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  • Creative Industries in Hong Kong

    The Global City in China and Asia

    By Grace L K Leung

    The experience of Hong Kong’s creative industries and the challenges they face in the era of globalization serves as an important case study for other Chinese and Asian cities which are actively promoting their creative industries. Hong Kong served as a gateway to China for many decades. The…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Transformation of Marriage and Social Inequality in Post-Reform China

    By Yingchun Ji

    Women pioneering late marriage in the near universal and early marriage context in China have increasingly been castigated as "leftover" women in recent years, generating a media frenzy and societal obsession in China that has drawn global attention. This book sheds critical light on this new…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge Contemporary China 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 – 2018-08-30 
    Routledge Studies in Taoism

  • Chinese Ideas of Life and Death

    Faith, Myth and Reason in the Han Period (202 BC-AD 220)

    By Michael Loewe

    Many of the basic characteristics of Imperial China took shape during the Han period (202 BC-AD 220). This book, first published in 1982, is a key contribution to our understanding of China’s cultural history. It explains the conceptual background of many of the artefacts of China’s past, and calls…

    Hardback – 2018-08-29 
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Key Economic Areas in Chinese History

    As Revealed in the Development of Public Works for Water-Control

    By Ch'ao-Ting Chi

    This book, first published in 1936, offers the conception of the dynamics of the Key Economic Area as an aid to the understanding of Chinese economic history. By tracing their development through a historical study of the construction of irrigation and flood-control works and transport canals, it…

    Hardback – 2018-08-29 
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

  • Routledge Handbook of Imperial Chinese History

    Edited by Victor Cunrui Xiong, Kenneth J. Hammond

    The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding…

    Hardback – 2018-08-27 

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature

    Edited by Ming Dong Gu

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature presents a comprehensive overview of Chinese literature from the 1910s to the present day. Featuring detailed studies of selected masterpieces, it adopts a thematic-comparative approach. By developing an innovative conceptual framework predicated…

    Hardback – 2018-08-24 

  • Good Governance in China - A Way Towards Social Harmony

    Case Studies by China’s Rising Leaders

    Edited by Wang Mengkui

    Good governance is necessary for effective public administration and delivery of public goods and services. This is an important issue for all countries, but in particular for rapidly developing countries such as China where reform of governance and public administration is a key element of the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-16 
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong

    Edited by Tai-lok Lui, Stephen W.K. Chiu, Ray Yep

    When Britain and China negotiated the future of Hong Kong in the early 1980s, their primary concern was about maintaining the status quo. The rise of China in the last thirty years, however, has reshaped the Beijing-Hong Kong dynamic as new tensions and divisions have emerged. Thus, post-1997 Hong…

    Hardback – 2018-07-13 

  • Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic shifts over the last seven decades or so. 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 – 2018-07-06 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • China’s Regions in an Era of Globalization

    By Tim Summers

    The rise of China has been shaped and driven by its engagement with the global economy during a period of intensified globalization, yet China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. This means that its engagement with the global economy…

    Paperback – 2018-06-26 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • A New Era in Democratic Taiwan

    Trajectories and turning points in politics and cross-Strait relations

    Edited by Jonathan Sullivan, Chun-Yi Lee

    In January 2016 Taiwan’s former authoritarian ruler, the KMT, lost control of both the presidency and the legislature. Having led the democratization process in Taiwan during the 1980s, it maintained a winning coalition among big business, the public sector, green collar workers and local factions.…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

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