinese sources, including the press and government documents, this book describes the operation of the Chinese economy in the twentieth century. Certain trends become apparent, notably the extent to which China's economic life is decentralized and the tendency towards self-sufficiency within provinces and smaller administrative units. Among the topics covered are: Agriculture, the organization of large and small scale industry, mining and transport, management and labour in state enterprises. The fiscal system, together with the operation of the banks and the control of currency, credit and prices, and economic planning are also discussed.

The Fading of the Maoist Vision

Author: Rhoads Murphey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136574131
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First published in 1980. This book analyzes Chinese society and evaluates the achievements and failures of the Maoist ideology. The central theme is the urban and rural balance in China's development from the Revolution to the late twentieth century. The Fading of the Maoist Vision shows how the original Revolutionary blueprint was altered and the ways in which China has steered a different course from that charted by Mao as the ideological vision encountered an increasingly pressing set of economic realities. The book: · Is particularly valuable in setting China's achievements in the larger context of global ideas about the problems of national development and by comparing them to the experience of India in its pursuit of the Gandhian ideal.

Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800 1982

Author: S. M. Hillier
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113657168X
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First published in 1983. Beginning with the period of the early expansion of Western missionary medicine, this account covers the chaotic years of Nationalist rule to the foundations of the People's Republic in 1949. It trances the major influences on health care since then and describes the conflicts of State bureaucracy, Party and medical profession in their attempts to match political objectives in health care to resources available. An outline of the theory of Chinese traditional medicine, together with detailed accounts of acupuncture and plant drugs are also discussed, as are specific features of the health care system, such as population control, medical education, nutrition and psychiatry.

The Classical Theatre of China

Author: A.C. Scott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113657588X
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First published in 1957. Besides tracing the history and development of the Peking Theatre, this volume explains acting techniques, stage costume and symbolism, musical forms and the various types of plays.

China s Change The Greatest Show On Earth

Author: Peyman Hugh
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813231440
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China's Change injects timely, original ideas into the world's most important, if confused, debate over how to manage the twin challenges of anaemic economic growth and accelerating global disruption. Change is the cry from the US to Europe, Asia to Australasia. The snag is the West has no playbook to help. China however, to regain control of its future, has regularly reinvented itself by understanding change's nature through traditional philosophy. This book argues it is time to "Look to China" but stresses China's approach to managing change only supplies the process not individual policies: the how not the what. Policies have to be created locally. In managing change, traditional thought is China's X-Factor, the key to China's record-breaking economic transformation. To grasp this, China's Change provides an understanding of China's past, present and future through its philosophy, history, economics, business, politics, prospects and impact in a way that no other book has done. Two big global questions are answered. Can other countries, firms and individuals find paths out of their dim twilight by adapting China's change process? Can China continue to create one-third of world growth, more than the US, EU and Japan combined, to help cure the last decade's global economic malaise? China's roadmap for change enables anyone to navigate growing global disruption. Ironically China's process is built on such ignored-in-the-West ideas as long-term thinking, clear priorities, gradualism and non-ideological pragmatism that earlier powered two centuries of Western economic dominance. If the West and rest of Asia learn from China to manage change, the next global surprise could be another turning of the tables. There is no end to history, only more turns of the wheel: for now China's Change is again the Greatest Show on Earth. Contents: China and an Increasingly Disrupted World Change, the Chinese Principle and the Greatest Show on Earth History, Philosophy, Strategy and Governance 20 Essential Ideas for Life, Family, Business and Government Pivots of Change Managing Change: China's X-Factor The Overseas Connection Wen's Xun and Wenzhou Theatre Battling within the Party for Change Why Many Misunderstand China Why China's Economy is Misunderstood Economic Change: The Difference is Night and Day Four Strong Overlooked Pillars Ghosts, Nightmares, Middle-Income Trap and Reality Finding the Morning Sun to Avoid a Chaotic Era Readership: General public interested in the social, political, economic and financial development of China as well as world affairs. Keywords: China;China's Change;China's Economics;China's Business;China's Finance;Globalization;Disruption;Culture Wars;Post-BrexitReview: "Through the extraordinary array of people he has known and met over 40-years, Hugh Peyman tells the story of today's China in a way that has never been done before." Tony Hall BBC Director-General "It is rare for a foreigner to understand China from the ground up. Hugh's advantage is that he got to understand China's diaspora before working in China, going through the numbers at the ground level and meeting people engaged in both business and officialdom" Andrew Sheng Former Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission Head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and author of From Asian to Global Financial Crisis "Every time you hear the negative alarm about China, reach for China's Change."

The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

Author: Cheng Lin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317811798
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This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic thought. The contributions are preceded by an introduction which gives an overview of the development of the subject of history of economic thought in China, and which also provides an historical context to the individuals who constitute the major "schools" of ancient Chinese economic thought. The authors of the papers are leading scholars who have dominated this research area since the founding of New China in 1949, while the broad range of topics covered by the contributions includes questions of methodology, detailed and sometimes controversial interpretations of texts and "schools", and the international influence and modern relevance of ancient Chinese thought. A recurrent theme is that ancient Chinese thought has at least as much to offer to the historian as ancient Western thought. As the first such volume of papers to be translated into English, this collection provides a unique opportunity for non-Chinese readers to sample the way in which Chinese historians of economics have attempted to understand their own intellectual heritage. This book will be relevant to scholars interested in the history of economic thought, economic history and Chinese studies.

Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development

Author: Gilles Campagnolo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317438604
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Liberalism and Chinese Economic Development brings international contributors together in order to consider economic, political, social and legislative aspects of China’s modernization. This volume explores how liberalism is received and perceived, and whether it is adapted or adopted upon the basis of centuries of Chinese civilization and decades of capitalism. China’s role in the global economy is an undeniable force. This book examines both historical and contemporary dimensions surrounding the question of Chinese liberalism, exploring China’s economic development in a comparative context. In particular, this text explores differences with the Western model, and more specifically, the relationship between Chinese economic thought and European traditions. This text assesses China’s economic development at both a macro and a micro level, and also considers its relationship with its neighbours. Campagnolo answers whether free-trade and capitalistic economic developments are long sustainable without other types of liberal developments? Or is the idea that political liberties and economic freedom are just Western ideologies? This is a uniquely wide ranging book, suitable for scholars of the Chinese economy, the history of economic thought, economic philosophy and international political economy.

Education in Modern China

Author: R.F. Price
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136575049
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First published in 1970 this re-issues the revised edition of 1979. This book examines the part played both by tradition and by the Cultural Revolution in the educational system of twentieth century China and explores the apparent reversal of policy which took place since the death of Mao. The book discusses the writings of Mao on the nature of man, society and knowledge and his ideas on education. These are then seen in the context of history, philosophy and religion. Educational aims and policies are discussed, showing how factors such as language, geography, economics and the social structure created obstacles to reform.