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China Perspectives

The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes.

This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.

  • The BRICS Studies

    Theories and Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Xu Xiujun

    Given their immense potential for development and representation of a new international political and economic order, the BRICS countries have become a strong nascent force on the global stage. However, as overall economic growth continues to slow down and the geopolitical situation becomes more…

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  • Cultural Reverse I

    The Past and Present of Intergenerational Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Xiaohong Zhou

    The phenomenon of "Cultural Reverse" (文化反哺) emerged in the 1980s after China's reform and opening up. In this era of rapid social change, the older generation started to learn from the younger generation across many fields, in a way that is markedly similar to the biological phenomenon of "The old…

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  • Cultural Reverse

    1st Edition

    By Xiaohong Zhou

    The phenomenon of "Cultural Reverse" (文化反哺) emerged in the 1980s after China's reform and opening up. In this era of rapid social change, the older generation started to learn from the younger generation across many fields, in a way that is markedly similar to the biological phenomenon of "The old…

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  • Cultural Reverse Ⅱ

    The Multidimensional Motivation and Social Impact of Intergenerational Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Xiaohong Zhou

    The book proposes a new academic concept, "Cultural Reverse" (文化反哺), referring to the phenomenon that the older generation started to learn from the younger generation since the 1980s in China, and analyzes the multiple causes and social impacts of this trend. Following on from the first volume,…

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  • Keywords in Western Literary Criticism and Contemporary China

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yamin Hu

    Since the reform and opening up of China in 1978, Western literary criticism began to flourish and gain in popularity within the academic Literature community in the country. These two volumes meticulously select and examine nine of the most influential keywords from Western literary theory while…

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  • Demographic Perspective of China’s Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Fang Cai

    China is historically famous for its high demographic dividend and its huge working population and this has driven tremendous economic growth over the past few decades. However, that population has begun to shrink and the Lewis turning point whereby surplus rural population has been absorbed into…

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  • Global Studies

    Volume 1: Globalization and Globality, 1st Edition

    By Tuo Cai, Zhenye Liu

    Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built…

    Hardback – 2020-04-24 
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  • Global Studies

    Volume 2: Process and Governance, 1st Edition

    By Tuo Cai, Zhenye Liu

    Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built…

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  • An Introduction to Global Studies

    1st Edition

    By Tuo Cai, Zhenye Liu

    Since the 1950s, globalization has been an increasingly irresistible trend and one that has exerted a tremendous impact on the political, economic, military, environmental, and social fortunes of mankind – and yet, existing theories in humanities and social sciences have been fundamentally built…

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  • Keywords in Western Literary Criticism and Contemporary China

    Volume 2, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yamin Hu

    Since the reform and opening up of China in 1978, Western literary criticism began to flourish and gain in popularity within the academic Literature community in the country. These two volumes meticulously select and examine nine of the most influential keywords from Western literary theory while…

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  • A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century I

    1st Edition

    By Jin Fu

    The 20th century was a dynamic period for the theatrical arts in China. Booming urban theater, the interaction between commercial practice and theater, dramas staged during the War of Resistance against Japan and an in-depth communication between Western and Eastern theater all contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2020-04-14 
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  • The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Jiaxiang

    In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical…

    Hardback – 2020-04-11 
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  • The Development of China's Information Resource Industry

    Theory and Evaluation, 1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    The industrialization of information resources has been a growing trend across the world in recent years, especially in China, where the information resource industry (IRI) has expanded exponentially for over more than a decade. While analysing the development conditions of China's IRI, this book…

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  • The Development of China's Information Resource Industry

    Policy and Instrument, 1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    As an emerging strategic industry in China, the information resource industry (IRI) has had and will continue to have a growing impact on economic and social development. Focusing on the special characteristics of IRI policies in China, this book provides an in-depth discussion of the major…

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  • The Development of China's Information Resource Industry

    1st Edition

    By Huiling Feng, Guojun Zhao, Minghui Qian

    The industrialization of information resources has been a growing trend across the world in recent years, especially in China, where the information resource industry (IRI) has expanded exponentially for over more than a decade. While analysing the development conditions of China's IRI, this book…

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  • The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Jiaxiang

    In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern Societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical…

    Hardback – 2020-04-09 
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  • Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese I

