Philosophy: Book Series

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.

  • Vertical Urbanism

    Designing Compact Cities in China

    Edited by Zhongjie Lin, José Gámez

    Studies of compact cities have evolved along with the rising awareness of climate change and sustainable development. Relevant debates, however, reveal that prevailing definitions and practices of compact cities are tied primarily to traditional Western urban forms. This book reinterprets "compact…

    Hardback – 2018-05-17 
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  • Modern Chinese Lexicology

    By Ge Benyi

    Centring on "words" which connect vocabulary and semantic morphemes, this book makes a systemic and in-depth analysis on the study of modern Chinese lexicology. Firstly, it clarifies the definitions and properties of vocabulary, words and semantic morphemes in Chinese. Then the structure forms of…

    Hardback – 2018-03-21 
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  • Game Theory and Society

    By Weiying Zhang

    The progress of society can only happen through interpersonal cooperation, because only cooperation can bring about mutual benefit, thus bringing happiness to each person. This should be our collective rationality, but we often see it conflicts with individual interests, which leads to the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-22 
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  • China's Historical Choice in Global Governance

    By He Yafei

    Since the 1990s, the world has been witnessing the most fundamental changes in global governance structure and international relations. Due to multipolarization, economic globalization, cultural diversification and information revolution, a number of rising global powers have become new players on…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
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  • Building the Rule of Law in China

    Procedure, Discourse and Hermeneutic Community

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
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  • Building the Rule of Law in China

    Ideas, Praxis and Institutional Design

    By Weidong Ji

    After thirty years of Mao era (1949-1979) which was struggle-based, the Communist Party of China has begun to change its position as a pioneering revolutionary party, evolving into a universal ruling party that transcends class interests. Meanwhile, administrative and judicial reforms oriented…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
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  • China's Low Birth Rate and the Development of Population

    By Guo Zhigang, Wang Feng, Cai Yong

    As the most populous country in the world, China’s demographic challenges have always been too many people for ecological system, resources, and the environment. However, by the early 1990s, fertility rate in China had dropped below the replacement level, and China’s low fertility has now attracted…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
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  • China’s Economic Reform

    Experience and Implications

    By Zhang Yu

    China’s growth miracle over the past 30 years has propelled it to become the world’s second largest economy and potentially the largest in the following years. This book examines China’s experience on economic reform, trying to find the reasons for the sustainable and rapid development and provide…

    Hardback – 2017-10-30
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  • Contemporary China's Diplomacy

    By Xing Qu, Longbiao Zhong

    With the second-largest economy and rapidly growing military strength, China is now an emerging regional and global super power, which makes it confronted with a sudden increase in opportunities, pressures and conflicts in terms of international issues. This book gives a comprehensive and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26
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  • Literature and Literary Criticism in Contemporary China

    By Zhang Jiong

    Each age has its value system of literary criticism whose construction is inseparable from the mainstream ideology of the society. In contemporary China, the mainstream ideology is inevitably Marxism. This book is composed of two parts. The first part studies literary criticism in contemporary…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
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  • Hyperinflation

    A World History

    By He Liping

    Since 1970s when the world was experiencing an "age of inflation", a great volume of academic research about hyperinflation has been conducted. However, it is also true that parrot-like superficial talks abound, without questioning the economic, political and social foundations existing underneath…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
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  • The Chinese Path to Economic Dual Transformation

    By Li Yining

    Economic transformation in traditional development economics refers to the transition from an agricultural society to an industrial one. Based on the practical conditions and the experience since reform and opening up in the late 1970s, the author observes that the path China's economy takes is a…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
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  • John Leighton Stuart's Missionary-Educator's Career in China

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • John Leighton Stuart’s Political Career in China

    By Hao Ping

    In China, John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962) is a controversial figure occupying an important position in the history of modern China and Sino-U.S. relations. As a scholar and educator, Stuart loved Chinese culture and contributed much to the development of Chinese education. While as a missionary,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14
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  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
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  • China in Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07
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  • An Outline of Chinese Literature I

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. The author Yuan Xingpei is a professor of Peking University, a famous expert on…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • An Outline of Chinese Literature II

    By Yuan Xingpei

    Different from previous researches weighted toward historical description and individual writer and work, this book establishes a general analytical system and a multi-angled methodology to examine Chinese literature. In ancient China, there was no definite concept of pure literature. Considering…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
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  • China’s Fiscal Policy

    Discretionary Approaches and Operation Design

    By Gao Peiyong

    As an important macroeconomic variant, the fiscal revenue and expenditure can influence the operation of the whole economic and social activities by changing the existing GDP distribution pattern, affecting the consumption and investment of enterprises and people, etc. Thus, fiscal policy has…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
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  • Literature and Literary Theory in Contemporary China

