Asian Studies: Chinese Culture & Society

  • China's Great Urbanization book cover

    China's Great Urbanization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong

    China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014.  Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Trends in Chinese Education book cover

    Trends in Chinese Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Being Middle Class in China: Identity, Attitudes and Behaviour book cover

    Being Middle Class in China

    Identity, Attitudes and Behaviour, 1st Edition

    By Ying Miao

    Many studies of the Chinese middle class focus on defining it and viewing its significance for economic development and its potential for sociopolitical modernisation. This book goes beyond such objective approaches and considers middle class people’s subjective understanding and diverse…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State book cover

    Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans Steinmüller, Susanne Brandtstädter

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13
    Routledge

  • China's Economic Culture: The Ritual Order of State and Markets book cover

    China's Economic Culture

    The Ritual Order of State and Markets, 1st Edition

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

    China's spectacular rise challenges established economic moulds, both at the national level, with the concept of "state capitalism", and at the firm level, with the notion of indigenous "Chinese management practices". However, both Chinese and Western observers emphasise the transitional nature of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Green Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption book cover

    Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora: Rethinking Transnationalism book cover

    Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

    Rethinking Transnationalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wanning Sun, John Sinclair

    The rise of China has brought about a dramatic increase in the rate of migration from mainland China. At the same time, the Chinese government has embarked on a full-scale push for the internationalisation of Chinese media and culture. Media and communication have therefore become crucial factors…

    Paperback – 2018-03-21
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Chinese Muslims and the Global Ummah: Islamic Revival and Ethnic Identity Among the Hui of Qinghai Province book cover

    Chinese Muslims and the Global Ummah

    Islamic Revival and Ethnic Identity Among the Hui of Qinghai Province, 1st Edition

    By Alexander Stewart

    The global spread of Islamic movements and the ascendance of a Chinese state that limits religious freedom have aroused anxieties about integrating Islam and protecting religious freedom around the world. Focusing on violent movements like the so-called Islamic State and Uygur separatists in China’…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge

  • Governing Environmental Conflicts in China book cover

    Governing Environmental Conflicts in China

    1st Edition

    By Yanwei Li

    Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age: Internet, Media, and Public Opinion book cover

    Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age

    Internet, Media, and Public Opinion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    This book examines information and public opinion control by the authoritarian state in response to popular access to information and upgraded political communication channels among the citizens in contemporary China. Empowered by mass media, particularly social media and other information…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
    Routledge

  • Parenting, Education, and Social Mobility in Rural China: Cultivating dragons and phoenixes book cover

    Parenting, Education, and Social Mobility in Rural China

    Cultivating dragons and phoenixes, 1st Edition

    By Peggy A. Kong

    Like many countries around the world, China has been implementing policies aimed at improving parent-school relationships. However, unlike many developed countries, the historical context of family-school relationships has been limited and parents typically do not participate in the school context.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Television in Transition in East Asia book cover

    Television in Transition in East Asia

    1st Edition

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

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