Origin, Process, and Outcome of China’s Reforms in the Past One Hundred Years: The Chinese Quest for National Rejuvenation

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This work examines China’s economic development, its search for a democratic system, its strategy and ideology, and its foreign policy. It draws heavily on Chinese sources and also analyzes Deng Xiaoping Theory.


“Almost all of the Western scholarly works on China’s reform tend to argue that China has made only economic, not political, reforms, meaning democratization. Wang, however, portrays a quite different picture: the ruling Communist Party has essentially transformed itself, albeit gradually, into a multi-class party, including the capitalist class. Non-communist figures also hold posts at various levels of governance; the National People’s Congress, once a rubberstamp, has grown some real teeth; and local level democratic elections have become institutionalized. Although these movements toward democracy are “limited,” the key is, according to Wang, that the trend will not be reversed . . .” – Dr. Yu Bin, Shanghai Association of American Studies

“Based on extensive multi-archival research, the author of the book moves this study away from the usual American-centered approach and instead looks into the relatively neglected inner cycle of the Chinese politics and government, which have defined the characteristics of Beijing’s foreign policy and determined from time to time the nature of the China-U.S. relationship.” – Prof. Xiaobing Li, University of Central Oklahoma

Table of Contents

Foreword by Yu Bin, Ph.D.
The Road to National Rejuvenation and Accomplishments
The Accomplishments for National Rejuvenation: An Explanation
Exploration of the Establishment of a Democratic System
China’s New Political Ideology: Deng Xiaoping Theory and Its Practice
China’s Peaceful Rise and the United States’s Response
China and its Neighbors: Peaceful Rise in Practice
China in 2020

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