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The Chinese government is one of the most important actors in international affairs today. To thoroughly understand how the People's Republic of China has grown in power requires a careful analysis of its political system. To what extent can China's economic achievements be attributed to the country's political system and its policies? What are the effects of economic mode ...more
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Published December 8th 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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China's Political System is a comprehensive text analyzing the details of China's political systems. This book is written and compiled by the MERICS (Mercator Institute for China Studies) in Germany, and features multiple co-authors covering various topics, from social policy, to economic policy and so on. The book begins by analyzing the desire in China to maintain legitimacy through the CCP organs of the state, and the system of loyalty and party discipline that has made China one of the few s ...more
Ali
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first experience with a textbook like political book. Very informative and also accessible. Uses dynamic analysis approaches instead of trying to apply universal laws or place one phenomenon at the center of attention. A bit dry but it is worth the effort.
Adrian
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
On the whole, a very academic study of Chinese politics, and as such, very different in format or approach to more familiar titles such as The Party or The Hundred Year Marathon.
While one is unlikely to find this account as readable as the other titles available, this is, however, by far the most comprehensive and informative of all titles on Chinese politics.
The book takes a comprehensive, segmented analysis of the modes of governance in China, with a complete and comprehensive overview of Chin
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Jake
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: society, china, goverment
Lets do a thing!

look at the chart of the top 10 Gdp per country. Note number 2 (as of this writing - April 2nd 2018), it's china! Perhaps you come from a super Euro-centric western country and know just about nothing regarding the internal state of china - save for what you learned in mulan, something about ancestors, and a wall, that you cans see from space (Please test this elon musk oh holy creator of this simulation we call reality), well, would you like to know about china? This book pretty
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A must-read for all aspiring sinologists.
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