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  • 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

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno

    Under the rule of the descendants of Chinggis Khan (1167-1227), China 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 codification of medical…

    Paperback – 2017-06-24 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested…

    Paperback – 2017-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able…

    Paperback – 2017-06-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Ethics, Efficiency and Macroeconomics in China

    From Mao to Xi

    By Jonathan Leightner

    This book tells the story of how China’s leaders, from Mao to Xi, have sacrificed ethics to promote either macroeconomic performance or microeconomic efficiency. This story includes Mao’s collectivization of land, the Great Leap Forward, the Great Cultural Revolution, Deng’s opening China to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Since the "Opening Up" period of 1978-80, China has urbanized with unprecedented speed. The construction of completely new cities and the dramatic redevelopment of existing urban centers have completely transformed the Chinese landscape. This urban revolution has generated an astonishing number and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

  • China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    By Jun Fang

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Mao

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch’s second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure. Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao’s younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him. Through a wealth of primary and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • 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 – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • From Eileen Chang to Ang Lee

    Lust/Caution

    Edited by Peng Hsiao-yen, Whitney Crothers Dilley

    In 2007, Ang Lee made an espionage thriller based on the short story "Lust, Caution" by Eileen Chang, China’s most famous female author of the twentieth century. The release of the film became a trigger for heated debates on issues of national identity and political loyalty, and brought…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Japan–China Relations in the Modern Era

    By Ryosei Kokubun, Yoshihide Soeya, Akio Takahara, Shin Kawashima

    From before the dawn of recorded history, there has been a rich flow of interaction between Japan and China. Japan has long learned many things from Chinese civilization, and since the modern era China began to learn from Japan. In the twenty-first century, however, China surpassed Japan in terms…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

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