Table of Contents:
- Studying Chinese politics / William A. Joseph
- Part 1. The political history of modern China: From Empire to People's Republic / R. Keith Schoppa ; Mao Zedong in power (1949-1976) / Frederick C. Teiwes ; Deng Xiaoping and his successors (1976 to the present) / Bruce Gilley
- Part 2. Ideology, governance, and political economy: Ideology and Chinese politics / William A. Joseph ; China's Communist Party-State: the structure and dynamics of power / Cheng Li ; China's political economy / David Zweig
- Part 3. Politics and policy in action: Rural China: reform and resistance / John James Kennedy ; Urban China: change and contention / William Hurst ; Policy case study: the arts / Richard Curt Kraus ; Policy case study: the environment / Katherine Morton ; Policy case study: public health / Joan Kaufman ; Policy case study: population / Tyrene White
- Part 4. Politics on China's periphery: Tibet / Robert Barnett ; Xinjiang / Gardiner Bovingdon ; Hong Kong / Sonny Shiu-hing Lo ; Taiwan / Shelly Rigger
- Timeline of modern Chinese political history.