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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…

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  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    This book investigates major Chinese-language films from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong to unpack a hyper-compressed capitalist modernity with distinctive Chinese characteristics. As a dialogue between the film genre as a mediation of microscopic social life, and the narrative of economic…

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
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  • The International Expansion of Chinese National Oil Companies

    Entangled Relations in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Susana Moreira

    Oil is the key commodity powering the whole of the current international economic order. Securing unfettered access to oil supplies has become a vital national interest. The struggle to preserve these interests has inevitably played out on the global stage. The past ten years have witnessed the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
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  • China's Energy Security

    A Multidimensional Perspective

    Edited by Jean-Francois Meglio, Giulia C Romano

    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 – 2016-01-31 
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  • The Geopolitics of Red Oil

    Constructing the China threat through energy security

    By Andrew 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 – 2016-01-25 
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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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  • 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 – 2015-12-21 
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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 – 2015-12-18 
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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…

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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 – 2015-12-02 
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  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State

    Edited by Hans Steinmuller, Susanne Brandtstadter

    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 – 2015-11-30 
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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 – 2015-11-19 
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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 – 2015-11-18 
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  • Explaining Railway Reform in China

    A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements

    By Yin-nor Linda Tjia

    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 – 2015-10-21 
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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 – 2015-09-23 
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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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  • The Chinese Transformation of Corporate Culture

    By Colin Hawes

    In recent years, Chinese policymakers and corporate leaders have focused significant attention on the concept of corporate culture. This book will reveal the political, social and economic factors behind the enormous current interest in corporate culture in China and provide a wide range of case…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Mapping Media in China

    Region, Province, Locality

    Edited by Wanning Sun, Jenny Chio

    Mapping Media in China is the first book-length study that goes below the ‘national’ scale to focus on the rich diversity of media in China from local, provincial and regional angles. China’s media has played a crucial role in shaping and directing the country’s social and cultural changes, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Law, Policy, and Practice on China's Periphery

    Selective Adaptation and Institutional Capacity

    By Pitman B. Potter

    This book examines the Chinese government’s policies and practices for relations with the Inner Periphery areas of Tibet, Xinjiang, and Inner Mongolia, and the Outer Periphery areas of Hong Kong and Taiwan focusing on themes of political authority, socio-cultural relations, and economic development…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • China's Homeless Generation

    Voices from the veterans of the Chinese Civil War, 1940s-1990s

    By Joshua Fan

    China's Homeless Generation is a study of nearly two million Chinese who were displaced from home in Mainland China to the island of Taiwan. A result of the Chinese civil war between the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), this massive migration began around 1948…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • International Governance and Regimes

    A Chinese Perspective

    By Peter Kien Hong Yu

    This book examines China’s involvement in international governance, international regimes, and globalization. Peter Kien-hong Yu offers a new framework with which to understand ‘international regimes’ and applies it to important Chinese case studies such as arms control, disarmament, and…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
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  • Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-US Relations

    Change and Continuity, Causes and Cures

    Edited by Jean-Marc F. Blanchard, Simon Shen

    Numerous crosswinds are buffeting the more than 40-year-old People's Republic of China--American relationship, yet only once since Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 has a major conflagration seemed a real possibility. Anchoring the relationship throughout multiple storms are the two countries’…

    Hardback – 2015-02-23
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  • Incentives for Innovation in China

    Building an Innovative Economy

    By Xuedong Ding, Jun Li

    Xuedong Ding is Chairman and CEO of China Investment Corporation (CIC), Beijing, China Jun Li is a Senior Lecturer at Essex Business School, University of Essex, UK, and a Visiting Professor at Business School of Jianghan University, Wuhan, China…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11
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  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
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  • Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Despite a centralized formal structure, Chinese politics and policy-making have long been marked by substantial degrees of regional and local variation and experimentation. These trends have, if anything, intensified as China’s reform matures. Though often remarked upon, the politicsof policy…

    Hardback – 2014-10-30
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  • 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
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  • The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
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  • Sars

    Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities

    Edited by Deborah Davis, Helen F. Siu

    SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • China's New Underclass

    Paid Domestic Labour

    By Xinying Hu

    This book examines the implications of China’s economic reforms for domestic work and domestic workers. The author examines the factors that give rise to paid domestic work in a socialist economy, and goes on to look at the need for social protection of domestic workers within cities in…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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  • Law and Fair Work in China

    By Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph, Ying Zhu

    China’s economic reforms have brought the country both major international clout and widespread domestic prosperity. At the same time, the reforms have led to significant social upheaval, particularly manifest in labour relations. Each year, several thousand disputes break out over working…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China

    Edited by James Miller, Dan Smyer Yu, Peter van der Veer

    This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world’s most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing…

    Hardback – 2014-04-30
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  • Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    This book analyses public sector reform comprehensively in all parts of China’s public sector – government bureaucracy, public service units and state-owned enterprises. It argues that reform of the public sector has become an issue of great concern to the Chinese leaders, who realize that…

    Hardback – 2014-03-27
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  • Transforming Chinese Cities

    Edited by Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee, Jia Gao

    The urbanisation of China over the last three decades has been a hugely significant development, both for China’s reform process and for the world more generally. This book presents recent research findings on China’s continuing urban transformation. Subjects covered include the decline of the…

    Hardback – 2014-03-24
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  • 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 – 2014-03-21
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  • In Search of China's Development Model

    Beyond the Beijing Consensus

    Edited by S. Philip Hsu, Yu-Shan Wu, Suisheng Zhao

    This book examines the development model that has driven China's economic success and looks at how it differs from the Washington Consensus. China’s Development Model (CDM) is examined with a view to answering a central question: given China’s peculiar matrix of a socialist party-state juxtaposed…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
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