Politics and government in China.
This volume examines the contemporary governmental structures and political trends in China as it embarks on a period of unprecedented importance on the world stage. Topics discussed include the historical underpinnings of the Chinese system, leaders and leadership transitions, The Communist party apparatus, economic and social policy, law and order and foreign policy. The volume includes several black and white photographs and illustrations. Liu is a professor of political science at the College of Charleston, South Carolina. (©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)
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