Dates are relevant for 2012 ONLY
Lecture 1 (Sept. 20)
The Late Qing and Republican Legacies and the Rise of CCP
Jonathan Spence, The Search for Modern China, New York: W. W. Norton & Company 1st edition, 1990, pp. 137-513 (or, for a slightly updated 2nd edition, 1999, pp. 139-488,
available at http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=98946348)
Kenneth Lieberthal, Governing China: From Revolution through Reform, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2nd edition, 2004, pp. 1-56
Lecture 2 (Sept. 27) Maoist China: from Consolidation to Chaos
Kenneth Lieberthal, Governing China: From Revolution through Reform, pp. 84-112.
Frederick C. Teiwes, “The Chinese State during the Maoist Era”, in David Shambaugh ed., The Modern Chinese State, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 105-160.
Barry Naughton, The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007, pp. 55-84
Maurice Meisner, “China’s Communist Revolution: A Half-Century Perspective”, Current History, 98, 1999, pp. 243-248.
Jack Gray, “Mao in Perspective”, The China Quarterly, 187, 2006, pp. 659-679
Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, Mao’s Last Revolution, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press, 2006
Lecture 3 (Oct. 11)
From Deng to Hu or Who: Economic Miracle? Political Stagnation?
Barry Naughton, The Chinese Economy, pp. 85-111.
Richard Baum, Burying Mao: Chinese Politics in the Age of Deng Xiaoping, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996, pp. 3-23.
Joseph Fewsmith, “China in 2007: The Politics of Transition” in Asian Survey, 48:1, 2008, pp. 82–96
Andrew Nathan and Perry Link, eds, The Tiananmen Papers, New York: Public Affairs, 2002, prefaces and introduction, scan the rest of the book.
Andrew Nathan and Bruce Gilley, China’s New Rulers: The Secret Files, New York: New York Review Books, 2nd Edition, 2003, pp. 39-76, 169-230.
Nicolas Lardy, Integrating China into the Global Economy, Washington DC: The Brookings Institution, 2002, pp.63-133. (NET RESOURCES)
Lecture 4 (Oct. 18)
State and Society since 1989: Structural Change, Conflict and Contention
Pierre Landry, Debora Davis and Shiru Wang, “Rural Elections in China: Competition with Parties” in Comparative Political Studies, 43:6, 2008, pp. 763-790
Lianjiang Li, MingxingLiu and Kevin O’Brien, “Petitioning Beijing: The High Tide of 2003-2006”, in The China Quarterly, 210, 2012, pp. 1-22
Fu Hualing and Richard Cullen, “Climbing the Weiquan ladder: A Radicalizing Process for Rights-Protection Lawyers”, in The China Quarterly, 205, 2011, pp. 40-59
Linda Wong, “Chinese Migrant Workers: Rights Attainment Deficits, Rights Consciousness and Personal Strategies Right Consciousness”, in The China Quarterly, 208, 2011, pp. 870-892
Xi Chen, “The Power of ‘Troublemaking’: Protest Tactics and Their Efficacy in China”, in Comparative Politics, July 2009, pp. 451-471.
Timothy Hildebrandt, “The Political Economy of Social Organization Registration in China”, in The China Quarterly, 208, 2001, pp. 970-989
Jie Chen and Bruce Dickson, “Allies of the State: Democratic Support and Regime
Support among China’s Private Entrepreneurs”, in The China Quarterly, 196, 2008, pp. 1-25
Wright, “State-Society Relations in Reform-Era China: A Unique Case of Postsocialist State-Led Late Development?”, in Comparative Politics, April 2008, pp. 353-374
Lecture 5 (Oct. 25)
State and Society since 1989: Ideology, Intellectual Trends and Popular Ethos
Joseph Fewsmith, China since Tiananmen, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2nd Edition, 2008, pp. 83-163, 231-284
Daniela Stockmann and Mary E. Gallagher, “Remote Control: How the Media Sustain Authoritarian Rule in China”, in Comparative Political Studies, 44:4, 2011, pp. 436-467
Nyiri, Pal et al. 2010. “China’s Cosmopolitan Nationalists: ‘Heroes’ and ‘Traitors’ of the 2008 Olympics”, The China Journal, 63, pp. 25-55
Yang Guobin, The Power of Internet in China, New York: Columbia University Press, 2009, Chaps. 1, 2, 6 and 7
Vivienne Shue, “Legitimacy Crisis in China?” in Peter Hays Gries and Stanley Rosen eds., State and Society in 21st-century China: Crisis contention, and legitimation, New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004, pp. 24-49
Peter Hays Gries, “Popular Nationalism and State Legitimation in China,” in Peter Hays Gries and Stanley Rosen eds., State and Society in 21st-century China: Crisis contention, and legitimation, pp. 180-194
Class Discussion: Chinese Miracle? History and Reality (Nov. 1)
(Students should have their essay topics approved by the instructor now.)
