Introduction: Ideas and China’s Transformation

Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


Since the late 1970s, China has undergone a dramatic process of economic and social transformation, during which the country has experienced and is still experiencing an outpouring of competing schools of thought (sichao). These schools of thought have affected the pace, scope, content, and nature of China’s reform. This book examines the role of the ideas in such a dramatic transformation and the dynamic process of discursive interactions among Chinese intellectuals over the past three decades of reforms.


Economic Reform Chinese Communist Party Chinese Scholar Market Reform Political Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • He Li
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  1. 1.Merrimack CollegeUSA

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