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What They Do

Stein Ringen

in The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Today’s rulers have two main strategies of self-preservation. With one hand they purchase legitimacy in the eyes of the ruled; with the other hand they keep down anything that can threaten their hold ... More


The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Stein Ringen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The Chinese system is like no other known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving. Drawing on Chinese and international sources, on extensive ... More


Leaders

Stein Ringen

in The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Party-states are dictatorships. All the known ones in history have been dictatorships, and the remaining ones, including China, are dictatorships. Communist rule in China was dictatorial before the ... More


The Mirage of Safety

Eswar S. Prasad

in Gaining Currency: The Rise of the Renminbi

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190631055
eISBN:
9780190631086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631055.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter draws a distinction between a reserve currency and a safe haven currency, one that investors turn to for safety during times of financial turmoil. The chapter identifies the ... More


The Obama Doctrine’s Asian Pivot

Robert G. Kaufman

in Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167206
eISBN:
9780813167749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Obama Doctrine’s emphasis on soft power, engagement, and American military retrenchment has fundamentally misread the dynamic of power in the world’s most important geopolitical region in the ... More


Who They Are

Stein Ringen

in The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

During the reform period, the state has consolidated itself as one dedicated to self-preservation, stability, and economic growth. The reign of Hu and Wen from 2002 to 2012 was entirely devoted to ... More


What They Say

Stein Ringen

in The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Much of what the post-Mao leaders have said and done suggest an end of ideology, and that is a plausible hypothesis. However, the party-state is a structure that craves ideology. The state has its ... More


What They Produce

Stein Ringen

in The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9789888208937
eISBN:
9789888313877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208937.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

A welfare state is known by the services it provides to its population. Not by whether or not it delivers welfare services—under all the author’s three hypotheses we would expect to see a state that ... More


The Time of Disturbance: On “Uchinaru henkyō”

Richard F. Calichman

in Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The aim of this chapter is to investigate the relation between time and space in the essay “Uchinaru henkyō.” A certain inconsistency is identified in Abe’s argument, for he appears at moments to ... More


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