Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • 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

  • China's Soviet Dream: Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination book cover

    China's Soviet Dream

    Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination, 1st Edition

    By Yan Li

    This book examines the introduction of Soviet socialist culture in the People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the period of Sino-Soviet friendship in the 1950s. The vast state initiative to transplant Soviet culture into Chinese soil has conventionally been dismissed as a tool of propaganda…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • Resistance in Colonial and Communist China, 1950-1963: Anatomy of a Riot book cover

    Resistance in Colonial and Communist China, 1950-1963

    Anatomy of a Riot, 1st Edition

    By R. B. E. Price

    The history of colonial East Asia is a human anatomy describing beneficial organs of foreign rule. Proclaiming itself a schematic diagram open to inspection, the anatomy of the late British Empire nevertheless obscured much more than it revealed. This analogy in Price’s provocative Cold War history…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15
    Routledge Focus on the History of Conflict

  • Intellectual Discourse in Reform Era China: The Debate on the Spirit of the Humanities in the 1990s book cover

    Intellectual Discourse in Reform Era China

    The Debate on the Spirit of the Humanities in the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Giorgio Strafella

    This book explores intellectual discourse in reform era China by analysing the so-called “debate on the spirit of the Humanities”, which occurred in the years 1993-95, and which is recognised by scholars as one of the most interesting, influential and important debates of the 1990s. This debate, in…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China and Southeast Asia: Historical Interactions book cover

    China and Southeast Asia

    Historical Interactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoff Wade, James K. Chin

    Spanning over a millennium of history, this book seeks to describe and define the evolution of the China–Southeast Asia nexus and the interactions which have shaped their shared pasts. Examining the relationships which have proven integral to connecting Northeast and Southeast Asia with other…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange book cover

    The History of Sino-Japanese Cultural Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Jun Teng

    This book traces back to the history of Japanese civilization, clarifies the unique thinking mode of Japanese nation, analyses the unique aesthetic viewpoints. It also describes the communication history of culture between China and Japan from BC 3rd century to the Late Qing Dynasty. Taking the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
    China Perspectives

  • The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China: History Word by Word book cover

    The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China

    History Word by Word, 1st Edition

    By Uffe Bergeton

    This book provides a conceptual history of the emergence of civilizational consciousness in early China. Focusing on how words are used in pre-Qín (before 221 BCE) texts to construct identities and negotiate relationships between a 'civilised self' and 'uncivilised others', it provides a…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Women and Politics in Wartime China: Networking Across Geopolitical Borders book cover

    Women and Politics in Wartime China

    Networking Across Geopolitical Borders, 1st Edition

    By Vivienne Xiangwei Guo

    Focusing on Chinese elite women as a special socio-political group, this book places the sophisticated networks they formed in the shifting geographical, social, cultural and political spaces of wartime China, where their political engagement, knowledge-making, and network-building in support of '…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Japan's

    Japan's "New Deal" for China

    Propaganda Aimed at Americans before Pearl Harbor, 1st Edition

    By June Grasso

    In the decade leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, at a time when Japan was expanding its influence in Asia, several Japanese institutions set about trying to convince Americans to support Tokyo’s plans and ambitions for China. This book seeks to analyze the original publications produced by…

    Hardback – 2018-11-26
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2018-11-05
    Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

  • China and the West: Crossroads of Civilisation book cover

    China and the West

    Crossroads of Civilisation, 1st Edition

    By Peter Nolan

    Capitalist globalisation since the 1980s has produced immense benefits in terms of technical progress, poverty reduction and welfare improvement. However, it has been accompanied by profound contradictions, including ecological destruction, global warming, inequality, concentration of business…

    Paperback – 2018-10-12
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Cunrui Xiong, Kenneth J. Hammond

    The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02

2Series in Chinese History

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