Bruce D. Larkin MWF 9.30-10.40
Fall 2003 Crown 208
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Politics 141: China
This class will meet Fall Quarter 2003, MWF 9.30-10.40 am, in Crown 208. The first class meeting is Friday 25 September. There is no class on Friday, 28 November.
Required, in addition to class attendance, are seven assigned books, a nodding acquaintance with two reference sources, and a term paper.
The Final Examination will take be [fill in]. It will be offered only at that time.
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Chang Jung. Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China (New York: Anchor, 1992).
Gold, Thomas [ed]. Social Connections in China: Institutions, Culture, and the Changing Nature of Guanxi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
Lampton, David M. [ed], The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Age of Reform (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001).
Nathan, Andrew J. and Perry Link [eds] [Zhang Liang, compiler]. The Tiananmen Papers (New York: Public Affairs, 2001).
Perry, Elizabeth J. and Mark Selden [eds]. Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (Routledge: New York, 2nd ed. 2003). [The first edition was published in 2000.]
Saich, Tony. Governance and Politics of China (New York: Palgrave, 2001).
Unger, Jonathan. The Transformation of Rural China (Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2002).
Reference Works [Please Consult in Library]:
Mackerras, Colin. The New Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
Mackerras, Colin with Donald H. McMillen and Andrew Watson [eds], Dictionary of the Politics of the People’s Republic of China (New York: Routledge, 1998).
Week 0: Introduction
Week 1: Politics and Memory. The Chinese Revolution.
Chang Jung: Wild Swans.
Week 2: Politics and Practice. Identities, instruments, decisions. Party. Center and provinces. Army. Civil society.
Tony Saich: Governance and Politics of China
Week 3: Economic reform: is China an agrarian society?
Jonathan Unger: The Transformation of Rural China.
Week 4: Economic reform and construction: is urban China a transformed society?
Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [first sections]
Week 5: Socio-political vignettes. Video [Cultural Revolution. Tiananmen.]
Tom Gold [ed]: Social Connections
Week 6: Tiananmen 1989: crisis and turning-point?
Andrew Nathan and Perry Link [eds]: The Tiananmen Papers.
Week 7: Post-Deng political transformation. [ & Paper presentations]
Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [further]
Week 8: Stabilities, conflicts, and resistances.
Perry & Selden [eds]: Chinese Society [further]
Week 9: Foreign and defense policy. China’s East Asian setting. A global force?
David M. Lampton [ed]: … Foreign and Security Policy …
Week 10: Conclusions.
More Good Books and a Few Articles:
Barme, Geremie and John Minford. Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience [New York: Hill and Wang, 1988].
Burns, John P. [ed]. The Chinese Communist Party’s Nomenklatura System: A Documentary Study of Party Control of Leadership Selection, 1979-1984. [Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1989].
Burns, John P. an Stanley Rosen [eds]. Policy Conflicts in Post-Mao China: A Documentary Survey, with Analysis. [Armonk, New York: M. E. Sharpe, Inc., 1986].
Cao Chien-min and Bruce J. Dickson [eds]. Remaking the Chinese State: Strategies, Society and Security (New York: Routledge, 2001).
Daedalus. Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. China in Transformation. V 122 n 2, spring 1993.
Dittmer, Lowell. China’s Continuous Revolution. [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987].
Fravel, M. Taylor. “Online and On China: Research Sources in the Information Age,” The China Quarterly, n163, September 2000, pp. 821-842.
Goldman, Merle. Sowing the Seeds of Democracy in China: Political Reform in the Deng Xiaoping Era [Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994].
Goldman, Merle and Roderick MacFarquhar [eds]. The Paradox of China’s Post Mao Reforms [Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999].
Harding, Harry. China's Second Revolution: Reform After Mao [Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution, 1987].
Hooper, Beverley. Youth in China. New York: Penguin, 1985.
Kim, Samuel S., China and the World: New Directions in Chinese Foreign Relations [Boulder, Colorado: Westview, 1989].
Lieberthal, Kenneth and Michel Oksenberg, Policy Making in China: Leaders, Structures, and Processes [Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988].
Link, Perry, Richard Madsen, and Paul G. Pickowicz [eds], Unofficial China: Popular Culture and Thought in the People’s Republic [Boulder: Westview, 1989].
Merle Goldman. Literary Dissent in Communist China [New York: Atheneum, 1971].
Nathan, Andrew J. Chinese Democracy [New York: Random House, 1985].
Nathan, Andrew J. China’s Crisis: Dilemmas of Reform and Prospects for Democracy [New York: Columbia University Press, 1990].
Nathan, Andrew J. “The Tiananmen Papers: An Editor’s Reflections,” in The China Quarterly n 167, September 2001, pp. 724-737.
Ogden, Suzanne. China’s Unresolved Issues: Politics, Development, and Culture [Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 3rd ed. 1995].
Oksenberg, Michel, Marc Lambert and Lawrence R. Sullivan eds., Beijing Spring, 1989 . Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents [Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe (East Gate), 1990].
Perry, Elizabeth J. and Christine Wong [eds]. The Political Economy of Reform in Post-Mao China [Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, for the Council on East Asian Studies, Harvard University, 1985].
Riskin, Carl. China’s Political Economy: The Quest for Development Since 1949 [Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987].
Schurmann, Franz. Ideology and Organization in Communist China [Berkeley: University of California Press, rev. ed. 1968].
Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N. and Elizabeth J. Perry [eds]. Popular Protest & Political Culture in Modern China [Boulder: Westview, 2nd ed. 1994].
Yi Mu and Mark V. Thompson. Crisis at Tiananmen: Reform and Reality in Modern China [San Francisco: China Books, 1989].
Yue Daiyun and Carolyn Wakeman. To the Storm. The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985].
Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
The China Quarterly
The Journal of Asian Studies
Modern China [Sage]