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Chinese Worlds


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Chinese Worlds publishes high-quality scholarship, research monographs, and source collections on Chinese history and society. 'Worlds' signals the diversity of China, the cycles of unity and division through which China's modern history has passed, and recent research trends toward regional studies and local issues. It also signals that Chineseness is not contained within borders - ethnic migrant communities overseas are also 'Chinese worlds.'

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Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

1st Edition

By Anne-Marie Brady
March 03, 2016

This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the ...

The Politics of Rural Reform in China State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s

The Politics of Rural Reform in China: State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s

1st Edition

By Christian Göbel
January 20, 2016

Based on a treasure trove of information collected through fieldwork interviews and painstaking documentary research through the Chinese and Western language presses, this book analyzes one of the most important reforms implemented in China over the past decade – the rural tax and fee reform, also ...

Mixed Race Identities in Asia and the Pacific Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

Mixed Race Identities in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

1st Edition

By Zarine L. Rocha
October 26, 2015

"Mixed race" is becoming an important area for research, and there is a growing body of work in the North American and British contexts. However, understandings and experiences of "mixed race" across different countries and regions are not often explored in significant depth. New Zealand and ...

Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

1st Edition

By Gotelind Mueller
July 31, 2015

Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an ...

Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

1st Edition

Edited By Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown
February 27, 2015

Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China, ...

Chinatown, Europe An Exploration of Overseas Chinese Identity in the 1990s

Chinatown, Europe: An Exploration of Overseas Chinese Identity in the 1990s

1st Edition

By Flemming Christiansen, Flemming Christiansen
January 14, 2014

Is Chinatown a ghetto, an area of exotic sensations or a business venture? What makes a European Chinese, Chinese?The histories of Chinese communities in Europe are diverse, spanning (amongst others) Teochiu speaking migrants from French Indochina to France, and Hakka and Cantonese speaking ...

Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China

Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China

1st Edition

By Glen Peterson
January 03, 2014

Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China examines the experiences of a group of persons known officially and collectively in the PRC as "domestic Overseas Chinese". They include family members of overseas migrants who remained in China, refugees fleeing persecution, and former migrants ...

Migration, Ethnic Relations and Chinese Business

Migration, Ethnic Relations and Chinese Business

1st Edition

By Kwok-bun Chan
July 26, 2013

Incorporating research carried out over the last twenty years, this book documents the personal and collective responses of Chinese migrants and refugees to the prejudice and discrimination they have experienced. Using case studies of Chinese communities in Canada, Chan explores the different ...

Birth Control in China 1949-2000 Population Policy and Demographic Development

Birth Control in China 1949-2000: Population Policy and Demographic Development

1st Edition

By Thomas Scharping
December 06, 2002

This comprehensive volume analyses Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family ...

The Politics of Community Building in Urban China

The Politics of Community Building in Urban China

1st Edition

By Thomas Heberer, Christian Göbel
April 11, 2013

This book aims to make sense of the recent reform of neighbourhood institutions in urban China. It builds on the observation that the late 1990s saw a comeback of the state in urban China after the increased economization of life in the 1980s had initially forced it to withdraw. Based on several ...

Confucian Capitalism Discourse, Practice and the Myth of Chinese Enterprise

Confucian Capitalism: Discourse, Practice and the Myth of Chinese Enterprise

1st Edition

By Souchou Yao
November 27, 2002

The discourse of Confucian Capitalism has been crucial in shaping our understanding of the brilliant economic successes of the Chinese diaspora all over the world. From this perspective, hard work, family values, and communal cohesion, as well as business practices based on sentiment, trust, and ...

Chinese Business in Malaysia Accumulation, Ascendance, Accommodation

Chinese Business in Malaysia: Accumulation, Ascendance, Accommodation

1st Edition

By Terence Gomez
June 19, 2012

Chinese companies have managed to perform well in Malaysia, especially after the recession in the mid-1980s, due to a clear change in the Malay dominated government's attitude to Chinese capital. Despite the problems that prevail among UMNO politicians, the government has provided a ...

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