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  • Urbanization, Regional Development and Governance in China

    1st Edition

    By Jianfa Shen

    Rapid urbanization in China in recent decades and the challenges of social and regional integration and governance have been issues of major concern. This book explores the course of urbanization and development in China over recent decades. It considers a range of issues including urbanization,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-31 
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  • The Chinese Economy and its Challenges

    Transformation of a Rising Economic Power, 1st Edition

    By Charles C.L. Kwong

    The remarkable transformation of the Chinese economy in terms of its structure and growth has drawn unprecedented attention from academics, policy makers and businessmen alike. In the past four decades, China swiftly transformed from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy, with an…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics

    Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China, 1st Edition

    By Iam-chong Ip

    Ip uses Hong Kong as a case study in how the production of the desire for "the local" lies at the heart of global cultural economy. Perhaps more so than most places, the construction of a local identity in Hong Kong has come about through a complex interplay of neoliberalism, postcoloniality and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
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  • Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China

    Morning Sun in the Tiny Times, 1st Edition

    By Hui Faye Xiao

    This book surveys the explosive youth culture in twenty-first century China, an active and powerful force catalysing cultural innovations, social changes, and collective efforts, re-inventing a pluralistic and multivalent youth (qingnian) in an age of enormous change, division and uncertainty.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
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  • China's Quest for Innovation

    Institutions and Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shuanping Dai, Markus Taube

    The transition from a catching-up style economy to an innovation-driven economy poses a major challenge for China. This book examines the major issues at stake, outlines developments in crucial business fields and industries, and discusses the roles of top-down politics and bottom-up…

    Hardback – 2019-11-29 
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  • Civilian Participants in the Cultural Revolution

    Being Vulnerable and Being Responsible, 1st Edition

    By Francis K.T. Mok

    In the ten years of the Cultural Revolution, political persecutions, violation of rights, deprivation of freedom, violence and brutality were daily occurrences. Especially striking is the huge number of ordinary civilians who were involved in inflicting pain and suffering on their comrades,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-28 
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  • Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema

    Reimagining a Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sheldon H. Lu, Haomin Gong

    This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present. The ten chapters examine films with ecological significance in mainland China, Hong Kong…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30 
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  • Living in the Shadows of China's HIV/AIDS Epidemics

    Sex, Drugs and Bad Blood, 1st Edition

    By Shelley Torcetti

    Identifying the existing challenges and shortfalls of China's current HIV/AIDS programming, this book provides an understanding of the history of HIV/AIDS in China, comparing government responses to global best practice in prevention and treatment. Considering three key populations in China,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-22
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  • Non-Governmental Orphan Relief in China

    Law, Policy, and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Anna High

    Based on field studies and in-depth interviews across rural and urban China, this book presents a socio-legal analysis of non-state organised care for some of China's most vulnerable children. The first full-length book to examine non-state organised care of modern China's ‘lonely children’ (gu'er…

    Hardback – 2019-07-16
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  • Securitization of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

    The Rise of a Patriotocratic System, 1st Edition

    By Cora Y.T. Hui

    In recent years, the city many hoped would help democratize China has instead become a research setting in which to study China’s increasing intolerance of dissent.  Since Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s treatment of Hong Kong could be divided into three stages:…

    Hardback – 2019-07-09
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  • Internet Video Culture in China

    YouTube, Youku, and the Space in Between, 1st Edition

    By Marc L Moskowitz

    Examining Internet culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the US, this book analyzes videos which entertain both English and Chinese-speaking viewers to gain a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences. Each of the chapters in the volume studies…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30
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  • Radio and Social Transformation in China

    1st Edition

    By Wei Lei

    The first systematic, comprehensive and critical English-language study of radio in China, this book documents a historical understanding of Chinese radio from the early twentieth century to the present. Covering both public matters and private lives, Radio and Social Transformation in China…

    Hardback – 2019-04-25
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  • The Land Question in China

    Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development, 1st Edition

    By Shaohua Zhan

    This book interrogates the inevitability and practicability of full-scale, land-intensive capitalist agriculture in China, whilst analyzing the labor-intensive industrious revolution as an alternative rural development path. It presents a critical account of the recent rise of agrarian…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
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  • Re-engineering Affordable Care Policy in China

    Is Marketization a Solution?, 1st Edition

    By Peter Nan-shong Lee

    Presenting a comprehensive examination of China’s medical care system, this book tackles issues of policymaking, organization, management and financing in the context of the provision of affordable care in China. Making use of extensive field investigations, interviews and a thorough analysis of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
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  • Illicit Industries and China’s Shadow Economy

    Challenges and Prospects for Global Governance and Human Security, 1st Edition

    Edited by Victor Teo, Sungwon Yoon

    This book considers a wide range of illicit industries in China, exploring what drives such activities, why consumers tolerate them to differing degrees, how attempts to regulate them are implemented and how such regulation is resisted. Industries considered include human smuggling, human organs…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
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  • Innovative and Creative Industries in Hong Kong

    A Global City in China and Asia, 1st Edition

    By Grace L K Leung

    The experience of Hong Kong’s innovative and creative industries and the challenges they face serves as an important case study for other Chinese and Asian cities that are actively developing their innovative and creative industries in the era of globalization. The return of sovereignty over…

    Hardback – 2018-11-14
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  • Western Bankers in China

    Institutional Change and Corporate Governance, 1st Edition

    By Jane Nolan

    When China’s economic reforms were beginning, there was an expectation in the west that China’s financial markets would be opened to western banks and that China’s banks would be reformed along western lines. Joint ventures between Chinese banks and western banks, minority shareholding by western…

    Hardback – 2018-10-09
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  • Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century

    Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    There has been a significant increase in the twenty-first century in the frequency and intensity of violent incidents in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the far northwest province of China, where the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim people who historically constituted the majority…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
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  • China Studies in the Philippines

    Intellectual Paths and the Formation of a Field, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tina S Clemente, Chih-yu Shih

    As China Studies has grown as a discipline, it has also tended to be dominated by the major international powers, particularly China itself, and the USA. It is important to remember, however, that there is a rich and diverse history of China Studies elsewhere, especially in Southeast Asia. The…

    Hardback – 2018-09-19
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  • China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society

    Changing paradigms of farming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Jingzhong Ye

    China's agriculture and rural society has undergone rapid changes in recent years. Many poorer farmers and younger people have moved to cities, and yet China has an immense challenge to feed a growing and more affluent population. This book provides a ‘bottom-up view’ of China’s agriculture,&…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
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  • Social Policy and Migration in China

    1st Edition

    By Lida Fan

    This book explores the interactions between social policy and migration in China. Using a theoretical framework of institutional economics, Lida Fan’s discussion examines migration regulations, household registration, social welfare and insurance, employment, education, housing, medical care and…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
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  • State-Market Interactions in China's Reform Era

    Local State Competition and Global Market Building in the Tobacco Industry, 1st Edition

    By Junmin Wang

    China today has the largest communist political regime and one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing, and largest economies in the world. Using a case study of China’s tobacco industry, this book analyses how the Chinese government was able to cultivate big state-owned firms that have successfully…

    Paperback – 2018-08-09
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  • China’s Climate-Energy Policy

    Domestic and International Impacts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Akihisa Mori

    China’s recent climate-energy policy, an outcome of contemporary challenges, has generated conflict of interest amongst major stakeholders. Coupled with a boost in demand for oil, gas and coal, as well as a rapid growth in wind and solar power, it has not only affected domestic fossil fuel and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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  • Midwifery in China

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    By Ngai Fen Cheung, Rosemary Mander

    The first book to present the history, ideas, life and works of Chinese midwives and birth attendants, this volume seeks to encapsulate and explain the changing ideas about the practice of midwifery in China. Using participant observations and interviews, it examines each phase of the development…

    Hardback – 2018-06-27
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  • China’s Regions in an Era of Globalization

