Asian Studies: Chinese Studies

  • Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts book cover

    Connecting Taiwan

    Participation – Integration – Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carsten Storm

    Taiwan has often been characterised as an isolated society in its search for sovereignty and security. Its contact with the world in an era of globalization and post-modernity, however, has increasingly led to Taiwanese actors successfully participating in many regional and global fields. In this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Soft Power With Chinese Characteristics: China’s Campaign for Hearts and Minds book cover

    Soft Power With Chinese Characteristics

    China’s Campaign for Hearts and Minds, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kingsley Edney, Stanley Rosen, Ying Zhu

    This book examines the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to improve China’s image around the world, thereby increasing its "soft power." This soft, attractive form of power is crucial if China is to avoid provoking an international backlash against its growing military and economic might. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan book cover

    Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia book cover

    Counterheritage

    Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia, 1st Edition

    By Denis Byrne

    The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage distracts from the responsibility of educating oneself about the local-popular…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Jin Ping Mei English Translations: Texts, Paratexts and Contexts book cover

    Jin Ping Mei English Translations

    Texts, Paratexts and Contexts, 1st Edition

    By Lintao Qi

    This book investigates the English translations and adaptations of the sixteenth century classic Chinese novel Jin Ping Mei. Acclaimed the ‘No.1 Marvellous Book’ of the Ming dynasty, Jin Ping Mei was banned soon after its appearance, due to the inclusion of graphically explicit sexual descriptions.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Xinjiang - China's Northwest Frontier book cover

    Xinjiang - China's Northwest Frontier

    1st Edition

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Xinjiang is the ‘pivot of Asia’, where the frontiers of China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia approach each other. The growing Uyghur demand for a separate homeland and continuing violence in Xinjiang have brought this region into the focus of national and international…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Political Participation in Asia: Defining and Deploying Political Space book cover

    Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Eva Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades.This book explores…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    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 – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Political Trust and the Politics of Security Engagement: China and the European Union in Africa book cover

    Political Trust and the Politics of Security Engagement

    China and the European Union in Africa, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Barton

    The EU and China are often characterised as parties whose bilateral political differences still remain too large to bridge, so that they have failed to convert rhetorical promises into tangible results of cooperation, particularly with regards to the field of international security. Yet in terms of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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