"China and Globalization" is a compact, accessible, introductory text on contemporary China and the massive changes it is presently undergoing. It focuses primarily on the ways that economic restructuring is driving the processes, but discusses many other issues, such as politics, social change, reform, international economics, and cultural change. Considering the potential for further change, this book debates key questions: Will China become more democratic? Will the government become more serious about protecting human rights and creating a transparent legal system? How will China's explosive growth impact both East Asia and the larger global economy? This is a sophisticated, definitive, yet compact overview of the effects of massive social, economic, and political reforms on the most populous nation in the world.
Table of Contents
1. The Economics of Radical Change in China 2. Setting the Stage: A Primer to the Study China's Economic Reforms 3. Economic Development in China 4. Changing Social Institutions 5. Changing Life Chances 6. Economic Reform and the Rule of Law 7. Prospects for Democracy 8. China's Integration into the Global Economy: Communism, Capitalism, and Human Rights