Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press: The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China book cover

    The Origins of the Modern Chinese Press

    The Influence of the Protestant Missionary Press in Late Qing China, 1st Edition

    By Xiantao Zhang

    This book traces the emergence of the modern Chinese press from its origins in the western Christian missionary press in the late nineteenth century. It shows how the western missionaries and their evangelical/educational newspapers changed the long-standing traditional practices, styles, content,…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • The Quest for Gentility in China: Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class book cover

    The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class, 1st Edition

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi book cover

    The Poet-historian Qian Qianyi

    1st Edition

    By Lawrence C.H Yim

    This book is the first English language study of Qian Qianyi (1582-1664) - a poet and literary critic during the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Although Qian’s works constitute some of the greatest achievements in pre-modern Chinese lyric poetry, they have been largely understudied and are poorly…

    Hardback – 2009-04-30
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China: Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850 book cover

    Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China

    Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850, 1st Edition

    By Lars Peter Laamann

    Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become self-reliant in perpetuating the basic principles of their faith. Left to their own…

    Paperback – 2009-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949: Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates book cover

    Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949

    Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates, 1st Edition

    By Hung-yok Ip

    This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution.…

    Paperback – 2009-04-15
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Peasants and Revolution in Rural China: Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949 book cover

    Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949, 1st Edition

    By Chang Liu

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs…

    Paperback – 2009-04-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • How China Works: Perspectives on the Twentieth-Century Industrial Workplace book cover

    How China Works

    Perspectives on the Twentieth-Century Industrial Workplace, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jacob Eyferth

    Spanning the whole of the twentieth century, How China Works examines the labour issues surrounding the workplace in China in both the Republican and People's Republic epochs. The international team of contributors treat China's twentieth-century revolution as an industrial…

    Paperback – 2009-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  • The Global and Regional in China's Nation-Formation book cover

    The Global and Regional in China's Nation-Formation

    1st Edition

    By Prasenjit Duara

    China’s history tends to be studied from a national perspective only. The Global and Regional in China’s Nation-Formation attempts to train our eyes to see the picture of China less as a self-contained entity, a "geobody", than as part of a broader set of global and regional processes; from the "…

    Paperback – 2008-12-01
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Contemporary China - An Introduction book cover

    Contemporary China - An Introduction

    1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. It is intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, providing the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and…

    Paperback – 2008-11-19
    Routledge

  • Ritendiskussionen am Hof der nördlichen Song-Dynastie (1034-1093): Zwischen Ritengelehrsamkeit, Machtkampf und intellektuellen Bewegungen book cover

    Ritendiskussionen am Hof der nördlichen Song-Dynastie (1034-1093)

    Zwischen Ritengelehrsamkeit, Machtkampf und intellektuellen Bewegungen, 1st Edition

    By Christian Meyer

    Die intensive Beschäftigung der Gelehrtenbeamten (shidafu) in der nördlichen Song-Dynastie - vor allem der Vertreter des entstehenden Neokonfuzianismus - mit den Staatsriten erfuhr in der westlichen Forschung bisher kaum eine angemessene Würdigung. Diese Studie integriert verschiedene…

    Hardback – 2008-06-30
    Routledge
    Monumenta Serica Monograph Series

  • China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives book cover

    China, East Asia and the Global Economy

    Regional and Historical Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Takeshi Hamashita

    Edited by Mark Selden, Linda Grove

    Takeshi Hamashita, arguably Asia's premier historian of the longue durée, has been instrumental in opening a new field of inquiry in Chinese, East Asian and world historical research. Engaging modernization, Marxist and world system approaches, his wide-ranging redefinition of the evolving…

    Paperback – 2008-06-02
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • Beijing - A Concise History book cover

    Beijing - A Concise History

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Haw

    Stephen Haw sets out the history of the city of Beijing, charting the course of its development from its early roots before 2000 BC to its contemporary position as capital of the People’s Republic of China. Haw, a well-established author on China, outlines the establishment of the earliest cities…

    Paperback – 2008-03-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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