The study of contemporary China constitutes a fascinating yet challenging area of scholarly inquiry. Recent decades have brought dramatic changes to China's economy, society and governance. Analyzing such changes in the context of multiple disciplinary perspectives offers opportunites as well as challenges for scholars in the field known as contemporary China Studies. The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary China is a two-volume exploration of the transformations of contemporary China, firmly grounded in the both disciplinary and China-specific contexts. Drawing on a range of scholarly approaches found in the social sciences and history, an international team of contributors engage with the question of what a rapidly changing China means for the broader field of contemporary China studies, and identify areas of promising future research. Part 1: Context: History, Economy, and the Environment Part 2: Economic Transformations Part 3: Politics and Government Part 4: China on the Global Stage Part 5: China's Foreign Policy Part 6: National and Nested Identities Part 7: Urbanization and Spatial Development Part 8: Poverty and Inequality Part 9: Social Change Part 10: Future Directions for Contemporary China Studies

Engagement in Global Health Governance Regimes

Engagement in Global Health Governance Regimes

Engagement in Global Health Governance Regimes
Bei Tang Yanzhong Huang


In a world of interdependence and globalization, public health is no longer a purely domestic policy concern or an isolated issue area. Its implications for economic growth, social justice, and national security have been widely acknowledged.1 Major states are calling for a closer health-diplomacy nexus,2 and a variety of mechanisms have been developed to coordinate relationships among state- and non-state actors. It is safe to say that Global Health Governance (GHG) is one of the most vigorous and dynamic fields in today's world politics.

Given China's sheer population size and its economic and political clout, the form and substance of its involvement ...

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