The Best Journals Discussing About The Chinese Political Culture You Should Read

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The Chinese Martial Arts

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“The Chinese Martial Arts,” a recent publication from the China Journal of International Studies, traces its origins to nineteenth-century Chinese martial arts. It chronicles the evolution of Chinese self-defense and military affairs, with special reference to Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion and the Republic period. This book is a valuable study in international relations, as it illuminates how modern Chinese self-defense practices have changed as part of the nation’s overall international relations efforts.

Authors Yip Lee and Yang Jie provide an engaging introduction to the Chinese political culture, discussing the concept of individualism and collectivism, the nature of revolution, and the long-term cultural meaning of monasticism and bureaucracy. Drawing on primary research, they present a rich analysis of China’s past and present, including examinations of national identity and the relationship between socialism and capitalism. China’s international role was a vital issue for these researchers, focusing on the relationships between China’s diplomacy and its external policies.

Cultural Power – Insights Into Chinese Politics, Economy, And Society

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“Cultural Power: Insights Into Chinese Politics, Economy, and Society” by Jingcheng Kong is a useful complement to “The Chinese Political Culture.” This volume provides extensive coverage of China’s post-century history, bringing previously unknown facets of Chinese politics and society to light. The book examines China’s economic growth and its interactions with the world, holding various perspectives on the direction of these processes. The authors examine both the positive effects of economic liberalization and the negative aspects of globalization, ranging from issues of job displacement to the impact on Chinese intellectual life.

China – Assessing Complexities And Change

“China: Assessing Complexities and Change” by Maureen C. Smith and Ningbo Wang is another valuable contribution to the China journal. The book mainly focuses on Taiwan, including China-related movements there, and the role of Taiwan in the Chinese dialogue on Taiwan. It also covers developments in northeast Asia and internal Chinese politics. Smith and Wang do not shy away from criticizing China, and they provide a well-balanced review of this country. However, they conclude that China can only be a great global power if it accepts and respects the basic principles of open societies.

Shanghai Equals Tokyo – Industrialization And Local Development In China

“Shanghai equals Tokyo: Industrialization and Local Development in China” by Yang Jieheng and Yang Xian is a concise yet comprehensive look at the rise of Shanghai and the implications for China. The book has chapters on the history and development of Shanghai, the financialization of Sichuan, the rise of the eastern business district, the impact of technology transfer, the restructuring of SIEB (state industries), and the impact of globalization. 

Final Thoughts

All in all, this is a beneficial introduction to the issues surrounding China’s growth and development. The authors rightly call the present period a period of transition and globalization. This book rightly emphasizes that one cannot expect China to rise to the level of the developed world economies without the basic changes in its basic system and society. However, the authors do not spend too much time on China’social structure and dynamism or the remarkable achievements of the Chinese in international domains.

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