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  • China's Governance Model

    Flexibility and Durability of Pragmatic Authoritarianism

    By Hongyi Lai

    Many books on government in China either simply describe the political institutions or else focus, critically, on the weaknesses of the system, such as corruption or the absence of Western-style democracy. This book, on the other hand, takes a more balanced, more positive view. This view is based…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 
    China Policy Series

  • The Internet and New Social Formation in China

    Fandom Publics in the Making

    By Weiyu Zhang

    There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Identity of Zhiqing

    The Lost Generation

    By Weiyi Wu, Fan Hong

    Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities relocated to rural areas. The Movement shaped…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Institutionalizing East Asia

    Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Alice D. Ba, Cheng Chwee Kuik, Sueo Sudo

    Institutional activities have remarkably transformed East Asia, a region once known for the absence of regionalism and regime-building efforts. Yet the dynamics of this Asian institutionalization have remained an understudied area of research. This book offers one of the first scholarly attempts to…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Politics in Asia

  • Catch-Up and Competitiveness in China

    The Case of Large Firms in the Oil Industry

    By Jin Zhang

    This book examines the role of corporate structure, including the role of corporate headquarters, in the success of large firms. It considers these issues in relation to large global corporations, thereby providing a 'benchmark', which is then used as a contrast in a discussion of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

    By Anne-Marie Brady

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the  subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Party and Professionals

    The Political Role of Teachers in Contemporary China

    By Gordon White

    Originally published in 1981, this study fits into a wider context of works analysing the impact of the social revolution on the structure of Chinese society since 1949. Party and Professionals focuses on the teaching profession in relation to social ranking. As a part of the intelligentsia, the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Qupai in Chinese Music

    Melodic Models in Form and Practice

    Edited by Alan R Thrasher

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25 
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language

    Edited by Chan Sin-Wai

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of the Chinese Language will truly meet the academic, linguistic and pedagogical needs of those who are interested in the Chinese language in different capacities and for different reasons, such as Sinologists, Chinese linguists, and teachers and learners of Chinese as a…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 

  • Confucian Constitutionalism in East Asia

    By Bui Ngoc Son

    Western liberal constitutionalism has expanded recently, with, in East Asia, the constitutional systems of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan based on Western principles, and with even the socialist polities of China and Vietnam having some regard to such principles. Despite the alleged universal…

    Hardback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Law in Asia

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