Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Divine Justice: Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture book cover

    Divine Justice

    Religion And The Development Of Chinese Legal Culture, 1st Edition

    By Paul R. Katz

    This book considers the ways in which religious beliefs and practices have contributed to the formation of Chinese legal culture. It does so by describing two forms of overlap between religion and the law: the ideology of justice and the performance of judicial rituals. One of the most important…

    Hardback – 2008-12-03
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2008-10-08
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute 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…

    Hardback – 2008-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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.…

    Hardback – 2007-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Quest for Gentility in China: Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class book cover

    The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2007-12-13
    Routledge
    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…

    Hardback – 2007-10-17
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press: The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China book cover

    The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China, 1st Edition

    By Xiantao Zhang

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,…

    Hardback – 2007-09-03
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in 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…

    Hardback – 2007-05-29
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2007-05-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Peasants and Revolution in Rural China: Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949 book cover

    Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949, 1st Edition

    By Chang Liu

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs…

    Hardback – 2007-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2007-04-12
    Routledge
    Cass Military Studies

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