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  • The Middle Class in Neoliberal China

    Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces

    By Hai Ren

    Since the late 1970s, China’s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Guangdong and Chinese Diaspora

    The Changing Landscape of Qiaoxiang

    By Yow Cheun Hoe

    China’s rapid economic growth has drawn attention to the Chinese diasporic communities and the multiple networks that link Chinese individuals and organizations throughout the world. Ethnic Chinese have done very well economically, and the role of the Chinese Diaspora in China’s economic success…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • An Emerging Non-Regular Labour Force in Japan

    The Dignity of Dispatched Workers

    By Huiyan Fu

    Like many industrialised nations, the current employment trend in Japan centres on diversification of the labour market with an increased use of temporary labour. Among a wide range of non-regular labour arrangements, haken are a newly legalised category of non-regular workers who are typically…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Young Chinese in Urban China

    By Alex Cockain

    This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time

    By Hai Ren

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
    Routledge

  • Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge
    Anthropology of Asia

  • Worlding Multiculturalisms

    The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

    Edited by Daniel P. S. Goh

    Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of…

    Hardback – 2014-11-30
    Routledge
    Political Theories in East Asian Context

  • Japan: The Basics

    By Christopher P. Hood

    Japan: The Basics, is an engaging introduction to the culture, society and the global positioning of Japan. Taking a fresh look at stereotypes associated with Japan, it provides a well-rounded introduction to a constantly evolving country. It addresses such questions as: • How do we go about…

    Paperback – 2014-11-17
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • The Japanese Family

    Touch, Intimacy and Feeling

    By Diana Adis Tahhan

    This book explores how the relationship between child and parent develops in Japan, from the earliest point in a child’s life, through the transition from family to the wider world, first to playschools and then schools. It shows how touch and physical contact are important for engendering intimacy…

    Hardback – 2014-05-07
    Routledge
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to…

    Hardback – 2014-05-05
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Innovation and Industrialization in Asia

    Edited by Rajah Rasiah, Yeo Lin, Yuri Sadoi

    Existing accounts of East Asia’s meteoric growth and structural change has either been explained as one dictated essentially by markets with strong macroeconomic fundamentals, or a consequence of proactive governments. This book departs from such a dichotomy by examining inductively the drivers of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-09
    Routledge

  • Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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