This study examines the Chinese model of modern development, reflecting on the historical experience of China's reform and highlighting theoretical issues that are crucial for understanding the reform in its historical and global contexts. Bringing together articles from scholars, including designers of and active participants in the reform, opinion setters in the current debates on the nature and future of the reform, and Western scholars whose ideas have had great impact on Chinese intellectuals, the book considers the goals of China's reforms and the ways in which these goals may be achieved, the most urgent issues now facing China, and globalization and its impact on China.
Tian Yu Cao studied Philosophy at Peking University, was fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, UK and received his doctorate from Cambridge in 1987. He did post-doctoral researches at Northwestern, Harvard and MIT, and is now teaching Philosophy of Natural Social Sciences at Boston University. His recent research interests include philosophical issues in modernity, post-modernity and globality.