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Cyber policy in China

Cyber policy in China

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Greg Austin. Cyber policy in China. Polity Press, 2014. With the launch of a twenty year National Informatization Plan in 2000, progress towards an information society became an official aspiration for the Chinese Party-state. With the goal of increasing social productivity, the ambition to move beyond a barely...

Jonathan Sullivan02 Apr 2015Leave a comment

China's Silent Army

China’s Silent Army

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image. Juan Pablo Cardenal & Heriberto Araújo. Penguin: 2014. The scale of China’s global engagement in the past 15 years is astonishing. In the official realm, the PRC’s omnilateral diplomacy...

Jonathan Sullivan16 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Watching the new emperors

Watching the new emperors

Written by Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley. Last weekend, as the National People’s Congress convened in Beijing to show solidarity behind the Chinese president Xi Jinping, the American scholar David Shambaugh published an article in the Wall Street Journal provocatively titled The Coming Chinese Crackup. As an experienced China observer, Shambaugh is...

Jonathan Sullivan12 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Written by Ben Goren. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle (Ed). (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). Cabestan and deLisle’s edited volume sets out to provide the reader with a well-rounded overview of the political...

Jonathan Sullivan06 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China.

Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China.

Written by Jaroslava Kubátová Decision Making Models and Knowledge Management Preferences: Taiwanese Expatriates in China. Hsin Kao, Sean Peng-Hsiang Kao, Shih-Chih Chen, Kevin Kuan-Shun Chiu. Australian Journal of Business and Management Research. Vol.2, No.4, July 2012, pp. 01–11. Available online at http://ajbmr.com/current-issue/28 With...

Martin Lavicka25 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Class in Contemporary China

Class in Contemporary China

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Class in Contemporary China by David S. G. Goodman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014.  In the reform era the class structure of Chinese society and the nature of class politics have changed as the source of Party legitimacy has moved from socialist ideology to economic performance under conditions of “market...

Jonathan Sullivan07 Feb 2015Leave a comment

Choosing a Chinese Internet Text

Choosing a Chinese Internet Text

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. My Chinese media and internet class (30+ students) is very mixed in terms of the students’ Chinese language skills and their level of prior exposure. This is quite usual, and in these circumstances I’ve found that building the syllabus out from a couple of major texts (with a large selection of supplementary...

Jonathan Sullivan03 Feb 2015Leave a comment

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Larry Diamond and Gi-Wook Shin (eds.), (2014) New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press). Taiwan and Korea share similar developmental trajectories and experiences of democratization and within comparative democratization research they have become comparators...

Jonathan Sullivan30 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea

Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea

Written by Martin Šturdík James Manicom. Bridging Troubled Waters: China, Japan, and Maritime Order in the East China Sea. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. 2014. ISBN: 978-1-62616-035-4. James Manicom analyzes the history and current situation of the disputes concerning the East China Sea, a salient aspect of the China–Japan...

Martin Lavicka30 Jan 2015Leave a comment

Studying the Chinese Media

Studying the Chinese Media

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. In the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham I teach an upper level undergraduate class on the Chinese media. It seeks to cover historical developments, reforms and relevant ways of theorizing about the major broadcast and print media (in addition to the internet, which I will write...

Jonathan Sullivan16 Jan 2015Leave a comment

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Latest Comments

23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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