The Perfect Dictatorship

The Perfect Dictatorship

China in the 21st Century

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"The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive collaboration with Chinese scholars, and on the political science of state analysis, the author concludes that under the new leadership of Xi Jinping, the system of government has been transformed into a new regime radically harder and more ideological than the legacy of Deng Xiaoping. China is less strong economically and more dictatorial politically than the world has wanted to believe."--Back cover.
Publisher: Hong Kong :, Hong Kong University Press,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9789888208937
Branch Call Number: 320.951 RI
Characteristics: xiii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: China in the 21st century

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Apr 04, 2017

Although this book seems like an academic study, it isn't: the writing is relatively informal (like that of a public lecture) and it very clearly descends into advocacy, often with an annoying predilection for repetition. The title indicates what he concludes. No graphs, or charts, or maps; footnotes are few, but it has a decent bibliography.

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