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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Re-producing Chineseness in Southeast Asia

    Scholarship and Identity in Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Chih-yu Shih

    Identity politics can impede Chinese identification in southeast Asia because the migrant population, particularly the intellectual aspect of that population, have to consider the political effects of their intellectual and social activities on the survival of Chinese communities. Similarly, these…

    Paperback – 2017-09-24 
    Routledge

  • Interest Groups and the New Democracy Movement in Hong Kong

    Edited by Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    A new era in the democracy movement in Hong Kong began on July 1, 2003, when half a million people protested on the streets, and has included the 2012 anti-National Education campaign, the 2014 Occupy Central Movement and the rapid rise of localist groups. The new democracy movement in Hong Kong is…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Public Security and Governance in Contemporary China

    Edited by Mingjun Zhang, Xinye Wu

    The recent rise in reported public security issues in China is one of the most repeated concerns amongst the Chinese authorities. During the past thirty years of reform in China, stability maintenance as a governance strategy has in fact laid a solid foundation for the overall development and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

    Becoming a 'Modern' Man

    By Xiaodong Lin

    Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

    Gary D. Rawnsley is a Professor of Public Diplomacy, Aberystwyth University, UK. Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley is Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Associate Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-11 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Television and National Identity Construction

    The Cultural Politics of Music Entertainment Programmes

    By Lauren Gorfinkel

    This book examines music entertainment programmes on China Central Television, China’s only national level television network, as well as on nationally-available provincial channels, exploring how such programmes project a nuanced image of China’s identity and position in the world. It shows how…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

    Edited by Susanne Y.P. Choi, Eric Fong

    Since 1995 most mainland migrants to Hong Kong have been the wives or non-adult children of Hong Kong men of lower socio-economic status. The majority of immigrants are women, who throughout the past two decades have accounted for more than 60% of immigration. The profile of immigrants has been…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China's Soviet Dream

    Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination

    By Yan Li

    This book examines the introduction of Soviet socialist culture in the People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the period of Sino-Soviet friendship in the 1950s. The vast state initiative to transplant Soviet culture into Chinese soil has conventionally been dismissed as a tool of propaganda…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture

    Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom

    By Lu Chen

    How can Japanese popular culture gain numerous fans in China, despite pervasive anti-Japanese sentiment? How is it that there’s such a strong anti-Korean sentiment in Chinese online fan communities when the official Sino-Korean relationship is quite stable before 2016? Avid fans in China are…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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