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Strong Society, Smart State: The Rise of Public Opinion in China's Japan Policy

James Reilly


The rise and influence of public opinion on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. This book shows how Chinese leaders have responded to popular demands for political participation with a sophisticated strategy of tolerance, responsiveness, persuasion, and repression—a successful approach that helps explain how and why the Communist Party continues to rule China. Through a detailed examination of China's relations with Japan from 1980 to 2010, the book reveals the populist origins of a wave of anti-Japanese public mobilization that s ... More

Keywords: Chinese foreign policy, Chinese Communist Party, China, Japan, authoritarian regimes, Chinese activists

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158060
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158060.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Reilly, author
University of Sydney