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China’s Future DAVID SHAMBAUGH George Washington University ‘David Shambaugh lays out some bold speculations about possible futures for China that will make even seasoned China hands rethink their assumptions. It is critical reading from one of our most astute observers of that country.’ Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University ‘While it is not possible to predict China’s future, it is possible to assay the contradictory forces that are propelling it forward. Bringing his years of experience and deep insight to bear, David Shambaugh has met this daunting challenge with great perception, balance and concision.’ Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society 216 x 138mm / 224 pages / 2016 HB / 978-1-5095-0713-9 / £50.00 / $69.95 / €67.90 PB / 978-1-5095-0714-6 / £14.99 / $19.95 / €20.90 ebook available

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Neo-Confucianism A Philosophical Introduction STEPHEN C. ANGLE & JUSTIN TIWALD Wesleyan University; San Francisco State University ‘A lucid, accessible, and highly readable introduction to the world of Neo-Confucian philosophy. The authors succeed admirably in unpacking what the Neo-Confucian thinkers meant and not just surveying what they said, and in doing so Angle and Tiwald encourage the reader to engage with Neo-Confucian ideas.’ John Makeham, Chair and Director, China Studies Research Centre, La Trobe University ‘This landmark work on Neo-Confucianism provides a tremendously helpful survey of the conceptual terrain that the thinkers in this tradition negotiated in their different ways and brings many more important thinkers onto the scene in dialogue with better-known figures such as the Cheng brothers, Zhu Xi, and Wang Yangming.’ David B. Wong, Beischer Professor of Philosophy, Duke University Neo-Confucianism is a philosophically sophisticated tradition weaving classical Confucianism together with themes from Buddhism and Daoism. It has played a leading role in East Asian cultures over the last millennium. Based on the latest scholarship, this book provides a new window into one of the world’s most important philosophical traditions. 229 x 152mm / 320 pages / Feb 2017 UK, April 2017 US HB / 978-0-7456-6248-0 / £55.00 / $69.95 / €73.90 PB / 978-0-7456-6249-7 / £17.99 / $26.95 / €25.90 ebook available

A History of Chinese Political Thought YOUNGMIN KIM Seoul National University China’s rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped China’s national and international development from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that ‘China’ is not a fixed, single identity, but rather a constantly moving target. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored around certain key themes; many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating the rich history of political thought in China, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of Chinese politics, economy and society today. 229 x 152mm / 280 pages / Nov 2017 UK, Dec 2017 US HB / 978-0-7456-5246-7 / £55.00 / $69.95 / €79.90 PB / 978-0-7456-5247-4 / £17.99 / $26.95 / €23.90 ebook available

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Will China’s Economy Collapse? ANN LEE New York University ‘Bold and flexible leadership is likely to sustain bright economic prospects for China despite its slowing growth rate and aging population. That is the bottom line of this illuminating analysis of how challenges in the world’s second largest economy are being met. Despite critics’ alarms to the contrary, President Xi Jinping is keeping China headed towards an innovative, market-based system. The West may find some useful lessons in the deft use of monetary policy, anti-corruption efforts and tax incentives.’ James Hoge, Editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, 1991-2010 In this penetrating essay, leading expert on China’s economic relations Ann Lee explains why China’s economy will not sink us all and what policy options it is drawing on to mitigate against such a catastrophic scenario. Dissecting China’s economic challenges with realistic clarity, she makes a compelling case for China’s continued economic robustness SERIES: The Future of Capitalism 190 x 124mm / 137 pages / July 2017 UK, Sept 2017 US HB / 978-1-5095-2013-8 / £35.00 / $45.00 / €45.00 PB / 978-1-5095-2014-5 / £9.99 / $12.95 / €13.90 ebook available

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