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Narrating China's Governance

Stories in Xi Jinping's Speeches

Authors: People's Daily, Department of Commentary

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  • Reveals how the Chinese government’s leaders elaborate on governance theories to their people and foreign friends via storytelling
  • Collects a wealth of vivid and profound stories permeated by the wisdom and power of Chinese history
  • Explicates Xi Jinping’s storytelling skills as a distinct feature of his leadership
  • With an extensive introductory chapter that contextualizes the stories for a global readership
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This open access book captures and elaborates on the skill of storytelling as one of the distinct leadership features of Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and the President of the People’s Republic of China. It gathers the stories included in Xi’s speeches on various occasions, where they conveyed the essence of China’s history and culture, its reform and development, and the principles of China’s participating in global governance and cooperating with other countries to build a community of common destiny. The respective stories not only convey abstract and profound concepts of governance in comparatively straightforward language, but also create an immediate emotional connection between the narrator and the listener.
In addition to the original stories, extensive additional materials are provided to convey the original context in which each was told, including when and to whom Xi told it, helping readers attain a deeper, intuitive understanding of their relevance.

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The People's Daily is the biggest newspaper group in China. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Stories of Incorrupt Government: “The Corruption and Unjustness of Officials Give Birth to the Decline of Governance”

    Pages 3-39

    People’s Daily, Department of Commentary

  • Stories of Morals: “Governing the Country After Cultivating One’s Moral Character and Managing the Family’s Affairs Well”

    Pages 41-73

    People’s Daily, Department of Commentary

  • Stories of Inspiration: “Learning Is Beneficial to the Talent, Just as Grinding Can Make the Knife Sharp”

    Pages 75-112

    People’s Daily, Department of Commentary

  • Stories of Governance: “Solid Work Makes the Country in Great Order, While Boasting Makes It Disordered”

    Pages 113-165

    People’s Daily, Department of Commentary

  • Stories of Friendship Between the People: “The Relationship Between Two Countries Is Based on the Friendship Between Their People”

    Pages 169-196

    People’s Daily, Department of Commentary

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  • ISBN 978-981-329-178-2
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  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narrating China's Governance
Book Subtitle
Stories in Xi Jinping's Speeches
Authors
Translated by
Luo, J.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
People's Publishing House
Distribution Rights
No distribution right for Chinese Mainland
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-178-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9178-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-177-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 266
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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