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About this book
This book represents a pioneering effort to offer an up-to-date overview of the state of the field of “Chinese political studies.” It assesses the field’s past, present, and future, emphasizing the role of Chinese scholars in transforming it both from within and outside of China. In the process, this book discusses the most hotly-debated problems, challenges, opportunities, achievements, and directions in terms of its disciplinary and intellectual developments. The book focuses on the epistemologically-oriented debate, i.e., the serious tensions between scientific, universalistic, positivist traditions on the one hand and particularistic, historical and contextual traditions in the study of Chinese politics on the other. The book also deals with the ontologically-oriented debate between scientific knowledge and local knowledge, i.e., between scientification/westernization (ke xue hua/xi fang hua) and indigenization (ben tu hua) of Chinese political studies, and thus their influences on the study of Chinese politics.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Political Science and Chinese Political Studies
- Book Subtitle The State of the Field
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29590-4
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-29589-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-44505-7
- eBook ISBN 978-3-642-29590-4
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VI, 274
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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The excellent articles in this eye-opening volume offer the analyses of diverse but extremely well-informed scholarship on these most vital matters. This book is a must read for anyone seeking to comprehend these most profound questions about how Chinese political studies has developed and where it is heading.
—Edward Friedman, University of Wisconsin, Madison
A thought-provoking collection that draws together Chinese and western scholars to ruminate about the field of Chinese politics. This book shows us how research is changing, how area and disciplinary approaches can support each other, and how “indigenous” and western concepts can deepen the study of Chinese politics.
—Kevin J. O'Brien, University of California, Berkeley