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  • Love and Thought: Life Confucianism as Philosophy book cover

    Love and Thought

    Life Confucianism as Philosophy, 1st Edition

    By Huang Yushun, Li Xuening

    Life itself has long gone unnoticedin Confucian texts since the Qinand Han dynasties, which is similarto the forgetting of Being, per se, inthe Western philosophy after theAxial Period, according to Heidegger.Today, there is a philosophicalmission to return life to Confucianism,restoring and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-30 
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  • Philosophy and Confucian Tradition book cover

    Philosophy and Confucian Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Chen Lai

    As Chinese philosophy absorbs Western influences, it need not deny its own unique sources and methods. Chen Lai argues that the introduction of Western thought to modern China in the past one hundred years will lead to the birth of a new philosophy with typical Chinese cultural features.Although an…

    Hardback – 2019-02-19
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  • The Birth of Humanity: The Anthropogenic Mythology of Ethnic Minorities in China book cover

    The Birth of Humanity

    The Anthropogenic Mythology of Ethnic Minorities in China, 1st Edition

    By Wang Xianzhao

    This volume is a rich ethnographic study of the emergence and features of anthropogenic mythology for all fifty-five official ethnic minorities in China. Anthropogenic mythology consists of myths and folklore about the birth of humanity as a group, species, ethnic, and surname origins, and also…

    Hardback – 2018-07-06
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  • Family, Ethnicity and State in Chinese Culture Under the Impact of Globalization book cover

    Family, Ethnicity and State in Chinese Culture Under the Impact of Globalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Han Min, Kawai Hironao

    This collection of papers from a project of the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan, unites anthropologists in an international collaborative effort to reexamine the dynamics of family, ethnicity, and the nation-state in China and in overseas Chinese society. Using ethnographic fieldwork, this…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02
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  • China in Family Photographs: A Peoples History of Revolution and Everyday Life book cover

    China in Family Photographs

    A Peoples History of Revolution and Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ed Krebs, Hanchao Lu

    This book is a collection of translations from Old Photos, a Chinese bimonthly publication launched in 1996 that presents photographs and narratives from ordinary readers and professional historians in a manner that proclaims: this is our history, not the history those above would have us believe.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
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  • Chinese Film: A Historical Introduction book cover

    Chinese Film

    A Historical Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Ding Yaping

    Perhaps no art form in China has engendered as much controversy or has had such a checkered past as film. From the horrors of war to the red carpet at Cannes, the history of Chinese film has illustrated the extremes of politics and art in a delicate dance that has captivated the attention of art…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30
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  • Rhetorical Aesthetics: Twentieth-Century Chinese Arts in the Context of Culture book cover

    Rhetorical Aesthetics

    Twentieth-Century Chinese Arts in the Context of Culture, 1st Edition

    By Wang Yichuan

    Rhetorical Aesthetics approaches Chinese art and literature from a novel perspective with special interest and influence in Chinese theory since the 1990s. The author works out a practice of reading through fine literary, cinematic, and visual art examples. The monograph focuses on important…

    Hardback – 2017-04-30
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  • Reinventing China: The Experience of Contemporary Chinese Returnees from the West book cover

    Reinventing China

    The Experience of Contemporary Chinese Returnees from the West, 1st Edition

    By Zhuqing Li

    This study examines a small group of highly educated Chinese who have exerted outsized influence on China's recent rise. They share one thing in common - they all left China to study in the US and subsequently returned to China to apply what they had learned. Their work has in some ways made China…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30
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  • Social Stratification in Contemporary China: Definitive Survey and Analysis book cover

    Social Stratification in Contemporary China

    Definitive Survey and Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Li Qiang

    Social Stratification in Contemporary China raises and debates major sociological issues of modern and present-day China from a historical perspective. Such topics as "equality and inequality"and "acceptability of defined inequality" have been dealt with in a broad historical context since 1949…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
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  • Preserving the Shanghai Ghetto: Memories of Jewish Refugees in 1940's China book cover

    Preserving the Shanghai Ghetto

    Memories of Jewish Refugees in 1940's China, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yanhua,, Wang Jian

    The Tilanqiao neighborhood of the Hongkew district in Shanghai, China had become in the mid-1940s, as a result of European discrimination against the Jews, a Noah's ark for sheltering Jews and contained a large number of elite Jewish people from Central Europe, endowing it with cultural prestige.…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30
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  • Jia Zhangke Speaks Out: The Chinese Director's Texts on Film book cover