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    By Tim Summers

    The rise of China has been shaped and driven by its engagement with the global economy during a period of intensified globalization, yet China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. This means that its engagement with the global economy…

    Paperback – 2018-06-21
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  • China's Virtual Monopoly of Rare Earth Elements

    Economic, Technological and Strategic Implications, 1st Edition

    By Roland Howanietz

    Rare Earth Elements are a group of 17 metals which have a central role in modern industry, increasingly used in the fields of green technologies, high technological consumer goods, industrial and medical appliances and modern weapons systems. Although deposits of Rare Earths are globally dispersed,…

    Hardback – 2018-06-14
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  • China’s Financial Opening

    Coalition Politics and Policy Changes, 1st Edition

    By Yu Wai Vic Li

    The twenty-first century has not only seen China become one of the world’s largest trading nations, but also its gradual integration into the global financial system. Chinese-sponsored project financing schemes, such as the Belt-and-Road Initiative and the Asian Infrastructure Investment…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26
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  • Economic Policy Making In China (1949–2016)

    The Role of Economists, 1st Edition

    By Pieter Bottelier

    This book explores the key ideas and the key people who were responsible for the development of China’s economy from 1949 through 2016. It discusses how economic policy evolved, how economic policy was formulated and how the role of economists in decision making evolved. It considers the interplay…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08
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  • China Reclaims World Power Status

    Putting an end to the world America made, 1st Edition

    By Paolo Urio

    Using both Chinese and Western theoretical approaches, this book analyses the strategies implemented by China for reclaiming power in the international domain. Examining domestic measures taken by China to assure its economic and social development, it also considers the strengths and weaknesses of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • China’s Hydro-politics in the Mekong

    Conflict and Cooperation in Light of Securitization Theory, 1st Edition

    By Sebastian Biba

    China’s Hydro-politics in the Mekong explores the intricate processes of conflict and cooperation over the use of water resources in the Mekong river basin between upstream China and the downstream countries of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. The book tackles two gaps in the empirical…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
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  • The Power of Relationalism in China

    1st Edition

    By Leah Zhu

    In the 21st century, China has become impossible to ignore. At the same time, a vast array of perceptions and judgments of China’s actions and future have arisen. The confusion, Leah Zhu postulates, is explained by decades of traditional modus operandi, which began in the Maoist Era and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21
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  • The Economic Roots of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

    Globalization and the Rise of China, 1st Edition

    By Louis Augustin-Jean, Anthea H.Y. Cheung

    In the autumn of 2014, thousands of people, young and educated in their majority, occupied the chief business district and seat of the government in Hong Kong. The protest, known as the Umbrella Movement, called for ‘genuine democracy’, as well as a fairer social and economic system. The book aims…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14
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  • China's Generation Gap

    1st Edition

    By Jiaming Sun, Dongmei Cheng

    Based on data collected for the Generation Gap Survey in Shanghai and updated to take into account contemporary trends, this book uses an empirical approach to study the generation gap in China. It covers various aspects of life from professional and family life to political participation and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-25
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  • Inside Xinjiang

    Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim Far Northwest, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anna Hayes, Michael Clarke

    The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is China’s largest province, shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Mongolia, and possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil. The tensions between ethnic Muslim Uyghurs and the growing number of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Teacher Management in China

    The Transformation of Educational Systems, 1st Edition

    By Eva Huang, John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Education has long been highly valued in China, and continues to be highly valued, both by the state, which appreciates the value of education for maintaining China's economic rise, and by parents, who, affected by the One Child Policy, devote a large proportion of their incomes to their one…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • China's Approach to Central Asia

    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, 1st Edition

    By Weiqing Song

    This book examines, comprehensively, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, the regional organisation which consists of China, Russia and most of the Central Asian countries. It charts the development of the Organisation from the establishment of its precursor, the Shanghai Five, in 1996, through…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
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  • China's Energy Security

