Table of contents for Democracy is a good thing : essays on politics, society, and culture in contemporary China / Yu Keping.


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PART I
POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN REFORM-ERA CHINA
1  Democracy Is a Good Thing                                  3
2   The Study ofPolitical Science and Public
Administration in China: An Overview                      6
3   The Seventeenth Party Congress and the Agenda
for China's Political Reforms                            27
PART II
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY
4   China's Civil Society: Conceptual Definitions,
Types, and Background                                    37
5   The Characteristics of Chinese Civil Society:
Administrative Regulations and Institutional
Environment                                              52
6   Civil Society Organizations: Challenges and Responses    75
PART III
CULTURE, MODERNITY, AND SUSTAINABILITY
7 Culture and Modernity in the Chinese Intellectual
Discourse: A Historical Perspective                      93
8 The Transformation of Chinese Culture since the
Launching of Reform: A Historical Perspective           113
9 China's Economic Modernization and Sustainability        134
10 Harmony between Man and Nature: China's
Environmental Practices and Challenges                  140
PART IV
GLOBALIZATION AND GOVERNANCE
11 Preserving China's Autonomy in the Era of Globalization  149
12 Federalism in Modern China: Concepts and Experiments     157
13 A Harmonious World and Global Governance:
A Chinese Perspective                                   168
Notes                                                       181
Further Reading: The Writings of Yu Keping                  199



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Democracy China, China Politics and government