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  • The Identity of Zhiqing

    The Lost Generation

    By Weiyi Wu, Fan Hong

    Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities relocated to rural areas. The Movement shaped…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources.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 – 2016-02-29 

  • 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 – 2016-02-29 

  • Party and Professionals

    The Political Role of Teachers in Contemporary China

    By Gordon White

    Originally published in 1981, this study fits into a wider context of works analysing the impact of the social revolution on the structure of Chinese society since 1949. Party and Professionals focuses on the teaching profession in relation to social ranking. As a part of the intelligentsia, the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06 
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield

    By Minjie Chen

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter’s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations’…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno 秦 玲子 

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-01-14 
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • 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 – 2016-01-04 
    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 – 2016-01-04 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Understanding Chinese Society

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Hardback – 2016-01-01 

  • 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

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