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Dittmer, Lowell

Works: 88 works in 306 publications in 1 language and 11,218 library holdings
Genres: History  Terms and phrases  Terminology  Academic theses  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: DS778.L49, 951.050924
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Most widely held works by Lowell Dittmer
Burma or Myanmar? : the struggle for national identity by Lowell Dittmer( )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written from a unique perspective, this book on Myanmar deviates from the traditional authoritarian versus democratic rhetoric. Although that is certainly part of the picture, this multifaceted analysis focuses rather on the issue of identity formation--an issue that has all too often failed to make the headlines. Much can be learned from Myanmar's identity problems, making this book essential reading for all students and professionals interested in development studies or comparative politics. By whatever name, Burma is not only a fascinating country but one likely to play an increasingly vital role in Asia's future. --Book Jacket
Challenges to Chinese foreign policy : diplomacy, globalization, and the next world power by Yufan Hao( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays that explores China's rise to global dominance, discusses the challenges China faces as it adapts to becoming a world leader, and analyzes how the country's foreign relations will shaped the global landscape of the twenty-first century
South Asia's nuclear security dilemma : India, Pakistan, and China by Lowell Dittmer( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear testing and hostilities over Kashmir in 1999, marked a new turn in the enmity between India and Pakistan. This book outlines the strategic structure of the rivalry and the dynamic forces driving it, and investigates various possible solutions
China's continuous revolution : the post-liberation epoch, 1949-1981 by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liu Shao-chʻi and the Chinese cultural revolution : the politics of mass criticism by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Riding a wave of criticism unprecedented in intensity or scope. China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution represented an epoch-making "struggle between the lines" to determine the direction of national development at a critical transition point. Leader of the triumphant "proletarian revolutionary line" was Mao Tse-Tung; leader of the vanguished "bourgeois reactionary line" was erstwhile Chief of State Liu Shao-ch'i, a prominent Communist theorist and organizer who had served as Mao's "close comrade-in-arms: for more than twenty years and was his designed successor. ... Mr. Ditmer illuminates the policy-making process of a revolutionary state facing diverging exigencies of economic modernization and political development."
Taiwan and China : fitful embrace by Lowell Dittmer( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's relation to Taiwan has been in constant contention since the founding of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 and the creation of the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) exile regime on the island two months later. The island's autonomous sovereignty has continually been challenged, initially because of the KMT's stubborn insistence that it continue to represent not just Taiwan but all of China and later, when the tables had turned, because Taiwan refused to cede sovereignty to the then-dominant power that had arisen on the other side of the Strait. One of the things that makes Taiwan so politically difficult and yet so intellectually fascinating is that it is not merely a security problem, but a ganglion of interrelated puzzles. The optimistic hope of the Ma Ying-jeou administration for a new era of peace and cooperation foundered on a landslide victory by the Democratic Progressive Party, which has made clear its intent to distance Taiwan from China's political embrace. The Taiwanese are now waiting with bated breath as the relationship tautens. Why did détente fail, and what chance does Taiwan have without it? Contributors to this volume focus on three aspects of the evolving quandary: nationalistic identity, social economy, and political strategy."--Provided by publisher
China's quest for national identity( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of a theory of national identity / Lowell Dittmer, Samuel S. Kim -- National identity in premodern China : formation and role enactment / Michael Ng-Quinn -- Chinese national identity and the strong state : the late Qing-Republican crisis / Michael H. Hunt -- Rites or beliefs? The construction of a unified culture in late imperial China / James L. Watson -- Change and continuity in Chinese cultural identity : the filial ideal and the transformation of an ethic / Richard W. Wilson -- China's intellectuals in the Deng era : loss of identity with the state / Merle Goldman, Perry Link, Su Wei -- China coast identities : regional, national, and global / Lynn White, Li Cheng -- China as a third world state : foreign policy and official national identity / Peter Van Ness -- China's multiple identities in east Asia : China as a regional force / Robert A. Scalapino -- Whither China's quest for national identity? / Sammuel S. Kim, Lowell Dittmer
The nature of Chinese politics : from Mao to Jiang by Jonathan Unger( )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China under reform by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the face of the demise of communism elsewhere, China's unique combination of economic reform and political dictatorship has kept the country intact. Yet Lowell Dittmer questions the ability of this fragile structure to withstand future tremors. In this book, Dittmer convincingly shows how, although the revolutionary impulse has largely been forgotten, it continues to disrupt, inspire, and otherwise shape the reform effort."--Provided by publisher
Informal politics in East Asia( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a pioneering effort to delineate the various forms of informal politics within different East Asian political cultures and to develop some common theoretical principles for understanding how they work. Featured here are contributions by political scientists specializing in the regions of China, Taiwan, Japan, the Korean peninsula, and Vietnam. The common thread across these political cultures is a Confucian legacy that emphasizes personal relationships and reciprocity. The authors apply to this dynamic region the classic core questions of politics: Who gets what, when, how, and at whose expense?"--Jacket
Sino-Soviet normalization and its international implications, 1945-1990 by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China, the developing world, and the new global dynamic by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With China's rise as a major player in international affairs, how have its policies toward developing countries changed? And how do those policies now fit with its overall foreign policy goals? This timely new book explores the complexities of China's evolving relationship with the developing world. The authors first examine the political and economic implications of China's efforts to be seen as a responsible great power. A series of comprehensive regional chapters then showcase a quid pro quo relationship - variously involving crucial raw materials, energy, and consumers on the one hand and infrastructure development, aid, and security on the other. The concluding chapter illuminates China's search for national identity in the context of widespread suspicions of its strategic motives. The result is a thorough, yet accessible, view of an increasingly important topic in global affairs. This book explores the complexities of China's evolving relationship with the developing world, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America."--Publisher's description
