Books

December 1, 2011

The Chinese Labyrinth Exploring China’s Model of Development

Author: Edited by Baogang Guo and He Li
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Thu, 2011-12-01

The on-going debate on China’s development model presents a fascinating yet very different image of Chinese exceptionalism, an idea that is similar to American exceptionalism. Is China exceptionalism a myth or reality? Will modern China, born of Confucian creeds, be culturally, economically and politically distinct from Western industrialized nations in an age of globalization? Does the Confucian culture make any qualitative difference in China’s developmental path and her international behavior in dealing with other nations? Will China be something of a paradox?

August 1, 2011

Reviving Legitimacy: Lessons for and from China

Author: Edited by Zhenglai Deng and Sujian Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Mon, 2011-08-01

The Chinese government has attempted to bolster its legitimacy as a political response to emerging social, cultural, political, economic, environmental challenges and crises experienced during market-oriented reforms and rapid modernization in China. However, contrary to the Western preference for liberal democracy and "procedural legitimacy," the Chinese government’s attempt at bolstering legitimacy has emphasized performance-based, responsibility-based, morality-based, and ideology-based arguments in order to gain popular support and maintain regime stability.

May 1, 2011

China’s Quiet Rise: Peace Through Integration

Author: Edited by Baogang Guo and Chung-chian Teng
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Sun, 2011-05-01

Despite China's desire to make its rapid ascendance in the 21st century as non provocative as possible, the key to ensure China's peaceful rise lies in two-way integration and engagement. A closely integrated China with the rest of the world and China's acceptance of existing international norms and rules may compel China to behave in a more predictable and responsive way. This co-edited book examines China's rising military capacity and the complex feelings its neighbors, such as Taiwan, South Korea and India, have toward the increasingly powerful China.

September 1, 2010

China’s Quest for Political Legitimacy: The New Equity-Enhancing Politics

Author: Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Wed, 2010-09-01

This book examines the new equity-enhancing politics in China in the context of Chinese traditional cognitive patterns of political legitimacy and its implication for Chinese political development in the near future. Based on an analysis of the new governing philosophy, the generation of political elite, and a new set of public policies, the book reaffirms the emergence of a new Chinese polity that infuses one-party rule with limited electoral and deliberative democracies.

August 1, 2010

Thirty Years of China – U.S. Relations: Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Sun, 2010-08-01

The year 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of normalization of Sino-U.S. relations. Over the past 30 years, the bilateral relations have developed by twists and turns. It is not until recent years that some stability and forward-looking exchanges have returned to the central stage, albeit tension, grievances, and mistrust continue to persist. Washington has encouraged China to become a “responsible stakeholder” in the world affairs, while China has urged the U.S.