Governance and Politics of ChinaGovernance and Politics of China cover
Tony Saich, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

This systematically revised fourth edition of the leading text on Chinese politics covers the major changes under Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang and their predecessors, and the recent attempts to restore Chinese Communist Party prestige and strengthen the role of the market in economic reforms whilst managing urbanization and addressing corruption.


Political Governance In ChinaPolitical Governance in China cover
Anthony Saich, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015

Including key research articles from specialists in the field, this volume provides an introduction and critical insights into the most important debates surrounding the governance of contemporary China. The material will enable readers to understand how China is ruled, how participation and protest are regulated by the authorities, and the relationship between the Central state and its local agencies. Spanning the most important areas of the subject, the chosen articles explore the study of Chinese politics, the nature of the Chinese political system, the policy-making process, the nature of the local state, participation and protest, and authoritarian resilience or democratization. Professor Saich’s collection brings together essential reading for students of China, those who are interested in comparative politics and the general reader who wants a coherent introduction about how China is ruled.

Philanthropy for Health in China coverPhilanthropy for Health in China
Jennifer Ryan, Lincoln C. Chen, and Tony Saich, editors, Indiana University Press, 2014

Drawing on the expertise of Chinese and Western academics and practitioners, the contributors to this volume aim to advance the understanding of philanthropy for health in China in the 20th century and to identify future challenges and opportunities. Considering government, NGO leaders, domestic philanthropists, and foreign foundations, the volume examines the historical roots and distinct stages of philanthropy and charity in China, the health challenges philanthropy must address, and the role of the Chinese government, including its support for Government Organized Non-Governmental Organizations (GONGOs). The editors discuss strategies and practices of international philanthropy for health; the role of philanthropy in China’s evolving health system; and the prospects for philanthropy in a country beginning to engage with civil society.

Chinese Village, Global Market: New Collectives and Rural Development coverChinese Village, Global Market: New Collectives and Rural Development
Biliang Hu and Tony Saich, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

This book is a story of one village, Yantian, and its remarkable economic and social transformation. The village sits in the Pearl River Delta, the engine of China's emergence as the hub of global manufacturing and production. The village's success relied on the creation of new economic collectives, its ability to leverage networks, and its proximity to Hong Kong to transform forever the formerly sleepy rural area. The result of almost 20 years of field work by the authors, Chinese Village, Global Market shows how outcomes are shaped by a number of factors such as path dependence, social structures, economic resources and local entrepreneurship. Watch the Virtual Book Tour»

Governance and Politics of China coverGovernance and Politics of China
Anthony Saich, Third Edition, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

Lavish spectacles such as the Beijing Olympics and Expo 2010 have raised China's global profile and echoed predictions of a rise to the position of a major world actor. Yet moves towards a market-based economy, together with the global recession, have exacerbated a number of political and social challenges for the Chinese government. The tensions between communist and capitalist identities continue to divide society. The People's Republic is now over sixty years old – an appropriate juncture at which to reassess the state of contemporary Chinese politics. In this substantially revised third edition, Saich delivers a thorough introduction to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China, taking full account of the changes of the Seventeenth Party Congress and Eleventh National People's Congress. Listen to Director Saich's summary of the book»

From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation coverFrom Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia's Prospects for Growth, Equity and Democratic Governance
Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Kompas Gramedia Group, 2010

Rates of economic growth in Indonesia have returned to the levels experienced before the global economic crisis of 2007-08. And yet other countries in Asia, such as China, India, Thailand, Malaysia, and The Philippines have been growing even faster. Compared to these countries, Indonesia is quickly being left behind in terms of foreign direct investment, manufacturing growth, infrastructure investments, and educational attainment. Like a marathoner carrying a twenty kilogram pack, Indonesia can see the competition pulling away but is powerless to pick up the pace. Indonesia must engage in a thorough process of institutional transformation if it is to shed the legacy of Guided Democracy and the New Order and learn to compete in an ever globalizing economy.

