Chinese Worlds

Series Editors: GREGOR BENTON, Flemming Christiansen, Hong Liu, Terence Gomez, Delia Davin

Chinese Worlds publishes high-quality scholarship, research monographs, and source collections on Chinese history and society. 'Worlds' signals the diversity of China, the cycles of unity and division through which China's modern history has passed, and recent research trends toward regional studies and local issues. It also signals that Chineseness is not contained within borders - ethnic migrant communities overseas are also 'Chinese worlds.'

  • "Mixed Race" Identities in Asia and the Pacific

    Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

    By Zarine L. Rocha

    "Mixed race" is becoming an important area for research, and there is a growing body of work in the North American and British contexts. However, understandings and experiences of "mixed race" across different countries and regions are not often explored in significant depth. New Zealand and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
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  • Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
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  • Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenship

    Mobility, Community and Identity Between China and the United States

    By Lisong Liu

    Since China began its open-door and reform policies in 1978, more than three million Chinese students have migrated to study abroad, and the United States has been their top destination. The recent surge of students following this pattern, along with the rising tide of Chinese middle- and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-18 
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  • Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown

    Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-03
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  • Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia

    On Contextualisation in International Business Studies

    By Michael Jakobsen

    The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition. What is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they have been able to identify as Chinese has to a certain extend depended on different…

    Hardback – 2014-12-03
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  • Chinatown, Europe

    An Exploration of Overseas Chinese Identity in the 1990s

    By Flemming Christiansen, Flemming Christiansen

    Is Chinatown a ghetto, an area of exotic sensations or a business venture? What makes a European Chinese, Chinese?The histories of Chinese communities in Europe are diverse, spanning (amongst others) Teochiu speaking migrants from French Indochina to France, and Hakka and Cantonese speaking…

    Paperback – 2014-01-14
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  • Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China

    By Glen Peterson

    Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China examines the experiences of a group of persons known officially and collectively in the PRC as "domestic Overseas Chinese". They include family members of overseas migrants who remained in China, refugees fleeing persecution, and former migrants…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
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  • Consumers and Individuals in China

    Standing Out, Fitting In

    By Michael B. Griffiths

    Breaking new ground in the study of Chinese urban society, this book applies critical discourse analysis to ethnographic data gathered in Anshan, a third-tier city and market in northeast China. The book confronts the – still widespread – notion that Chinese consumers are not "real" individuals,…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • The Politics of Community Building in Urban China

    By Thomas Heberer, Christian Göbel

    This book aims to make sense of the recent reform of neighbourhood institutions in urban China. It builds on the observation that the late 1990s saw a comeback of the state in urban China after the increased economization of life in the 1980s had initially forced it to withdraw. Based on several…

    Paperback – 2013-04-11
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  • Migration, Ethnic Relations and Chinese Business

    By Kwok-bun Chan

    Incorporating research carried out over the last twenty years, this book documents the personal and collective responses of Chinese migrants and refugees to the prejudice and discrimination they have experienced. Using case studies of Chinese communities in Canada, Chan explores the different…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • Chinese Business in Malaysia

    Accumulation, Ascendance, Accommodation

    By Terence Gomez

    Chinese companies have managed to perform well in Malaysia, especially after the recession in the mid-1980s, due to a clear change in the Malay dominated government's attitude to Chinese capital. Despite the problems that prevail among UMNO politicians, the government has provided a…

    Paperback – 2012-06-13
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  • Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia

    A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era

    By Pál Nyiri

    Since the late nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have moved to Russia and Eastern Europe. However, until now, very little research has been done about the initial migrants in the nineteenth century, the presence of the Chinese in Europe and Russia in the twentieth century…

    Paperback – 2012-05-09
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  • Chinese Migrants and Internationalism

    Forgotten Histories, 1917–1945

    By Gregor Benton

    The transnational and diasporic dimensions of early Chinese migrant politics opened in the late nineteenth century when Chinese radical groups bent on overthrowing the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) vied with one another to win Chinese overseas to their modernizing projects, and immigrants who had…

    Paperback – 2011-03-23
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  • The Politics of Rural Reform in China

    State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s

    By Christian Göbel

    Based on a treasure trove of information collected through fieldwork interviews and painstaking documentary research through the Chinese and Western language presses, this book analyzes one of the most important reforms implemented in China over the past decade – the rural tax and fee reform, also…

    Hardback – 2010-05-23
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  • Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era

    Edited by Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong

    As we enter the 21st century it is clear that the economic growth China has enjoyed has been extraordinary. Although Western countries continue to dominate the world economy and financial markets, the capital markets pf Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, and Shenzen have matured considerably and are…

    Paperback – 2009-12-14
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  • Chinese Transnational Networks

    Edited by Chee-Beng Tan

    The Chinese overseas have long been relevant to China, especially to qiaoxiang, and vice-versa. Qiaoxiang refers to regions from where emigrants migrated overseas, where there are therefore ties with Chinese communities overseas. Unlike most other works, which cover either China or …

    Paperback – 2009-07-23
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  • Chinese Identities, Ethnicity and Cosmopolitanism

    By Kwok-bun Chan

    Drawing upon wide-ranging case study material, the book explores the ever-changing personal and cultural identity of Chinese migrants and the diverse cosmopolitan communities they create. The various models of newly-forged communities are examined with the added dimension of personal…

    Paperback – 2009-05-20
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  • Chinese Ethnic Business

