China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.

  • The History of Chinese Animation II book cover

    The History of Chinese Animation II

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

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  • The History of Chinese Animation book cover

    The History of Chinese Animation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

    Hardback – 2020-03-10 
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  • The History of Chinese Animation I book cover

    The History of Chinese Animation I

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

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  • Climate Change and Industry Structure in China: CO2 Emission Features book cover

    Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

    CO2 Emission Features, 1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

    As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of industrial structure, the book mainly explores the features of carbon emissions in China.   …

    Hardback – 2020-03-02 
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  • Climate Change and Industry Structure in China: Mitigation Strategy book cover

    Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

    Mitigation Strategy, 1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

       In order to effectively address global warming, many countries have significantly reduced the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that were put into the atmosphere. From the perspective of industrial structure, this volume examines the emission reduction potentials and abatement costs…

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  • China's CO2 Emission and Abatement Strategy: The Role of Industry Structure book cover

    China's CO2 Emission and Abatement Strategy

    The Role of Industry Structure, 1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

    As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of the structure of Chinese industry, this book aims to answer two questions. First, what is the driving…

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  • Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts: What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up? book cover

    Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts

    What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition

    By Cai Fang

    China has experienced tremendous developmental success since its reform and opening up policy in 1978. What have contributed to China’s high-speed economic growth? What lessons can be learnt from China’s successful case? What might be the challenges that China would face on its path to a…

    Hardback – 2020-02-06 
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  • The Development Of China's Information Resource Industry: Theory and Evaluation book cover

    The Development Of China's Information Resource Industry

    Theory and Evaluation, 1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    The industrialization of information resources has been a growing trend across the world in recent years, especially in China, where the information resource industry (IRI) has expanded exponentially for over more than a decade. While analysing the development conditions of China's IRI, this book…

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  • The Development Of China's Information Resource Industr: Policy and Instrument book cover

    The Development Of China's Information Resource Industr

    Policy and Instrument, 1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    As an emerging strategic industry in China, the information resource industry (IRI) has had and will continue to have a growing impact on economic and social development. Focusing on the special characteristics of IRI policies in China, this book provides an in-depth discussion of the major…

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  • The Development of China's Information Resource Industry book cover

    The Development of China's Information Resource Industry

    1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    The industrialization of information resources has been a growing trend across the world in recent years, especially in China, where the information resource industry (IRI) has expanded exponentially for over more than a decade. While analysing the development conditions of China's IRI, this book…

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  • Economic Transition and People's Livelihood book cover

    Economic Transition and People's Livelihood

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical economical and societal change since the reform process was initiated in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes, and generations and greatly impacted on various aspects of people’s livelihood. This set is a…

    Hardback – 2020-01-27 
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  • China Economic Transition Research book cover

    China Economic Transition Research

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical economic and societal change since the initiation of the reform process in 1978. These changes have greatly affected various aspects of people’s livelihoods and inspired scholars to reconsider the relationship between planning and the market in China. This book is a…

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  • China Income Distribution Research book cover

    China Income Distribution Research

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical societal change since the initiation of the reform and openness programme in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes and generations; rendering the fair distribution of income an ever more important…

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  • Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China book cover

    Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

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  • Social Structure and Social Stratification in Contemporary China book cover

    Social Structure and Social Stratification in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

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  • Chinese Social Structure and Social Construction book cover

    Chinese Social Structure and Social Construction

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

    Hardback – 2020-01-24 
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  • Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I: Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection book cover

    Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I

    Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection, 1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II: Reference and Grammatical Category book cover

    Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II

    Reference and Grammatical Category, 1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

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  • A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese book cover

    A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

    1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Immersive Communication: The Communication Paradigm of the Third Media Age book cover

    Immersive Communication

    The Communication Paradigm of the Third Media Age, 1st Edition

    By Qin Li

    Communication, like the atmosphere itself, is ubiquitous and essential for humans and with the development of new technologies, such as wireless internet, 3D printing and virtual reality, it has become almost impossible to live without it. In addition, means of communication have changed…

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  • Embodiment and Disembodiment in Live Art: From Grotowski to Hologram book cover

    Embodiment and Disembodiment in Live Art

    From Grotowski to Hologram, 1st Edition

    By Ke Shi

    Liveness is a pivotal issue for performance theorists and artists. As live art covers both embodiment and disembodiment, many scholars have emphasized the former and interpreted the latter as the opposite side of liveness. In this book, the author demonstrates that disembodiment is also an…

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  • Epistemology of News Frame book cover

    Epistemology of News Frame

    1st Edition

    By Wei Xiao

    “Frame Analysis” has long been an active field in journalism and communication, but there are many chaotic, ambiguous definitions and duplicated studies.    This book combines subjective philosophy with empirical research to fully explore what news framing is and how a media…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
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  • Trade Openness and China's Economic Development book cover

    Trade Openness and China's Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Miaojie Yu

