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Understanding China Politics: The Key Words Approach

Author: Jing Yuejin, Zhang Xiaojin, Yu Xunda

ISBN: 978-1-84464-474-2

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-84464-475-9

Hardback - 342 pages

Nov 2016


£75 €90 $120



Understanding China Politics: The Key Words Approach examines the concepts and features behind the 21 outstanding words in the contemporary Chinese political lexicon. Topics include democracy within the Communist Party of China, local government cooperation, civil society and social welfare.

This work has chosen a selection of representative political concepts in China since the 1978 Reform to illustrate practical Chinese political life. It also tries to adopt the methodology of modern political science and deepen theoretical analysis of Chinese politics to reveal the internal laws and the fundamental value of the political development of China. The author concentrates on presenting and analyzing China’s practical politics. Through this book, readers can not only see the great transition in Chinese political discourse and the latest outcome of Chinese political studies, more significantly, they are able to understand the practical political transformation of China since reform and open-up and the latest progress in Chinese democratic politics.



Professor Jing Yuejin specialist in political science studies in China, professor of department of political science from School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Tsinghua University. Before this position, he was the professor and doctoral supervisor in department of politics from School of International Relations in Renmin University.

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