    By Zhang Jiong

    Marxism initiated a new era not only for people to fight for socialist future, but also for each discipline of sciences to witness profound changes. In such a context, literature, which has always been closely related to politics, will inevitably move toward a new direction. This book is composed…

    Hardback – 2017-06-13
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  • A Research on China’s Economic Growth Potential

    By Chong-en Bai, Qiong Zhang

    After impressive growth of about 10% per annum for three decades, China's visible signs of economic slowdown since 2008 have been subject to much contention. What causes the deceleration? What should we expect in an era of China's 6% growth? This book answers these questions in three parts.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
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  • Creative Involvement

    A New Direction in China's Diplomacy

    By Yizhou Wang

    With the enhancement of national strength, China’s diplomacy has leapt onto a new high ground, basically obtaining the status of a world power. Meanwhile, it has also received a large amount of right and wrong mixed criticism and suggestions from different sides, in the face of a sudden increase in…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • Creative Involvement

    The Evolution of China's Global Role

    By Yizhou Wang

    This book continues the "creative involvement" proposition put forward in Creative Involvement: A New Direction in China's Diplomacy with new cases and stories to enrich its content. It discusses China's global role, and explores its root cause of formation, development stages, and future direction…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
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  • China: Tackle the Challenge of Global Climate Change

    By Angang Hu, Qingyou Guan

    Global climate change is one of the challenges ever to confront humanity with the largest scale, widest scope and most far-reaching influence. As the biggest developing country with the largest population, China is the world’s leading consumer of coal and energy, and one of the worst-hit…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
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  • Explanation, Laws, and Causation

    By Wei Wang

    Scientific explanation, laws of nature, and causation are crucial and frontier issues in the philosophy of science. This book studies the complex relationship between the three concepts, aiming to achieve a holistic synthesis about explanation–laws–causation. By reviewing Hempel's scientific…

    Hardback – 2017-04-11
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  • Food Security and Social Protection for the Rural Poor in China

    By Ling Zhu

    Economic growth and its relevant subjects have been given the first priority in the research agenda since China initiated economic reforms in 1978, while the topics of social protection and gender equality have been largely left at the periphery for a long period. This book is a collection of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06
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  • Chinese Macroeconomic Operation

    By Liu Shucheng

    Liu Shucheng is a famous Chinese economist who has a major impact on the study of China's macroeconomics and quantitative economics. Selecting some of Liu's representative studies on Chinese macroeconomy, this book will be a valuable reference for understanding and studying Chinese economy. The…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
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  • Chinese Economic Growth and Fluctuations

    By Liu Shucheng

    Since the economic reform of the 1980s, Chinese economy has boomed and has now become the second largest in the world. Based on the constant and systematic researches of economic periodicity, this book studies Chinese economic growth and fluctuations. As a famous Chinese economist, the author is…

    Hardback – 2017-03-22
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  • Social Transformation and Chinese Experience

    By Peilin Li

    China's success on economic growth and its exploration on political reform in the past few decades have attracted the attention from worldwide economic and political experts. This book studies China's transformation and experience from a sociological perspective, which broadens the research…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13
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  • Free the Land

    A Study on China's Land Trust

    By Jian Pu

    Land reform has been the most challenging social issue for China, which is in transition from an agricultural society to an industrialized country. As the initiator of "common-ownership trust", the author introduces trust theory into China's land reform, trying to settle the issues of land right…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
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  • Scientists' Impact on Decision-making

    A Case Study of the China Hi-Tech Research and Development Program

    By Peng Ru

    With the increasing influence of science and technology (S&T) on socioeconomic life and public affairs, there has been a growing demand for S&T expertise in today's public decision-making. The National High Technology Research and Development Program (863 Program), involving hundreds of S&…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • Chinese Cooperative-Harmonious Democracy

    By Zongchao Peng, Ben Ma, Taoxiong Liu

    After several decades of reform and opening up, China has come to a critical period of transformation and development. How to improve the development strategies to effectively promote China's democratic politics has once again attracted the world's attention. This book compares the commons and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • Government Foresighted Leading

    Theory and Practice of the World's Regional Economic Development

    By Yunxian Chen, Jianwei Qiu

    Over the past several decades of reform and opening up to the outside world, remarkable economic growth has been achieved in China and has drawn considerable world attention. The question of how to explain that phenomenon and the road China has taken towards its modernization have been the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • Assessing Listening for Chinese English Learners

    Developing a Communicative Listening Comprehension Test Suite for CET

    By Pan Zhixin

    This book reports in detail the newly developed Communicative Listening Comprehension Test (CLCT) for the National College English Test (CET) of China. Following the principles of communicative testing in general and test construction approach proposed by Bachman and Palmer (1996) in particular,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • Patterns and Meanings of Intensifiers in Chinese Learner Corpora

