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  • Assessing the Balance of Power in Central-Local Relations in China

    Edited by John Donaldson

    How do we understand the evolution of central-local relations in China during the reform period? This book addresses this question by focusing on eight separate issues in which the central-local relationship has been especially salient – government finance, investment control, regional development,…

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  • The Chinese Family Today

    Edited by Anqi Xu, John Defrain, Wenrong Liu

    China, the most populous country in the world, is undergoing dramatic changes, and we all need to watch carefully. This is the first book to focus on the dramatic changes in Chinese society and families over the past 30 years that is written from an insider perspective, the perspective of a…

    Hardback – 2016-07-01 
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  • Television Regulation and Media Policy in China

    By Yik-Chan Chin

    Despite common images of China in the West as a totalitarian communist party state, in reality the Chinese nation-state is now too large for the ruling party to develop unified national interests and nationwide lines of communication across diverse localities. Given the country’s deep involvement…

    Hardback – 2016-06-30 
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  • Postmodernism and Contemporary Chinese Avant-Garde Fiction

    By Yongchun Cai

    This book examines the work of a group of young avant garde fiction writers who made their rebellious appearance on the Chinese literary scene from the mid-1980s onwards. Exhibiting strategies of anti-mainstream, anti-paradigmatic discourse these writers debunked the traditional literary…

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  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution

    By Enhua Zhang

    This book examines the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in modern China by taking five spatially significant revolutionary events as case studies - the territorial dispute between Russia and the Qing dynasty in 1892, the Land Reform in the 1920s, the Long March (1934-36),…

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  • Television Drama in Contemporary China

    Political, social and cultural phenomena

    By Shenshen Cai

    The book examines a group of recently released TV drama serials in China which focus upon, and to various degrees represent, topical political, social and cultural phenomena. The selected TV serials reflect the present ideological proclivities of the Chinese government which endorse a strong…

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  • Chinese Muslims and the Global Ummah

    Islamic Revival and Ethnic Identity Among the Hui of Qinghai Province

    By Alexander Stewart

    The global spread of Islamic movements and the ascendance of a Chinese state that limits religious freedom have aroused anxieties about integrating Islam and protecting religious freedom around the world. Focusing on violent movements like the so-called Islamic State and Uyghur separatists in China…

    Hardback – 2016-06-23 
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  • State Propaganda in China’s Entertainment Industry

    By Shenshen Cai

    Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online…

    Hardback – 2016-06-22 
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  • China's Approach to Central Asia

    The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation

    By Weiqing Song

    This book examines, comprehensively, the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, the regional organisation which consists of China, Russia and most of the Central Asian countries. It charts the development of the Organisation from the establishment of its precursor, the Shanghai Five, in 1996, through…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01 
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  • China's Energy Security

    A Multidimensional Perspective

    Edited by Giulia C Romano, Jean-Francois Meglio

    A secure supply of energy is essential for all nations, to sustain their economy, and indeed their very survival. This subject is especially important in the case of China, as China’s booming economy and consequent demand for energy is affecting the whole world, and in turn potentially driving…

    Hardback – 2016-05-26 
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  • China's Peasant Agriculture and Rural Society

    Changing paradigms of farming

    Edited by Jan Douwe van der Ploeg, Jingzhong Ye

    China's agriculture and rural society have undergone rapid changes in recent years. Many poorer farmers and younger people have moved to cities, and yet China has an immense challenge to feed a growing and more affluent population. This book provides a ‘bottom-up view’ of China’s agriculture,&…

    Hardback – 2016-05-25 
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  • China's Changing Economy

    Trends, Impacts and the Future

    Edited by Curtis Andressen

    One of the most dramatic events in the global economy over the past few decades has been the rise of China as a global economic power. From humble beginnings in the late 1970s, the policy shift in China from a planned to market economy has led to economic growth of tremendous speed. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
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  • Social Entrepreneurship in the Greater China Region

    Policy and Cases

    Edited by Yanto Chandra, Linda Wong

    This book offers the first exploration into the development of social enterprises in the Greater China region, consisting of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland China. By drawing on the research and experience of over a dozen scholars and practitioners from across the area, it offers a picture of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08 
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  • Teacher Management in China

    The Transformation of Educational Systems

    By Eva Huang, John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Education has long been highly valued in China, and continues to be highly valued, both by the state, which appreciates the value of education for maintaining China's economic rise, and by parents, who, affected by the One Child Policy, devote a large proportion of their incomes to their one…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 
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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 were relocated to rural areas. The…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
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  • 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 – 2016-03-02 
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  • Industrialisation and Rural Livelihoods in China

