Four Local Leaders in China
This book relates the stories of four leaders under very different political regimes: Colonial, Nationalist and Communist. The authors compare Chinese notions of respect and inspiration with their equivalents in other religious and political histories of colonial and post-colonial modernity,...
To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge
State Projects, Globalisation and Local Responses in China
To make a place is to create a location where its creators can feel they belong. Processes of place-making are still very much ongoing today. Geographers, sociologists, political scientists and philosophers of advanced capitalism have said that place is a localisation of the global. However, the...
Published June 20th 2004 by Routledge-Cavendish
The Imperial Metaphor
The institution of local festivals and temples is not as well known as that of ancestor worship, but it is just as much a universal fact of Chinese life. Its content is an imperial metaphor, which stands in relation to the rest of its participants' lives as the poetry of collective vision,...
Published March 8th 2001 by Routledge