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China watcher
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This audacious and illuminating memoir reflects on 40 years of learning about the People's Republic of China through China watching - the process by which outsiders gather and decipher official and unofficial information to figure out what's really going on behind China's veil of political secrecy and propaganda.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiii
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  1. 1. The Occidental Tourist
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. 2. A Dissertation Is Not a Dinner Party
  2. pp. 13-35
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  1. 3. Confessions of a Peking Tom
  2. pp. 36-60
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  1. 4. Through the Looking Glass
  2. pp. 61-81
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  1. 5. Democracy Deferred
  2. pp. 82-99
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  1. 6. Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics
  2. pp. 100-117
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  1. 7. The Road to Tiananmen
  2. pp. 118-137
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  1. 8. After the Deluge
  2. pp. 138-155
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  1. 9. China Rising
  2. pp. 156-171
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  1. 10. God in the Machine
  2. pp. 172-187
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  1. 11. The Wild, Wild West
  2. pp. 188-217
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  1. 12. Beijing Revisited
  2. pp. 218-231
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  1. 13. China Watching, Then and Now
  2. pp. 232-253
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  1. 14. The Gini in the Jar
  2. pp. 254-276
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  1. 15. Loose Ends
  2. pp. 277-291
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 292-296
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  1. Author’s Notes
  2. pp. 297-308
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  1. Suggestions for Further Reading
  2. pp. 309-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-328
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