Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation book cover

    China and the West

    Crossroads of Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By Peter Nolan

    Capitalist globalisation since the 1980s has produced immense benefits in terms of technical progress, poverty reduction and welfare improvement. However, it has been accompanied by profound contradictions, including ecological destruction, global warming, inequality, concentration of business…

    Paperback – 2018-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Newspapers and the Journalistic Public in Republican China: 1917 as a Significant Year of Journalism book cover

    Newspapers and the Journalistic Public in Republican China

    1917 as a Significant Year of Journalism, 1st Edition

    By Qiliang He

    Offering an entirely new approach to understanding China’s journalism history, this book covers the Chinese periodical press in the first half of the twentieth century. By focusing on five cases, either occurring in or in relation to the year 1917, this book emphasizes the protean nature of the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century: Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance book cover

    Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century

    Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    There has been a significant increase in the twenty-first century in the frequency and intensity of violent incidents in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the far northwest province of China, where the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim people who historically constituted the majority…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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
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    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

  • 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

  • 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
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
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    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-05-03
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters: The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age book cover

    Why Traditional Chinese Philosophy Still Matters

    The Relevance of Ancient Wisdom for the Global Age, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    Traditional Chinese philosophy, if engaged at all, is often regarded as an object of antiquated curiosity and dismissed as unimportant in the current age of globalization. Written by a team of internationally renowned scholars, this book, however, challenges this judgement and offers an in-depth…

    Hardback – 2018-02-23
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    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Power of Relationalism in China book cover

    The Power of Relationalism in China

    1st Edition

    By Leah Zhu

    In the 21st century, China has become impossible to ignore. At the same time, a vast array of perceptions and judgments of China’s actions and future have arisen. The confusion, Leah Zhu postulates, is explained by decades of traditional modus operandi, which began in the Maoist Era and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Merchants and Society in Modern China: Rise of Merchant Groups book cover

    Merchants and Society in Modern China

    Rise of Merchant Groups, 1st Edition

    By Tang Lixing

    In ancient China, as the lowermost class in the social hierarchy, merchants were viewed as greedy and immoral, commanding little respect. But since the sixteenth century, when China entered modern times with the sprout of capitalism, merchants have become a strong force to transform the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

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