International Journal of China Studies

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 3, December

China's Changing State-Society Relations in the Internet Age: Case Study of Zhao Zuohai
AbstractRecently we have witnessed information and communications technologies (ICTs) playing an important role in facilitating the so-called Arab Spring or Jasmine Revolution in authoritarian regimes. The revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests...
Citizens' Struggles in China's Post-Mao Era
AbstractThis paper discusses dissent in the People's Republic of China, especially in the post-Mao era. It begins historically with a discussion of the role of public intellectuals, as personified by Sun Yat-sen, in bringing about the end of China's...
How to Avoid the Centre: The Strategies of a Small Feminist Workshop in Rural China+
AbstractThe spectre of state intervention constantly looms above all activist organizations in China. In order to avoid the detention of activist leaders or group members, most organizations have adopted a strategy of partial appeasement of the party-state....
Introduction: Governance, Civil Societal Response and the Chinese State
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)With the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China concluded on 15th November 2012 and the birth of a new Politburo Standing Committee, the Party thus completed its second orderly hand-over...
Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)David Bandurski and Martin Hala (eds), Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2010, 184 pp. + viThis well conceived, richly...
Learning from Chinese National and Nationalist Spectacles+
AbstractWhen anti-Japanese protests erupted in mid-2012 and commentators sought to put them into context, many historical events were mentioned, ranging from the Boxer Uprising of 1900 to the 1999 rallies triggered by NATO bombs hitting the Chinese Embassy...
Memorials and Essays: Political Protest in Late Medieval China+
AbstractThis paper attempts to place the Tang dynasty tradition of political criticism in its historical context as an aspect of the traditional administrative structure in China. The traditional ideology of government considered the emperor and the...
My Thousand-Day Ordeal - A Spiritual Journey
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)... (Ching Cheong),...(My Thousand-Day Ordeal - A Spiritual Journey), Hong Kong: China Alliance Press, 2012, 348 pp.My Thousand-Day Ordeal is a tour-de-force by veteran journalist CHING Cheong of his...
Rights Defence Lawyers as Dissidents in Contemporary China
AbstractRights defence lawyers in contemporary China have attracted tremendous attention. Their supporters take them as a leading force for social and political change toward justice, the rule of law and democracy, whereas the hardliners of the ruling...
Social Justice, Democracy and the Politics of Development: The People's Republic of China in Global Perspective+
AbstractThe PR China regime's repression of political dissent is the subject of daily reports in the media and ongoing discussion in academic research. Yet these reports and discussions are largely silent on the global context for the policies they criticize....
State and Dissent: Structure and Agency in the Development of Contemporary Chinese NVA
AbstractWith the 18th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party concluded on 15th November 2012 and the birth of a new Politburo Standing Committee, the Party thus completed its second orderly hand-over of power in more than six decades of its...
The Wukan Uprising and Chinese State-Society Relations: Toward "Shadow Civil Society"?+
AbstractAs many as 180,000 popular protests may take place each year across the People's Republic of China. In September 2011 one such protest - in Wukan village of Guangdong Province - became a global media event. The purpose of this article is to address...
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