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Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to XI Jinping

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Publisher Comments:

With unique access to Chinese leaders at all levels of the party and government, best-selling author David M. Lampton tells the story of Chinaand#8217;s political elites from their own perspectives. Based on over five hundred interviews, Following the Leader offers a rare glimpse into how the attitudes and ideas of those at the top have evolved over the past four decades. Here Chinaand#8217;s rulers explain their strategies and ideas for moving the nation forward, share their reflections on matters of leadership and policy, and discuss the challenges that keep them awake at night.

As the Chinese Communist Party installs its new president, Xi Jinping, for a presumably ten-year term, questions abound. How will the country move forward as its explosive rate of economic growth begins to slow? How does it plan to deal with domestic and international calls for political reform and to cope with an aging population, not to mention an increasingly fragmented bureaucracy and society? In this insightful book we learn how Chinaand#8217;s leaders see the nationand#8217;s political future, as well as about its global strategic influence.

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and#147;This book is a gift for those seeking to understand in all of its complexities the preeminent issue of our timesand#151;the rise of China and the implications for the rest of us. With data-rich analysis, it captures the sweeping political, economic, and social changes of Chinaand#8217;s last forty years and, without being alarmist, delineates persuasively the things that both we and the Chinese should genuinely worry about. It is an important guide to both scholars and policy makers.and#8221;

John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy director of the CIA

and#147;The best book on contemporary China today, Following the Leader is a true insiderand#8217;s account of how the Chinese think about the world and how the world should think about China. A compelling and engaging read for first-time China travelers, seasoned China watchers, and anyone else interested in understanding the emergence of this global power.and#8221;

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

About the Author

David M. Lampton is Professor of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Director of China Studies at SAIS. Former President of the National Committee on United Statesand#150;China Relations, he was the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize (2010). His books include The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (2008), Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989and#150;2000 (2001), and The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform (2001).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Evolution in the Revolution

Part One. China, a Wide-Angle View

2. Governance and Leadership

3. Policy Making

4. The World

Part Two. China, an Up-Close View

5. Nightmares

6. Soldiers and Civilians

7. Negotiation Chinese Style

Conclusion: Driving beyond the Headlights

Appendix: The Interviews and Interviewing in China

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520281219
Subtitle:
Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping
Author:
Lampton, David M.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Subject:
General Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140203
Binding:
Hardback
Illustrations:
13 line illustrations, 2 tables
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
and#147;This book is a gift for those seeking to understand in all of its complexities the preeminent issue of our timesand#151;the rise of China and the implications for the rest of us. With data-rich analysis, it captures the sweeping political, economic, and social changes of Chinaand#8217;s last forty years and, without being alarmist, delineates persuasively the things that both we and the Chinese should genuinely worry about. It is an important guide to both scholars and policy makers.and#8221;

John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy director of the CIA

and#147;The best book on contemporary China today, Following the Leader is a true insiderand#8217;s account of how the Chinese think about the world and how the world should think about China. A compelling and engaging read for first-time China travelers, seasoned China watchers, and anyone else interested in understanding the emergence of this global power.and#8221;

Elizabeth C. Economy, C.V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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