Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence book cover

    East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence, 1st Edition

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • China's Homeless Generation: Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s book cover

    China's Homeless Generation

    Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s, 1st Edition

    By Joshua Fan

    China's Homeless Generation is a study of nearly two million Chinese who were displaced from home in Mainland China to the island of Taiwan. A result of the Chinese civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), this massive migration began around 1948…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Shanghai Alleyway House: A Vanishing Urban Vernacular book cover

    The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular, 1st Edition

    By Gregory Bracken

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Ancient China on Postmodern War: Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition book cover

    Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition, 1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

  • The Dragon and the Eagle: The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires book cover

    The Dragon and the Eagle

    The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires, 1st Edition

    By Sunny Auyang

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
    Routledge

  • China's Political Economy in Modern Times: Changes and Economic Consequences, 1800-2000 book cover

    China's Political Economy in Modern Times

    Changes and Economic Consequences, 1800-2000, 1st Edition

    By Kent G Deng

    This book makes an important contribution to the study of changes in China’s institutions and their impact on the national economy as well as ordinary people’s daily material life from 1800 to 2000. Kent Deng reveals China’s mega-cycle of prosperity-poverty-prosperity without the usual attribution…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China book cover

    Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China

    1st Edition

    By Glen Peterson

    Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China examines the experiences of a group of persons known officially and collectively in the PRC as "domestic Overseas Chinese". They include family members of overseas migrants who remained in China, refugees fleeing persecution, and former migrants…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century: Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives book cover

    Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

    Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gunter Schubert, Jens Damm

    As we look to enter the second decade of the 21st century, Taiwan’s quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait relationship and impacts on regional and global security. Whether Taiwan is a nation…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas: The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia book cover

    Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas

    The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy E. Taylor

    The Amoy-dialect film industry emerged in the 1950s, producing cheap, b-grade films in Hong Kong for direct export to the theatres of Manila Chinatown, southern Taiwan and Singapore. Films made in Amoy dialect - a dialect of Chinese - reflected a particular period in the history of the Chinese…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Xinjiang and China's Rise in Central Asia - A History book cover

    Xinjiang and China's Rise in Central Asia - A History

    1st Edition

    By Michael E. Clarke

    The recent conflict between indigenous Uyghurs and Han Chinese demonstrates that Xinjiang is a major trouble spot for China, with Uyghur demands for increased autonomy, and where Beijing’s policy is to more firmly integrate the province within China. This book provides an account of how China’s…

    Paperback – 2013-09-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Politics in China since 1949: Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule book cover

    Politics in China since 1949

    Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule, 1st Edition

    By Robert Weatherley

    Since the victory of the 1949 revolution the incumbency of the Chinese Communist Party has been characterized by an almost relentless struggle to legitimize its monopoly on political power. During the Mao era, attempts to derive legitimacy focused primarily on mass participation in political…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China: Great Transformations Reconsidered book cover

    Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China

    Great Transformations Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Bray

    What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity that made it the most technologically sophisticated civilisation in the world,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

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