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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 – 2015-10-20 
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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 – 2015-09-28 
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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 – 2015-09-25 
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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 – 2015-09-22 
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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 – 2015-08-18 
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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 – 2015-08-16 
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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 – 2015-07-01
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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…

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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 – 2015-05-21
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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 – 2015-05-13
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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
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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…

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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 – 2015-03-03
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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…

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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-03-03
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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 – 2015-02-22
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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 – 2015-02-10
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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 – 2014-12-15
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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 – 2014-10-29
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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 – 2014-10-27
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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 – 2014-09-11
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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 – 2014-09-03
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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 – 2014-08-14
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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 – 2014-08-14
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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 – 2014-07-03
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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 – 2014-04-29
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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 – 2014-03-26
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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 – 2014-03-23
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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 – 2014-03-20
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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 – 2014-03-13
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  • Sino-Latin American Economic Relations

    Edited by K.C. Fung, Alicia Garcia Herrero

    This book analyses the economic and policy relationships between China and Latin America. One of the major economic developments in the world in the 21st century is the rise of Asia, particularly the rise of China. How does the rise of China affect the trade and investment of Latin American…

    Paperback – 2014-03-13
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  • Law, Wealth and Power in China

    Commercial Law Reforms in Context

    Edited by John Garrick

    This book examines the law reforms of contemporary China in light of the Party-state’s ideological transformation and the political economy that shapes these reforms. This involves analysing three interrelated domains: law reform, power and wealth. The contributors to this volume employ a variety…

    Paperback – 2014-03-13
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  • China, the West and the Myth of New Public Management

    Neoliberalism and its Discontents

    By Paolo Urio

    In the West, innovations in new public management (NPM) have been regarded as part of the neoliberal project, whilst in China, these reforms have emerged from a very different economic and social landscape. Despite these differences however, similar measures to those introduced in the West have…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • Popular Media, Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China

    By Shuyu Kong

    Since the early 1990s the media and cultural fields in China have become increasingly commercialized, resulting in a massive boom in the cultural and entertainment industries. This evolution has also brought about fundamental changes in media behaviour and communication, and the enormous growth of…

    Hardback – 2014-03-03
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  • The Lahu Minority in Southwest China

    A Response to Ethnic Marginalization on the Frontier

    By Jianxiong Ma

    The Lahu, with a population of around 450,000, inhabit the mountainous country in Yunnan Province bordering on Burma, Laos and northern Thailand. Buddhists, with a long history of resistance to the Chinese Han majority, the Lahu are currently facing a serious collapse of their traditional social…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
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  • Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
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  • Political Change in Macao

    By Shiu-Hing Lo

    Since the handover to the People's Republic of China in 1999 Macao has undergone a multi-faceted transformation marked by persistent bureaucratic reforms, changing patterns and modes of political participation, internationalization and modernization, and competition and coordination with Macao’s…

    Paperback – 2014-01-16
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  • Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
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  • Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split

    Ideological Dilemma

    By Mingjiang Li

    The Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s was one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Why did the Sino-Soviet alliance, hailed by its creators as "unbreakable", "eternal", and as representing "brotherly solidarity", break up? Why did their relations eventually evolve into open hostility and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-09
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  • The Uyghur Lobby

    Global Networks, Coalitions and Strategies of the World Uyghur Congress

    By Yu-Wen Chen

    An upsurge in violence between Uyghur and Han in China’s far western region of Xinjiang has gained increased media and academic attention in recent years as was evidenced in the July 2009 riots. Numbering over eight million, the Uyghur are China’s fifth-largest minority nationality, and their…

    Hardback – 2013-12-23
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  • Economy Hotels in China

    A Glocalized Innovative Hospitality Sector

    By Songshan Sam Huang, Xuhua Michael Sun

    While economy or budget hotels have been popular in western countries since the end of the Second World War, they have only emerged as a sector in their own right in China since the mid-1990s. Indeed, as a new service industry sector, economy hotels in China demonstrate important characteristics…

    Hardback – 2013-12-18
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  • New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China

    The Construction of a Discourse

    By Jesús Solé-Farràs

    This book explores how Confucian thought, which was the ideological underpinning of traditional, imperial China, is being developed and refined into a New Confucianism relevant for the twenty-first century. It traces the development of Confucian thought, examines significant new texts, and shows…

    Hardback – 2013-11-28
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