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From a unique Global South Political Economy perspective, this volume showcases outstanding works on the economic, social, and political development of China, covering topics such as the Chinese development model, the evolution of social classes, the country's projection on the global stage, and the recent technological dispute with the United States. It does so by avoiding the trap (particularly perilous in the case of China) of isolating the economy from politics. The authors demonstrate that without understanding the contradictory movements of these two dimensions in their historical evolution, it is impossible to grasp contemporary China.

Contributors include Esther Majerowicz, Carlos Aguiar de Medeiros, Isabela Nogueira, Edemilson Paraná, Valéria Lopes Ribeiro and Hao Qi.
Three Generations of Chinese Trotskyists in Defeat, Jail, Exile, and Diaspora
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With an introduction by Gregor Benton.

The Longest Night tells the story of Chinese Trotskyism in its later years, including after Mao Zedong's capture of Beijing in 1949. It treats the three ages of Chinese Trotskyism: the founding generation around Chen Duxiu, Zheng Chaolin, Wang Fanxi, and Peng Shuzhi, who joined the Opposition after their expulsion from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP); the first generation of those who (after 1931) did not first pass through the ranks of the CCP before becoming Trotskyists; and those who became Trotskyists after 1949, mainly in Hong Kong and the diaspora.
In Pamirian Crossroads and Beyond Hermann Kreutzmann offers insights in his fieldwork-based research in High Asia during four decades.
A human-geographical perspective is pursued in which case studies about colonial and post-colonial boundary-making, exchange relations of mountain communities across international borders, the transformation of agricultural and pastoral practices and the effects of modernisation strategies in neighbouring counties are centred in the Hindukush, Wakhan Quadrangle, Pamirian Crossroads, Karakoram Mountains and Himalaya. Empirical evidence is augmented by in-depth archival research, thus allowing a perspective from the 19th to the 21st century.
By shifting the focus to mountain peripheries and emphasising spaces in between urban centres of power in Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, and the Central Asian Republics different arenas of confrontation and effective changes emerge.
Local Councils and People’s Assemblies in Korea, 1567–1894
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Eugene Y. Park’s annotated translation of a long-awaited monograph by Kim Ingeol introduces Anglophone readers to a path-breaking scholarship on the widening social base of political actors the state recognized as articulators of “public opinion” (kongnon) in early modern Korea.
Initially limited to high officials, the articulators of public opinion as the state and elites recognized expanded to accommodate mid-level civil officials, State Confucian College students, all Confucian literati (yurim), influential commoners who took over local councils, and the general population. Marshaling evidence from a wealth of documents, Kim presents a compelling case for the indigenous origins of Korean democracy.