Centrifugal Empire: Central-Local Relations in China by Jae Ho Chung PDF

By Jae Ho Chung

ISBN-10: 0231176201

ISBN-13: 9780231176200

Despite the destabilizing pull of an unlimited territory and a wide multicultural inhabitants, the centralized executive of the People’s Republic of China has held jointly for many years, resisting efforts at neighborhood autonomy. by means of reading Beijing’s suggestions for holding keep an eye on even within the reformist post-Mao period, Centrifugal Empire finds the original considering at the back of China’s method of neighborhood governance, its old roots, and its deflection of divergent interests.

Centrifugal Empire examines the good judgment, mode, and software of neighborhood governance proven by way of the People’s Republic, after which compares the present process to the practices of its dynastic predecessors. the result's an expansive portrait of chinese language leaders’ attitudes towards local threats and native demanding situations, heightened by means of territory-specific preoccupations and manifesting in consistent searches for an optimum layout of keep an eye on. The booklet finds how communist tools of neighborhood governance echo imperial associations, whereas exposing the Leninist regime’s savvy edition to modern difficulties and underscoring the necessity for extra subtle inter-local networks to maintain its unitary rule intact. It knows the demanding situations to China’s central-local family as perennial, because the dilution of the system’s “socialist” or “Communist” personality will merely intensify its essentially Chinese—or centrifugal—nature.

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