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China in and Beyond the Headlines [3 ed.]
 9781442209046, 9781442209053, 9781442209060, 2011030051

Table of contents :
Contents
Chronology ix
Table of Equivalent Measures and Administrative Units xv
List of Figures and Tables
xvii
A Note on Romanization and Chinese Pronunciation xix
Preface and Acknowledgments
xxiii
Maps xxvii
Introduction: China, the United States, and Convulsive Cooperation 1
Lionel M. Jensen and Timothy B. Weston
Part I: In the Headlines 27
1 Jousting with Monsters: Journalists in a Rapidly Changing China
29
David Bandurski
2 Youth Culture in China: Idols, Sex, and the Internet 50
Jonathan S. Noble
3 Dismantling the Socialist Welfare State: The Rise of Civil Society in
China
69
Jessica C. Teets
vii
Book 1.indb vii
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4 Mutually Assured Destruction or Dependence? U.S. and Chinese
Perspectives on China’s Military Development 87
Andrew S. Erickson
5 China’s Environmental Tipping Point 112
Alex L. Wang
6 China’s Historic Urbanization: Explosive and Challenging 134
Timothy B. Weston
7 The Worlds of China’s Intellectuals 154
Timothy Cheek
8 Why Does China Fear the Internet?
173
Susan D. Blum
Part II: Beyond the Headlines 193
9 Producing Exemplary Consumers: Tourism and Leisure Culture in
China’s Nation-Building Project
195
Travis Klingberg and Tim Oakes
10 Professionals and Populists: The Paradoxes of China’s Legal
Reforms
214
Benjamin L. Liebman
11 The Decriminalization and Depathologization of Homosexuality in
China
231
Wenqing Kang
12 The Evolution of Chinese Authoritarianism: Lessons from the
“Arab Spring”
249
Orion A. Lewis
13 Culture Industry, Power, and the Spectacle of China’s
“Confucius Institutes”
271
Lionel M. Jensen
14 Tensions and Violence in China’s Minority Regions 300
Katherine Palmer Kaup
15 An Unharmonious Society: Foreign Reporting in China 317
Gady Epstein
Afterword: What Future for Human Rights Dialogues?
332
John Kamm
Index 343
About the Contributors
351

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