China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies, and Policies
Anthony Saich and Shahid Yusuf, editors, World Bank Publications, 2008

Over the next 10-15 years, China's urbanization rate is expected to rise from 43 percent to well over 50 percent, adding an additional 200 million mainly rural migrants to the current urban population of 560 million. How China copes with such a large migration flow will strongly influence rural-urban inequality, the pace at which urban centers expand their economic performance, and the urban environment. The growing population will necessitate a big push strategy to maintain a high rate of investment in housing and the urban physical infrastructure and urban services. To finance such expansion will require a significant strengthening and diversification of China's financial system. Listen to Director Saich's summary of the book»

Providing Public Goods coverProviding Public Goods in Transitional China
Anthony Saich, Palgrave Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2008

China’s leaders faced a major challenge to provide citizens with acceptable social welfare during the economic transition. They are confronted with building a new support system in the countryside, shifting the burden in urban China from the factory to the local state, and integrating new social groups, into existing systems. Providing Public Goods comprises a detailed study of healthcare, disease control, social insurance, and social relief. Saich elaborates on the book's findings. 

AIDS and Social Policy in China coverAIDS and Social Policy in China
Joan Kaufman, Arthur Kleinman, and Anthony Saich, editors, HIV/AIDS Public Policy Project, 2006

As the chapters in this volume demonstrate, over the last few years the shift in Chinese government policy toward HIV/AIDS has been extraordinary. It is clear that more serious policy attention is being paid to the threat posed and the shift in central policy has been remarkable. In three short years Chinese policy has shifted from benign neglect to the promotion of most international best practices. While overall infection rates are still low, cases have been reported in all provinces and trends are beginning to show that China stands on the edge of a potential spread from specific regions and communities to the population at large if prevention efforts are not rapidly scaled up.

Financial Sector Reform in China coverFinancial Sector Reform in China
Yasheng Huang, Anthony Saich, and Edward Steinfeld, editors, Harvard University Asia Center, 2005

Most scholars on China would accept, as a general proposition, that sustained Chinese growth depends critically on reform and development of China's financial sector. However, even if one accepts this general proposition, many issues remain unsettled in our knowledge and understanding of China's financial sector. One set concerns basic empirical detail. Depsite the comprehensive and pioneering work of Nicholas Lardy (1998), basic issues remain highly uncertain and debatable, such as the current stock and flow of non-performing loans (NPL) in China's banking system, or the impact of the stock market on the state-owned enterprise (SOE) behavior. The chapters in this book first saw the light of day as papers for the conference Financial Sector Reform in China, held at Harvard Kennedy School, September 11 to 13, 2001.

Revolutionary Discourse in Mao's Republic coverRevolutionary Discourse in Mao's Republic
David Apter and Anthony Saich, Harvard University Press, 1998

What does the Chinese Communist Revolution teach us about the relationship between political discourse and real experiences and events? This unique interpretation of the revolutionary process in China uses empirical evidence as well as concepts from contemporary cultural studies to probe this significant question. David Apter and Anthony Saich base their analysis on recently available primary sources on party history, English- and Chinese-language accounts of the Long March and Yan’an period, and interviews with veterans and their relatives.

New Perspectives on State Socialism in China coverNew Perspectives on State Socialism in China
Timothy Cheek and Anthony Saich, editors, M.E. Sharpe, 1997

The eight research essays in this volume uncover new perspectives on and critique new democracy sources about the creation, operation, and first major crises of state socialism in China – from the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the aftermath in the early 1960s of the Great Leap Forward.

An Initial Study coverAn Initial Study of Mao Zedong's Erroneous "Left" Thinking in His Later Years
Nancy Hearst and Anthony Saich, editors and translators, Chinese Law & Government, July-August 1996

Li Rui is one of the foremost analysts in Mainland China of Mao Zedong's life and thought. His account of Mao's early life as a revolutionary has provided a major source for scholars both inside and outside China. His firsthand account of the Lushan Pelnum (July 1959) provides a fascinating insight into one of the momentous meetings of the post-1949 Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership. The post-Mao leadership sees this meeting as a start of Mao Zedong's "leftist" turn because of his treatment of Peng Dehuai who had raised criticisms of the strategy and effects of the Great Leap Forward.

