Reinventing the Methodology of Studying Contemporary China: Re-Testing the One-Dot Theory

Yu, Peter Kien

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-26
  • 售價: $5,120
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$4,864
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 170
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 981135135X
  • ISBN-13: 9789811351358

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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.


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.