Abstract

Abstract:

How should China's political changes in the past four decades be understood? In this article, the author argues that one will not be able to make sense of China's political changes from the established "grand discourses" or "political ideologies" in the scholarly literature such as democracy, democratisation and democratic transition since the political values embedded in the discourses or ideologies are not what the Chinese leadership has pursued. Instead, what the Chinese leadership has done is problem-solving, problems that Chinese leaders have encountered in their daily political life. The author thus also looks into the "trivia facts" to interpret what has happened in Chinese politics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
0219-8614
Print ISSN
0219-7472
Pages
pp. 152-167
Launched on MUSE
2020-03-13
Open Access
No
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