This is a selection of resources on China’s contemporary developments available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
The governance of China
Xi Jinping was elected general secretary of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission at the 18th Party Congress held in 2012. He succeeded Hu Jintao as leader of the Communist Party and was elected president of the People’s Republic of China in March 2013. Gain a better understanding of China through this compilation of Xi Jinping’s speeches, talks, interviews and correspondences from 15 November 2012 to 13 June 2014 as you delve into his thoughts and views on a broad range of issues.
All rights reserved, Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 2014.
Singapore-China relations: 50 years
The multi-faceted Singapore-China relationship is showcased in this publication that examines the political, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people and military exchanges between the two countries, including highlights of bilateral cooperation projects.
All rights reserved, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing co. Pte. Ltd., 2016.
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Research outline for China’s cultural soft power
Learn more about the theoretical roots of soft power and the current state of China’s soft power. This book focuses on the inner logical relations between Chinese cultural soft power and the realisation of the China Dream from which the author subsequently draws a cautious overall conclusion on the development of China’s soft power.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2017.
Contemporary China: Society and social change
China’s phenomenal economic growth and the path to modernisation continues to attract interests from far and wide. This publication offers a portrayal of societal and social change in contemporary China through topics such as family life, citizenship, gender, ethnicity, labour, religion, education, and class and rural/urban inequalities.
All rights reserved, Victoria: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
China’s innovation challenge: Overcoming the middle-income trap
Can China escape the middle-income trap? This is the central question posed in the book as it gathers perspectives from leading Chinese and international scholars to consider the daunting challenges and complexities of building an innovation-driven Chinese growth model. It analyses key areas such as China’s institutional system, technology, sociocultural forces and national policy.
All rights reserved, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
On China: 41 embassy officials speak about the CPC
Interviews with 41 foreign officials who have worked in China reveal their thoughts and ponderings about the Communist Party of China. Topics include the international financial crisis, livelihood issues, environment, China’s developments and spread of the Chinese culture.
All rights reserved, London: New Classic Press, 2013.
This brave new world: India, China and the United States
China and India – both rising superpowers in Asia – will soon surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. The author offers a tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing from her front row view of this colossal power shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders.
All rights reserved, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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