Lecture 6 (Nov. 8)
CCP Party-State: Institutional Characteristics and Trajectory
Susan V. Lawrence and Michael F. Martin, Understanding China’s Political System, Washington D.C.: Congress Research Service, 2012
Yongnian Zheng, “Explaining the Sources of de facto Federalism in Reform China”, in Japanese Journal of Political Science,7:2, 2006, pp. 101–126
Hon S. Chan, “Cadre Personnel Management in China: The Nomenklutura System 1990-1998”, in The China Quarterly, 179, 2004, pp. 703-734
L. P. Burns and Wang Xiaoqi, “Civil Service Reform in China: Impacts on Civil Servants’ Behaviour”, in The China Quarterly, 201, 2010, pp. 58-78
Xiaobo Lu, “Booty Socialism, Bureau-preneurs, and the State in Transition:
Organizational Corruption in China”, in Comparative Politics, 32:3, 2000, pp. 273-295
Yan Xiaojun, “Regime Inclusion and the Resilience of Authoritarianism”, in The China Journal, 66, 2011, pp. 53-75
Graeme Smith, “The Hollow State in Rural China” in The China Quarterly, 203, 2010, pp. 601-618
Bruce Gilley, “Legitimacy and Institutional Change”, in Comparative Political Studies, 41:3, 2008, pp. 259-284
Lecture 7 (Nov. 15)
Decision Making in an Authoritarian Regime: Models and Examples
Kenneth Lieberthal, “The ‘Fragmented Authoritarianism’ Model and its Limitations”, in Kenneth Lieberthal and David Lampton eds., Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post-Mao China, Berkeley CA: University of California Press, 1992, pp. 1–30 (NET RESOURCES)
Andrew Mertha, “‘Fragmented Authoritarianism 2.0’: Political Pluralization in the Chinese Policy Process”, in The China Quarterly, 200, 2009, pp. 995-1012
Sebastian Heilmann, “From Local Experiment to National Policy: The Origin of China’s Distinctive Policy Process”, in The China Journal, 59, 2008, pp. 1-30
Susan Greenhalgh, “Missile Science, Population Science: The Origins of China's One-Child Policy”, in The China Quarterly, 182, 2005, pp. 253-276
Heike Holbig, “The Emergence of the Campaign to Open Up the West: Ideological Formation, Central Decision-Making and the Role of the Provinces”, in The China Quarterly, 178, 2004, pp. 335–357
Hongbin Cai and Daniel Treisman, “Did Government Decentralization Cause China’s Economic Miracle?”, in World Politics, 58:4, 2006, pp. 505–535
Victor Shih, Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009, Chaps. 4-5 (REFERENCE)
Lecture 8 (Nov. 22)
Population Governance: Politics, Science, and Economics (Lifecycle of Policy I)
Wang Feng, “Can China Afford to Continue its One-Child Policy?” in Asia Pacific Issues, 77, 2005, pp. 1-12
Susan Greenhalgh and Edwin A. Winckler, Governing China’s Population: From Leninist to Neoliberal Biopolitics, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005, pp. 1-54, 205-244
Chan and Buckingham, “Is China Abolishing the Hukou System?”, in The China Quarterly, 195, 2008, pp. 582-606
Tamara Jacka, “Population Governance in the PRC: Political, Historical and Anthropological Perspectives”, in The China Journal, 58, 2007, pp. 111-126
Hong Zhang, “From Resisting to ‘Embracing’ the One Child Rule”, in The China Quarterly, 192, 2007, pp. 855-875
Lecture 9 (Nov. 29)
Governing the “Un-Chinese” China: Ethnic Regime and Identity Regulation (Life- cycle of Policy II)
Information Office of the State Council of the PRC, China's Ethnic Policy and Common Prosperity and Development of All Ethnic Groups, Sept., 2009, available at:
James Townsend, “Chinese Nationalism” in The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, 27, 1992, pp. 97-130
Fiskesjö, Magnus, “Rescuing the Empire: Chinese Nation-building in the Twentieth Century”, in European Journal of East Asian Studies, 5:1, 2006, pp. 15-44
Thomas Mullaney, “Ethnic Classification Writ Large”, in China Information, 18:2, 2004, pp. 20-241
Nimrod Baranovitch, “From Resistance to Adaptation: Uighur Popular Music and Changing Attitudes among Uighur Youth”, in The China Journal, 58, 2007, pp. 59-82.
Stevan Harrell, Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2001, Chaps. 3 and conclusion (REFERENCE ROOM)
Class Discussion: The Chinese State and Policy Output (Dec. 6)
Lecture 10 (Dec. 13)
Civil Society, State Capacity and the Future of Chinese Politics
Andrew J. Nathan, “Authoritarian Resilience,” in Journal in Democracy, 14, 2003, pp. 6-17
Minxin Pei, China’s Trapped Transition, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006, pp. 96-166. (REFERENCE ROOM)
Bruce Gilley, China’s Democratic Future: How It Will Happen and Where It Will Lead, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004, pp. 27-94. (NET RESOURCE)
Elizabeth J. Perry, “Studying Chinese Politics: Farewell to Revolution?”, in The China Journal, 57, 2007, pp. 1-22
Andrew J. Nathan and Kellee S. Tsai, “Factionalism: A New Institutionalist Restatement”, in The China Journal, 34, 1995, pp.157–92.
Li Cheng, “China’s Team of Rivals”, in Foreign Policy, March/April 2009
Jian Zhang, “Nationalisms, Democracy and the Trajectory of Chinese Politics”, paper presented at the Symposium on Democracy in Divided Societies, University of Sydney, April, 2010