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China’s Rise to Power

Conceptions of State Governance

  • Editors
  • Joseph Tse-Hei Lee
  • Lida V. Nedilsky
  • Siu-Keung Cheung

About this book


China's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic discontent. This essay collection balances policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest to anticipate the future of Chinese governance & society.


economy Europe feminism Governance nationalism Policy

About the authors

ELENA CAPRIONI Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia and the Academic Director of the 'Ethnic Identity and Cultural Studies' program at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Study Centre at Minzu University of China in Beijing KELVIN C. K. CHEUNG Lecturer at the Hong Kong Institute of Education SIU-KEUNG CHEUNG Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Qualitative Social Research at Hong Kong Shue Yan University MARTIN FROMM Teaches History at Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA LAUREN GORFINKEL Lectures in media and communications at the University of Technology, Sydney and at the University of New South Wales, Australia KAM-YEE LAW Associate Professor of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and Executive Editor of The Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences JOSEPH TSE-HEI LEE Professor of History and Co-director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Pace University in New York, USA SIDNEY Y. LIU Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong LIDA V. NEDILSKY Professor of Sociology at North Park University in Chicago, USA KA-CHE YIP Professor of History and Presidential Research Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA SHARON R. WESOKY Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA

Bibliographic information


“This is an insightful and thought-provoking book, which is a useable source for students and researchers to understand China’s rise to power. The book is essential readings for scholars and students who are interested in exploring China’s governance perspective.” (Kin Wing Chan, International Planning Studies, Vol. 19 (3-4), September, 2014)

“The book's greatest strength is therefore its ability to describe the various dimensions of the current paradox of China's state governance... . China's rise to power successfully depicts the relationship between Chinese state and society in a crucial moment of transformation, which in my opinion is the book's raison d'être.”  (Aurelio Insisa, Journal of Oriental Studies, Vol. 46 (1), 2013)