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Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce the publication of CHINA’S RISE TO POWER: CONCEPTIONS OF STATE GOVERNANCE, edited by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Lida V. Nedilsky, and Siu-Keung Cheung (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

This book examines how a twenty-first century contradiction—the country's combination of authoritarian rule and a market-oriented economy in state-led capitalism—has proven simultaneously appealing and a source of domestic dissatisfaction. Balancing policy analysis with detailed investigation of escalating popular unrest, this essay collection explores the discontent that stems from the Communist leadership's obsession with growth and control and anticipates new space for alternative governance. As the sixth-generation leaders come of age at this critical juncture, the way out of internal crises will not necessarily be the way of the Chinese Communist Party.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Appeal and Discontent: The Yin and Yang of China's Rise to Power (Joseph Tse-Hei Lee and Lida V. Nedilsky)
Chapter 2. Appropriating Confucianism: Soft Power, Primordial Sentiment, and Authoritarianism (Kelvin C. K. Cheung)
Chapter 3. Harmony and Critique: Chinese Modernity, Harmonious Society, and Contemporary Chinese Feminist Perspectives (Sharon R. Wesoky)
Chapter 4. Promoting a Harmonious Society through CCTV's Music-Entertainment Television Programming (Lauren Gorfinkel)
Chapter 5. Harmonious Online Society: The China Model in the Information Age (Sidney Y. Liu)
Chapter 6. The Harmonious Language of Young Hans in Urumqi, Xinjiang (Elena Caprioni)
Chapter 7. Invoking the Ghosts of Blagoveshchensk: Massacre, Memory, and the Post-Mao Search for Historical Identity (Martin Fromm)
Chapter 8. Chinese Nationalism in Harmony with European Imperialism: Historical Representation at the Macau Museum (Kam-Yee Law)
Chapter 9. Health Care in a Harmonious Society: Crises and Challenges in Post-1978 China (Ka-che Yip)
Chapter 10. Controlling Lives and Bodies: Water and Food Security in Hong Kong (Siu-Keung Cheung)

“An inspiring, highly diverse yet coherent collection of essays that explores the relationship between state and society in contemporary China. CHINA’S RISE TO POWER provides important insights into the strategies employed by the Chinese Communist Party to create an appealing image of its rule, and how various sections of Chinese society are responding to these attempts.” — Frans-Paul van der Putten, senior research fellow, The Netherlands Institute of International Relations

“These ten essays cover diverse aspects of the rise of China, all related to the state-sponsored wish for the harmonious society and its opposite, which is discontent. By looking at case studies varying regionally from Xinjiang in the northwest to Macau in the southeast and topically from feminism to memories of a 1900 massacre, the writers suggest a society with enormous and worsening tensions, which authorities attempt to ease and cover up through appeals to harmony. Beautifully edited and with well-chosen and interesting themes, this book is a real contribution to the literature on contemporary China.” — Colin Mackerras, professor emeritus, Griffith University, Australia

“This collection of learned essays broadens our understanding of China's rapid transformation in the twenty-first century. These valuable contributions offer fresh perspectives on the contradictions emerging in China's rise as a global player.” — R. G. Tiedemann, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK

Yours Sincerely,

Joseph Tse-Hei LEE
Department of History
Pace University
1 Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038, USA



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