全球都在觀察習近平的一舉一動。從他擊倒對手，上台後的雷風厲行，對內大規模的反貪腐，對外則憑藉解放軍作為強大軍事後盾，不斷與日本、越南、菲律賓進行主權挑釁與保衛戰，試圖破壞美國在亞太區的影響，作為一個醒獅，習近平不斷微調他的藝術治理，但是他零容忍異見，與堅持紅色貴族和中國共產黨的地位，成為萬年執政黨的特權，是否意味著目前的經濟、政治或文化改革都只是轉淡的表象嗎？林和立綜觀全盤的分析，且看一新耳目的Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping。
Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes Xi's personal history and his fascination with quasi-Maoist values, the factional politics through which he ascended, the configuration of power of the Fifth-Generation leadership, and the country's likely future directions under the charismatic "princeling."
Despite an undistinguished career as a provincial administrator, Xi has rapidly amassed more power than his predecessors. He has overawed his rivals and shaken up the party-state hierarchy by launching large-scale anti-corruption and rectification campaigns. With a strong power base in the People's Liberation Army and a vision of China as an "awakening lion," Xi has been flexing China's military muscle in sovereignty rows with countries including Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines while trying to undermine the influence of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region. While Xi is still fine-tuning his art of governance, his zero tolerance for dissent and his preoccupation with upholding the privileges of the "red aristocracy" and the CCP's status as "perennial ruling party" do not bode well for economic, political, or cultural reforms. Lam takes a close look at Xi's ideological and political profile and considers how his conservative outlook might shape what the new strongman calls "the Great Renaissance of the Chinese race."