Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49: An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership book cover

    The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership, 1st Edition

    By Christopher R. Lew

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of…

    Paperback – 2011-05-17
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building: An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering book cover

    Taiwan in Japan’s Empire-Building

    An Institutional Approach to Colonial Engineering, 1st Edition

    By Hui-yu Caroline Tsai

    This book explores the institutions through which Taiwan was governed under Japanese colonial rule, illuminating how the administration was engineered and how Taiwan was placed in Japan’s larger empire building. The author argues that rather than envisaging the ruling of the society and then going…

    Paperback – 2011-05-10
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    Academia Sinica on East 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…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • 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.…

    Paperback – 2011-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30: The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army book cover

    Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30

    The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army, 1st Edition

    By Bruce Elleman

    This book examines the emergence of Communist power in China during the interwar period, focusing especially on the role of the Soviet Union and the 1927 Nanchang Uprising. It describes the history behind the alliance between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists, the impact of the USSR's…

    Paperback – 2010-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
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    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Was Mao Really a Monster?: The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s

    Was Mao Really a Monster?

    The Academic Response to Chang and Halliday’s "Mao: The Unknown Story", 1st Edition

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Lin Chun

    Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday was published in 2005 to a great fanfare. The book portrays Mao as a monster – equal to or worse than Hitler and Stalin – and a fool who won power by native cunning and ruled by terror. It received a rapturous welcome from reviewers in the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-30
    Routledge

  • „Sagt an, ihr fremden Lande“: Ostasienreisen. Tagebücher und Fotografien (1888-1901) book cover

    „Sagt an, ihr fremden Lande“

    Ostasienreisen. Tagebücher und Fotografien (1888-1901), 1st Edition

    By Renata Fu-Sheng Franke, Wolfgang Franke

    Vor gut einhundert Jahren unternahm Otto Franke, während seiner Tätigkeit als Dolmetscher an den deutschen Konsulaten und der Kaiserlichen Gesandtschaft in China, mehrere Reisen in das Landesinnere sowie nach Japan, Formosa und Korea. In seinem Nachlass fanden sich Tagebuchaufzeichnungen dieser…

    Hardback – 2009-06-30
    Routledge
    Collectanea Serica

  • 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,…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
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    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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