Series: Regions and Cities
Deliberate efforts to foster the creative cities thesis as popularised by Richard Florida have become widespread across Asia in recent years – from the international film festival of Busan in Korea to the urban renaissance inspired by Han-Tang culture in the Chinese city of Xi’an; from the national...
To Be Published February 4th 2016 by Routledge
From Formation Mechanisms to Micro-Nano Scale Architectures
Covering all aspects of soft functional materials, from fundamentals to engineering and applications, this comprehensive text outlines a step-by-step approach to refining the function and performance of small-molecule physical gels by tuning the network structure of the materials. Combining...
To Be Published January 14th 2016 by CRC Press
To Be Published December 31st 2015 by Routledge
Series: China Policy Series
Market reform in China has led not just to economic growth, but also to a momentous transformation of Chinese society, with the simple, enclosed, rigid peasant hierarchy of the Mao era being replaced by an open, modern and evolving system. Most studies of social change in China have focused on...
To Be Published November 29th 2015 by Routledge
Combining GIS concepts and fundamental spatial thinking methodology with real programming examples, this book introduces popular Python-based tools and their application to solving real-world problems. A powerful programming language with high-level toolkits, Python is well suited to handling...
To Be Published October 31st 2015 by CRC Press
Towards a new Long March
Poverty in China seeks to fill the gap in poverty and income studies with its focus on measuring multidimensional poverty in rural and urban China using various markers. This book is a pioneer in this important field of study. Concepts and methodologies used in this book as well as its novel...
To Be Published October 29th 2015 by Routledge
Focusing on current practices in power system operations, this book provides the principles as well as the methodologies on modern power systems from the operational perspective. Intended for a one-semester course, it provides students with the necessary foundations so they can further seek and...
To Be Published October 14th 2015 by CRC Press
Advanced Materials and Technologies
This book gives a comprehensive description of electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hydrogen generation and storage, as well as the associated latest material and new technology development. It addresses a variety of topics...
To Be Published September 30th 2015 by CRC Press
State Control vs. Marketization
Since the Teacher Education Act was in place in 1994, student teachers were educated through diverse educational institutions instead of the traditional normal schools (Taiwan’s equivalent of teachers’ colleges). But such market-based teacher education has been altered by politics, society and...
To Be Published September 30th 2015 by Routledge
Beyond Crystals, Noncrystals, and Quasicrystals
Containing comprehensive, cutting-edge coverage of metamaterials—a hot topic in radar, antenna, and microwave engineering with next-generation applications in the aerospace and communications industries—this book provides readers with a solid understanding of essential concepts, from microcosmic...
To Be Published September 14th 2015 by CRC Press