China's deep reform : Domestic politics in transition by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's rapid and complex political and socioeconomic changes provide fertile ground for pioneering analysis, but they also present daunting theoretical and practical challenges. This reader takes up the challenge, offering the most comprehensive assessment of Chinese domestic politics available by bringing together the best recent scholarship in the field. The anthology focuses on the origin, content, and significance of the post-1989 phase of China's reform and opening to the world, commonly known in the PRC as "deep reform." This period has been unfolding in interaction with globalization, marketization, privatization, political institutionalization, as well as with financial and legal changes. Deep reform includes new policy initiatives that have penetrated political, legal, economic, and social sectors untouched by previous initiatives as reformers have been forced to deal with the consequences intended and unintended of earlier reforms. These carefully selected essays by leading scholars have been revised and updated for this text. In addition, a substantive introduction and conclusion place the articles in their broader context for readers new to the subject. With the successful transition of the leadership of the party, state, and military since 2002, the time is ripe for a comprehensive evaluation of China's deep reform as it enters a new stage. This timely reader will offer students, scholars, and policymakers invaluable insights into the dynamics of change in one of the world's emerging political and economic dynamos. --
Liu Shaoqi and the Chinese cultural revolution by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning and the reform of Chinese foreign policy by Lowell Dittmer( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume looks at China's foreign policy from the perspective of learning theory, a relatively new approach to foreign policy analysis based on social psychology. It begins by attempting to conceptualize China's distinctive approach to policy learning, and then proceeds with a tentative periodization of China's learning experience from 1979 to 1999. It concludes that Chinese foreign policy learning has exhibited a certain continuity since the founding of the People's Republic, with learning and teaching structured to alternate with and complement each other
Ethics and rhetoric of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's Asia : triangular dynamics since the Cold War by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This balanced and deeply informed book provides a comprehensive account of China's Asia policy since the Cold War. Reframing the international relations of Asia in a thought-provoking and informed manner, Lowell Dittmer presents a panoramic view of the dynamics at work on all sides of China"
Routledge handbook of Chinese security by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Located in the center of Asia with one of the largest land frontiers in the world and 14 neighbors whose dispositions could not easily be predicted, China has long been obsessed with security. In this Handbook, an internationally renowned team of contributors provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of contemporary thinking about Chinese national security. Chapters cover the PRC's historical, ideological and doctrinal heritage related to security, its security arrangements and policies targeting key regions and nations of the world, the security aspects of the PRC's ground, air, sea, space and cyber forces, as well as the changing and expanding definition and scope of China's security theory and practice. The Handbook is divided into three thematic parts: Part I focuses on national security, covering traditional views of security and the impact of China's historical experience on current security dispositions as well as non-traditional security. Part II looks at China's relations with the great powers, regional security and China's involvement with collective security organizations. Part III provides an overview of China's institutionalized security forces; looking at the army, navy, air force and Second Artillery (strategic nuclear forces) and offering analysis of China's recent interest in space as a security concern and cybersecurity. This volume is essential reading for all students of Asian Security, Chinese Politics and International Relations"--Provided by publisher
Southeast Asia and China : a contest in mutual socialization by Lowell Dittmer( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The recent uncertainties over the South China Sea have become one major issue in the relations between China and Southeast Asian countries. The South China Sea issue, however, is countered by the deepening economic integration between China and Southeast Asia, which is likely to continue should China's proposal for a 21st Century Maritime Silk Road is agreed and implemented. Yet the success or not of this proposal depends also on the interactions in the political-security sphere between both sides. Southeast Asia and China: Exercises in Mutual Socialization brings together experts from different disciplines to illuminate on the complex political, economic and normative interactions between China and the Southeast Asian countries. This book analyses key issues including the national identity discourse of China as a Great Power, China's civil-military interactions in its strategy in the South China Sea dispute, the different kinds of political and strategic strategies used by Southeast Asian countries in countering China, the past patterns and present trajectories of economic ties between China and Southeast Asian countries, as well as the strategic implications of China's 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative"--
The international relations of northeast Asia by Samuel S Kim( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative work explores the complex and evolving interplay among national, regional, and global forces influencing Northeast Asia's security, economy, and identity. Written by a team of leading scholars, the book presents a variety of theoretical perspectives and case studies to offer a comprehensive analysis of the pressures that shape the policy choices of China, Russia, Japan, the United States, North and South Korea, and Taiwan. The authors' historically and culturally informed narratives help track and explain the changes and continuities of relationships within the region and wi
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China's continuous revolution : the post-liberation epoch, 1949-1981
Challenges to Chinese foreign policy : diplomacy, globalization, and the next world powerSouth Asia's nuclear security dilemma : India, Pakistan, and ChinaChina's continuous revolution : the post-liberation epoch, 1949-1981China's quest for national identityThe nature of Chinese politics : from Mao to JiangChina under reformInformal politics in East AsiaChina, the developing world, and the new global dynamic
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