Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan book cover

    Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan

    1st Edition

    By Bi-yu Chang

    In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-06
    Routledge
    Advances in Police Theory and Practice

  • Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong: The Countdown of Time book cover

    Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time, 1st Edition

    By Hai Ren

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese and Indian Warfare - From the Classical Age to 1870 book cover

    Chinese and Indian Warfare - From the Classical Age to 1870

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History: From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover book cover

    Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History

    From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kai Filipiak

    Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which – and the extent to which – the civil power controls the military; and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan book cover

    Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    1st Edition

    By Hill Gates

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Mobilizing Shanghai Youth: CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration book cover

    Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able…

    Hardback – 2014-11-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War book cover

    Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war…

    Hardback – 2014-11-03
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Asian Expansions: The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia book cover

    Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested…

    Hardback – 2014-10-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty: Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Daniel McMahon

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun book cover

    Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun, 1st Edition

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • China's Second Capital - Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644 book cover

    China's Second Capital - Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    1st Edition

    By Jun Fang

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern…

    Hardback – 2014-05-08
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

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