    Information Structure and Word Ordering Selection, 1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

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  • Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese II

    Reference and Grammatical Category, 1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

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  • A Research on Functional Grammar of Chinese

    1st Edition

    By Bojiang Zhang, Mei Fang

    The functional perspective on Chinese syntax has yielded various new achievements since its introduction to Chinese linguistics in the 1980s. This two-volume book is one of the earliest and most influential works to study the Chinese language using functional grammar. Using local Beijing…

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  • The History of Chinese Animation II

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

    Hardback – 2020-03-23 
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  • The History of Chinese Animation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

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  • The History of Chinese Animation I

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lijun Sun

    China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several…

    Hardback – 2020-03-23 
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  • U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dong Wang, Travis Tanner

    As the relationship between China and the United States becomes increasingly complex and interdependent, leaders in Beijing and Washington are struggling to establish a solid common foundation on which to expand and deepen bilateral relations. In order to examine the challenges facing US-China…

    Hardback – 2020-03-13 
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  • Academic Experiences of International Students in Chinese Higher Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mei Tian, Fred Dervin, Genshu Lu

    Since China proposed its “Belt and Road Initiative” in 2013 to boost its influence on international affairs and “cultivate international personnel who are friendly toward China”, the number of foreign students in China has surge exponentially. Yet the global political changes have added tensions…

    Hardback – 2020-03-12 
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  • Theories and Practices of Scientific Socialism

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Jiaxiang

    In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of the Eastern Society and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines the Marx and Engel’s theory on the development trajectory of the Eastern society by organically integrating analysis of Marxist theories and historical…

    Hardback – 2020-03-11 
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  • Historical Evolution of the Eastern Mode of Production

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Jiaxiang

    In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of Eastern societies and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines Marx and Engels’ theories on the development trajectory of Eastern societies by integrating theoretical analysis of Marxist theories and an historical…

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  • Skipping the Caudine Forks of Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Zhao Jiaxiang

    In the four volumes of The Development Trajectory of the Eastern Society and the Theories and Practices of Socialism, the author re-examines the Marx and Engel’s theory on the development trajectory of the Eastern society by organically integrating analysis of Marxist theories and historical…

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  • Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

    CO2 Emission Features, 1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

    As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars and the general public. From the perspective of industrial structure, the book mainly explores the features of carbon emissions in China.   …

    Hardback – 2020-03-06 
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  • Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

    Mitigation Strategy, 1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

       In order to effectively address global warming, many countries have significantly reduced the amount of carbon dioxide emissions that were put into the atmosphere. From the perspective of industrial structure, this volume examines the emission reduction potentials and abatement costs…

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  • Climate Change and Industry Structure in China

    1st Edition

    By Chu Wei

    As carbon dioxide is the most important source of greenhouse gases today, its emission quantity has become a primary focus of governments, scholars, and the general public. From the perspective of the structure of Chinese industry, this book aims to answer two questions. First, what is the driving…

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  • Economic Transition and People's Livelihood

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical economical and societal change since the reform process was initiated in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes, and generations and greatly impacted on various aspects of people’s livelihood. This set is a…

    Hardback – 2020-02-18 
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  • China Economic Transition Research

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical economic and societal change since the initiation of the reform process in 1978. These changes have greatly affected various aspects of people’s livelihoods and inspired scholars to reconsider the relationship between planning and the market in China. This book is a…

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  • China Income Distribution Research

    1st Edition

    By Renwei Zhao

    China has experienced radical societal change since the initiation of the reform and openness programme in 1978. These changes have brought about significant income discrepancy between regions, social classes and generations; rendering the fair distribution of income an ever more important…

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  • Social Construction and Social Development in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

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  • Social Structure and Social Stratification in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

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  • Chinese Social Structure and Social Construction

    1st Edition

    By Xueyi Lu

    What is the social structure of Chinese society in the 21st century? How should China address the problem of migrant workers? How can China form a modern society? These key sociological issues are some of the topics this book covers.This book is a collection of the research articles and lectures…

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  • Perceiving Truth and Ceasing Doubts

    What Can We Learn from 40 Years of China’s Reform and Opening-Up?, 1st Edition

    By Cai Fang

    China has experienced tremendous developmental success since its reform and opening-up policy in 1978. What has contributed to China’s high-speed economic growth? What lessons can be learned from China’s successful case? What might be the challenges that China would face on its path to becoming&…

