China Lectures

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CHINA Why study China: - communism as a developmental project - political change in non-democratic regimes - the relation between economic and political reforms in late developers CHINA IN THE PRE-COMMUNIST ERA The great imperial past The humiliating 19 th century The struggle between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party CHINA AS A COMMUNIST DEVELOPER 1. The role of communist ideology: Marxism in a non-European setting 2. Revolutionary will and the constraints of backwardness. The Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
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CHINA: FROM MAOISM TO TECHNOCRATIC RULE? Maoism as a revolutionary credo: - Identity: spiritual strength, mobilizational activism, faith in the leader. - Institutional innovation: rule through anarchy - Interests: “third-worldism.” - Maoism beyond China. Deng Xiaoping and the era of reforms: - economic radicalism and political pragmatism - changes in agriculture: household production,
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Unformatted text preview: free trade, agricultural entrepreneurship- changes in industry: the two-track system- changes in China’s status as a global economic player- institutional reforms: decentralization and market-building- the balance sheet: successes – and problems Political reforms: from Chinese glasnost to the Tiananmen events. CHINA AFTER DENG : The notion of technocratic rule: science, experts and prosperity. The dilemmas of “neoconservative” technocratic rule in China (Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao):- extensive and intensive growth.- political stability and economic dynamism.- Ideological imperatives and economic logics- party and state: tension-ridden institutional dualism. Will China become democratic? Preconditions of democracy:- culture and history- economic development and the rise of freedom- civil society- foreign pressure: capitalists and governments- corruption?...
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