    With the expansion of globalization, international trade has played an increasingly significant role, especially for developing countries. As the largest developing country, China has made a lot of efforts to integrate to the global market since its Open and Reform Policy in 1978 and become the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
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  • Dialogues on the Theory and Practice of Literary Translation book cover

    Dialogues on the Theory and Practice of Literary Translation

    1st Edition

    By Xu Jun

    The book is a collection of the dialogues between Xu Jun, a well-known expert in French literary translation and eminent “Changjiang” scholar in translation studies in China, and some celebrated literary translators in contemporary China, some of whom are also literary scholars, linguists, poets,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27 
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  • China in the Age of Global Capitalism: Jia Zhangke's Filmic World book cover

    China in the Age of Global Capitalism

    Jia Zhangke's Filmic World, 1st Edition

    By Xiaoping Wang

    Jia Zhangke is praised as “the most internationally prominent and celebrated figure of the Six-Generation of Chinese filmmakers”. This book provides an examination the content and forms of Jia’s featured films and analyzes their merits and faults. Jia’s films often narrate the lives of ordinary…

    Hardback – 2019-11-04 
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  • Establishment of

    Establishment of "Drama" Orientation

    Transition of the Research Paradigm of Chinese Dramas in the 1920s and 1930s, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yifan

    The “national drama” in China is a historical concept. Grown on longstanding Chinese culture and art, the traditional drama, mainly in the form of “opera”, has been integrated with “drama” of an international background. From the perspective of modern “drama and opera”, this book mainly studies the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03
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  • The Hidden Land: The Garrison System And the Ming Dynasty book cover

    The Hidden Land

    The Garrison System And the Ming Dynasty, 1st Edition

    By Cheng Gu

    "The Hidden Land" means that a large amount of land in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) was "hidden" or unknown, since the land was managed by both the administrative and the military systems, and only the former was made public while the latter was being hidden due to confidentiality issues. This is…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
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  • Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse book cover

    Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse

    1st Edition

    By Xinren Chen

    Public discourse constitutes the language environment of a town or a city, which forms part of the social environment of a country or a region. Based on extensive first-hand data collected from public places, mass media and the Internet, this monograph attempts critical pragmatic studies of public…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation: Ideality and Reality book cover

    On East Asian Regional Cooperation

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intents to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of East Asian community as the ideal, the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and the actual development and achievement as the choice and effort between the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation I: Ideality and Reality book cover

    On East Asian Regional Cooperation I

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intents to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of the East Asian community as the ideal, to see the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and to identify the actual development and achievement as the choice…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation II: Ideality and Reality book cover

    On East Asian Regional Cooperation II

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intends to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of the East Asian community as the ideal, to see the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and to identify the actual development and achievement as the choice…

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  • Living Conditions and Targeted Aiding Mechanisms of the Urban Underclass in China book cover

    Living Conditions and Targeted Aiding Mechanisms of the Urban Underclass in China

    1st Edition

    By Zhu Li, Mao Feifei

    Based on the approaches of questionnaire and interview, this book studies the urban subalterns formed with a considerable scale in China since the 1990s. By investigating their living status in detail, it depicts the mental conditions, class consciousness, migration, living difficulties and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20
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  • The Way to a Great Country: A Macroscopic View on Chinese Population in the 21st Century book cover

    The Way to a Great Country

    A Macroscopic View on Chinese Population in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Tian Xueyuan

    Population is the most influential factor in social development and economic growth, especially in China. In this book, author Tian Xueyuan provides macro illustrations of the main issues confronting China’s population and development in the 21st century and advises on facing population development…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19
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  • Returning to Scientific Practice: A New Reflection on Philosophy of Science book cover

    Returning to Scientific Practice

    A New Reflection on Philosophy of Science, 1st Edition

    By Xu Zhu, Wu Tong

    This book is a result from a collective study on philosophy of scientific practice (PSP), which began around 2002 and still ongoing. There is an apparently increasing interest in scientific practice, influenced by the historicistic philosophy of science and the sociology of scientific…

    Hardback – 2019-06-04
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  • Internationalization of the RMB: Currency Strategy in the

    Internationalization of the RMB

    Currency Strategy in the "Belt and Road" Construction, 1st Edition

    By International Monetary Institute of the RUC

    Renminbi (RMB) internationalization and the “One Belt One Road” initiative are two important development strategies launched by China. From the perspectives of theoretical exploration, historical experience, and empirical research, this book discusses how the two strategies interact with each other…

    Hardback – 2019-03-26
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  • Legal Protection of Private Equity Investors in China: Practice, Challenges and Reform book cover

    Legal Protection of Private Equity Investors in China

    Practice, Challenges and Reform, 1st Edition

    By Chi Zhang

    This monograph aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the legal protection of the private equity (PE) investors in China. In an academic sense, this research mainly focuses on the agency problems in the life cycle of PE investment under the business organization law system in China. Briefly…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
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  • The Belt and Road Initiative: A Pathway towards Inclusive Globalization book cover