The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party coverThe Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party
Anthony Saich, M.E. Sharpe, 1996

The publication of this book is a major event in the study of the Chinese revolution. It is of enormous significance to scholars of China's modern history and is a major addition to the literature on comparative politics, development, and revolutions. It presents, with careful and painstakingly detailed annotation and commentary, more than two hundred key documents covering the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party from its inception in 1920, a period that includes the difficult and worsening relationship with Chiang Kai-Shek's Guomindang, the resultant epic Long March to Yan'an, the war with Japan, and the bitter and bloody Civil War that brought Mao Zedong and the Communists to power in the late 1940s.

New Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution coverNew Perspectives on the Chinese Communist Revolution
Anthony Saich and Hans van de Ven, editors, M.E. Sharpe, 1995

New Perspectives brings together the work of a new, international generation of students of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) history. Exploiting new sources made available in China in the 1980s, some chapters in this book bring new events and areas into the study of the CCP. Other chapters provide detailed analyses on the basis of new evidence of long-standing problems in the history of the CCP, such as the rise of Mao Zedong. Yet others are significant because they offer new explanatory frameworks for understanding CCP history, such as the importance of Yan'an as symbolic capital.

China's Modernisation: Westernisation and Acculturation coverChina's Modernisation: Westernisation and Acculturation
Kurt Werner Radtke and Anthony Saich, editors, Franz Steiner Verlag Stuttgart, 1993

This book is very much concerned with Chinese intellectuals. This may be an outcome of the fact that the contributors, all intellectuals and China specialists, have in the course of their lives been affected by processes of sinification. All seemingly agree that the future successful democratic institution building relies on the possibility of the Chinese to act as individuals. The issue at stake here is not so much a debate on the degree of "Westernisation" necessary to achieve democracy, but a debate on fundamentals of human existence.

Reform Decade coverThe Reform Decade in China: From Hope to Dismay
Marta Dassù and Anthony Saich, editors, Kegan Paul International, 1992

The Reform Decade in China provides a detailed analysis of the reform program in post-Mao China. In it, a distinguished group of specialists show how the dramatic events that came to a head in Tiananmen Square in June 1989 were the result of a profound crisis in the reform program launched in 1978. Individual chapters examine the roots of this crisis: the inability to deal sufficiently with the Maoist legacy; insufficient political reform; the clash between Deng's revolution from above and society's revolution from below; the imbalances created by the new economic program; and the relationship between these domestic changes and China's foreign policy.

La Cina di Deng Xiaoping coverLa Cina di Deng Xiaoping
Marta Dassù and Anthony Saich, Edizioni Associate, 1991

Questo libro offre una ricostruzione detagliata del programma di riforme varato da Deng Ziaoping dopo la morte di Mao; e cerca di speigara perché tale programma - dopo una fase di risultati incoraggianti - sia entrato nella crisi rivelata dalla tragedia di Tiananmen. I singoli saggi sono scritti da alcuni dei più noti sinologi del mondo, che hanno discusso più volte i risultati delle proprie ricerche.

Guide to the Material on the Chinese Communist Movement coverA Guide to the Material on the Chinese Communist Movement
Zhang Zhuhong's Historiography of China's Modern Revolutionary History (III)
Timothy Cheek and Anthony Saich, editors, Chinese Studies in History, M.E. Sharpe, Spring 1991

Professor Zhang Zhuhong's Historiography of China's Modern Revolutionary History is one of the best guides to the history of the Chinese Communist Movement before 1949 available for both beginners and advanced researchers. Not since the early 1960s, when Chun-tu Hsueh published his two-volume annotated bibliography of materials on the Chinese Communist Movement held in the Hoover Institution, have scholars had such a useful guide to Chinese Communist Party history.

The Origins of the First United Front in China: The Role of Sneevliet
Anthony Saich, Brill Academic Publishers, 1991

Sneevliet (alias Maring) played a crucial role in the early years of the Chinese communist movement. This source publication of his personal archives provides new information on the development of the communist movement, the Soviet role in China, the communist labour movement and relations between the communists and nationalists.

