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.

  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation I: Ideality and Reality book cover

    On East Asian Regional Cooperation I

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Yunling Zhang

    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…

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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 Yunling Zhang

    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…

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

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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…

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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 Yunling Zhang

    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…

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  • Central Issues in the Philosophy of Science book cover

    Central Issues in the Philosophy of Science

    1st Edition

    By Wei Wang

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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 Zhu Xu, Tong Wu

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

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  • A Study of Academic English Genre book cover

    A Study of Academic English Genre

    1st Edition

    By Xiuyun Lei

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
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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

    Renminbi (RMB) internationalization and the "Belt and Road" initiative are two important development strategies launched by China as a rising power. From the perspectives of theoretical exploration, historical experience and empirical research, this book discusses the mutually beneficial…

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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 become 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 – 2018-12-21 
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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 – 2018-12-21 
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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 in Chinese literary criticism written by Wang Guowei, a famous scholar in the study of Chinese classics. It is also one of the most influential academic works in China from the late Qing Dynasty to the present. This book contains two parts. The first part is the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17 
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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…

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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

    Market-based interest rate reform, one of the key areas of China’s financial reforms, has consistently been the focus of academic research and policy studies, and has sparked numerous debates and analyses over the last few decades. This book presents a comprehensive review of the process and logic…

    Hardback – 2018-12-14 
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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 to 2008, measures and analyzes the distribution of Chinese factor income and residents’ income. In combination with Chinese taxation system and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11 
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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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  • Merchants and Society in Modern China: From Guild to Chamber of Commerce book cover

    Merchants and Society in Modern China

    From Guild to Chamber of Commerce, 1st Edition

    By Tang Lixing

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, merchants in China were incorporated into the bourgeoisie and constituted a vital part of the upstart capitalists. The lowermost class in ancient China’s social hierarchy has thus become a strong force of social transformation in the modern…

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  • Game Theory and Society book cover

    Game Theory and Society

    1st Edition

    By Weiying Zhang

    The progress of society can only happen through interpersonal cooperation, because only cooperation can bring about mutual benefit, thus bringing happiness to each person. This should be our collective rationality, but we often see it conflicts with individual interests, which leads to the…

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  • China's Historical Choice in Global Governance book cover

    China's Historical Choice in Global Governance

    1st Edition

    By He Yafei

    Since the 1990s, the world has been witnessing the most fundamental changes in global governance structure and international relations. Due to multipolarization, economic globalization, cultural diversification and information revolution, a number of rising global powers have become new players on…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • China's Low Birth Rate and the Development of Population book cover

    China's Low Birth Rate and the Development of Population

    1st Edition

    By Guo Zhigang, Wang Feng, Cai Yong

    As the most populous country in the world, China’s demographic challenges have always been too many people for ecological system, resources, and the environment. However, by the early 1990s, fertility rate in China had dropped below the replacement level, and China’s low fertility has now attracted…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12
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  • Building the Rule of Law in China: Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community book cover

    Building the Rule of Law in China

    Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community, 1st Edition

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

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  • Building the Rule of Law in China: Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design book cover

    Building the Rule of Law in China

    Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design, 1st Edition

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

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  • China’s Economic Reform: Experience and Implications book cover

    China’s Economic Reform

    Experience and Implications, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yu

    China’s growth miracle over the past 30 years has propelled it to become the world’s second largest economy and potentially the largest in the following years. This book examines China’s experience on economic reform, trying to find the reasons for the sustainable and rapid development and provide…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
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  • Contemporary China's Diplomacy book cover

    Contemporary China's Diplomacy

    1st Edition

    By Xing Qu, Longbiao Zhong

    With the second-largest economy and rapidly growing military strength, China is now an emerging regional and global super power, which makes it confronted with a sudden increase in opportunities, pressures and conflicts in terms of international issues. This book gives a comprehensive and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26
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  • Literature and Literary Criticism in Contemporary China book cover

    Literature and Literary Criticism in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Zhang Jiong

    Each age has its value system of literary criticism whose construction is inseparable from the mainstream ideology of the society. In contemporary China, the mainstream ideology is inevitably Marxism. This book is composed of two parts. The first part studies literary criticism in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
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  • Hyperinflation: A World History book cover

    Hyperinflation

    A World History, 1st Edition

    By He Liping

    Since 1970s when the world was experiencing an "age of inflation", a great volume of academic research about hyperinflation has been conducted. However, it is also true that parrot-like superficial talks abound, without questioning the economic, political and social foundations existing underneath…

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  • The Chinese Path to Economic Dual Transformation book cover

    The Chinese Path to Economic Dual Transformation

    1st Edition

    By Li Yining

    Economic transformation in traditional development economics refers to the transition from an agricultural society to an industrial one. Based on the practical conditions and the experience since reform and opening up in the late 1970s, the author observes that the path China's economy takes is a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
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  • John Leighton Stuart's Missionary-Educator's Career in China book cover