    The Belt and Road Initiative

    A Pathway towards Inclusive Globalization, 1st Edition

    By Liu Weidong

    The Belt and Road Initiative (hereafter BRI) of China has attracted worldwide attention and participation, causing a lot of debate over its implications for international society. Although it is still in a budding stage, the BRI seems to afford a framework for an increasing number of countries to…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01
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  • Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture book cover

    Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture

    1st Edition

    By Litian Fang

    Since the first century, when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion has influenced and been influenced in turn by traditional Chinese culture, and eventually became an important part of it. That is one of the great historical themes not only for China but also for East Asia. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
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  • Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua book cover

    Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua

    1st Edition

    By Florence Chia-Ying Yeh

    Renjian cihua is a masterpiece of literary criticism written by Wang Guowei (1877–1927), a scholar of the Chinese classics who lived during the late Qing and early Republican periods. Since its publication in 1908 and 1909, it has been one of the most influential academic works in China. Elegantly…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
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  • Unnatural Narrative across Borders: Transnational and Comparative Perspectives book cover

    Unnatural Narrative across Borders

    Transnational and Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Biwu Shang

    This book actively engages with current discussion of narratology, and unnatural narrative theory in particular. Unsatisfied with the hegemony of European and Anglo-American narrative theory, it calls for a transnational and comparative turn in unnatural narrative theory, the purpose of which is to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-13
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  • The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange book cover

    The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Jun Teng

    This book traces back to the history of Japanese civilization, clarifies the unique thinking mode of Japanese nation, analyses the unique aesthetic viewpoints. It also describes the communication history of culture between China and Japan from BC 3rd century to the Late Qing Dynasty. Taking the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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  • Regulating Effect of Tax on Chinese National Income Distribution book cover

    Regulating Effect of Tax on Chinese National Income Distribution

    1st Edition

    By Qingwang Guo, Bingyang Lv, Ximing Yue

    This book measures in details the department income distribution pattern among the governments, enterprises, and families in China during the years of 1978–2008; it measures and analyzes the distribution of Chinese factor income and residents’ income. In combination with Chinese taxation…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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  • Market-Based Interest Rate Reform in China book cover

    Market-Based Interest Rate Reform in China

    1st Edition

    By China Finance 40 Forum Research Group

    The market-based interest rate reform remains a core part of China’s financial reforms, and an important topic of both theoretical and policy studies. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the process and logic of China’s interest rate reform from a historical perspective. It is structured…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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  • Identity Constructions in Bilingual Advertising: A Critical Analysis book cover

    Identity Constructions in Bilingual Advertising

    A Critical Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Songqing Li

    This is the first book-length study of identity constructions in relation to English as a contact language in advertising of non-English-speaking countries through a critical and interpretive lens. Instead of simply presuming the role of the English language…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
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  • Petitions and Power: A Story of the Migrants of a Dam in China book cover

    Petitions and Power

    A Story of the Migrants of a Dam in China, 1st Edition

    By Xing Ying

    Using the way of storytelling, this book examines the petitions of the migrants of a dam in China. With the intensive and thorough analysis of the unique logic behind the petitions, it explores the complex relationship between Chinese peasants and governments, where people may find the key to the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25
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  • China’s Fiscal Policy: Theoretical and Situation Analysis book cover

    China’s Fiscal Policy

    Theoretical and Situation Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Gao Peiyong

    Fiscal policy has always been a primary measure of macroeconomic control. The fiscal revenue and expenditure can influence the operation of the whole economic and social activities by changing the existing GDP distribution pattern, affecting the consumption and investment of enterprises and people,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31
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  • Structure and Changes of China’s Financial System book cover

    Structure and Changes of China’s Financial System

    1st Edition

    By Jie Zhang

    By virtue of several theoretical models and hypotheses, this book is one of the earliest studies which systematically investigates the structure and changes of China’s financial institutions. To begin with, it examines the relation between state utility function and China’s economic growth, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-10
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  • Creative Involvement: The Transition of China's Diplomacy book cover

    Creative Involvement

    The Transition of China's Diplomacy, 1st Edition

    By Yizhou Wang

    With the enhancement of national power, China’s relationship with the outside world is evolving from simple follow-up and passive adaptation to strong participation, proactive engagement and active leadership. That will not only bring about major changes in contemporary international relations and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30
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  • Vertical Urbanism: Designing Compact Cities in China book cover

    Vertical Urbanism

    Designing Compact Cities in China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Zhongjie Lin, José L. S. Gámez

    Studies of compact cities have evolved along with the rising awareness of climate change and sustainable development. Relevant debates, however, reveal that the prevailing definitions and practices of compact cities are tied primarily to traditional Western urban forms. This book reinterprets…

    Hardback – 2018-04-10
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  • Merchants and Society in Modern China: Rise of Merchant Groups book cover

    Merchants and Society in Modern China

    Rise of Merchant Groups, 1st Edition

    By Tang Lixing

    In ancient China, as the lowermost class in the social hierarchy, merchants were viewed as greedy and immoral, commanding little respect. But since the sixteenth century, when China entered modern times with the sprout of capitalism, merchants have become a strong force to transform the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
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