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By Peter Gries, Stanley Rosen

Written by way of a staff of prime China students, this e-book explores the dynamics of country strength and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the consequences of fixing state-society family members for the long run viability of the People's Republic. Key matters coated include:

  • the legitimacy of the Communist Party
  • state-society relations
  • ethnic and spiritual resistance
  • rural and concrete contention
  • nationalism
  • popular and early life culture
  • prospects for democracy.

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By Peter Gries, Stanley Rosen

Written by way of a staff of prime China students, this e-book explores the dynamics of country strength and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the consequences of fixing state-society family members for the long run viability of the People's Republic. Key matters coated include:

  • the legitimacy of the Communist Party
  • state-society relations
  • ethnic and spiritual resistance
  • rural and concrete contention
  • nationalism
  • popular and early life culture
  • prospects for democracy.

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26 Chen Guanglei, “Changes in the Chinese vocabulary under reform and opening,” Yuyan jiaoxue yu yanjiu (Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies) 2 (1997): 15–23. 27 “Public sphere” is in many ways a misleading translation of the German oeffentlichkeit. Habermas described the rise of the public “sphere” as involving, conversely, the collapse of traditional boundaries between ruler and ruled. The walls of the metaphoric castle that separates Sovereign from Subject are symbolically torn down, not built up.

The twelve chapters of the volume thus explore the many different kinds of claims that state actors today make to legitimacy, the various responses that social actors make to those claims, and their own counterclaims. What can this teach us about the future of Chinese politics? Are the CCP’s days numbered? Or will it adapt and endure well into the 21st century? State legitimation in 21st-century China In June 1989, the CCP elite chose to deploy coercive power. In the aftermath of the Tiananmen Massacre, therefore, the regime faced the daunting task of not just polishing its image, but restoring its legitimacy.

26 Chen Guanglei, “Changes in the Chinese vocabulary under reform and opening,” Yuyan jiaoxue yu yanjiu (Language Teaching and Linguistic Studies) 2 (1997): 15–23. 27 “Public sphere” is in many ways a misleading translation of the German oeffentlichkeit. Habermas described the rise of the public “sphere” as involving, conversely, the collapse of traditional boundaries between ruler and ruled. The walls of the metaphoric castle that separates Sovereign from Subject are symbolically torn down, not built up.

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