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Why did the Communist Party Reform in China, but not in the Soviet Union?

Johan F. M. Swinnen

in From Marx and Mao to the Market: The Economics and Politics of Agricultural Transition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199288915
eISBN:
9780191603518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288917.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains why reforms were possible during the 1970s in China under the Communist regime, but not in the Soviet Union. It argues that the reasons are a combination of a change in ... More


A Unified China or an Independent Taiwan? A Normative Assessment of the Cross-Strait Conflic t

Xiaokun Song

in Contextualizing Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199258710
eISBN:
9780191601880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258716.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The existence of one sovereign China that encompasses Taiwan is acknowledged by the international community. Theoretical arguments will be employed to assess the legitimacy of the demand for ... More


The Chinese Software Industry

Ted Tschang and Lan Xue

in From Underdogs to Tigers: The Rise and Growth of the Software Industry in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, and Israel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275601
eISBN:
9780191705823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275601.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The Chinese software industry offers a strong contrast to its Indian counterpart in terms of the role of the state and the choice of growth paths, and also in terms of language and business ... More


TV Drama in China

Ying Zhu, Michael Keane, and Ruoyun Bai (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099401
eISBN:
9789882207646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099401.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This collection of essays brings together the first study of TV drama in China. Examining the production, distribution, and consumption of TV drama, the team of contributors demonstrate why it ... More


Chinese Business Groups: Their Origins and Development

Donghoon Hahn and Keun Lee

in Business Groups in East Asia: Financial Crisis, Restructuring, and New Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287345
eISBN:
9780191713514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287345.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The Chinese government attempted to industrialize the country in a short time by transforming traditional state-owned enterprises (SOEs) into modern joint-stock companies in the form of business ... More


China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Delia Davin and Barbara Harriss-White (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China and India, the world’s most populous countries, have rapidly developing economies that are shaping world politics in the 21st century. They are often compared in terms of lagged outcomes and ... More


World of Faith and Freedom: Why International Religious Liberty Is Vital to American National Security

Thomas F. Farr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195179958
eISBN:
9780199869749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The global resurgence of public religion has major implications for America's vital interests abroad and its security at home. The 1979 Shiite revolution in Iran, the Catholic contribution to the ... More


Enlightenment in Dispute: The Reinvention of Chan Buddhism in Seventeenth-Century China

Jiang Wu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195333572
eISBN:
9780199868872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333572.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book studies the revival of Chan Buddhism in seventeenth‐century China. Focusing on a series of controversies, this book argues that the Chan revival was a systematic reinvention of Chan ideals ... More


The Regulation of Labour Standards/Rights in Supplier Countries: The Role of Firms, Nation States, and International Organizations

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter starts by examining the labour standards and rights which exist in low-wage supplier countries and the role played by national institutions — particularly the state and unions, but also ... More


CULTIVATING RICE IN NIHE, CHINA, AND DAVIS, CALIFORNIA

Pamela C. Ronald and Raoul W. Adamchak

in Tomorrow's Table: Organic Farming, Genetics, and the Future of Food

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195301755
eISBN:
9780199867196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301755.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Rice was first cultivated along the Yangtze River 6000 years ago. Genetics and breeding has been used to improve rice production. This chapter charts this progress and discusses the consequences.


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