Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976 book cover

    China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    1st Edition

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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    Asian States and Empires

  • Environmental History in East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700 book cover

    Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    1st Edition

    By Daria Berg

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610: Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism book cover

    The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610

    Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism, 1st Edition

    By Ana Carolina Hosne

    The rulers of the overseas empires summoned the Society of Jesus to evangelize their new subjects in the ‘New World’ which Spain and Portugal shared; this book is about how two different missions, in China and Peru, evolved in the early modern world. From a European perspective, this book is about…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes book cover

    Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes, 1st Edition

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Museums in China: Power, Politics and Identities book cover

    Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities, 1st Edition

    By Tracey Lie Dan Lu

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • China: How the Empire Fell book cover

    China

    How the Empire Fell, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph W. Esherick, C.X. George Wei

    The Qing dynasty was China’s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54 book cover

    China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54

    1st Edition

    By Laura M. Calkins

    This book charts the development of the First Vietnam War – the war between the Vietnamese Communists (the Viet Minh) and the French colonial power – considering especially how relations between the Viet Minh and the Chinese Communists had a profound impact on the course of the war. It shows how…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces book cover

    The Middle Class in Neoliberal China

    Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces, 1st Edition

    By Hai Ren

    Since the late 1970s, China’s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the…

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

  • Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China book cover

    Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown

    Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • China-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context: Taiwan's Foreign Policy and Relations book cover

    China-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context

    Taiwan's Foreign Policy and Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Wei

    This book traces the development of Taiwan’s relations with its diplomatic partners and its policy towards the political opponents of its political opponent - mainland China. Paying particular attention to the powers that could exercise great influence in the future of East Asia, China-Taiwan…

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

  • East Asia Beyond the History Wars: Confronting the Ghosts of Violence book cover

    East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence, 1st Edition

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

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