In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues in today's China. They address such key topics as civil society, consumerism, environmental adversity, ethnic tension, the Internet, legal reform, new media and social networking, nationalist tourism, sex, and popular culture, as well the costs of urban gigantism, to portray the complexity of life in contemporary China-and how, increasingly, it speaks to the everyday experience of Americans.
Contents; Chronology; Table of Equivalent Measures and Administrative Units; Figures and Tables; A Note on Romanization and Chinese Pronunciation; Preface and Acknowledgments; Maps; Introduction: China, the United States, and Convulsive Cooperation; PartI. IN THE HEADLINES; Ch01. Jousting with Monsters: Journalists in a Rapidly Changing China; Ch02. Youth Culture in China: Idols, Sex, and the Internet; Ch03. Dismantling the Socialist Welfare State: The Rise of Civil Society in China; Ch04. Mutually Assured Destruction or Dependence? U.S. andChinese Perspectives on China'sMilitary Development
Ch05. China's Environmental Tipping PointCh06. China's Historic Urbanization: Explosive and Challenging; Ch07. The Worlds of China's Intellectuals; Ch08. Why Does China Fear the Internet?; PartII. BEYOND THE HEADLINES; Ch09. Producing Exemplary Consumers: Tourism and Leisure Culture inChina's Nation-Building Project; Ch10. Professionals and Populists: The Paradoxes of China's Legal Reforms; Ch11. The Decriminalization and Depathologization of Homosexuality in China; Ch12. The Evolution of Chinese Authoritarianism: Lessons from the "Arab Spring"
Ch13. Culture Industry, Power, and the Spectacle of China's "Confucius Institutes"Ch14. Tensions and Violence in China's Minority Regions; Ch15. An Unharmonious Society: Foreign Reporting in China; Afterword: What Future for Human Rights Dialogues?; Index; About the Contributors
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