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The Failure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms by Zaijun Yuan (review)

The Failure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms by Zaijun Yuan (review) Reviews 149 Overall, Brantly Womack’s book is an important contribution to our under- standing of the international relations in Asia and key developments of U.S.-China relations in the age of China’s rise. The book can be both a helpful reference for China scholars and researchers and a useful textbook for students. Sheng Ding Sheng Ding is an associate professor of political science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the studies of Asian international relations. Refe ReNces Johnston, Alastair Iain. 2003. “Is China a Status Quo Power?” International Security 27, no. 4: 5–56. Kang, David C. 2005. “Why China’s Rise Will Be Peaceful: Hierarchy and Stability in the East Asia Region.” Perspectives on Politics 3, no. 3: 548–551. Shambaugh, David L. 2004/2005. “China Engages Asia: Reshaping the Regional Order.” Inter- national Security 29, no. 3: 64–99. Zaijun Yuan. e F Th ailure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. xv, 175 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 978-0-7391-6694-9. If, as the author himself states in his conclusion, the “principal question of the book” were “is liberal democracy compatible with the single-party authoritarian political system?” ( p. 145), this endeavor would be pointless. As Yuan Zaijun points out himself, “the answer is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Failure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms by Zaijun Yuan (review)

China Review International , Volume 19 (1) – Feb 19, 2014

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Reviews 149 Overall, Brantly Womack’s book is an important contribution to our under- standing of the international relations in Asia and key developments of U.S.-China relations in the age of China’s rise. The book can be both a helpful reference for China scholars and researchers and a useful textbook for students. Sheng Ding Sheng Ding is an associate professor of political science at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, specializing in the studies of Asian international relations. Refe ReNces Johnston, Alastair Iain. 2003. “Is China a Status Quo Power?” International Security 27, no. 4: 5–56. Kang, David C. 2005. “Why China’s Rise Will Be Peaceful: Hierarchy and Stability in the East Asia Region.” Perspectives on Politics 3, no. 3: 548–551. Shambaugh, David L. 2004/2005. “China Engages Asia: Reshaping the Regional Order.” Inter- national Security 29, no. 3: 64–99. Zaijun Yuan. e F Th ailure of China’s “Democratic” Reforms. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011. xv, 175 pp. Hardcover $60.00, isbn 978-0-7391-6694-9. If, as the author himself states in his conclusion, the “principal question of the book” were “is liberal democracy compatible with the single-party authoritarian political system?” ( p. 145), this endeavor would be pointless. As Yuan Zaijun points out himself, “the answer is

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Published: Feb 19, 2014

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