Political Economy of Social Transformation: China’s Road in a Global Perspective

  • Wang HuiEmail author


This chapter addresses the issue of social transformation in view of the debate on China’s road and the ‘Chinese model’. The chapter first analyses the background of the concept of ‘Beijing consensus’ and of ‘post-Washington consensus consensus’, and points out that those two concepts are trying to distil the direction of change from the Chinese experience towards new liberalism. The chapter argues that the Chinese road is different from the roads followed by the former socialist countries in Eastern Europe, and from the paths followed by other East Asian countries.


Chinese model Beijing consensus Post-Washington consensus consensus Neo-liberalism East Asian model National capacity Equality Responsiveness Trans-systemic society State Party 


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  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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