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Routledge Contemporary China Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary China.

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Civil Society in China How Society Speaks to the State

Civil Society in China: How Society Speaks to the State

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By Runya Qiaoan
September 30, 2021

Chinese civil society groups have achieved iconic policy advocacy successes in the areas of environmental protection, women’s rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. This book examines why some groups are successful in policy advocacy within the authoritarian context, while others fail. A ...

China's Globalization from Below Chinese Entrepreneurial Migrants and the Belt and Road Initiative

China's Globalization from Below: Chinese Entrepreneurial Migrants and the Belt and Road Initiative

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By Theodor Tudoroiu
September 10, 2021

This book analyzes the Chinese-centered globalization ‘from below’ brought about by China’s entrepreneurial migrants and conceived of as a projection of Chinese power in the Belt and Road Initiative partner states. It identifies the features of this globalization ‘from below,’ scrutinizes its ...

China’s Energy Security and Relations With Petrostates Oil as an Idea

China’s Energy Security and Relations With Petrostates: Oil as an Idea

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By Anna Kuteleva
July 27, 2021

This book examines the development of bilateral energy relations between China and the two oil-rich countries, Kazakhstan and Russia. Challenging conventional assumptions about energy politics and China’s global quest for oil, this book examines the interplay of politics and sociocultural contexts....

Ethnic Identity of the Kam People in Contemporary China Government versus Local Perspectives

Ethnic Identity of the Kam People in Contemporary China: Government versus Local Perspectives

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By Wei Wang, Lisong Jiang
July 20, 2021

Based on three years of fieldwork in Zhanli, a remote Kam Village in Guizhou Province, Wang and Jiang explore the complex dynamics between the discursive practices of the local government and the villagers in relation to the reconstruction of Kam identity in response to social change, particularly ...

Local Clan Communities in Rural China Revolution and Urbanisation since the Late Qing Dynasty

Local Clan Communities in Rural China: Revolution and Urbanisation since the Late Qing Dynasty

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By Zongli Tang
June 18, 2021

Using data collected in fieldwork and surveys, this book examines China’s clan system and local clan communities in rural Anhui, covering events in two periods: the imperial pattern as seen in the first half of the twentieth century and changes since 1949. Revealed by this research, during the...

Homeownership in Hong Kong House Buying as Hope Mechanism

Homeownership in Hong Kong: House Buying as Hope Mechanism

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By Chung-kin Tsang
May 25, 2021

This book studies the cultural framework of the connections between homeownership and social stability in Hong Kong. In the post-war period, homeownership became the most preferable housing choice in developed societies, such as Australia, Britain, Japan, Spain, and the United States. In the ...

Hegemony with Chinese Characteristics From the Tributary System to the Belt and Road Initiative

Hegemony with Chinese Characteristics: From the Tributary System to the Belt and Road Initiative

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By Asım Doğan
May 21, 2021

Hegemony with Chinese Characteristics compares the historical relationship of China with its neighbours to the developing trajectory of the Belt and Road Initiative, and asks what this tells us about the kind of hegemon China is likely to become. China is going to play a more active and ...

The Politics of Waste Management in Greater China Environmental Governance and Public Participation in Transition

The Politics of Waste Management in Greater China: Environmental Governance and Public Participation in Transition

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By Natalie Wai Man Wong
April 21, 2021

The growth of municipal waste is a common challenge found in the urbanised cities of Greater China, but the question of how to manage municipal waste is controversial. Wong examines the politics of managing municipal waste in three cities of Greater China: Guangzhou, Taipei, and Hong Kong. She ...

Urbanization, Regional Development and Governance in China

Urbanization, Regional Development and Governance in China

1st Edition

By Jianfa Shen
March 31, 2021

Rapid urbanization in China in recent decades and the challenges of social and regional integration and governance have been issues of major concern. This book explores the course of urbanization and development in China over recent decades. It considers a range of issues including urbanization, ...

Ethnic Minorities, Media and Participation in Hong Kong Creative and Tactical Belonging

Ethnic Minorities, Media and Participation in Hong Kong: Creative and Tactical Belonging

1st Edition

By Lisa Y.M. Leung
February 16, 2021

Second and third generation South and Southeast Asian minorities in Hong Kong, being marginalized from mainstream social and political affairs, have developed an ambivalent sense of belonging to their host society. Unlike their forefathers who first settled in Hong Kong under British colonial rule,...

Modern Art for a Modern China The Chinese Intellectual Debate, 1900–1930

Modern Art for a Modern China: The Chinese Intellectual Debate, 1900–1930

1st Edition

By Yiyan Wang
November 11, 2020

How did art reform fit into the many initiatives for social and cultural change that contributed to the New Cultural Movement that transformed the Chinese cultural landscape during the Republican period?"Modern art for a modern China" was the rallying cry of Chinese intellectuals, many of whom were...

China's International Socialization of Political Elites in the Belt and Road Initiative

China's International Socialization of Political Elites in the Belt and Road Initiative

1st Edition

By Theodor Tudoroiu, with Amanda R. Ramlogan
October 06, 2020

This book argues that China’s international socialization of the political elites of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) partner states is an exceptionally effective instrument of China’s current foreign policy. It shows how the BRI-related process of socialization generates shared beliefs in the ...

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