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Reinventing the Methodology of Studying Contemporary China

Re-testing the One-dot Theory

Authors: YU, Peter Kien-hong

  • Casts new light on the methodology of studying contemporary China
  • Reinvents the methodology of describing, explaining, and inferring contemporary China
  • Critically assesses non-dialectical theories and models generated in the West
  • Demonstrates the application of the one-dot theory to study China’s past, present and future
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About this book

This book illustrates how the one-dot theory, which is a dialectical study, is well suited to describing, explaining and inferring contemporary China’s past, present and future. It argues that since October 1949, the field of contemporary China studies has been dominated by modified and abandoned non-dialectical theories and models. It also challenges selected non-dialectical theories and models which were first generated in the West, such as the game theory and rational (choice) theory. With its emphasis on methodology, the book offers a valuable resource for academics, researchers and practitioners alike with an interest in logically, systematically and coherently unraveling Taiwan’s and mainland China’s contemporary politics and international relations.

About the authors

Peter Kien-hong YU (Ph.D., New York University, October 1983) is a Distinguished Professor and a former director at National Quemoy University, Taiwan, Republic of China. From October 1983 up to now, he has worked in various capacities such as the Dean of Research and Development at an institution of higher education, full professor at the National SUN Yat-sen University, senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore, full professor (at the managerial level) at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and visiting scholar at the University of Illinois and visiting (research) professor at Xiamen University and the East China Normal University which is affiliated with NYU. He is the author, co-author, editor, and co- editor of some 20 books in both English and Chinese, and some 120 journal articles and book chapters published in the West. He is the recipient of many fellowships, awards, and grants.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Launching a New Methodology for the Study of Contemporary China

    YU, Peter Kien-hong

    Pages 1-32

  • Applying the One-Dot Theory Again to Describe, Explain, and Infer Contemporary China

    YU, Peter Kien-hong

    Pages 33-97

  • Conducting a Critique of the Non-one-dot-theory Study of Contemporary China

    YU, Peter Kien-hong

    Pages 99-119

  • Challenging Other Theories and Models in General and Those Related to Contemporary China in Particular

    YU, Peter Kien-hong

    Pages 121-133

  • Sharing Some Major Findings in This Study of Contemporary China

    YU, Peter Kien-hong

    Pages 135-161

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4430-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4429-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reinventing the Methodology of Studying Contemporary China
Book Subtitle
Re-testing the One-dot Theory
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4430-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4430-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4429-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 170
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics