New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs

“State and Society under Xi Jinping” is the focus of the special issue of our Journal of Current Chinese Affairs. The authors analyse Xi Jingping’s first five-year term, personal politics, foreign policy and other aspects of his political work.

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs Vol. 47, No. 3 (2018)

Special Issue - Introduction

  • Phil Entwistle: The Xi Paradox: Reconfigured Party Power, Long-Term Risks
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Special Issue - Research Articles

  • Yuanyuan Liu: Staging Repentance: A Discourse Analysis of Mediated Confession in Xi Jinping's First Five-Year Term
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  • Aleksandra Kubat: Morality as Legitimacy under Xi Jinping: The Political Functionality of Traditional Culture for the Chinese Communist Party
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  • Jérôme Doyon: Clientelism by Design: Personnel Politics under Xi Jinping
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  • Dylan M. H. Loh: Diplomatic Control, Foreign Policy, and Change under Xi Jinping: A Field-Theoretic Account
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Research Articles

  • Bertram Lang: Authoritarian Learning in China's Civil Society Regulations: Towards a Multi-Level Framework
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  • Heike Holbig:
    China after Reform: The Ideological, Constitutional, and Organisational Makings of a New Era
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