    Agricultural Processing in Sichuan

    By Susanne Lingohr-Wolf

    Since the mid-1990s, "agricultural industrialisation" (AI) has been advocated in China to promote rural development by integrating agriculture with the post-harvest sectors such as agro-processing and marketing. Large-scale "Dragon head enterprises" (DHEs) and various forms of rural household…

    Paperback – 2016-02-28 
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  • Media Power in Hong Kong

    Hyper-Marketized Media and Cultural Resistance

    By Charles Chi-wai Cheung

    Studies of Hong Kong media primarily examine whether China will crush Hong Kong’s media freedom. This book however traces the root problem of Hong Kong media back to the colonial era, demonstrating that before the resumption of Chinese sovereignty there already existed a uniquely Hong Kong brand of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
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  • Social Attitudes in Contemporary China

    By Chen Yu, Fang Wei, Liqing Li, Paul Morrissey, Nie Chen

    Unlike many studies of social attitudes, which are based on large scale quantitative surveys, or which focus on the attitude of elites, this book considers the views of ordinary people, and is based on in-depth, qualitative interviews. This approach results in rich, nuanced data, and is especially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-18 
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  • Sustainable Development in China

    Edited by Curtis Andressen, A.R. Mubarak, Xiaoyi Wang

    Over the past three decades, China’s economic structure, direction and international presence have undergone a dramatic transformation. This rapid rise and China’s enormous success in economic terms has created new challenges, and this book examines how the Chinese economy can continue to flourish,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
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  • China's Supreme Court

    By Ronald C. Keith, Zhiqiu Lin, Shumei Hou

    This book examines the learning curve of the People's Supreme Court of China as an expanding Chinese national institution that has played a key role in the struggle for the rule of law in China. Within the unity of state administration and the requirements of the constitution, the court has…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06
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  • China's Socialist Rule of Law Reforms Under Xi Jinping

    Edited by John Garrick, Yan Chang Bennett

    Under the direction of the Communist Party of China (CPC), key legal challenges have been identified which will shape the modernization of China’s legal and administrative institutions. An increasingly complex set of legal actors now seek to influence this development, including securities…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
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  • The Geopolitics of Red Oil

    Constructing the China threat through energy security

    By Andrew Stephen Campion

    Energy security has emerged as one of the most important contemporary geopolitical issues. Access to reliable, cheap energy has become essential to the functioning of modern economies but the uneven distribution of energy supplies has led to perceptions of significant Western vulnerability. At the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-21
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  • China’s Strategic Priorities

    Edited by Jonathan H. Ping, Brett McCormick

    The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populous state and largest consumer of energy, having demonstrated momentous progress on an unprecedented scale. This global power has increasingly shaped international relations as a result of its population size, economic development and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21
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  • Inside Xinjiang

    Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim Far Northwest

    Edited by Anna Hayes, Michael Clarke

    The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is China’s largest province, shares borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia and Mongolia, and possesses a variety of natural resources, including oil. The tensions between ethnic Muslim Uyghurs and the growing number of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
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  • Rural Migrants in Urban China

    Enclaves and Transient Urbanism

    Edited by Fulong Wu, Fangzhu Zhang, Chris Webster

    After millions of migrants moved from China’s countryside into its sprawling cities a unique kind of ‘informal’ urban enclave was born – ‘villages in the city’. Like the shanties and favelas before them elsewhere, there has been huge pressure to redevelop these blemishes to the urban face of China’…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
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  • China's Unruly Journalists

    How Committed Professionals are Changing the People’s Republic

    By Jonathan Hassid

    Despite operating in one of the most tightly controlled media environments in the world, Chinese journalists sometimes take extraordinary risks, braving the perils of job loss or imprisonment to report sensitive stories. As a result, a group of journalists stands at the forefront of some of China’s…

    Hardback – 2015-12-03
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  • Disability Policy in China

    Child and family experiences

    By Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen R. Fisher

    Without access to a public social welfare system in parts of China, some families face invidious decisions about the lives of their children with disabilities. In other places, children with disabilities can now expect to participate in their families and communities with the same aspirations as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
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  • The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China

    By Sonny Shiu-Hing Lo

    In China, the central government has the political will to control organized crime, which is seen as a national security threat. The crux of the problem is how to control local governments that have demonstrated lax enforcement without sufficient regulation from the provincial governments. The…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
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  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State

    Edited by Hans Steinmüller, Susanne Brandtstädter

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral…

    Hardback – 2015-11-26
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  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-19
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  • Parenting, Education, and Social Mobility in Rural China

