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Power versus Law in Modern China: Cities, Courts, and the Communist Party

by Qiang Fang and Xiaobing Li

Today 700 million Chinese citizens—more than fifty-four percent of the population—live in cities.

Japan after 3/11: Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown

edited by Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma

On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation.

North Korea and the World: Human Rights, Arms Control, and Strategies for Negotiation

by Walter C. Clemens Jr.

With nearly twenty-five million citizens, a secretive totalitarian dictatorship, and active nuclear and ballistic missile weapons programs, North Korea presents some of the world’s most difficult foreign policy challenges.

China’s Encounter with Global Hollywood: Cultural Policy and the Film Industry, 1994-2013

by Wendy Su

In recent years, the film industry in the People’s Republic of China has found itself among the top three most prolific in the world.

China Looks at the West: Identity, Global Ambitions, and the Future of Sino-American Relations

by Christopher A. Ford

Chinese leaders have long been fascinated by the United States, but have often chosen to demonize America for perceived cultural and military imperialism.

The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

by Christopher A. Ford

With an economy and population that dwarf most industrialized nations, China is emerging as a twenty-first-century global superpower.

Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

by Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy.

The Price of China's Economic Development: Power, Capital, and the Poverty of Rights

by Zhaohui Hong

The People’s Republic of China has experienced significant transformations since Deng Xiaoping instituted economic reforms in 1978.

Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia

edited by Charles E. Ziegler with contributions by Charles E. Ziegler, Reuel Hanks, Andrey A. Kazantsev, Dilshod Achilov, Marlene Laruelle, Erica Johnson, Ken Charman, Rakhymzhan Assangaziyev, Ruslan Kazkenov, Charles Buxton, Charles J. Sullivan, Sabine Freizer, and Graeme P. Herd

The five Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan constitute an area of increasing importance in global politics.

Challenges to Chinese Foreign Policy: Diplomacy, Globalization, and the Next World Power

edited by Yufan Hao, C.X. George Wei, and Lowell Dittmer with contributions by Zhang Baijia, Jianwei Wang, Jia Quingguo, Baohui Zhang, Xinning Song, Quansheng Zhao, Shi Yinhong, Du Youkang, Zhidong Hao, Ting Wai, Suisheng Zhao, Shen Zhihua, Xiaoyuan Liu, and Wenshan Jia

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, China symbolically asserted its role as an emerging world power—a position it is not likely to relinquish anytime soon.

Growing Democracy in Japan: The Parliamentary Cabinet System since 1868

by Brian Woodall

The world’s third largest economy and a stable democracy, Japan remains a significant world power; but its economy has become stagnant, and its responses to the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011 and the nuclear crisis that followed have raised international concerns.

State Violence in East Asia

edited by N. Ganesan and Sung Chull Kim

The world was watching when footage of the “tank man”—the lone Chinese citizen blocking the passage of a column of tanks during the brutal 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square—first appeared in the media.

Modern Chinese Legal Reform: New Perspectives

edited by Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang

China’s rapid socioeconomic transformation of the past twenty years has led to dramatic changes in its judicial system and legal practices.

Contemporary Chinese Political Thought: Debates and Perspectives

edited by Fred Dallmayr and Zhao Tingyang

Westerners seem united in the belief that China has emerged as a major economic power and that this success will most likely continue indefinitely.

Korean Democracy in Transition: A Rational Blueprint for Developing Societies

by HeeMin Kim

As Asian countries emerge as global economic powers, many undergo fundamental political transformations.

Inside China's Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the People's Republic

by Ye Zicheng edited and translated by Guoli Liu and Steven I. Levine

China’s enormous size, vast population, abundant natural resources, robust economy, and modern military suggest that it will emerge as a great world power.