Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Mapping Modernity in Shanghai: Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98 book cover

    Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

    Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98, 1st Edition

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new…

    Paperback – 2012-05-01
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    Asia's Transformations

  • Twentieth Century Colonialism and China: Localities, the everyday, and the world book cover

    Twentieth Century Colonialism and China

    Localities, the everyday, and the world, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryna Goodman, David Goodman

    Colonialism in China was a piecemeal agglomeration that achieved its greatest extent in the first half of the twentieth century, the last edifices falling at the close of the century. The diversity of these colonial arrangements across China’s landscape defies systematic characterization. This…

    Paperback – 2012-04-27
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  • The Chinese Banking Industry: Lessons from History for Today's Challenges book cover

    The Chinese Banking Industry

    Lessons from History for Today's Challenges, 1st Edition

    By Yuanyuan Peng

    This book provides detailed systematic micro-level analysis of the historical development of the Chinese banking industry, focusing in particular on the development of the Bank of China (BOC) in the period 1905 to 1949. Banking reform is a key area of China’s economic transformation, and this book…

    Paperback – 2012-04-17
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    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Gender and Education in China: Gender Discourses and Women's Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century book cover

    Gender and Education in China

    Gender Discourses and Women's Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Paul J. Bailey

    Gender and Education in China analyzes the significance, impact and nature of women's public education in China from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century. Educational change was an integral aspect of the early twentieth century state-building and modernizing reforms implemented by…

    Paperback – 2012-03-22
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Gender and Work in Urban China: Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation book cover

    Gender and Work in Urban China

    Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation, 1st Edition

    By Jieyu Liu

    Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Kinship: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives book cover

    Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Evolution of Chinese Medicine: Song Dynasty, 960–1200 book cover

    The Evolution of Chinese Medicine

    Song Dynasty, 960–1200, 1st Edition

    By Asaf Goldschmidt

    The history of Chinese medicine hinges on three major turning points: the formation of canonical theory in the Han dynasty; the transformation of medicine via the integration of earlier medical theories and practices in the Song dynasty; and the impact of Western medicine from the nineteenth…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
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    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49: An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership book cover

    The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Christopher R. Lew

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-17
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    Asian States and Empires

  • Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering book cover

    Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building

    An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering, 1st Edition

    By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

    This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going…

    Paperback – 2011-05-10
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    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Chinese Migrants and Internationalism: Forgotten Histories, 1917–1945 book cover

    Chinese Migrants and Internationalism

    Forgotten Histories, 1917–1945, 1st Edition

    By Gregor Benton

    The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
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    Chinese Worlds

  • The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism: Attuning the Dharma book cover

    The Cultural Practices of Modern Chinese Buddhism

    Attuning the Dharma, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Tarocco

    Buddhism in China during the late Qing and Republican period remained a powerful cultural and religious force. Francesca Tarocco is a rising star in this field and offers an innovative high-quality piece of work that presents a new perspective on the influence of Buddhism on Chinese culture.…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30: The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army book cover

    Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30

    The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Elleman

    This book examines the emergence of Communist power in China during the interwar period, focusing especially on the role of the Soviet Union and the 1927 Nanchang Uprising. It describes the history behind the alliance between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists, the impact of the USSR's…

    Paperback – 2010-06-01
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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