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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society

Edited By

Kevin Latham

ISBN 9780415830584
Published March 12, 2020 by Routledge
508 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary Chinese social and cultural issues in the twenty-first century.

Bringing together experts in their respective fields, this cutting-edge survey of the significant phenomena and directions in China today covers a range of issues including the following:

  • State, privatisation and civil society
  • Family and education
  • Urban and rural life
  • Gender, and sexuality and reproduction
  • Popular culture and the media
  • Religion and ethnicity

Forming an accessible and fascinating insight into Chinese culture and society, this handbook will be invaluable to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, area studies, history, politics and cultural and media studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: State, Society and Education

1. State and Privatisation, Dorothy J. Solinger

2. Civil Society and its Challenges, Kin-man Chan

3. Schooling in China, Rui Yang

4. Migrant Children’s Education, Lisa Yiu

5. Youth, Exams and the Pressure to Conform, Alex Cockain

6. HIV/AIDS, Giulia Zoccatelli

7. Language and the Construction of Difference, Qing Zhang and Priscilla Z. Shin

Part 2: Urban China

8. Rural Migrant Workers in Chinese Cities, Wanning Sun

9. Urban Neighbourhoods, Stephan Feuchtwang

10. Rural-Urban Migration and Social Differentiation in Urban China, Roberta Zavoretti

Part 3: Rural China

11. Social Transformation in Rural China, Hans Steinmüller

12. Moral Discourse, Moral Practice and the Rural Family in Contemporary China, Ellen Oxfeld

13. Popular resistance in Rural China, Zhang Wu

14. Environmental and Social Change in Rural China, Anna Lora-Wainwright

15. The Cultural Politics of Labour in Postsocialist China: The case of rural migrant workers, Eric Florence

Part 4: Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction

16. Prostitution and Masculinities, Tiantian Zheng

17. One Child and More, Vanessa L. Fong, Dian Yu, and Yun Zhu

18. Gender and the Other, Louisa Schein

19. Patriarchies Old and New In Chinese Society, Riley

Part 5: Popular Culture and Media

20. Mobiles and Protest, Jun Liu

21. Philanthropy, Celebrity and Governance in Mainland China, Elaine Jeffreys

22. Corruption and Officialdom: Chinese Dynasty TV Drama as Political Discourse, Zhu Ying

23. Microblogs and the Transformation of Political Debate, Nele Noesselt

24. Screening Sexualities, Identities and Politics: Queer Cinema in Postsocialist China, Hongwei Bao

25. Transformations of Chinese Cuisines, Jakob A. Klein

26. Investigative Journalism in China, Jingrong Tong

Part 6: Religion and Ethnicity

27. Religion and Social Change in Reform-Era China, Adam Chau

28. Christianity, Culture and Politics in Contemporary China, Francis Khek Gee Lim

29. Ethnic Minorities and Religion, Katherine Swancutt

30. Ethnic Identity and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Contemporary China, Enze Han

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Kevin Latham is Senior Lecturer in social anthropology at SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom.