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
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    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform: Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981 book cover

    Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform

    Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981, 1st Edition

    By Frederick C. Teiwes, Warren Sun

    The decollectivization of Chinese agriculture in the early post-Mao period is widely recognized as a critical part of the overall reform program. But the political process leading to this outcome is poorly understood. A number of approaches have dominated the existing literature: 1) a power/policy…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
    Routledge

  • 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
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    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Explaining Railway Reform in China: A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements book cover

    Explaining Railway Reform in China

    A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements, 1st Edition

    By Linda Tjia Yin-nor

    Having been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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

  • Good Son is Sad If He Hears the Name of His Father: The Tabooing of Names in China as a Way of Implementing Social Values book cover

    Good Son is Sad If He Hears the Name of His Father

    The Tabooing of Names in China as a Way of Implementing Social Values, 1st Edition

    By Piotr Adamek

    When in 1775 the scholar Wang Xihou 王錫侯 compiled a dictionary called Ziguan 字貫, he wrote, for illustrative purposes, the personal names of Confucius and the three emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong in the introduction. In oversight, he recorded their complete names. This accidental writing of…

    Hardback – 2015-08-28
    Routledge
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII book cover

    Mao's Road to Power

    Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart Schram, Timothy Cheek, Roderick MacFarquhar

    This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism.…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17
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  • 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
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    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

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