Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty: Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Daniel McMahon

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War book cover

    Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenship: Mobility, Community and Identity Between China and the United States book cover

    Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenship

    Mobility, Community and Identity Between China and the United States, 1st Edition

    By Lisong Liu

    Since China began its open-door and reform policies in 1978, more than three million Chinese students have migrated to study abroad, and the United States has been their top destination. The recent surge of students following this pattern, along with the rising tide of Chinese middle- and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China: Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions book cover

    The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China

    Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Billy K. L. So

    Historically, the Lower Yangzi Delta (or Jiangnan), has played a key role in China’s economic development. Indeed, as the prime example of a traditional Chinese market economy, the region serves as the core case study when making comparisons between the Chinese and Western economies in the early…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan book cover

    Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan

    1st Edition

    By Bi-yu Chang

    In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • The Identity of Zhiqing: The Lost Generation book cover

    The Identity of Zhiqing

    The Lost Generation, 1st Edition

    By Weiyi Wu, Fan Hong

    Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities were relocated to rural areas. The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia book cover

    Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Mobilizing Shanghai Youth: CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration book cover

    Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule book cover

    The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    1st Edition

    By Reiko Shinno

    Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the codification of medical…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun book cover

    Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun, 1st Edition

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan book cover

    Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    1st Edition

    By Hill Gates

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644 book cover

    China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    1st Edition

    By Jun Fang

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

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