9 杨建民 查韦斯时代以来的委内瑞拉与拉美左翼
34 童欣 从长城到柏林墙——从两德统一问题看中国与东德的关系史
42 Kevin Gray（英国） 韩国的政治文化
50 许章润 世界历史的中国时刻——一个基于“中国问题”的“中国意识”
63 张耀杰 民国初年的宪政挫折
85 资中筠 “以史为鉴”的不同出发点
94 徐庆全 1976年“天安门事件”平反前后（下）
111 朱正 胡适的苏联观
120 苏双碧 我在文化大革命初期
136 刘政 张春生 从历史的几个重大关节看彭真和毛泽东的关系
160 岳健勇 中国加入WTO背后的政治及其后果
172 孙雁（美国） 藏人因何自焚——以境内外三个不同角度看其综合原因
177 赵诚 深邃的《迷冬》——一个时代和它的人物
Content of Issue 51 of the Magazine Leaders
9 Venezuela during the Chavez Era and the Latin American Left Wing
34 From the Great Wall to the Berlin Wall: A Review of Sino-East German Relations from the Perspective of the Reunification of Germany
42 The Political Cultures of South Korea
50 A Chinese Moment in World History
63 The Setback of Constitutional Reform during the Early Years of the Republic of China
85 The Purpose of Learning from History: For the People or for the Regime?
96 The History of the Rehabilitation of the 1976 Tiananmen Incident (II)
111 Hu Shi’s Views on the Soviet Union
120 My Days during the Early Years of the Cultural Revolution
136 Examining the Relationship between Peng Zhen and Mao Zedong Based on Several Significant Historical Events
160 The Politics behind China’s Accession to the WTO and Its Consequences
172 Why Do Tibetans Self-Immolate?
177 Review on The Hazy Winter (Mi Dong)
Summary of Issue 51 of the Magazine Leaders
The Political Cultures of South Korea
Even before her inauguration in February 2013, Park has had to accept the resignation of her designated prime minister, Kim Yong-Joon, after allegations of corruption. The advanced manufacturing economy her father built, at huge social cost, is fast becoming unworkable; the lower-end textile and clothing sectors have already gone, and the higher end faces relentless pressure from China, in an already saturated world market. Yet there is no obvious alternative. Meanwhile, with a new leader installed in Pyongyang and in the context of a rapidly changing East Asia, the massive us military base in downtown Seoul is testimony that the rok remains a semi-sovereign state, its destiny decided outside its borders.
The Politics behind China’s Accession to the WTO and Its Consequences
As a low-income developing economy, China joined the WTO by making huge concessions in market access. China's radical liberalization of trade and investment is unprecedented in the history of the GATT and the WTO since all the now- developed countries (NDCs) had experienced "industrialization preceding liberalization" in their take-off stage. China joined the WTO at the time when its industrialization lingered in the 1990s and the economic growth was getting increasingly dependent on export and FDI. The WTO, upon its creation, was no longer about development, and China was to be tightly bound by the rules of the game of the WTO that has institutionalized the neoclassical creed of comparative advantage to legalize "protectionism of the strong" at the expense of poor nations.
Why Do Tibetans Self-Immolate?
Since its first occurrence in Feb. 2009, self-immolation by Tibetans in China reached 109 in March 2013. If such massive and sustained suicides had occurred anywhere else but in sensitive ethnic regions, they would have received much attention among the Chinese public. However, because China's official discourse blames the incidences of self-immolation entirely on external sources, this has affected a full understanding of their causes, resulting in a collective silence on the issue among the Chinese public as well as intellectual circles. This article will introduce three divergent perspectives from outside as well as within China on the causes of recent self-immolation in Tibetan regions, with a view to contributing to a more complete and informed understanding in China.