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China A Cultural and Historical Dictionary

China: A Cultural and Historical Dictionary

1st Edition

By Michael Dillon
February 24, 1998

Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong

Strengthen the Country and Enrich the People: The Reform Writings of Ma Jianzhong

1st Edition

By Paul Bailey
February 28, 2016

Ma Jianzhong was a close adviser to the powerful Qing government official, Li Hong-zhang, and wrote several essays between 1878 and 1890 outlining his plans for economic and administrative reform. He was the first Chinese to advocate the creation of a specialized and professional diplomatic corps. ...

Korea A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

Korea: A Historical and Cultural Dictionary

1st Edition

By Keith Pratt, Richard Rutt
September 13, 1999

Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Korean civilisation from early times to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary...

State Formation in Korea Emerging Elites

State Formation in Korea: Emerging Elites

1st Edition

By Gina Barnes
November 05, 2013

This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on early Korean state formation, integrated so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the problems and solutions in peninsular state formation....

Zhouyi A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes

Zhouyi: A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes

1st Edition

By Richard Rutt
July 18, 2002

Modern research has revealed the Book of Changes to be a royal divination manual of the Zhou state (500100 BC). This new translation synthesizes the results of modern study, presenting the work in its historical context. The first book to render original Chinese rhymes into rhymed English....

State Formation in Japan Emergence of a 4th-Century Ruling Elite

State Formation in Japan: Emergence of a 4th-Century Ruling Elite

1st Edition

By Gina Barnes
August 15, 2010

This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on Japanese early state formation, brought together so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the problems and solutions of ancient Japan. The writings are, in some cases, the only ...

Xinjiang China's Muslim Far Northwest

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Far Northwest

1st Edition

By Michael Dillon
August 21, 2009

Xinjiang, the nominally autonomous region in China's far northwest, is of increasing international strategic and economic importance. With a population which is mainly non-Chinese and Muslim, there are powerful forces for autonomy, and independence, in Xinjiang. This book provides a comprehensive...

China's Tibet Policy

China's Tibet Policy

1st Edition

By Dawa Norbu
September 27, 2001

This major study analyses the traditional modes of Sino-Tibetan relations in order to unearth general patterns beyond partisan points of view. It sheds light on contemporary issues in the Sino-Tibetan dialogue, and discerns possible future structures for conflict resolution in occupied Tibet. With ...

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