Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • The Silk Roads book cover

    The Silk Roads

    1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst

    The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Imperialism and China 1800-1945 CC 4V book cover

    Imperialism and China 1800-1945 CC 4V

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Huenemann

    The history of imperialism in China is a complex, contentious history. In modern times, China’s experience with imperialism has entailed two parallel stories during the 19th and 20th centuries—stories that are different in their geographic location, in their motivations, and in their outcomes. The…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and published book cover

    Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp

    Disciplined and published, 1st Edition

    Edited by Philip Williams, Yenna Wu

    Even in the twenty-first century, the contemporary Chinese prison camp remains a more obscure and poorly understood realm than the Forbidden City of old. Apolitical service organizations such as the International Red Cross have routinely been denied access to PRC prison camps and prison camp…

    Paperback – 2016-05-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  • Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China book cover

    Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

    1st Edition

    By Edward A. McCord

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation—the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley book cover

    Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

    1st Edition

    By Anne-Marie Brady

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976 book cover

    China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    1st Edition

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform: Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981 book cover

    Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform

    Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981, 1st Edition

    By Frederick C. Teiwes, Warren Sun

    The decollectivization of Chinese agriculture in the early post-Mao period is widely recognized as a critical part of the overall reform program. But the political process leading to this outcome is poorly understood. A number of approaches have dominated the existing literature: 1) a power/policy…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    Routledge

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700 book cover

    Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    1st Edition

    By Daria Berg

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Explaining Railway Reform in China: A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements book cover

    Explaining Railway Reform in China

    A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements, 1st Edition

    By Linda Tjia Yin-nor

    Having been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610: Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism book cover

    The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610

    Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism, 1st Edition

    By Ana Carolina Hosne

    The rulers of the overseas empires summoned the Society of Jesus to evangelize their new subjects in the ‘New World’ which Spain and Portugal shared; this book is about how two different missions, in China and Peru, evolved in the early modern world. From a European perspective, this book is about…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Good Son is Sad If He Hears the Name of His Father: The Tabooing of Names in China as a Way of Implementing Social Values book cover

    Good Son is Sad If He Hears the Name of His Father

    The Tabooing of Names in China as a Way of Implementing Social Values, 1st Edition

    By Piotr Adamek

    When in 1775 the scholar Wang Xihou 王錫侯 compiled a dictionary called Ziguan 字貫, he wrote, for illustrative purposes, the personal names of Confucius and the three emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong in the introduction. In oversight, he recorded their complete names. This accidental writing of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

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