Chinese History Products

  • On Socialist Democracy and the Chinese Legal System

    The Li Yizhe Debates

    Edited by Anita Chan, Stanley Rosen, Jonathan Unger

    In 1974, a small group of young intellectuals, the Li Yizhe group, circulated their dissident manifesto, ‘On Socialist Democracy and the Legal System,’ a probing critique of the leftist authoritarianism of Mao Zedong. This title examines the writings of these dissidents as a means to better…

    Hardback – 2016-01-03 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Revolutionary Education in China

    Documents and Commentary

    By Peter J. Seybolt

    Originally published in 1973, this title analyses revolutionary changes in the Chinese education system and illustrates China’s radical departure from both traditional and Western goals. In his extensive introduction, Peter J. Seybolt puts the transformation of education in the context of China’s…

    Hardback – 2016-01-03 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Understanding Chinese Society

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 

  • Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

    By Anne-Marie Brady

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the  subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • Women and the Literary World in Early Modern China, 1580-1700

    By Daria Berg

    Exploring the works of key women writers within their cultural, artistic and socio-political contexts, this book considers changes in the perception of women in early modern China. The sixteenth century brought rapid developments in technology, commerce and the publishing industry that saw women…

    Paperback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno 秦 玲子 

    Yuan China, one of the four empires created by the descendants of Cinggis Qan (1167-1227), saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Modern Korea and Its Others

    Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Understanding China

    The Silk Road and the Communist Manifesto

    By Peter Nolan

    If the West wishes to understand China better, it needs to appreciate the depth of thought and range of debate that is taking place within the Chinese political system. China is entering a new and complicated phase in its development. From a minnow in the 1970s it has become a mighty player on the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Explaining Railway Reform in China

    A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements

    By Linda Tjia Yin-nor

    Having been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-21 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610

    Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism

    By Ana Carolina Hosne

    The rulers of the overseas empires summoned the Society of Jesus to evangelize their new subjects in the ‘New World’ which Spain and Portugal shared; this book is about how two different missions, in China and Peru, evolved in the early modern world. From a European perspective, this book is about…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Local Realities and Environmental Changes in the History of East Asia 

    Edited by Ts'ui-Jung Liu

    Environmental history has evolved into a well-established historical subfield which has broadened the horizons of historical research, beyond human affairs, to include the study of human interactions with natural and man-made environments. This broadened scope has attracted scholars from many…

    Hardback – 2015-09-10
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

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