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

Length: 539 pages7 hours


The rise of public opinion and its influence on Chinese foreign policy reveals a remarkable evolution in authoritarian responses to social turmoil. James Reilly shows how Chinese leaders have responded to popular demands for political participation with a sophisticated strategy combining tolerance, responsiveness, persuasion, and repression. The success of their approach helps explain why and how the Communist Party continues to rule China.

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