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Why is China so anxious about securing energy abroad?

June 22, 2017

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Jeffrey Wilson explores why Asia’s new economic giant frets so much about its energy supply. […]

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New Light on China’s Misunderstood Urbanization

November 18, 2016

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int_business_beijing Li Zhang, Richard LeGates, and Min Zhao explore the complex and fascinating story of China’s urbanization.

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Understanding Contemporary China

September 14, 2016

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istock_67881297_large-shanghai-asia-chinaOver the last decade or so China’s remarkable pace of growth and its rise as a major international superpower has been noted by many commentators. In this blog piece, Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk and Peter W. Preston unpack the logic of contemporary politics in China. […]

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Is China’s social and political system unique? by David S G Goodman

February 25, 2016

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All social and political systems are of course both unique and comparable. Analysing and understanding the similarities as well as the differences is part and parcel of the social sciences. In the case of China three models have dominated academic understanding: the Communist party-state; the East Asia developmental state; and the Chinese civilization state, essentially the idea of Chinese exceptionalism. David Goodman goes on to discuss.

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Migration Dilemmas — by Robyn Iredale

December 9, 2015

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There are more migrants now than at any other time since the end of World War Two. Professor Robyn Iredale discusses the dilemmas that arise from this

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