    Global and Local Perspectives

    Edited by Eric Fong, Chiu Luk

    Providing a crucial understanding of how globalization impacts on the development of Chinese businesses, this book analyzes the unprecedented changes in Chinese ethnic business due to the process of globalization, specifically economic globalization, in the key receiving countries of the US,…

    Paperback – 2009-05-20
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  • Intellectuals in Revolutionary China, 1921-1949

    Leaders, Heroes and Sophisticates

    By Hung-yok Ip

    This book originally examines how prominent communist intellectuals in China during the revolutionary period (1921 to 1940) constructed and presented identities for themselves and how they narrated their place in the revolution.…

    Paperback – 2009-04-14
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  • Birth Control in China 1949-2000

    Population Policy and Demographic Development

    By Thomas Scharping

    This comprehensive volume analyzes Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family…

    Paperback – 2005-07-31
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  • Diasporic Chinese Ventures

    The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON, Hong Liu

    This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings together some of Wang's most recent and representative writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration, identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern Asia's…

    Hardback – 2004-01-28
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  • Chinese Enterprise, Transnationalism and Identity

    Edited by Terence Gomez, Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2003-11-12
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  • Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941

    Kedah and Penang

    By Wu Xiao An

    This book examines how Chinese family and business networks, focused around activities such as revenue farming, including opium, the rice trade, and pawnbroking, and related legal and labour organization activities, were highly influential in the process of state formation in Malaya. It shows how…

    Hardback – 2003-02-19
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  • Financing China's Rural Enterprises

    By Dr Jun Li, Jun Li

    Rural enterprises have played an important role in the extraordinary success of China's economy over the last two decades. They have greatly increased off-farm employment in rural areas and brought substantially increased incomes and standards of living to many rural people. Jun Li provides a…

    Hardback – 2002-12-18
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  • Chinas Unlimited

    Making the Imaginaries of China and Chineseness

    By Gregory B. Lee

    A socio-cultural study of the historical representation of China and Chineseness over the past hundred years or so, much of this book discusses the Orientalizing and crude racist ideologies that have formed the foundations of the way people in the west, both popularly and scientifically, have…

    Hardback – 2002-11-06
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  • Birth Control in China 1949-2000

    Population Policy and Demographic Development

    By Thomas Scharping

    This comprehensive volume analyses Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family…

    Hardback – 2002-10-23
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  • Confucian Capitalism

    Discourse, Practice and the Myth of Chinese Enterprise

    By Souchou Yao

    The discourse of Confucian Capitalism has been crucial in shaping our understanding of the brilliant economic successes of the Chinese diaspora all over the world. From this perspective, hard work, family values, and communal cohesion, as well as business practices based on sentiment, trust, and…

    Hardback – 2002-10-16
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2002-10-09
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  • Paradoxes of Labour Reform

    Chinese Labour Theory and Practice from Socialism to Market

    By Luigi Tomba

    Labour reform is only one component of the larger process of reforming economy and society experienced by China over the last three decades. This book uses historical analytical tools in order to shed light on how policymaking takes place in contemporary China: an experimental and self-fulfilling…

    Hardback – 2002-06-19
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  • A Road Is Made

    Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

    By Steve Smith

    This is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the party's relations to the city's students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret societies and its workers, and examines the efforts to transform…

    Hardback – 2000-08-10
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  • The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927

    By Alexander Pantsov

    Based mainly on unknown Russian archival sources which have previously been unobtainable, this book analyses the Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese revolution and their reception in China. Issues include the role of the three Bolshevik leaders, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky in trying to lead the…

    Hardback – 2000-01-23
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  • New Fourth Army

    Communist Resistance Along the Yangtse and the Huai, 1938-1941

    By Gregor Benton

    This study looks at the first three years of the Chinese Communists' New Fourth Army, between the late spring of 1938 and January 1941. The New Fourth Army was no outgrowth or faithful copy of the senior and better-known Eighth Route Army but a body with its own origins and history, and with…

    Hardback – 1999-07-25
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  • The Literary Field of Twentieth Century China

    By Michel Hockx

    At least since the late nineteenth century onwards, Chinese literature as a form of cultural production has been taking place within a specific social space, including writers, critics, journalists, editors, publishers, printers and booksellers. Focusing on people as well as on texts, and looking…

    Hardback – 1999-06-23
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  • Internal and International Migration

    Chinese Perspectives

    By Hein Mallee, Frank N. Pieke

    Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration.Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas…

    Hardback – 1999-04-22
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  • Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas

    By Lynn Pan

    Geographically organised, this Encyclopedia provides a panoramic view across past and present overseas Chinese communities worldwide. As such, it reflects the growing interest of international scholarship in diasporic communities and the worldwide surge in ethnic awareness.The Chinese diaspora is…

    Hardback – 1998-12-03
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  • Chen Duxiu's Last Articles and Letters, 1937-1942

    By Gregor Benton

    Chen Duxiu (1879-1942) founded the Chinese Communist Party in 1921, after a revolutionary career in the movement that overthrew the Manchus and brought in the Republic. Between 1915 and 1919, he led the remarkable New Culture Movement that electrified student youth and laid the intellectual…

    Hardback – 1998-08-24
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  • Village Inc.

    Chinese Rural Society in the 1990s

    By Flemming Christiansen, Flemming Christiansen, Zhang Junzuo Zhang

    This volume investigates the forces and processes in Chinese rural society, exploring the local levels of government in rural areas (villages, townships and towns) as important managers of people and resources, and as deeply involved in business and enterprise. Whether they are 'Village…

    Hardback – 1998-04-06
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