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  • China's Architecture in a Globalizing World: Between Socialism and the Market

    1st Edition

    By Jiawen Han

    China is currently in the midst of an unprecedented building boom and, indeed, interest in Chinese contemporary architecture has been fuelled by this huge expansion. Through a cutting-edge theoretical discussion of Chinese architecture in relation to Chinese modernity, this book examines this…

    Paperback – 2019-06-14 
    Routledge

  • Christianity and the Transformation of Physical Education and Sport in China

    1st Edition

    By Huijie Zhang, Fan Hong, Fuhua Huang

    Despite the popularity of sport in contemporary China, the practice of physical education is not indigenous to its culture. Strenuous physical activity was traditionally linked to low class and status in the pre-modern Chinese society. The concept of modern PE was introduced to China by Western…

    Paperback – 2019-06-04 
    Routledge

  • Humor and Chinese Culture

    A Psychological Perspective, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-25 
    Routledge

  • Migration in Post-Colonial Hong Kong

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-25 
    Routledge

  • China's Housing Middle Class

    Changing Urban Life in Gated Communities, 1st Edition

    By Beibei Tang

    Home ownership plays a significant role in locating the middle class in most western societies, associated with market, consumerism, democracy and “people like us”, the significant features of the middle class for any society. In China, private home ownership was not the norm from 1949, when the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Chinese Fans of Japanese and Korean Pop Culture

    Nationalistic Narratives and International Fandom, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Changing Taiwanese Identities

    1st Edition

    Edited by J. Bruce Jacobs, Peter Kang

    The peoples of Taiwan have been influenced by many different cultures and migrations throughout the island’s history. In the 20th and early 21st centuries especially it has been a stage for cultural and ethnic conflict, not least because of the arrival of mainland Chinese fleeing the Chinese…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Emerging Adulthood in Hong Kong

    Social Forces and Civic Engagement, 1st Edition

    By Chau-kiu Cheung

    How emerging adults, broadly referring to those aged from 18 to 29 years old, fare in civic engagement, as compared with other adults is the focus of the present work. The work takes civic engagement to comprise prosociality in civil society, sustaining social institutions, and challenging…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Interest Groups and the New Democracy Movement in Hong Kong

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Citizenship, Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong

    Localism after the Umbrella Movement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wai-man Lam, Luke Cooper

    Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ has been widely regarded as a watershed moment in the polity’s post-1997 history. While public protest has long been a routine part of Hong Kong’s political culture, the preparedness of large numbers of citizens to participate in civil disobedience represented a…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Disability Identity and Marriage in Rural China

    1st Edition

    By Jing Yang

    Based on data collected through in-depth fieldwork observation and interviews in Bai Township, this book examines how women with disabilities in rural Southwest China compensate for their disability identity through marriage. As the first book to theorize the married life of rural-based women with…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Social Work, Social Policy and Social Development in Greater China

  • The Women of Quyi

    Liminal Voices and Androgynous Bodies, 1st Edition

    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? Why…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

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