Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    CRC Press

  • British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869 book cover

    British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869

    1st Edition

    By Grace Fox

    This study, first published in 1940, examines in detail the suppression of piracy in China. From a starting point of the considering the influence of the Admiralty on the development of British foreign policy in the nineteenth century, it studies the actions of the China Station and in particular…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • China and the West: Society and Culture, 1815-1937 book cover

    China and the West

    Society and Culture, 1815-1937, 1st Edition

    By Jerome Ch'en

    This penetrating study of China’s social and cultural contacts with the West, first published in 1979, analyses the early images that China and the West had of one another, and the illusions and misconceptions that arose from these images. The book centres on the question, why did China fail to…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • China's Courts and Concubines: Some People in Chinese History book cover

    China's Courts and Concubines

    Some People in Chinese History, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Llewellyn

    This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Fusang: Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century book cover

    Fusang

    Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles G. Leland

    This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians book cover

    The Imperial History of China

    Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians, 1st Edition

    By J. MacGowan

    This work, first published in 1897, is neither more nor less than the history of China as it has been written during successive ages by the authorized historians of the Empire. The documents on which the work is based, together with the writings of Confucius and Mencius, are the only truly…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The World and China, 1922-1972 book cover

    The World and China, 1922-1972

    1st Edition

    By John Gittings

    This book, first published in 1974, was the only one to treat China’s foreign policy in its entirety, both as the subject of historically documented narrative (before and since the Liberation of 1949) and as the product of ideas themselves requiring analysis. It is also unique in approaching these…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900: A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China book cover

    Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900

    A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China, 1st Edition

    By Philip Joseph

    This book, first published in 1928, examines the first diplomatic contacts between China and the West. China had not always been isolated from the Western world, as travellers had visited China in the Middle Ages, but it was not until the end of the eighteenth century that efforts were first made…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Lhasa and its Mysteries book cover

    Lhasa and its Mysteries

    1st Edition

    By firstname surname

    First published in 1906, this volume emerged three years after the British expedition across the Alps to Lhasa, in which the author took part, and provided a first-hand British account of the mission. The expedition (also known as the British Invasion of Tibet) was intended to counter perceived…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Economic Development of China book cover

    The Economic Development of China

    1st Edition

    By Victor D. Lippit

    This book, first published in 1987, studies the forces promoting underdevelopment in China prior to 1949 and the character of the development that has occurred since then. It presents a unified perspective for grasping the development process as a whole, for relating this to the class structure of…

    Paperback – 2020-02-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

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