China, one of the world's largest, most populous countries, is facing enormous pressures as an emerging world power. The Chinese leadership wants to address such problems as integrating the state and military, building a productive market economy, improving living standards, resolving the Taiwan problem, protecting China's national security, and elevating the country's international standing.
In The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress (Cambridge University Press, 2004) edited by Yun-han Chu, Chih-cheng Lo, and Hoover fellow Ramon H. Myers, the editors present essays by leading scholars to evaluate how China's new, younger leaders will deal with the problems delineated above.
This volume, the fourth in the China Quarterly's Special Issues, New Series, opens with a chapter on the selection of the leadership and the qualifications of these officials to govern China. Subsequent chapters examine the urgent concerns the leadership must deal with and what institutional reforms they might adopt.
Yun-han Chu is a distinguished research fellow of political science, Academia Sinica, and professor of political science at National Taiwan University. He also serves as president of the Chiang Ching-juo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.
Chih-Cheng Lo is associate professor of political science at Soochow University and executive director at the Institute for National Policy Research. He is also the secretary-general of the Taiwan-Russia Association.
Ramon H. Myers, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is also consultant to the East Asian archives of the institution's library and archives.
Contributors include Yun-han Chu, Chih-cheng Lo, Ramon H. Myers, Lowell Dittmer, Suisheng Zhao, Yu-shan Wu, David Shambaugh, John W. Lewis, Xue Litai, Dorothy J. Solinger, Jean C. Oi, Gerrit W. Gong, Kenneth Lieberthal, and Richard Baum.
The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress
Edited by Yun-han Chu, Chih-cheng Lo, and Hoover senior fellow Ramon H. Myers
ISBN: 0-521-60058-8 $24.99 paperback
264 pages March 2004