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  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Television

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country by country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • China's Great Urbanization

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Litao Zhao, Sarah Y. Tong

    China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014. Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution

    By Enhua Zhang

    Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural representations. Examining the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Television Drama in Contemporary China

    Political, social and cultural phenomena

    By Shenshen Cai

    Due to high audience numbers and the significant influence upon the opinions and values of viewers, the political leadership in China attributes great importance to the impact of television dramas. Many successful TV serials have served as useful conduits to disseminate official rhetoric and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • China's Economic Culture

    The Ritual Order of State and Markets

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

    China's spectacular rise challenges established economic moulds, both at the national level, with the concept of "state capitalism", and at the firm level, with the notion of indigenous "Chinese management practices". However, both Chinese and Western observers emphasise the transitional nature of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Eric Wing Hong Chui, T. Wing Lo

    In recent years law, crime and justice have become increasingly politicised in Hong Kong. Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong, 2nd Edition offers a detailed and comprehensive overview of and introduction to the criminal justice system in Hong Kong, building upon recent events and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-08 
    Routledge

  • The Occupy Movement in Hong Kong

    Sustaining Decentralised Protest

    By Yongshun Cai

    The Occupy movement in Hong Kong was sustained for about 80 days because of government tolerance, the presence of determined participants, and a weak leadership. The government tolerated the occupation because its initial use of force, in particular teargas, was counterproductive and provoked…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film

    By Xuelin Zhou

    This book explores the vigorous film cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the perspective of youth culture. The book relates this important topic to the wider social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the relationship between the films and the changes that today…

    Hardback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

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