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  • Understanding Idol Worship in Chinese Societies

    Psycho-social Perspective

    By Xiaodong Yue, Chau-kiu Cheung, Fei Cheng

    This book introduces psycho-social studies of idol worship in Chinese societies. It reviews how idol worship is perceived in Chinese culture, history and philosophy, and how it differs from the concept of Celebrity Worship that is more dominant in Western literature. It also explains idol worship…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 

  • Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora

    Edited by Gregor Benton, Hong Liu, Huimei Zhang

    This book forms a significant contribution to knowledge about an important and (in English-language scholarship) understudied subject in the history of Chinese migration and Chinese transnationalism, that of qiaopi (letter) trade. As an evidence driven study which is empirically focussed,…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Chinese Worlds

  • Model Workers in China, 1949-1965

    Constructing A New Citizen

    By James Farley

    Seismic changes in ideology and economic policy in China followed the death of Mao Zedong but one aspect of culture that has remained constant. The use of ‘Model Workers’ in both a political and commercial context continues to thrive in China and although the messages they promote have largely…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic transformations over the last six decades. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • China’s Regions and Their Global Interactions

    By Tim Summers

    China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. As the country’s economic and social transformations continue, the dynamics within and relationships between China’s regions are changing too. These changes are partly the result of and responses…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 

  • A New Era in Democratic Taiwan

    Trajectories and turning points in politics and cross-Strait relations

    Edited by Chun-Yi Lee, Jonathan Sullivan

    In January 2016, Taiwan’s former authoritarian ruler, the KMT, lost control of both the presidency and legislature. In concert with grassroots activism, the KMT led democratization in Taiwan in the 1980s because it was confident its financial resources, patronage networks and reputation for…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

    Edited by Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin

    This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    China Policy Series

  • Governing Environmental Conflicts in China

    By Yanwei Li

    Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises…

    Hardback – 2018-03-14 
    China Policy Series

  • The Power of Relationalism in China

    By Leah Zhu

    In the 21st century, China has become impossible to ignore. At the same time, a vast array of perceptions and judgments of China’s actions and future have arisen. The confusion, Leah Zhu postulates, is explained by decades of traditional modus operandi, which began in the Maoist Era and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-21 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age

    Internet, Media, and Public Opinion

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    This book examines information and public opinion control by the authoritarian state in response to popular access to information and upgraded political communication channels among the citizens in contemporary China. Empowered by mass media, particularly social media and other information…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15 

  • Television in Transition in East Asia

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution, and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Economic Roots of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

    Globalization and the Rise of China

    By Louis Augustin-Jean, Anthea H.Y. Cheung

    In the autumn of 2014, thousands of people, young and educated in their majority, occupied the major business district and seat of the government in Hong Kong. The protest, known as the Umbrella Movement, called for ‘genuine democracy’, as well as a fairer social and economic system. The book…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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