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  • Trade Openness and China's Economic Development

    1st Edition

    By Miaojie Yu

    With the expansion of globalization, international trade has played an increasingly significant role, especially for developing countries. As the largest developing country, China has made a lot of efforts to integrate to the global market since its Open and Reform Policy in 1978 and has …

    Hardback – 2019-12-11
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  • Embodiment and Disembodiment in Live Art

    From Grotowski to Hologram, 1st Edition

    By Ke Shi

    Liveness is a pivotal issue for performance theorists and artists. As live art covers both embodiment and disembodiment, many scholars have emphasized the former and interpreted the latter as the opposite side of liveness. In this book, the author demonstrates that disembodiment is also an…

    Hardback – 2019-12-09
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  • Immersive Communication

    The Communication Paradigm of the Third Media Age, 1st Edition

    By Qin Li

    Communication, like the atmosphere itself, is ubiquitous and essential for humans and with the development of new technologies, such as wireless internet, 3D printing and virtual reality, it has become almost impossible to live without it. In addition, means of communication have changed…

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  • Epistemology of News Frame

    1st Edition

    By Xiao Wei

    “Frame analysis” has long been an active field in journalism and communication, but there are many chaotic, ambiguous definitions and duplicated studies.    This book combines subjective philosophy with empirical research to fully explore what news framing is and how a media…

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  • Dialogues on the Theory and Practice of Literary Translation

    1st Edition

    By Xu Jun

    The book is a collection of the dialogues between Xu Jun, a well-known expert in French literary translation and eminent “Changjiang” scholar in translation studies in China, and some celebrated literary translators in contemporary China, some of whom are also literary scholars, linguists, poets,…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27
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  • China in the Age of Global Capitalism

    Jia Zhangke's Filmic World, 1st Edition

    By Xiaoping Wang

    Jia Zhangke is praised as “the most internationally prominent and celebrated figure of the Six-Generation of Chinese filmmakers”. This book provides an examination the content and forms of Jia’s featured films and analyzes their merits and faults. Jia’s films often narrate the lives of ordinary…

    Hardback – 2019-10-30
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  • Establishment of "Drama" Orientation

    Transition of the Research Paradigm of Chinese Dramas in the 1920s and 1930s, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yifan

    The “national drama” in China is a historical concept. Grown on longstanding Chinese culture and art, the traditional drama, mainly in the form of “opera”, has been integrated with “drama” of an international background. From the perspective of modern “drama and opera”, this book mainly studies the…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03
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  • The Hidden Land

    The Garrison System And the Ming Dynasty, 1st Edition

    By Cheng Gu

    "The Hidden Land" means that a large amount of land in the Ming dynasty (1368–1644) was "hidden" or unknown, since the land was managed by both the administrative and the military systems, and only the former was made public while the latter was being hidden due to confidentiality issues. This is…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
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  • Critical Pragmatic Studies on Chinese Public Discourse

    1st Edition

    By Xinren Chen

    Public discourse constitutes the language environment of a town or a city, which forms part of the social environment of a country or a region. Based on extensive first-hand data collected from public places, mass media and the Internet, this monograph attempts critical pragmatic studies of public…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intents to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of East Asian community as the ideal, the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and the actual development and achievement as the choice and effort between the…

    Hardback – 2019-07-11
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation I

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intents to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of the East Asian community as the ideal, to see the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and to identify the actual development and achievement as the choice…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25
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  • On East Asian Regional Cooperation II

    Ideality and Reality, 1st Edition

    By Zhang Yunling

    The book intends to locate the process and effectiveness of cooperation in East Asia, to regard the construction of the East Asian community as the ideal, to see the contradictions and difficulties in construction as the reality, and to identify the actual development and achievement as the choice…

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  • Living Conditions and Targeted Aiding Mechanisms of the Urban Underclass in China

    1st Edition

    By Zhu Li, Mao Feifei

    Based on the approaches of questionnaire and interview, this book studies the urban subalterns formed with a considerable scale in China since the 1990s. By investigating their living status in detail, it depicts the mental conditions, class consciousness, migration, living difficulties and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-20
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