Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War: Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain book cover

    Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War

    Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain, 1st Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era…

    Paperback – 2013-09-12

  • 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 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
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Designing History in East Asian Textbooks: Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations book cover

    Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

    Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gotelind Müller

    This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. The chapters also examine the trend of ‘common textbook initiatives’, which have recently emerged in East Asia with the aim of…

    Paperback – 2013-04-15
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West book cover

    Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers

    A Journey to the West, 1st Edition

    By Hsiao-ting Lin

    The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis-à-vis post-Qing China’s ethnic minorities, as well as to explore the role they played in the formation of contemporary China’s Central Asian frontier territoriality and border security. The…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine: Disease and the Geographic Imagination in Late Imperial China book cover

    Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine

    Disease and the Geographic Imagination in Late Imperial China, 1st Edition

    By Marta Hanson

    This book traces the history of the Chinese concept of "Warm diseases" (wenbing) from antiquity to the SARS epidemic. Following wenbing from its birth to maturity and even life in modern times Marta Hanson approaches the history of Chinese medicine from a new angle. She explores the possibility of…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories book cover

    History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Homoeroticism in Imperial China: A Sourcebook book cover

    Homoeroticism in Imperial China

    A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Stevenson, Cuncun Wu

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex…

    Hardback – 2012-12-05

  • Mapping China and Managing the World: Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times book cover

    Mapping China and Managing the World

    Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times, 1st Edition

    By Richard J. Smith

    From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the concept of order (zhi). This cultural preoccupation has found expression not only in China’s highly refined bureaucratic institutions and methods of social and economic organization but also…

    Paperback – 2012-10-19
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Beijing's Power and China's Borders: Twenty Neighbors in Asia book cover

    Beijing's Power and China's Borders

    Twenty Neighbors in Asia, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Elleman, Stephen Kotkin, Clive Schofield

    China shares borders with 20 other countries. Each of these neighbors has its own national interests, and in some cases, these include territorial and maritime jurisdictional claims in places that China also claims. Most of these 20 countries have had a history of border conflicts with China; some…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01

  • The Political Future of Hong Kong: Democracy within communist China book cover

    The Political Future of Hong Kong

    Democracy within communist China, 1st Edition

    By Kit Poon

    On July 1st, 2007, Hong Kong celebrated the 10th anniversary of its return to the People’s Republic of China, but the past decade has been a bumpy ride for both the Hong Kong people and the central leaders in China. In fact, in 2003 Beijing had already succumbed to public pressure within the fairly…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia: A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era book cover

    Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia

    A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era, 1st Edition

    By Pál Nyiri

    Since the late nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have moved to Russia and Eastern Europe. However, until now, very little research has been done about the initial migrants in the nineteenth century, the presence of the Chinese in Europe and Russia in the twentieth century…

    Paperback – 2012-05-10
    Chinese Worlds

2Series in Chinese History

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