Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong: The Countdown of Time book cover

    Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time, 1st Edition

    By Hai Ren

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in…

    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

  • Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century: Domestic Sources and International Implications book cover

    Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century

    Domestic Sources and International Implications, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    Chinese nationalism is powered by a narrative of China's century of shame and humiliation in the hands of imperialist powers and calls for the Chinese government to redeem the past humiliations and take back all "lost territories." The continuing surge of Chinese nationalism in the early 21st…

    Hardback – 2014-06-30
    Routledge

  • 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

  • A History of the Chinese Language book cover

    A History of the Chinese Language

    1st Edition

    By Hongyuan Dong

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II: Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644 book cover

    Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II

    Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644, 1st Edition

    By Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles

    This volume of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women completes the four-volume project and contains more than 400 biographies of women active in the Tang through Ming dynasties (618-1644). Many of the entries are the result of original research and provide the only substantial information on…

    Hardback – 2014-03-01
    Routledge

  • 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

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