Asian Studies: Chinese Studies

  • China in Symbolic Communication book cover

    China in Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication book cover

    The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas book cover

    China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas

    Edited by Bernard Wong, Chee-Beng TAN

    Since the 1978 opening up of China and her active engagement in economic reformation and modernization, China has become a truly global economic power. These developments have, consequently, had an impact on ethnic Chinese people living across the world. Traditionally, the study of immigrant…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China's Presence in the Middle East: The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative book cover

    China's Presence in the Middle East

    The Implications of the One Belt, One Road Initiative

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Niv Horesh

    Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) vision, heralded as an attempt to revive the pre-modern Silk Route, is intended to strengthen West Asia’s economic links with China through ambitious infrastructural projects. Central to this are fast-track rail links, funded by the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China: Evolution, drivers and prospects book cover

    Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China

    Evolution, drivers and prospects

    By Jieqi Guan, Carlos Noronha

    Since 2006, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting in China has been experiencing a rapid development and the number of social reports issued by Chinese enterprises shows a sharp increasing trend. This book investigates the evolution of social reporting in China and the reasons behind it.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-30 
    Routledge

  • Financial Reform in China: The Way from Extraction to Inclusion book cover

    Financial Reform in China

    The Way from Extraction to Inclusion

    By Changwen Zhao, Hongming Zhu

    This book focuses on the importance for China to correct the present imbalance in the relationship between the financial sector and the real economy. The book looks at China’s current financial system in terms of "extractive" and "inclusive". It asserts that the financial sector is producing huge "…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Humour and Chinese Culture: A Psychological Approach book cover

    Humour and Chinese Culture

    A Psychological Approach

    By Xiaodong Yue

    This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign: Simulation and its Social Implications book cover

    Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign

    Simulation and its Social Implications

    By Xiao Mei

    Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the ‘Singing Red, Smashing Black’ campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan book cover

    Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Economic Development in China's Northwest: Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands book cover

    Economic Development in China's Northwest

    Entrepreneurship and identity along China’s multi-ethnic borderlands

    By Joshua Bird

    Under the ethnic affairs management regime established by the People’s Republic of China, every Chinese citizen is classified within one of 56 state-recognised ‘nationalities’. Government policy assumes that these nationalities differ from one another primarily in their levels of economic…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States: Cool Politics, Lukewarm Economics book cover

    Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States

    Cool Politics, Lukewarm Economics

    By Keisuke Iida

    With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Mixed Race in Asia: Past, Present and Future book cover

    Mixed Race in Asia

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Zarine L. Rocha, Farida Fozdar

    Mixed racial and ethnic identities are topics of increasing interest around the world, yet studies of mixed race in Asia are rare, despite its particular salience for Asian societies. Mixed Race in Asia seeks to reorient the field to focus on Asia, looking specifically at mixed race in China,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

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