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Sino-American Relations

A New Cold War

362 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Sino-American Relations brings together high-quality research articles in order to examine one aspect of the political mechanism of modern China, from empire to the PRC: political initiatives to root out corruption. Proceeding chronologically, the eleven chapters explore modern political history through a particular focus on the anti-corruption campaigns of early modern and modern China. Our interdisciplinary analysis draws on methodologies from several distinct fields, including political science, civil law, and mass media. Such an analysis reveals the unique characteristics of China’s urbanization, which have transformed not only the country, but also the CCP – from a rural-based totalitarian party to a city-centered authoritarian party, and from a party of the people to a party of powerful interest groups by 2002–2016.
Author Bio
Dr. Xiaobing Li is professor of history and the Don Betz Endowed Chair in International Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. He is the Editor of the Journal of Chinese Historical Review. His recent books include The Dragon in the Jungle, Attack at Chosin, The Mountain Movers, China’s War in Korea, East Asia and the West, History of Taiwan, Corruption and Anti-corruption in Modern China, Power vs. Law, and The Cold War in East Asia.Dr. Qiang Fang is Professor of East Asian history at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He is the author of Communist Judicial System in China, 1927-1976: Building on Fear, Power Versus Law in Modern China: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party, and Chinese Complaint Systems: Natural Resistance. He is also the president of the Association of Chinese Professors in Social Sciences (ACPSS).