Chinese Studies Products

  • Screening China's Soft Power

    Edited by Paola Voci, Luo Hui

    Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is a key policy under President Xi Jinping. It is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists and other cultural actors, often manifesting itself in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • What Is at Stake in Building “Non-Western” International Relations Theory?

    By Yong-Soo Eun

    It is often pointed out that International Relations (IR) as a discipline is "too Western centric", and that IR tends to marginalise knowledge claims outside the West. In this respect, many IR scholars have called for "broadening" the theoretical horizon of IR while problematising the Western…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • China and the World Economy

    Transition and Challenges

    Edited by Jin Zhang, Zhang Laiming

    This book brings together leading international scholars and leading scholars from China’s highly prestigious Development Research Centre of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, who all put forward their insights into the current challenges for the Chinese and the world economy. The…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    China in the World

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Daoism in Modern China

    Edited by Vincent Goossaert, Xun Liu

    The modern history of Chinese temples and Daoism go hand in hand, and while both temples and Daoists serve Chinese society, the relationship between the two has yet to be thoroughly analysed. This book questions whether temples and Daoism are two independent aspects of modern Chinese religion, or…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Affairs of China

    A Survey of the Recent History and Present Circumstances of the Republic of China

    By Eric Teichman

    First published in 1938, this book aims to be a ‘true and objective’ account of China’s recent history and its present circumstances at the time, drawing on the author’s thirty years of experience as a member of the British consular service in China. The recurrent themes of the period are examined:…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    Useful Rivalry

    By Anna Costa

    This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-09-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Series

  • Global Governance and China

    The Dragon’s Learning Curve

    Edited by Scott Kennedy

    This volume offers systematic analysis of China’s growing engagement in global governance institutions over the past three decades. During this period, China has gone from outsider to observer to insider. The volume is based on studies of Chinese involvement in a wide cross section of regimes,…

    Paperback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    Global Institutions

  • China, Africa and Responsible International Engagement

    By Yanzhuo Xu

    China’s increasing involvement in Africa is a controversial and hotly debated issue. On the one hand, China has brought significant economic and political opportunities to the continent with large amounts of investment and infrastructure. On the other hand, however, China’s interests in Africa -…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Changing Constellations of Southeast Asia

    From Northeast Asia to China

    Edited by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Abdul Rahman Embong, Siew Yean Tham

    Southeast Asia is among emerging economies that have become important drivers of the world economy. ASEAN has furthered the region’s economic integration. Yet, growth remains dependent on foreign investment. Inequality has grown or remained high. Democracy, instead of consolidating, has stalled or…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

  • Chinese Social Media

    Social, Cultural, and Political Implications

    Edited by Mike Kent, Katie Ellis, Jian Xu

    This book brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to address critical perspectives on Chinese language social media, internationalizing the state of social media studies beyond the Anglophone paradigm. The collection focuses on the intersections between Chinese language social media…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Digital Media and Culture in Asia

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