    John Leighton Stuart's Missionary-Educator's Career in China

    1st Edition

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • John Leighton Stuart’s Political Career in China book cover

    John Leighton Stuart’s Political Career in China

    1st Edition

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication book cover

    The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    1st Edition

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
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  • China in Symbolic Communication book cover

    China in Symbolic Communication

    1st Edition

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
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  • An Outline of Chinese Literature I book cover

    An Outline of Chinese Literature I

    1st Edition

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. The author Yuan Xingpei is a professor of Peking University, a famous expert on…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • An Outline of Chinese Literature II book cover

    An Outline of Chinese Literature II

    1st Edition

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering…

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  • China's Fiscal Policy: Discretionary Approaches and Operation Design book cover

    China's Fiscal Policy

    Discretionary Approaches and Operation Design, 1st Edition

    By Gao Peiyong

    As an important macroeconomic variant, 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, etc. Thus, fiscal policy has…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
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  • Literature and Literary Theory in Contemporary China book cover

    Literature and Literary Theory in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Zhang Jiong

    Marxism initiated a new era not only for people to fight for socialist future, but also for each discipline of sciences to witness profound changes. In such a context, literature, which has always been closely related to politics, will inevitably move toward a new direction. This book is composed…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
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  • A Research on China’s Economic Growth Potential book cover

    A Research on China’s Economic Growth Potential

    1st Edition

    By Chong-en Bai, Qiong Zhang

    After impressive growth of about 10% per annum for three decades, China's visible signs of economic slowdown since 2008 have been subject to much contention. What causes the deceleration? What should we expect in an era of China's 6% growth? This book answers these questions in three parts.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
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  • Creative Involvement: A New Direction in China's Diplomacy book cover

    Creative Involvement

    A New Direction in China's Diplomacy, 1st Edition

    By Yizhou Wang

    With the enhancement of national strength, China’s diplomacy has leapt onto a new high ground, basically obtaining the status of a world power. Meanwhile, it has also received a large amount of right and wrong mixed criticism and suggestions from different sides, in the face of a sudden increase in…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • Creative Involvement: The Evolution of China's Global Role book cover

    Creative Involvement

    The Evolution of China's Global Role, 1st Edition

    By Yizhou Wang

    This book continues the "creative involvement" proposition put forward in Creative Involvement: A New Direction in China's Diplomacy with new cases and stories to enrich its content. It discusses China's global role, and explores its root cause of formation, development stages, and future direction…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • China: Tackle the Challenge of Global Climate Change book cover

    China: Tackle the Challenge of Global Climate Change

    1st Edition

    By Angang Hu, Qingyou Guan

    Global climate change is one of the challenges ever to confront humanity with the largest scale, widest scope and most far-reaching influence. As the biggest developing country with the largest population, China is the world’s leading consumer of coal and energy, and one of the worst-hit…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
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  • Explanation, Laws, and Causation book cover

    Explanation, Laws, and Causation

    1st Edition

    By Wei Wang

    Scientific explanation, laws of nature, and causation are crucial and frontier issues in the philosophy of science. This book studies the complex relationship between the three concepts, aiming to achieve a holistic synthesis about explanation–laws–causation. By reviewing Hempel's scientific…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
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  • Food Security and Social Protection for the Rural Poor in China book cover

    Food Security and Social Protection for the Rural Poor in China

    1st Edition

    By Ling Zhu

    Economic growth and its relevant subjects have been given the first priority in the research agenda since China initiated economic reforms in 1978, while the topics of social protection and gender equality have been largely left at the periphery for a long period. This book is a collection of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
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  • Chinese Macroeconomic Operation book cover

    Chinese Macroeconomic Operation

    1st Edition

    By Liu Shucheng

    Liu Shucheng is a famous Chinese economist who has a major impact on the study of China's macroeconomics and quantitative economics. Selecting some of Liu's representative studies on Chinese macroeconomy, this book will be a valuable reference for understanding and studying Chinese economy. The…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
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  • Chinese Economic Growth and Fluctuations book cover

    Chinese Economic Growth and Fluctuations

    1st Edition

    By Liu Shucheng

    Since the economic reform of the 1980s, Chinese economy has boomed and has now become the second largest in the world. Based on the constant and systematic researches of economic periodicity, this book studies Chinese economic growth and fluctuations. As a famous Chinese economist, the author is…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
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  • Social Transformation and Chinese Experience book cover

    Social Transformation and Chinese Experience

    1st Edition

    By Peilin Li

    China's success on economic growth and its exploration on political reform in the past few decades have attracted the attention from worldwide economic and political experts. This book studies China's transformation and experience from a sociological perspective, which broadens the research…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
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