Books

December 11, 2009

Greater China in an Era of Globalization

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Fri, 2009-12-11

China's growth in the past few decades has been unprecedented, and continues to stay strong as it expands its influence around the globe. However, in many ways, the once insular China is still looking to find its footing as an international player in the globalization game. Greater China in an Era of Globalization looks at the success of China and its surrounding territories of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau and asks the question "What is Chinese globalization?".

December 11, 2009

“Harmonious World” and China’s New Foreign Policy

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Fri, 2009-12-11

"Harmonious World" and China's New Foreign Policy consists of essays by China specialists on the Chinese government's characterization of foreign policy as a "harmonious world." The essays deal with such topics as "harmonious world" and China's new diplomacy, China's multilateral diplomacy after the Cold War, China's changing image of and engagement with the world order, China's energy security diplomacy, and China's trade diplomacy.

November 30, 2009

Toward Better Governance in China: An Unconventional Pathway of Political Reform

Author: Baogang Guo & Dennis Hicky
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Mon, 2009-11-30

Toward Better Governance in China takes a fresh look at the latest efforts made by Chinese leaders to promote governance-based reform. It asserts that the improvement of governance has now become one of the breakthrough points of the much anticipated political reform. Although the Chinese government continues to play down expectations about political reform, many small-scale reform experiments have been quietly undertaken by Chinese leaders at various levels in recent years, including the new round of administrative reform centered on the creation of "super ministries," the enlargement of inner-party democracy within the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the strengthening of local legislative bodies, and judicial reform designed to promote judicial independence and rule of law. This strategy calls for strengthening governing capacity and changing government functions. List of Contributors Jon Bond, Jie Chen, Xi Chen, Chia-chen Chou, Sheng Ding, Baogang Guo, Qian Guo, Dennis Hickey, Diqing Lou, Chunlong Lu, Huhe Narisong, Han-pu Tung, Lin Ye, Yiran Zhou, Xufeng Zhu, and Yuchao Zhu About the Author(s) Baogang Guo is associate professor of political science at Dalton State College. Dennis V. Hickey is the James Morris Professor of Political Science at Missouri State University.

August 11, 2008

China in Search of a Harmonious Society

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publication Date: Mon, 2008-08-11

The problems of corruption, social injustice, public unrest, disparity in income and regional development, shortage of energy and resources, unemployment, aging population, inadequate social and economic safety network, pollution, etc., are poised to jeopardize political stability and cast a shadow on the moral foundation of economic reform. How to cope with these new problems is a daunting task facing the Chinese leadership and people in the twenty-first century. The new generation of leadership under Hu Jintao has begun to search for solutions and directions. "Building a harmonious society" based on a "scientific view of development" has become a new catch phrase in political and academic discourse in China and a newly adopted program by the Chinese government. It is in this context that this edited volume brings together a group of China scholars to discuss the concept and goal of building a harmonious society. This book will be of interest to professors and students of China studies, as well as policy makers and researchers. List of Contributors Yu Bin, Kelvin Chi-kin Cheung, Teng Fu, Baogang Guo, Sujian Guo, Ai Guo Han, Tang Juan, Guoli Liu, Josef Gregory Mahoney, Yanmin Yu, Qin Zhiyong, and Shi Zhongwen.

September 11, 2007

Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Tue, 2007-09-11

Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development is a topical examination of some of the most recent developments in Chinese politics. Featuring a roster of international scholars, the book comprosises an assortment of essays focusing on a particular dimension or specific issue of political culture, political economy, foreign policy, environmental and social challenges. The editors, Sujian Guo and Baogang Guo, have divided the essays into five pairs: Political Legitimacy, Political Economy, External Challenges, Environmental Challenges, and Social Challenges.