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  • China in Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    What kinds of human individuals, events, things and commodities can best represent China? How have those representative symbols evolved in Chinese history? How have they been highlighted, disseminated and accepted? In this book, a full range of symbols and seemingly discrete social phenomena,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • The Patterns of Symbolic Communication

    By Sui Yan

    With the classic semiotician Roland Barthes' ground-breaking research of semiotics, symbols are liberated from linguistics and extended to media research, which makes semiotics increasingly important especially in the present-day world dominated by new media. In this book, the author offers an…

    Hardback – 2017-08-04 
    Routledge

  • China's Rise and the Chinese Overseas

    Edited by Bernard Wong, Chee-Beng TAN

    Since the 1978 opening up of China and her active engagement in economic reformation and modernization, China has become a truly global economic power. These developments have, consequently, had an impact on ethnic Chinese people living across the world. Traditionally, the study of immigrant…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Humour and Chinese Culture

    A Psychological Approach

    By Xiaodong Yue

    This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions…

    Hardback – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign

    Simulation and its Social Implications

    By Xiao Mei

    Between 2009 and 2012, the city of Chongqing came into the national, and even international spotlight, as it became the geographical centre of the ‘Singing Red, Smashing Black’ campaign, and later the political storm that swept China. Chongqing’s Red Culture Campaign drew an incredible amount of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

  • Gender, Dating and Violence in Urban China

    By Wang Xiying

    This book explores young people’s experiences of, and views on, dating, gender, sexuality, sexual hegemony and violence within dating relationships. Based on interviews and focus groups conducted in Beijing over a long period, and focusing especially on dating violence, the book reveals insights on…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Taiwan Cinema

    International Reception and Social Change

    Edited by Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Gary Rawnsley

    The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, with partiuclar focus on a leading contemporary Taiwan filmmaker, Wei Te-sheng, who is responsible for such Asian blockbusters as Cape No.7, Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale and Kano. The book discusses key issues, including…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Political Mobility of Chinese Regional Leaders

    Performance, Preference, Promotion

    By Liang Qiao

    A monarch is usually born, a member of parliament or a president is usually elected, but a regional leader in China is usually orchestrated to replace his or her predecessor through an opaque process and for reasons not normally made public. The professional trajectories of Chinese regional leaders…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Paperback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Civilising Citizens in Post-Mao China

    Understanding the Rhetoric of Suzhi

    By Delia Lin

    Political discourse in contemporary China is intimately linked to the patriotic reverie of restoring China as a great civilisation, a dream of reformers since the beginning of the twentieth century. The concept and use of suzhi – a term that denotes the idea of cultivating a ‘quality’ citizenship –…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Debating Culture in Interwar China

    By Ya-pei Kuo

    The May Fourth era (1915-1927) is considered a pivotal point in the history of modern China. This period is usually portrayed as a "Chinese Enlightenment", a period during which total change from the past was sought through the appropriation of Western science and democracy. Conventional…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Leiden Series in Modern East Asian Politics, History and Media

  • Social Attitudes in Contemporary China

    By Chen Yu, Fang Wei, Liqing Li, Paul Morrissey, Nie Chen

    Unlike many studies of social attitudes, which are based on large scale quantitative surveys, or which focus on the attitude of elites, this book considers the views of ordinary people, and is based on in-depth, qualitative interviews. This approach results in rich, nuanced data, and is especially…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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