This text focuses on the important, controversial issues and policies of contemporary China. These include new intellectual currents and reassessment of socialism in the PRC, grassroots political participation in rural China, public maladministration and bureaucratic corruption, and legal reform. The book also covers Si American relations in the post Cold War era, sovereignty disputes across the Taiwan Straits, regional development issues, rural industrialization and international trade, ecomic growth and sustainable development, the political ecomy of anti poverty, and the evolution of family planning policies.
DAVID TEATHER obtained batchelor and doctoral degrees at University College London. He subsequently held academic appointments at the Universities of London, Liverpool, Otago and New England, before taking up the post of Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Hong Kong Baptist University. His recent books include Higher Education in a Post-Binary Era and (with Alex Fung and Others) Information Technology in Educational Management for Schools of the Future. HERBERT S. YEE is an Associate Professor in Government and International Studies at the Hong Kong Baptist University. He has authored or edited seven books on Chinese politics in Chinese.