    A Multidimensional Perspective, 1st Edition

    Edited by Giulia C Romano, Jean-Francois Meglio

    A secure supply of energy is essential for all nations, to sustain their economy, and indeed their very survival. This subject is especially important in the case of China, as China’s booming economy and consequent demand for energy is affecting the whole world, and in turn potentially driving…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
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  • Chinese Migration and Economic Relations with Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marco Sanfilippo, Agnieszka Weinar

    This book explores how far existing networks of overseas Chinese and new flows of migrants act as drivers of economic relations between China and the host countries. It considers migration, trade, the flow of capital, and foreign direct investment, includes both skilled and unskilled migrants, and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-21
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  • Deng Xiaoping and China's Foreign Policy

    1st Edition

    By Ronald C. Keith

    Deng Xiaoping is widely acknowledged as the principal architect of China’s economic reforms, but how far was he also responsible for shaping China’s foreign policy which emphasized “peace and development”? This book explores Deng’s foreign policy and shows how he established basic principles for…

    Hardback – 2017-11-06
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  • Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting in China

    Evolution, Drivers and Prospects, 1st Edition

    By Jieqi Guan, Carlos Noronha

    In recent years, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting in China has been experiencing a rapid development and the number of social reports issued by Chinese enterprises shows a sharp increasing trend. This book investigates the evolution of such reporting practice in the country and the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01
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  • Economy Hotels in China

    A Glocalized Innovative Hospitality Sector, 1st Edition

    By Songshan Sam Huang, Xuhua Michael Sun

    While economy or budget hotels have been popular in western countries since the end of the Second World War, they have only emerged as a sector in their own right in China since the mid-1990s. Indeed, as a new service industry sector, economy hotels in China demonstrate important characteristics…

    Paperback – 2017-10-26
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  • Forecasting China's Future

    Dominance or Collapse?, 1st Edition

    By Roger Irvine

    China’s future development is likely to have a huge impact on twenty-first century global outcomes. It is therefore surprising that, thus far, so little attention has been given to comparing and evaluating expert forecasts of China’s future in the post-Mao era. This book presents an illuminating…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
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  • Queer Sinophone Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Ari Larissa Heinrich

    The Sinophone framework emphasises the diversity of Chinese-speaking communities and cultures, and seeks to move beyond a binary model of China and the West. Indeed, this strikingly resembles attempts within the queer studies movement to challenge the dimorphisms of sex and gender. Bringing…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
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  • China and Global Trade Governance

    China's First Decade in the World Trade Organization, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ka Zeng, Wei Liang

    China's historic accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 not only represents an important milestone in the country’s transition to a market economy and integration into the global economy, but is also among the most important events in the history of the WTO and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
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  • China's Relations with Central and Eastern Europe

    From "Old Comrades" to New Partners, 1st Edition

    Edited by Weiqing Song

    As China rises as an economic and an international power, new relationships are being forged with all areas of the world including Central and Eastern Europe. This book explores how this relationship is developing. It considers how China’s links with Central and Eastern Europe fit in to China’s…

    Hardback – 2017-10-12
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  • Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

    Becoming a 'Modern' Man, 1st Edition

    By Xiaodong Lin

    Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • International Regimes in China

    Domestic Implementation of the International Fisheries Agreements, 1st Edition

    By Gianluca Ferraro

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, more than 80% of world’s fish stocks are fully exploited, over-exploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion. Although several international agreements have promoted more responsible fisheries, coastal states have…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
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  • Emerging Adulthood in Hong Kong

    Social Forces and Civic Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Chau-kiu Cheung

    How emerging adults, broadly referring to those aged from 18 to 29 years old, fare in civic engagement, as compared with other adults is the focus of the present work. The work takes civic engagement to comprise prosociality in civil society, sustaining social institutions, and challenging…

    Hardback – 2017-10-04
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  • The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture

    Altering Archives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Ella Raidel

    Cinema archives memories, conserves the past, and rewrites histories. As much as the Sinophone embodies differences, contemporary Sinophone cinemas in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China invest various images of contested politics in order to assert different histories and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-21
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