Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Chinese Complaint Systems: Natural Resistance book cover

    Chinese Complaint Systems

    Natural Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Qiang Fang

    Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System (xinfang zhidu), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Colonisation and Settlement of Taiwan, 1684–1945: Land Tenure, Law and Qing and Japanese Policies book cover

    The Colonisation and Settlement of Taiwan, 1684–1945

    Land Tenure, Law and Qing and Japanese Policies, 1st Edition

    By Ruiping Ye

    The dispossession of indigenous peoples by conquest regimes remains a pressing issue. This book, unlike most other books on the subject, contrasts two different colonial administrations – first the Chinese Qing Empire, then, from 1895, the Japanese. It shows how, under the Chinese legal system, the…

    Hardback – 2018-08-17
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China: Cartographies of Revolution book cover

    Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Enhua Zhang

    Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural representations. Examining the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature: Friends and Foes on the Battlefield book cover

    The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield, 1st Edition

    By Minjie Chen

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter’s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations’…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Lives in Exile: Exploring the Inner World of Tibetan Refugees book cover

    Lives in Exile

    Exploring the Inner World of Tibetan Refugees, 1st Edition

    By Honey Oberoi Vahali

    This book recounts the life stories - stories of loss and hope, of anxieties and aspirations - of generations of exiled Tibetans living in India since the late 1950s after the Chinese takeover of Tibet. Located in the realm of psycho-historical analysis, this work has a dual focus in interpreting…

    Paperback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge India

  • Punishment in Contemporary China: Its Evolution, Development and Change book cover

    Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change, 1st Edition

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic shifts over the last seven decades or so. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09
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    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE: The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire book cover

    The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE

    The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Wicky W. K. Tse

    In the Later Han period the region covering the modern provinces of Gansu, southern Ningxia, eastern Qinghai, northern Sichuan, and western Shaanxi, was a porous frontier zone between the Chinese regimes and their Central Asian neighbours, not fully incorporated into the Chinese realm until the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03
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    Asian States and Empires

  • Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul R. Goldin

    The study of early China has been radically transformed over the past fifty years by archaeological discoveries, including both textual and non-textual artefacts. Excavations of settlements and tombs have demonstrated that most people did not lead their lives in accordance with ritual canons, while…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
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  • Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War book cover

    Britain and China, 1840-1970

    Empire, Finance and War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Bickers, Jonathan J. Howlett

    This book presents a range of new research on British-Chinese relations in the period from Britain’s first imperial intervention in China up to the 1960s. Topics covered include economic issues such as fi nance, investment and Chinese labour in British territories, questions of perceptions on…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Modern Korea and Its Others: Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity book cover

    Modern Korea and Its Others

    Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
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  • China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought book cover

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought

    1st Edition

    By Simon Kow

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought examines the ideas of China in the works of three major thinkers in the early European Enlightenment of the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries: Pierre Bayle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike surveys which…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
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    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE book cover

    Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China

    Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE, 1st Edition

    By Victor Cunrui Xiong

    Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
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    Asian States and Empires

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