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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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China’s Provinces Go Global Internationalization Under Guided Autonomy

China’s Provinces Go Global: Internationalization Under Guided Autonomy

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By Wiebke Antonia Rabe
October 14, 2022

This book provides novel insights into how Chinese provinces have developed into major sources of China’s outbound investments. Focusing on the Yangzi River Delta region, the book compares two provinces with highest outbound investment in China, Jiangsu and Zhejiang and traces how locality-unique ...

Chinese Modernity and Socialist Feminist Theory

Chinese Modernity and Socialist Feminist Theory

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By Shaopeng Song, Sharon R. Wesoky
August 16, 2022

This book assembles translations of the work of leading critical socialist feminist Song Shaopeng, presenting a concise narrative which theorizes China’s political and social development through a gendered lens. Providing insightful editor introductions, the book explores poignant themes from the ...

Sensing China Modern Transformations of Sensory Culture

Sensing China: Modern Transformations of Sensory Culture

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Edited By Shengqing Wu, Xuelei Huang
August 16, 2022

This book presents the first collection of studies of the senses and sensory experiences in China, filling a gap in sensory research while offering new approaches to Chinese Studies. Bringing together 12 chapters by literary scholars and historians, this book critically interrogates the deeply ...

Chinese Regionalism in Asia Beyond the Belt-Road Initiative

Chinese Regionalism in Asia: Beyond the Belt-Road Initiative

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Edited By Tiang Boon Hoo, Jared Morgan Mckinney
July 29, 2022

With globalization on the wane in a world fractured by growing great power competition, Hoo and Mckinney argue that regionalism is likely to re-emerge as a focal area of significance and interest in the coming years. In Asia, how its regionalism evolves is inescapably linked to China’s ...

The Pulse of China’s Grand Strategy

The Pulse of China’s Grand Strategy

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By Jean Kachiga
July 08, 2022

This book identifies and assesses the grand strategy of Chinese foreign policy following a flurry of diplomatic and investment activities in recent years. Through its adept application of the concept of grand strategy, it examines a series of questions concerning China’s objectives, targets, ...

China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events Face-Off in Cross-Strait Relations

China, Taiwan, and International Sporting Events: Face-Off in Cross-Strait Relations

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By Marcus P. Chu
July 07, 2022

Chu explores the politics behind Taiwanese cities’ pursuit of international sporting events, and the Chinese authorities’ strategic measures in handling the relations with Taiwan since the 1990s. It is assumed that the Chinese authorities constantly oppose Taiwanese cities’ application for, and ...

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

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

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By Yiyan Wang
May 30, 2022

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 Quest for Sporting Mega-Events The Politics of International Bids

China's Quest for Sporting Mega-Events: The Politics of International Bids

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By Marcus P. Chu
May 06, 2022

This book vividly elucidates the inseparable nature between politics and sport in China. The holding of sporting mega-events is viewed by the Chinese authorities as a prominent way to push forward the Reform and Opening up, arouse the patriotism among the public, and display national resurgence in...

Chinese Energy Companies in Africa Implications for the Foreign Policy of an Authoritarian State

Chinese Energy Companies in Africa: Implications for the Foreign Policy of an Authoritarian State

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By T. Kasandra Behrndt-Eriksen
May 06, 2022

Over the last decade, Chinese energy companies have engaged in the acquisition of oil and gas in Africa. This book investigates the activities of Chinese energy companies throughout a number of African countries, including Nigeria, Angola, Sudan and Tunisia. Based on seven years of empirical ...

Corporate Women in Contemporary China “We’ve Always Worked”

Corporate Women in Contemporary China: “We’ve Always Worked”

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By Xinyan Peng
May 03, 2022

Based on extensive, multi-sited ethnographic research, this book focuses on the culture of work in today’s urban China and on how it has permeated beyond the workplace to shape bodily training, family life, and kinship and social relationships among white-collar women in their twenties and thirties...

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

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By Theodor Tudoroiu, with Amanda R. Ramlogan
April 29, 2022

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 ...

Doing Labor Activism in South China The Complicity of Uncertainty

Doing Labor Activism in South China: The Complicity of Uncertainty

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By Darcy Pan
April 29, 2022

How did labor NGOs come into existence in contemporary China? How do labor activists act – or not act – when the limits of state tolerance are unclear? With a focus on labor NGOs in South China and Western funding agencies, this book sets out to address these questions by investigating the dynamics...

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