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  • China's Courts and Concubines: Some People in Chinese History book cover

    China's Courts and Concubines

    Some People in Chinese History, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Llewellyn

    This book, first published in 1956, contains the stuff of other people’s memories. Thus you will read of magicians and immortals; of dragons and pills of eternal life; of generals and eunuchs; of emperors and poets; of palaces and concubines. The author has made nothing up; if there are liars along…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Fusang: Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century book cover

    Fusang

    Or, The discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles G. Leland

    This book, first published in 1875 and reissued in 1973, analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers from China had discovered a country they called Fusang – possibly western America, and in all probability Mexico. The original document on which Chinese…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The Imperial History of China: Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians book cover

    The Imperial History of China

    Being a History of the Empire as Compiled by the Chinese Historians, 1st Edition

    By J. MacGowan

    This work, first published in 1897, is neither more nor less than the history of China as it has been written during successive ages by the authorized historians of the Empire. The documents on which the work is based, together with the writings of Confucius and Mencius, are the only truly…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The World and China, 1922-1972 book cover

    The World and China, 1922-1972

    1st Edition

    By John Gittings

    This book, first published in 1974, was the only one to treat China’s foreign policy in its entirety, both as the subject of historically documented narrative (before and since the Liberation of 1949) and as the product of ideas themselves requiring analysis. It is also unique in approaching these…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900: A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China book cover

    Foreign Diplomacy in China, 1894-1900

    A Study in Political and Economic Relations with China, 1st Edition

    By Philip Joseph

    This book, first published in 1928, examines the first diplomatic contacts between China and the West. China had not always been isolated from the Western world, as travellers had visited China in the Middle Ages, but it was not until the end of the eighteenth century that efforts were first made…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9 book cover

    Crisis and Conflict in Han China, 104 BC to AD 9

    1st Edition

    By Michael Loewe

    This book, first published in 1974, studies the historical development of China during the Western Han dynasty (202 BC-AD 9), a time of great intellectual, religious and political change. The struggle between Reformists and Modernists is analysed using texts contemporary to the time, and this…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • The Government of China, 1644-1911 book cover

    The Government of China, 1644-1911

    1st Edition

    By Pao Chao Hsieh

    This volume, first published in 1925, presents a clear background to the then-contemporary political situation in China, and in doing so sheds much light on the history of Chinese politics. In focusing on the political organization it generates an insightful study of Chinese government.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Key Economic Areas in Chinese History: As Revealed in the Development of Public Works for Water-Control book cover

    Key Economic Areas in Chinese History

    As Revealed in the Development of Public Works for Water-Control, 1st Edition

    By Ch'ao-Ting Chi

    This book, first published in 1936, offers the conception of the dynamics of the Key Economic Area as an aid to the understanding of Chinese economic history. By tracing their development through a historical study of the construction of irrigation and flood-control works and transport canals, it…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan: Staging the Resistance book cover

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan

    Staging the Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Aragorn Quinn

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan sheds new light on the adoption of concepts that motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration…

    Hardback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The South China Sea: From a Regional Maritime Dispute to Geo-Strategic Competition book cover

    The South China Sea

    From a Regional Maritime Dispute to Geo-Strategic Competition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski, Do Thanh Hai

    This book explores the very latest developments in the South China Sea maritime dispute. It examines the South China Sea as an arena for geostrategic competition between China and the United States and why the dispute is so important for regional and global geopolitics. It outlines the most recent…

    Hardback – 2019-12-16
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    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia book cover

    Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Friederike Trotier, Alan Bairner

    Despite a widely held, and not entirely erroneous, view that the cultures of East and Southeast Asia commonly favour the mind over the body or, at least mental activity rather than physical endeavour, this collection of essays sheds light on the wide range of diverse ways in which sport and body…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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  • Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia book cover

    Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By Clemens Six

    The intensifying conflicts between religious communities in contemporary South and Southeast Asia signify the importance of gaining a clearer understanding of how societies have historically organised and mastered their religious diversity.Based on extensive archival research in Asia, Europe, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16
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