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Government personnel allowance systems in contemporary China and the Renzong period
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 01:43 authored by Shengyuan Zhang
This thesis considers government personnel allowance systems in contemporary China and the Renzong period. The main aim is to prove that the GPAS should be the main focus of future reforms to public institutions in contemporary China. This research project is significant in the context that the government of China is experiencing a crisis of confidence which is closely linked to the GPAS. This thesis has critically discussed four research questions: why merely cutting FSP cannot reduce the public administrative cost; what disadvantages the GPAS has; how the GPAS is linked to corruption; and why the previous reforms of the GPAS failed. The answers to these questions make this project especially distinctive in its field, because it crosses two disciplines: public administration and ancient Chinese history. Assessing the GPAS of the Renzong period of the Northern Song Dynasty on a comparative basis fulfills the research aim. Hence this thesis can confidently conclude that contemporary China should deepen the reforms of the GPAS.