    Cultivating dragons and phoenixes

    By Peggy A. Kong

    Like many countries around the world, China has been implementing policies aimed at improving parent-school relationships. However, unlike many developed countries, the historical context of family-school relationships has been limited and parents typically do not participate in the school context.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12
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  • Explaining Railway Reform in China

    A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements

    By Linda Tjia Yin-nor

    Having been state-owned for decades, the railway reform in China confused many people, particularly in terms of its ownership and property rights arrangements. Western literature always prescribes that the best model for railway reform is privatization. China’s leadership has also enunciated the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-19
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  • Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China

    Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries

    By Elena Meyer-Clement

    Economic liberalisation processes and the rapid development of the private sector are widely visible signs of over thirty years of reform policies in the People’s Republic of China. Nevertheless, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has managed to preserve the basic political institutions of the…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
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  • Disruptive Innovation in Chinese and Indian Businesses

    The Strategic Implications for Local Entrepreneurs and Global Incumbents

    Edited by Peter Ping Li

    With the rapid development of China and India as new economic powers in global competition, an obvious question is whether these emerging economies are great opportunities or threats. Whilst answers are bound to differ depending on one’s perspective, it is increasingly clear that more local firms,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-10
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  • Chinese Migration and Economic Relations with Europe

    Edited by Marco Sanfilippo, Agnieszka Weinar

    This book explores how far existing networks of overseas Chinese and new flows of migrants act as drivers of economic relations between China and the host countries. It considers migration, trade, the flow of capital, and foreign direct investment, includes both skilled and unskilled migrants, and…

    Hardback – 2015-08-17
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  • Islam and China's Hong Kong

    Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks and the New Silk Road

    By Wai-Yip Ho

    Hong Kong is a global city-state under the sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China, and is home to around 250,000 Muslims practicing Islam. However existing studies of the Muslim-majority communities in Asia and the Northwest China largely ignore the Muslim community in Hong Kong. Islam and…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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  • Chinese Middle Classes

    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
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  • China's Military Procurement in the Reform Era

    The Setting of New Directions

    By Yoram Evron

    The decisions that shape the policy of weapons procurement are an important area of national security policy. This is all the more true for China, which during recent decades has vacillated between different sources and directions of military build-up. This book explores the politics of military…

    Hardback – 2015-07-02
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  • Forecasting China's Future

    Dominance or Collapse?

    By Roger Irvine

    China’s future development is likely to have a huge impact on twenty-first century global outcomes. It is therefore surprising that, thus far, so little attention has been given to comparing and evaluating expert forecasts of China’s future in the post-Mao era. This book presents an illuminating…

    Hardback – 2015-07-02
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  • Christian Values in Communist China

    By Gerda Wielander

    This book argues that as new political and social values are formed in post-socialist China, Christian values are becoming increasingly embedded in the new post-socialist Chinese outlook. It shows how although Christianity is viewed in China as a foreign religion, promoted by Christian missionaries…

    Paperback – 2015-05-22
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  • Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in…

    Hardback – 2015-05-14
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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 – 2015-03-04
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  • China-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context

    Taiwan's Foreign Policy and Relations

    Edited by George Wei

    This book traces the development of Taiwan’s relations with its diplomatic partners and its policy towards the political opponents of its political opponent - mainland China. Paying particular attention to the powers that could exercise great influence in the future of East Asia, China-Taiwan…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Sinologism

    An Alternative to Orientalism and Postcolonialism

    By Ming Dong Gu

    Why, for centuries, have the West and the world continuously produced China knowledge that deviates from Chinese realities? Why, since the mid-nineteenth century, have Chinese intellectuals oscillated between commendation and condemnation of their own culture, and between fetishization and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • The Chinese Corporatist State

    Adaption, Survival and Resistance

    Edited by Jennifer Y.J. Hsu, Reza Hasmath

    The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with increasingly complex social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • 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 – 2015-03-04
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  • Corporate Governance and Banking in China

    By Michael Tan

    As China began its economic reforms in the late 1970s and made a transition from planned to a market economy, corporate governance of the banking sector became an increasingly pressing issue. Further, in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Crises in the late 1990s, Chinese authorities became…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Chinese Globalization

    A Profile of People-Based Global Connections in China

    By Jiaming Sun, Scott Lancaster

    This book examines the explicit effects of global connectivity on local culture and society in post-reform mainland China. It focuses on individual level globalization in China and how global socialization impacts local residents’ behaviors, lifestyle, value orientation and the consequence of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism

    Edited by John Garrick

    This edited volume presents fresh empirical research on the emerging outcomes of China’s law reforms. The chapters examine China’s ‘going out’ policy by addressing the ways in which the underpinning legal reforms enable China to pursue its core interests and broad international responsibilities as…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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