The Chinese People's Movement: Perspectives on Spring 1989 coverThe Chinese People's Movement: Perspectives on Spring 1989
Anthony Saich, editor, M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 1990

The tragic events of last spring in China stimulated enormous public interest, and in their wake, the publication of countless discussions of what happened and how it happened and speculation about China's clouded future – immediate and long term. To bring some order and sense to the ongoing, intense, and often emotional debates, Professor Okesenberg and his colleagues have prepared this collection of the basic documents, with commentary, to trace the day-to-day pronouncements, utterances, and reflections from all sides of the conflict. Anthony Saich provides thoughtful introductions to the documents, and Professor Manion's general introduction places the events and documents in their political and historical context.

Communist and Post-Communist Political Systems: An Introduction
John Gardner, Anthony Saich, George Schöpflin, and Stephen White, Third Edition, Macmillan Education Ltd, 1990

The dramatic developments in the former Soviet Union under Gorbachev and the momentous changes in Eastern Europe in 1989 and 1990 have brought increasing diversity to what was once regarded as a monolithic communist bloc. Like previous editions of this widely used text, Communist and Post-Communist Political Systems provides a clear and accessible guide to the contemporary communist world with particular reference to the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and China. The book has been rewritten throughout to provide up-to-date coverage of recent developments.

A Guide to Material on the Chinese Communist Movement coverA Guide to Material on the Chinese Communist Movement
Zhang Zhuhong's Historiography of China's Modern Revolutionary History (II)
Timothy Cheek and Anthony Saich, editors, Chinese Sociology and Anthropology, M.E. Sharpe, Spring-Summer 1990

The decade between 1979 and 1989 was a time of extraordinary openness in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and allowed unparalleled access to scholars and institutions. The flood of materials that resulted includes much information on the history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For scholars interested in the CCP and modern Chinese history and politics, the newly available materials on party history are a blessing.

China's Science Policy in the 80s China's Science Policy in the 80s
Anthony Saich, Manchester University Press, 1989

Science and technology are seen by China's current leadership as the key to their modernization program – the foundation stones on which modernization of agriculture, industry, and national defense will be built. But despite their crucial importance they have received less attention than agricultural or industrial policy. This study analyzes the recent reforms of the civilian science and technology sector and relates them to to the broader reform program in post-Mao China, emphasizing the vital role they have to fulfill. It also considers the implications – relating to the institutional framework, financing research and development, and personnel training – and looks at the relationship between these reforms and the economic system, and the Party's attitude towards science and scientists.

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Hemelse Vrede: De Lente van Peking
Vincent Mentzel, Anthony Saich, and Frénk van der Linden, Uitgeverij Balans, 1989

Het Plein. In april en mei en juni 1989 was er een Plein het middelpunt van de wereld. Honderdduizenden Chinezen spraken plotseling over democratie, een woord dat in het Westen nog maar weinig gehoord wordt. Studenten, kunstenaars, journalisten, arbeiders, ambtenaren, men vroeg om eerlijke politiek, om minder corruptie, om een beetje meer vrijheid.

China: Politics and Government cover  China: Politics and Government
Anthony Saich, Macmillan Press, 1981

Since the dramatic events of 1976 when Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, and Zhu De died and the Gang of Four were arrested, China has undergone major changes both in policies and in personnel. Particularly since the Third Plenum of the Eleventh Central Committee of December 1978, the extend of experimentation and the speed of change have meant that almost daily new information becomes available about not only the present Chinese political system but also events in the past. This book is an up-to-date guide to the politics and government of the People's Republic of China as the country strives to achieve its goal of the "Four Modernizations."

Chinese Local Newspapers at SOAS coverChinese Local Newspapers at SOAS
David S.G. Goodman and Anthony Saich, Contemporary China Institute Research Notes and Studies No. 4, 1978

This guide provides a daily record of the non-national level newspapers from the People's Republic of China, held by the library of the School of Oriental and African studies. The contents are ordered by type of newspaper. The first section contains provincial-level newspapers; the second, regional-level newspapers; and the third section, other non-national level newspapers (e.g. county, town, etc.).