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  • Social Transformation and Chinese Experience

    By Peilin Li

    China's success on economic growth and its exploration on political reform in the past few decades have attracted the attention from worldwide economic and political experts. This book studies China's transformation and experience from a sociological perspective, which broadens the research…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

    By Liping Bu

    This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 35 in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Women of Quyi

    Liminal Voices and Androgynous Bodies

    By Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Why has the female voice - as the resonant incarnation of the female body - inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre?…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture

    By Haomin Gong, Xin Yang

    New information technologies have, to an unprecedented degree, come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. As Internet narratives including online fiction, poetry and films reflect and represent ambivalent politics in China, the Chinese state wishes to…

    Hardback – 2017-03-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China's Rural Areas

    Building a Moderately Prosperous Society

    Edited by China Development Research Foundation

    The prosperity of China’s people has advanced very much in recent decades. However, in many respects China is still a developing country, and this is especially true of rural areas where economic progress has not been as marked as in urban areas and where many people still live in relative poverty.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • China's Cinema of Class

    Audiences and Narratives

    By Nicole Talmacs

    China’s commercial film industry can be used as a map to understand how class is interwoven into the imaginations that inform and influence social change in Chinese society. Film consumption is important in this process, particularly for young adult urbanites that are China’s primary commercial…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Social Entrepreneurship and Citizenship in China

    The rise of NGOs in the PRC

    By Carolyn L. Hsu

    Over the last thirty years, social entrepreneurship has boomed in the People’s Republic of China. Today there are hundreds of thousands of legally registered NGOs, and millions more unregistered, working in the areas of the environment, education, women’s issues, disability services, community…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Popular Media, Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China

    By Shuyu Kong

    Since the early 1990s the media and cultural fields in China have become increasingly commercialized, resulting in a massive boom in the cultural and entertainment industries. This evolution has also brought about fundamental changes in media behaviour and communication, and the enormous growth of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Perverse Taiwan

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Yin Wang

    Host of the first gay pride in the Sinophone world, Taiwan is well-known for its mushrooming of liberal attitudes towards non-normative genders and sexualities after the lifting of Martial Law in 1987. Perverse Taiwan is the first collection of its kind to contextualize that development from an…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary China

    Unity, Stability and Development, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Czeslaw Tubilewicz

    Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development comprehensively examines key problems crucial to understanding modern-day China. Organized around three interrelated themes of unity, stability and development, each chapter explores distinct issues and debate their…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 
    Routledge

  • China Turned On

    Television, Reform and Resistance

    By James Lull

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China’s effort to ‘modernize’ and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ‘bridge’ between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Television

  • Transforming Chinese Cities

    Edited by Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee, Jia Gao

    The urbanisation of China over the last three decades has been a hugely significant development, both for China’s reform process and for the world more generally. This book presents recent research findings on China’s continuing urban transformation. Subjects covered include the decline of the…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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