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

  • The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry book cover

    The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    Useful Rivalry, 1st Edition

    By Anna Costa

    This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Series

  • World War Two Legacies in East Asia: China Remembers the War book cover

    World War Two Legacies in East Asia

    China Remembers the War, 1st Edition

    By Chan Yang

    How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy book cover

    Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy

    1st Edition

    By Ronald Keith

    Deng Xiaoping is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of China’s economic reforms, but how far was he also responsible for shaping China’s foreign policy which emphasized “peace and development”? This book explores Deng’s foreign policy and shows how he established basic principles for…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890 book cover

    Chinese Middlemen in Hong Kong's Colonial Economy, 1830-1890

    1st Edition

    By Kaori Abe

    The traditional view of the Hong Kong colonial economy is that it was dominated by Western companies, notably the great British merchant houses, and that these firms enlisted support from Chinese middlemen – the compradors – who were effectively agents working for the Western firms. This book,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Power of Relationalism in China book cover

    The Power of Relationalism in China

    1st Edition

    By Leah Zhu

    In the 21st century, China has become impossible to ignore. At the same time, a vast array of perceptions and judgments of China’s actions and future have arisen. The confusion, Leah Zhu postulates, is explained by decades of traditional modus operandi, which began in the Maoist Era and…

    Paperback – 2019-05-24
    Routledge

  • China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market book cover

    China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

    1st Edition

    By Jiawen Han

    China is currently in the midst of an unprecedented building boom and, indeed, interest in Chinese contemporary architecture has been fuelled by this huge expansion. Through a cutting-edge theoretical discussion of Chinese architecture in relation to Chinese modernity, this book examines this…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14
    Routledge

  • Cold War in the High Himalayas: The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s book cover

    Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s, 1st Edition

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the  subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This…

    Paperback – 2019-04-16
    Routledge

  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan book cover

    Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan, 1st Edition

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

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