Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • The Transformation of Yunnan in Ming China: From the Dali Kingdom to Imperial Province book cover

    The Transformation of Yunnan in Ming China

    From the Dali Kingdom to Imperial Province, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Daniels, Jianxiong Ma

    This book examines how the Ming state transformed the multi-ethnic society of Yunnan into a province. Yunnan had remained outside the ambit of central government when ruled by the Dali kingdom, 937-1253, and its foundation as a province by the Yuan regime in 1276 did not disrupt Dali kingdom style…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27
    Routledge
    The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society Series

  • Civilian Participants in the Cultural Revolution: Being Vulnerable and Being Responsible book cover

    Civilian Participants in the Cultural Revolution

    Being Vulnerable and Being Responsible, 1st Edition

    By Francis K. T. Mok

    In the ten years of the Cultural Revolution, political persecutions, violation of rights, deprivation of freedom, violence and brutality were daily occurrences. Especially striking is the huge number of ordinary civilians who were involved in inflicting pain and suffering on their comrades,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Fieldwork in Modern Chinese History: A Research Guide book cover

    Fieldwork in Modern Chinese History

    A Research Guide, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas David DuBois, Jan Kiely

    This book explores how fieldwork has been used to research Chinese history in the past and new ways that others might use in it the future. It introduces the previous generations of scholars who ventured out of the archive to conduct local investigations in Chinese cities, villages, farms and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-21
    Routledge
    The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society Series

  • Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities book cover

    Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Chris Berry, Guo Liping

    Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters…

    Hardback – 2019-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • Culture, Institution, and Development in China: The economics of national character book cover

    Culture, Institution, and Development in China

    The economics of national character, 1st Edition

    By C. Simon Fan

    How does culture shape history, and history shape culture? This book answers this question by bringing readers on a fascinating journey through the evolution of Chinese culture, political and legal institutions, and "national character" of historical and contemporary China. It illustrates how "…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Baumler

    The Routledge Handbook of Revolutionary China covers the evolution of Chinese society from the roots of the Republic of China in the early 1900s until the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. The chapters in this volume explain aspects of the process of revolution and how people adapted to the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge

  • The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics: A New Interpretation book cover

    The Quest for Legitimacy in Chinese Politics

    A New Interpretation, 1st Edition

    By Lanxin Xiang

    Xiang explains the nature and depth of the legitimacy crisis facing the government of China, and why it is so frequently misunderstood in the West. Arguing that it is more helpful to understand the quest for legitimacy in China as an eternally dynamic process, rather than to seek resolutions in…

    Hardback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • The Ming World book cover

    The Ming World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kenneth M Swope

    The Ming World draws together scholars from all over the world to bring China’s Ming Dynasty (1368-1662) to life, exploring recent scholarly trends and academic debates that highlight the dynamism of the Ming and its key place in the early modern world. The book is designed to replicate the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • A History of Classical Chinese Thought book cover

    A History of Classical Chinese Thought

    1st Edition

    By Zehou Li

    Li Zehou is widely regarded as one of China’s most influential contemporary thinkers. He has produced influential theories of the development of Chinese thought and the place of aesthetics in Chinese ethics and value theory. This book is the first English-language translation of Li Zehou’s work on…

    Hardback – 2019-08-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Chinese Philosophy

  • The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry book cover

    The Ever-Changing Sino-Japanese Rivalry

    1st Edition

    By Philip Streich

    What explains the ebb and flow of the Sino-Japanese rivalry? Why do the two states sometimes choose to escalate or de-escalate the rivalry? Does domestic politics play a role? Examining the historic and contemporary relationship between China and Japan through the lens of the interstate rivalry…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Model Workers in China, 1949-1965: Constructing A New Citizen book cover

    Model Workers in China, 1949-1965

    Constructing A New Citizen, 1st Edition

    By James Farley

    Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture has remained constant: the use of ‘Model Workers’ for the purposes of propaganda and more recent public relations campaigns. In both a political and commercial context, the use of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge

2Series in Chinese History

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