PART I 1. Positioning China in World Capitalist Development 2. Debating History: from 'Oriental Society' to 'Great Divergence' PART II 3. Chinese Socialism and Global Capitalism 4. The Politics of China's Self-positioning 5. Can There Be a Chinese Model? 6. Class, Direct Producers, and the Impasse of Modernization 7. The Rise of the Social: for a Communist Moral Economy PART III 8. Toward a Historical Materialist Universalism 9. Marxism and the Interpretation of China
In this concise historical and conceptual analysis of China's evolving position in a world defined predominantly by global capitalist development, Lin offers a critical review of relevant debates and discusses the imperative and feasibility of a socialist Chinese model, reconstructed, as an alternative to standardized modernity at an impasse.