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dc.contributor.authorMi, Naen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:28Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-29en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05122008-120315en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32649
dc.description.abstractSince the establishment of Peopleâ s Republic of China in 1949, Chinese think tanks have experienced significant development during the transformative process of Chinaâ s political reform and modernization, and their influence has become more notable than before. However, think tanks historically have been given little attention by the public as well as social scientists in China, so scholarly study on Chinese think tanks is limited. This thesis explores the political roles and characteristics of Chinese think tanks by investigating the transformation and classification of Chinese think tanks from 1949 to the present. Furthermore, through a case study of one of the significant projects in contemporary China â the Three Gorges Project â this thesis examines the performance and influence of three Chinese nonpolitical think tanks â the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) on the process of government policy-making in China. Based on this analysis of Chinese think tanks, I draw the conclusion that professionalism and institutionalization are very urgent requirements for contemporary Chinaâ s think tanks.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectThink Tanken_US
dc.subjectPolicy-Makingen_US
dc.subjectthe Three Gorges Projecten_US
dc.subjectPolitical Rolesen_US
dc.subjectCASen_US
dc.subjectCASSen_US
dc.subjectCAEen_US
dc.titleExploring the Political Roles of Chinese Think Tanks: A Case Study of Chinaâ s Three Gorges Project Decision-Makingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairLuke, Timothy W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeisband, Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThadhani, Rupa G.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05122008-120315/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-05-12en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-06-03
dc.date.adate2008-06-03en_US


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