Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • China's Courts and Concubines: Some People in Chinese History book cover

    China's Courts and Concubines

    Some People in Chinese History, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Llewellyn

    This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Fusang: Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century book cover

    Fusang

    Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles G. Leland

    This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians book cover

    The Imperial History of China

    Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians, 1st Edition

    By J. MacGowan

    This work, first published in 1897, is neither more nor less than the history of China as it has been written during successive ages by the authorized historians of the Empire. The documents on which the work is based, together with the writings of Confucius and Mencius, are the only truly…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The World and China, 1922-1972 book cover

    The World and China, 1922-1972

    1st Edition

    By John Gittings

    This book, first published in 1974, was the only one to treat China’s foreign policy in its entirety, both as the subject of historically documented narrative (before and since the Liberation of 1949) and as the product of ideas themselves requiring analysis. It is also unique in approaching these…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900: A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China book cover

    Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900

    A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China, 1st Edition

    By Philip Joseph

    This book, first published in 1928, examines the first diplomatic contacts between China and the West. China had not always been isolated from the Western world, as travellers had visited China in the Middle Ages, but it was not until the end of the eighteenth century that efforts were first made…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry book cover

    The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    Useful Rivalry, 1st Edition

    By Anna Costa

    This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • World War Two Legacies in East Asia: China Remembers the War book cover

    World War Two Legacies in East Asia

    China Remembers the War, 1st Edition

    By Chan Yang

    How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy book cover

    Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy

    1st Edition

    By Ronald Keith

    Deng Xiaoping is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of China’s economic reforms, but how far was he also responsible for shaping China’s foreign policy which emphasized “peace and development”? This book explores Deng’s foreign policy and shows how he established basic principles for…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890 book cover

    Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890

    1st Edition

    By Kaori Abe

    The traditional view of the Hong Kong colonial economy is that it was dominated by Western companies, notably the great British merchant houses, and that these firms enlisted support from Chinese middlemen – the compradors – who were effectively agents working for the Western firms. This book,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform book cover

    Policing in Hong Kong

    History and Reform, 1st Edition

    By Kam C. Wong

    The HKP (Hong Kong Police), ‘Asia’s Finest’, is a battle-tested professional organization with strong leadership, competent staff, and deep culture. It is also a continuously learning and reforming agency in pursuit of organisational excellence. Policing in Hong Kong: History and Reform is the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
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    Advances in Police Theory and Practice

  • Writing Chinese Laws: The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus book cover

    Writing Chinese Laws

    The Form and Function of Legal Statutes Found in the Qin Shuihudi Corpus, 1st Edition

    By Ernest Caldwell

    The legal institutions of the short-lived Qin dynasty (221–207 BCE) have been vilified by history as harsh and draconian. Yet ironically, many Qin institutional features, such as written statutory law, were readily adopted by subsequent dynasties as the primary means for maintaining administrative…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
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  • The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora book cover

    The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Hong Liu, Huimei Zhang

    Originating in the 1820s and used for 150 years thereafter, qiaopi is the name given in Chinese to letters written home by Chinese emigrants to accompany remittances. Their key function was to preserve family ties. Although such correspondence focused principally on the provision of economic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
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