Asian Studies: Chinese History

  • Punishment in Contemporary China: Its Evolution, Development and Change book cover

    Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change, 1st Edition

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic shifts over the last seven decades or so. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE: The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire book cover

    The Collapse of China's Later Han Dynasty, 25-220 CE

    The Northwest Borderlands and the Edge of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Wicky W. K. Tse

    In the Later Han period the region covering the modern provinces of Gansu, southern Ningxia, eastern Qinghai, northern Sichuan, and western Shaanxi, was a porous frontier zone between the Chinese regimes and their Central Asian neighbours, not fully incorporated into the Chinese realm until the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-03
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Early Chinese History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul R. Goldin

    The study of early China has been radically transformed over the past fifty years by archaeological discoveries, including both textual and non-textual artefacts. Excavations of settlements and tombs have demonstrated that most people did not lead their lives in accordance with ritual canons, while…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14
    Routledge

  • Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War book cover

    Britain and China, 1840-1970

    Empire, Finance and War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Bickers, Jonathan J. Howlett

    This book presents a range of new research on British-Chinese relations in the period from Britain’s first imperial intervention in China up to the 1960s. Topics covered include economic issues such as fi nance, investment and Chinese labour in British territories, questions of perceptions on…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Modern Korea and Its Others: Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity book cover

    Modern Korea and Its Others

    Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity, 1st Edition

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought book cover

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought

    1st Edition

    By Simon Kow

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought examines the ideas of China in the works of three major thinkers in the early European Enlightenment of the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries: Pierre Bayle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike surveys which…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China: Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE book cover

    Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China

    Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE, 1st Edition

    By Victor Cunrui Xiong

    Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different…

    Paperback – 2018-03-08
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia: Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife book cover

    The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barak Kushner, Sherzod Muminov

    The end of Japan’s empire appeared to happen very suddenly and cleanly – but, as this book shows, it was in fact very messy, with a long period of establishing or re-establishing the postwar order. Moreover, as the authors argue, empires have afterlives, which, in the case of Japan’s empire, is not…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia  book cover

    Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ts'ui-Jung Liu

    Environmental history has evolved into a well-established historical subfield which has broadened the horizons of historical research, beyond human affairs, to include the study of human interactions with natural and man-made environments. This broadened scope has attracted scholars from many…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy book cover

    China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

    1st Edition

    By Razak Abdullah

    When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This book analyses the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • On Socialist Democracy and the Chinese Legal System: The Li Yizhe Debates book cover

    On Socialist Democracy and the Chinese Legal System

    The Li Yizhe Debates, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anita Chan, Stanley Rosen, Jonathan Unger

    In 1974, a small group of young intellectuals, the Li Yizhe group, circulated their dissident manifesto, ‘On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System,’ a probing critique of the leftist authoritarianism of Mao Zedong. This title examines the writings of these dissidents as a means to better…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revolutionary Education in China: Documents and Commentary book cover

    Revolutionary Education in China

    Documents and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Peter J. Seybolt

    Originally published in 1973, this title analyses revolutionary changes in the Chinese education system and illustrates China’s radical departure from both traditional and Western goals. In his extensive introduction, Peter J. Seybolt puts the transformation of education in the context of China’s…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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