    By Chunyan Wang

    Intensification plays a major role in spoken and written interaction, enabling the writer or speaker to express different levels of commitment. This book explores the patterns and meanings of intensifiers in Chinese learner English by ways of comparison with native English. The study is conducted…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
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  • A Corpus Study of Collocation in Chinese Learner English

    By Yuanwen Lu

    Collocation is an important tool in describing lexical behaviour in language and has received increasing attention in recent years. Based on two corpora: LOCNESS (the Louvain Corpus of Native English Essays) and MLC (the Non-English major Mainland Chinese Learner Corpus), this book explores the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
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  • Language Policy

    A Systemic Functional Linguistic Approach

    By Bingjun Yang, Rui Wang

    In recent years, research has prospered in the study of language policy. However, there are still many problems behind this prosperity. For example, much of the research lacks theoretical intervention and neglects perspectives of linguistic theories. This book, a trailblazer for academic…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
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  • Complementarity Between Lexis and Grammar in the System of Person

    A Systemic Typological Approach

    By Pin Wang

    This book investigates the lexico-grammatical complementarity in language in its construal of person as a semantic system. Given the vast and wide spectrum of resources for expressing distinctions in the assignment of person roles in language, this book presents person-related system networks…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
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  • Peer-to-Peer Lending with Chinese Characteristics: Development, Regulation and Outlook

    By Shanghai Finance Institute P2P Research Group

    Literature on China's finance in the West has focused on "financial repression" in its highly regulated financial markets. However, fundamental changes in China's financial system are underway and China's peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is now the largest in the world. This book uses exclusive…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
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  • Research Frontiers on the International Marketing Strategies of Chinese Brands

    Edited by Zuohao Hu, Xi Chen, Zhilin Yang

    This book proposes a theoretical framework identifying external and internal factors that influence internationalization strategy of Chinese brands and brand performance. It explores several key strategies e.g. standardization versus adaptation, price leadership versus branding, OBM export versus…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
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  • Economic Development and Reform Deepening in China

    By Jiagui Chen

    This book, together with Macro-control and Economic Development in China is a collection of papers written in recent years about maintaining economic growth, managing inflation, the relationship between growth and structural adjustment, control of price growth, maintaining stable economic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16
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  • Macro-control and Economic Development in China

    By Jiagui Chen

    This book, together with Economic Development and Reform Deepening in China is a collection of papers written in recent years about maintaining economic growth, managing inflation, the relationship between growth and structural adjustment, control of price growth, maintaining stable economic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15
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  • Beyond the Iron House

    Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field

    By Saiyin Sun

    Beyond the Iron House is a critical study of a crucial period of life and work of the modern Chinese writer Lu Xun. Through thorough research into historical materials and archives, the author demonstrates that Lu Xun was recognized in the literary field much later than has hitherto been argued.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-25
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  • On Aesthetic and Cultural Issues in Pragmatic Translation

    Based on the Translation of Brand Names and Brand Slogans

    By Xiuwen Feng

    This book focuses on the cross-cultural advertising communication and aesthetic issues of brands and brand slogans. Based on the pragmatic translating theories and case studies of a few classic brand translations, the book puts forward the Three Aesthetic Principles of translating…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13
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  • Internationalization of the RMB

    Establishment and Development of RMB Offshore Markets

    By International Monetary Institute

    As from 2012, the International Monetary Institution (IMI) of the Renmin University of China publishes annual reports on the internationalization of RMB. This series of annual reports create and publish the RMB Internationalization Index (RII). Besides, they focus on one topic in each year's report…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
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  • The Use of L1 Cognitive Resources in L2 Reading by Chinese EFL Learners

    By Shiyu Wu

    This book focuses on the effects of L1 cognitive resources on L2 reading e.g. the effects of L1 reading ability, the ability in L1 mental-structure building, L1 cognitive use in L2 reading, and other related cognitive mechanisms and capacities of EFL learners in China. It integrated test-based and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25
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  • Internet Finance in China

    Introduction and Practical Approaches

    By Ping Xie, Chuanwei Zou, Haier Liu

    This book is about internet finance, a concept coined by the authors in 2012. Internet finance deals specifically with the impacts of internet based technologies, such as mobile payments, social networks, search engines, cloud computation, and big data, on the financial sector. Major types of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
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  • Regulating China's Shadow Banks

    By Qingmin Yan, Jianhua Li

    China’s shadow banking has been a top issue in the past few years. Scholars, policymakers, and professionals around the world are seeking deeper insight into the subject, and the authors had unique insight into the sector through their positions high up in the regulatory apparatus. "Regulating…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
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