Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies University of Michigan, 1987. First Edition. Softcover. Used - Good. Spine creased, fading, worn at head and tail. Binding tight and square. Toned and foxed. Clean, unmarked. Notes, bibliography and index. 320 pp. Item #11092
Vol 56 in the Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies. This volume began with two symposia held in 1977 and 1978 at University of Michigan and Chicago. Its principal goal was to use detailed case studies to explore the relevance of interest group approaches to the study of Chinese Politics and to apply participatory approaches to the role of social groups in the Chinese political process. The recognition that a volume based on such an approach might serve the needs of students and scholars seeking to examine the dynamics of informal influence and power in China was the stimulus for publishing these studies in book form.