    Jia Zhangke Speaks Out

    The Chinese Director's Texts on Film, 1st Edition

    By Jia Zhangke

    Jia Zhangke Speaks Out is a collection of writings by China's most acclaimed film director, Jia Zhangke. The book, originally published in 2009 by Peking University Press, contains Jia's selections of his own writings on film. While he has given numerous film-specific interviews throughout the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30
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  • Politics and Aesthetics of Creativity: City, Culture and Space in East Asia book cover

    Politics and Aesthetics of Creativity

    City, Culture and Space in East Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heung Wah Wong, Lu Pan, Karin Ling-Fung Chau

    This volume of original essays critically examines the intriguing interplay among major actors and venues of creative practices in contemporary East Asian cities. Its chapters closely investigate manifestations of the political and aesthetic decisions made, or not made, in the construction and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-30
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  • Revisiting Colonial and Post-Colonial: Anthropological Studies of the Cultural Interface book cover

    Revisiting Colonial and Post-Colonial

    Anthropological Studies of the Cultural Interface, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heung Wah Wong, Keiji Maegawa

    This collection of original essays interrogates the nature of intercultural and intra-cultural encounters through anthropological case studies of Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. The chapters show that parties involved in intercultural or intra-cultural encounters, each equipped with their…

    Paperback – 2015-04-30
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  • Cosmopolitanism in the Tang Dynasty: A Chinese Ceramic Figure of a Sogdian Wine-Merchant book cover

    Cosmopolitanism in the Tang Dynasty

    A Chinese Ceramic Figure of a Sogdian Wine-Merchant, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne G. Valenstein

    This research monograph investigates the aspects of a large Tang dynasty (618-907) porcelaneous mortuary figure of an ethnic Sogdian that belongs to a small, cohesive group of Chinese ceramic figures depicting foreign wine merchants. As key merchants on the famous "Silk Road," the Sogdians, an…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30
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  • Transnational Chinese Cinema: Corporeality, Desire, and Ethics book cover

    Transnational Chinese Cinema

    Corporeality, Desire, and Ethics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Brian Bergen-Aurand, Mary Mazzilli, Wai Siam Hee

    This collection of essays on transnational Chinese cinema explores the corporal, psychological, and affective aspects of experiencing bodies on screen; engages with the material and discursive elements of embodiment; and highlights the dynamics between the mind and body involved in bio-cultural…

    Paperback – 2015-03-30
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  • Creativity and Culture in Greater China: The Role of Government, Individuals and Groups book cover

    Creativity and Culture in Greater China

    The Role of Government, Individuals and Groups, 1st Edition

    Edited by Chi-Cheung Leung, Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    This publication unveils creative ideas on knowledge transfer from historical references to commercialization of cultural products. It adopts multidisciplinary, cross cultural, and experimental approaches to study the cultural industries, including art, music, popular culture, psychology,…

    Paperback – 2014-11-30
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  • Order and Revolt: Debating the Principles of Eastern and Western Social Thought book cover

    Order and Revolt

    Debating the Principles of Eastern and Western Social Thought, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wayne Cristaudo, Heung Wah Wong, Sun Youzhong

    These original essays debate two ways of theorizing social life. One way is the integrative or holistic model of thought typified in the writings of Confucius. The other, the revolutionary tradition, is suspicious of holism and harmony as principles of social thought because harmony is seen as…

    Paperback – 2014-09-30
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  • Snapshots of Chinese Culture book cover

    Snapshots of Chinese Culture

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Yin, Cai Xinzhi

    Over their long and colourful history, the Chinese people have produced a variety of fascinating and useful cultural artefacts and performances - from the compass and paper money to tea ceremonies and wedding parties - that have won the admiration of people around the world, and improved…

    Paperback – 2014-03-30
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  • Peking University and the Origins of Higher Education in China book cover

    Peking University and the Origins of Higher Education in China

    1st Edition

    By Hao Ping

    Renowned as one of the most distinguished universities in the world, Peking University (PKU or, colloquially, "Beida") has been at the forefront of higher education in China since its inception. Its roots arguably date to the origin of Chinese higher education. Hao Ping traces the intricate…

    Hardback – 2013-07-30
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