APARC Publications

A collection of books published in Shorenstein APARC in-house monograph series set against the background of Encina Hall entranceway

Shorenstein APARC Publications

Sharing scholarship and insight on pressing Asia-Pacific topics

Our publishing program

We disseminate research and insight by the Shorenstein APARC intellectual community through an active publishing program that includes an array of books, working papers, and policy briefs. In addition, our faculty and researchers publish extensively in peer-reviewed, academic journals and in scholarly and trade presses. They also frequently provide commentary on newsworthy topics affecting Asia and U.S.-Asia relations.

Featured Publications

The book cover of The North Korean Conundrum

Balancing North Korean Human Rights and Nuclear Security

In 'The North Korean Conundrum.' experts examine the relationship between North Korean human rights and denuclearization, and how North Koreans’ limited access to information is part of the crisis.
Book cover showing a robotic hand holding an older human hand.

Exploring the Intersection of Demographics and Innovation in Asia

The new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' offers lessons from Asian nations about the challenges facing aging societies and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them.
Cover of the book 'The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century'

Analyzing China-Southeast Asia Relations in the 21st Centurry

In Donald K. Emmerson’s new edited volume, ‘The Deer and the Dragon,’ experts explore how Southeast Asian nations are navigating complex challenges in relation to their powerful and increasingly assertive neighbor.

APARC Monograph Series with Stanford University Press

Jointly with Stanford University Press, the Center produces the series Studies of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, featuring academic research by our faculty and scholars.

APARC In-House Series with the Brookings Institution Press

The Center produces a self-published book series featuring policy-relevant research and analysis by our scholars and affiliates. Titles in this series are distributed by Brookings Institution Press.

Publications

Filter:

Filter results Close
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
  • expanded
Jean C. Oi
Books

Economic Development, Stability, and Democratic Village Self-Governance

Jean C. Oi, Suzanne Pepper, Maurice Brosseau, Tsang Shu-ki
Hong Kong University Press in "China Review 1996" , 1996

In the area of economics, Jean OI's focus on loval self government links the political dilemmas of the previous section with the concrete economic problems of the locality in contemporary China. WIth her customary insight and skilful use of field reserach, Oi paints a complex picture of local development.

Show body
Books

Rational Choices and the Attainment of Wealth and Power in China's Countryside

Jean Oi, David S G Goodman, Beverley Hooper
Longman Cheshire in "China Quiet Revolution: New Interactions Bewtween State and Society" , 1994

In this volume of concise and informative essays, leading specialists examine the nature, impact and prospects of China's post-1978 party±market symbiosis. Criticizing the collapse thesis derived from Eastern European conditions, it argues that economic liberalization has created new forms of interdependency between the state and market in China. The corollary is that party cadres have developed a new and useful role as facilitators of market transactions.

Show body
Books

Chinese Agriculture: Modernization but at What Costs

Jean C. Oi, Thomas W. Robinson, Zhiling Lin
American Enterprise Institute: The Chinese and Their Future: Beijing, Taipei, and Hong Kong , 1994
Show body
Journal Articles

Reform and Urban Bias in China

Jean C. Oi, Jean C. Oi
The Journal of Development Studies , 1993

Income inequalities between urban and rural areas remain high in China, but the gap has begun to narrow. Peasant incomes have increased dramatically since the post-Mao reforms. Rural areas have new power, but this is a consequence not a cause of the reforms. The improvement in rural conditions reflects a change in the central state's development strategy and ideology, and the local response to incentives embedded in China's reforms.

Show body
Books

Shandong

Jean C. Oi, Pierre-Etienne Will
University of Michigan Center for Chinese Studies in "Nourish the People: State Civilian Granaries in China, 1650-1850" , 1992
Show body
Books

Mobilization and Participation: The Case of China

Jean C. Oi, Myron L. Cohen
ME Sharpe in "Guide to Asian Case Studies in the Social Sciences" , 1992

The case study approach is always a refreshing antidote to the frequently superficial approach of a narrative textbook. This is particularly the case in an area as complex as the study of Asia. In an increasingly interdisciplinary world, Asia: Case Studies in the Social Sciences could be an invaluable supplement to a teacher well versed in the general principles but needing the depth and perspective of specialized knowledge of particular topics. I recommend this approach for both college instructors and for advanced study at the pre-collegiate level.

Show body
Journal Articles

Fiscal Reform and the Economic Foundations of Local State Corporatism in China

Jean C. Oi
World Politics , 1992

In the 1980s fiscal reform in China provided localities with strong incentives and a heightened capacity to pursue industrial growth. As a result, local governments have responded vigorously to economic reform, managing rural collective-owned enterprises as diversified corporations, with local officials performing the role of a board of directors.

Show body
Books

Fate of the Collective After the Commune, The

Jean C. Oi, Deborah S. Davis, Ezra Vogel
Harvard University Press in "Chinese Society on the Eve of Tiananmen: The Impact of Reform" , 1990

'Local corporatism' has been identified as a major factor in the rapid growth of the Chinese economy. The institutional environment, ownership, political and social factors operate along with economic factors in explaining local cor poratism and differences in the degree of corporatism of collective and private enterprises with local governments. The differences lead to the distinction between collective and private enterprises in terms of organizational character istics. This is confirmed by data from 132 rural enterprises in China.

Show body
Books

The Chinese Village, Inc.

Jean Oi, Bruce Reynolds, Ilpyong J. Kim
Paragon Press: "Chinese Economic Policy" , 1988

This volume, composed of nine provocative chapters by prominent Chinese specialists, analyzes Chinese economic change — the break-up of collective farming, the growth of private commerce, and the decentralization of industry.

Show body
Journal Articles

Commercializing China's Rural Cadres

Jean C. Oi
Problems of Communism , 1986
Show body
Journal Articles

Communism and Clientelism: Rural Politics in China

Jean C. Oi
World Politics , 1985
Show body
Books

Politics in China's Local Grain Reserve System

Jean C. Oi, Edward K.Y. Chen, Steve S.K. Chin
University of Hong Kong Centre of Asian Studies in "Development and Change in China" , 1981
Show body

Pages