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中国社会阶层分化的历史

过程与发展趋势

主讲者

朱光磊教授

日期   

2015227

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EAI Seminars

Social Media in China: the possibilities of building a dialogue mechanism

by Dr Tian Zhihui

Friday, 6 March 2015 at 3:30pm

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The Global Energy System: Changes and their Implications for China

by Dr Zhang Chi

Friday, 13 March 2015 at 3:30pm

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Paradoxes of Multicultural Korea

by Dr Joowon Yuk

Friday, 20 March 2015 at 3:30pm

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EAI Distinguished Public Lecture

China's Growth and Productivity Performance Debate Revisited

by Professor Wu Xiaoying, Harry

Friday, 27 March 2015 at 4:30pm

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Latest Publications

NEW RELEASE!

East Asian Policy

(Volume 6, No 3, Jul/Sep 2014)

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an SSCI Journal

NEW RELEASE!

China: An International Journal
(Volume 12, Number 2, August 2014)

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The Political Economy of Deng's Nanxun: Breakthrough

in China's Reform and Development

by John WONG

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Another China Cycle: Committing to Reform

by WANG Gungwu

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Food Security: The Role of Asia and Europe in Production, Trade and Regionalism

Edited by Wilhelm HOFMEISTER, Patrick RUEPPEL and John WONG

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Advancing Singapore-China Economic Relations

Edited by SAW Swee-Hock & John WONG

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新加坡社会发展转

:新方向、新模

黄朝翰、赵力涛 著

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Parliaments in Asia: Institution Building and Political Development

Edited by ZHENG Yongnian, LYE Liang Fook & Wilhelm HOFMEISTER

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Health Policy Reform in China: A Comparative Perspective

by Jiwei QIAN & Åke BLOMQVIST

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East Asian Institute Ranks Fifth in Asia and the Pacific Region in 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey

East Asian Institute (EAI) is placed fifth overall in the Asia and the Pacific category (which excludes China, India, Japan and South Korea) of the 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey's annual rankings.

For the second year running, EAI has retained its fifth position since it was first nominated in 2011. The 2013 international rankings report was released on 22 January 2014 by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the United Nations University and the World Bank in Washington DC.

Out of 6,826 think tanks invited to participate in the 2013 survey that consisted of 47 categories, 171 think tanks advanced into the nomination round and were ranked based on a set of stringent selection criteria such as quality and commitment of think tank's leadership, quality and reputation of research staff as well as the research and analysis produced and so on. EAI encompasses these attributes that contribute to its overall institutional standings.

EAI shares the roll of honour for the aforementioned category with four other Singapore think tanks, namely the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), which secures the top spot; the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, which is ranked 11th; the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies ranked 16th; and the Political Risks Assessment Group ranked 29th.  

The 2013 Global Go To Think Tank Survey rankings report can be accessed at the Go To Think Tank website.


China: An International Journal (CIJ), indexed and abstracted in SSCI, JCR and CC/Social and Behavioral Sciences of Thomson Reuters

The East Asian Institute (EAI) is pleased to announce that, effective from December 2010, China: An International Journal (CIJ) will be indexed and abstracted in the renowned and authoritative interdisciplinary citation indexes of Thomson Reuters:

Social Sciences Citation Index®;

Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; and

Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The earliest issue of CIJ available for access in Thomson Reuters database is volume 7, issue 1, published in March 2009.

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EAI Weekly Talking Point

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Greece's Elections: The Implications

The recent election in Greece that saw charismatic young Alexis Tsipras, also leader of the radical far-left Syriza party, emerge as prime minister of the country is of symbolic significance for Europe. This is noteworthy as, ironically, Athens—the cradle of Western democracy—bore witness to this watershed event.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

China and CELAC Deepen Cooperation

China and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) — a regional bloc of 33 Latin American and Caribbean states formed in 2010 — forged closer collaboration in key concrete areas of cooperation in political dialogue, trade, investment, infrastructure, tourism as well as agriculture, industry and science and technology at the first China-CELAC forum ministerial meeting held in Beijing on 9 January 2015.

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in focus

Earnings, Income and Wealth Distributions in China: Facts from the 2011 China Household Finance Survey

4 February 2015

In the United States, the profession of high-income earners are normally middle-aged lawyers and Wall Street bankers. However, in China, young households in the 31-35 age group are found to belong to the earning-rich, income-rich and wealth-rich categories. Business income accounts for a large share of their affluence, suggesting that they are entrepreneurs.

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From State Extraction to Market Extraction: The Political Economy of China's Rural Finance

30 January 2015

The lack of sound financial intermediation in terms of coverage, quantity and quality of financial services in rural areas of China has placed the country behind many other developing countries like India and Brazil, from the perspective of rural economy development. This has social-political implications for China's rural areas. By the end of 2013, there were more than 1,500 townships and villages without any form of financial institutions. Lending to rural households accounted for only 5.4% of the country's total lending.

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LATEST China AnalysEs

NORTH KOREA 2014: CONTINUED DOMESTIC INSTABILITY AND INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION

YOU Ji, 2 January 2015

The year 2014 was another year of power consolidation for North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un who has set his sight on realising the "sole Kim Jong-un system". His continued leadership reshuffles at the apex of power and continued cruel persecution of senior officials testify that his power consolidation is not over and that North Korea's political succession is still ongoing. The purge of his uncle Jang Song Taek was indicative of his power consolidation at home. The nuclear test aroused high negative international response even after a year. In 2014 Kim continued with his dual emphases on domestic policy that he set for the DPRK in 2013: economic reform and military-first policy with nuclearisation as its core. Internationally Kim had continued to call for direct contact with Washington resulting in US spy chief's visit to Pyongyang in November; sent his top three aides to Seoul in October; and received Japan's special envoys. However, his efforts did not bear much fruit. South Korea and the United States had thus contemplated "early absorption" through tightening economic and military pressure on Pyongyang. They had formulated coordinated scenario plans to deal with a sudden DPRK crisis. Beijing, too, was hedging against a worst case challenge in Pyongyang.

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JAPAN AT A CROSSROADS IN 2014: ABE SHINZO'S POLITICS AND ABENOMICS

LAM Peng Er, 2 January 2015

In 2014, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo consolidated his power to transform postwar Japan. In a bold gambit to seek public support for Abenomics, renew his political mandate and catch the political opposition unprepared, Abe dissolved the Lower House and won at a snap election with a "super majority" of more than two-thirds of the Lower House seats in December the same year. After securing his landslide electoral victory, Abe will probably win another three-year term as the president of the ruling LDP in September 2015. If his administration can avoid further political scandals, then Abe is in a good position to remain in power until 2018. Though Abe claimed that his greatest priority after winning the 2014 Lower House Election is to boost the Japanese economy, he may be distracted by his ideological quest to "escape" from the pacifist "postwar regime" of Japan. If Abenomics were to succeed within the next two years, Prime Minister Abe has the opportunity to secure a two-thirds majority in the forthcoming 2016 Upper House Election. He will probably push for constitutional revision in both Houses of parliament followed by a national referendum.

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