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  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution

    By Enhua Zhang

    Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural representations. Examining the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

    Biography, Bibliography, and Critical Assessment

    By Laifong Leung

    In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie…

    Hardback – 2016-08-17
    Routledge

  • Beyond the Iron House

    Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field

    By Saiyin Sun

    Beyond the Iron House is a critical study of a crucial period of life and work of the modern Chinese writer Lu Xun. Through thorough research into historical materials and archives, the author demonstrates that Lu Xun was recognized in the literary field much later than has hitherto been argued.…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29
    Routledge
    China Perspectives

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Lu Hsün and his Predecessors

    By V. I. Semanov

    Originally published in 1980, Alber’s translation of Semanov’s study aimed to contribute to the studies of Chinese literature and the knowledge of Lu Hsün’s work to an English-speaking reader. Lu Hsün was an influential democrat and humanist in early twentieth Century China and his work had a great…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women Writers in Postsocialist China

    By Kay Schaffer, Xianlin Song

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • 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 – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are…

    Hardback – 2014-11-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • New Chinese-Language Documentaries

    Ethics, Subject and Place

    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang

    Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    As the site of crossings of colonizers, settlers, merchants, and goods, island nations such as Taiwan have seen a rich confluence of cultures, where peoples and languages were either forced to mix or did so voluntarily, due largely to colonial conquest and their crucial role in world economy.…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II

    Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644

    By Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles

    This volume of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women completes the four-volume project and contains more than 400 biographies of women active in the Tang through Ming dynasties (618-1644). Many of the entries are the result of original research and provide the only substantial information on…

    Hardback – 2014-03-01
    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…

    Hardback – 2014-01-09
    Routledge
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

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