China in and beyond the Headlines

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Timothy B. Weston, Lionel M. Jensen
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Jun 28, 2012 - Political Science - 384 pages
In the third volume of this popular series, leading experts provide fascinating and unexpected insights into critical issues of culture, economy, politics, and society in today's China. This world, outside the reach of state control and either misunderstood or unreported in Western media, gains clarity and dimension from the fresh insights of a prominent group of activists, investigative journalists, lawyers, scholars, and travelers, who share a common interest in lessening the profound information gap between China and the rest of the world. In sixteen new essays, 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.

Contributions by: David Bandurski, Susan D. Blum, Timothy Cheek, Gady Epstein, Andrew S. Erickson, Lionel M. Jensen, John Kamm, Wenquing Kang, Katherine Palmer Kaup, Travis Klingberg, Orion A. Lewis, Benjamin L. Liebman, Jonathan S. Noble, Tim Oakes, Jessica C. Teets, Alex L. Wang, and Timothy B. Weston.

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Contents

China the United States and Convulsive Cooperation
1
PartI IN THE HEADLINES
27
Journalists in a Rapidly Changing China
29
Idols Sex and the Internet
50
The Rise of Civil Society in China
69
Ch04 Mutually Assured Destruction or Dependence? US andChinese Perspectives on ChinasMilitary Development
87
Ch05 Chinas Environmental Tipping Point
112
Explosive and Challenging
134
Tourism and Leisure Culture inChinas NationBuilding Project
195
The Paradoxes of Chinas Legal Reforms
214
Ch11 The Decriminalization and Depathologization of Homosexuality in China
231
Lessons from the Arab Spring
249
Ch13 Culture Industry Power and the Spectacle of Chinas Confucius Institutes
271
Ch14 Tensions and Violence in Chinas Minority Regions
300
Foreign Reporting in China
317
What Future for Human Rights Dialogues?
332

Ch07 The Worlds of Chinas Intellectuals
154
Ch08 Why Does China Fear the Internet?
173
PartII BEYOND THE HEADLINES
193
Index
343
About the Contributors
351
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Timothy B. Weston is associate professor of history at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lionel M. Jensen is associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame.

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