July 11, 2007

China in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Edited by Shiping Hua and Sujian Guo
Publisher: Palgrave
Publication Date: Wed, 2007-07-11

This edited volume looks at China in the twenty-first century from a holistic perspective. Each of the ten authors emphasizes a particular dimension of politics, political economy, political culture and foreign policy focusing on a specific issue within the broader dimension. Each specific issue, such as the so-called harmonious society, the internet, and technocratic leadership, serves as a window through which the reader can glimpse through to understand China in the new century.Palgrave Macmillan, July 2007 ISBN: 978-1-4039-7975-9, ISBN10: 1-4039-7975-8,

May 1, 2007

New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy

Author: Edited by Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: Tue, 2007-05-01

New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy is an in-depth analysis of China's new place in international affairs. Taking Hu Jintao's proposal for "peaceful development" as a starting point, the contributors in this volume examine the new trends of thought in the fourth generation of Chinese policymakers. Special emphasis is placed on US-China relations. Editors Sujian Guo and Shiping Hua have assembled a list of contributors—many of which are Chinese or Chinese-American scholars—with thorough knowledge of changes in Chinese foreign policy and their implications for the world. The essays contained in this volume cover a comprehensive breadth of topics, including: China's changing ideology in foreign policy, Chinese elite perspectives on the rise of China, the political orientations of the emerging elite, social dimensions of China's power status, "soft power" management, approaches to the North Korean nuclear issues, Middle East foreign policy, entry into World Trade Organization and foreign trade policy, changing attitudes toward international regimes, and the implications of China-U.S. interdependence. The insightful contributions of New Dimensions of Chinese Foreign Policy is essential reading for any student or researcher of contemporary Chinese politics. About the Editors Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science, director of Center for US-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, and editor of the Journal of Chinese Political Science. Shiping Hua is associate professor of political science and associate director of the Institute for Democracy and Development at The University of Louisville.


February 11, 2006

Political Civilization And Modernization in China: The Poltical Context of China’s Transformation

Author: Edited by Zhong Yang and Shiping Hua
Publisher: World Scientific
Publication Date: Sat, 2006-02-11

This volume is the first comprehensive study of China’s “political civilization” since the term was introduced by then Party Secretary Jiang Zemin in 2002. Selected among about 200 papers delivered at an international conference in Beijing in 2004, this collection of ten essays discusses the relations between “political civilization” and political reform in China from the different perspectives of institution building, political culture, political theory, intra-party democracy, political participation, judiciary reform, legislative reform, and media reform.