The whole reform era since 1978 has demonstrated that political change is both inevitable and ubiquitous in the People’s Republic of China. What is unknown is the speed of change, its direction and its trajectories. This book has dealt with one specific aspect of that change of particular importance to observers and commentators both inside and outside China: the re-emergence of semi-civil society and its political, particularly democratic, implications.


Civil Society Liberal Democracy Business Association Authoritarian Rule Social Organ 
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© Baogang He 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Baogang He
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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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