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  • 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 
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  • Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating people, ideas and lifeworlds in Mumbai's redeveloping chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl-redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl-redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Managing Welfare Expectations and Social Change

    Policy Transfer in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Stefan Kühner

    Much has been written about the challenges Asian governments face in response to rapid socio-economic changes and the resulting social needs and welfare expectations. Indeed, heated debates have emerged when scholars in social development, social welfare and social policy conducted more systematic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Netsukes

    1st Edition

    By Albert Brockhous

    Edited by E.G. Stillman

    First published in 1924, no book had ever before emerged dealing with Netsukes, one of the most fascinating and interesting forms of expression of the Japanese in art. Netsukes are the exquisitely carved and infinitely varied little knobs used by the Japanese to keep from slipping all kinds of…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • British Admirals and Chinese Pirates, 1832-1869

    1st Edition

    By Grace Fox

    This study, first published in 1940, examines in detail the suppression of piracy in China. From a starting point of the considering the influence of the Admiralty on the development of British foreign policy in the nineteenth century, it studies the actions of the China Station and in particular…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • China and the West

    Society and Culture, 1815-1937, 1st Edition

    By Jerome Ch'en

    This penetrating study of China’s social and cultural contacts with the West, first published in 1979, analyses the early images that China and the West had of one another, and the illusions and misconceptions that arose from these images. The book centres on the question, why did China fail to…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • 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 – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • 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 – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • 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 – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • 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 – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • 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 – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

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