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Chinese Worlds

Series Editor: GREGOR BENTON, Flemming Christiansen, Hong Liu, Terence Gomez, Delia Davin

Chinese Worlds publishes high-quality scholarship, research monographs, and source collections on Chinese history and society. 'Worlds' signals the diversity of China, the cycles of unity and division through which China's modern history has passed, and recent research trends toward regional studies and local issues. It also signals that Chineseness is not contained within borders - ethnic migrant communities overseas are also 'Chinese worlds.'

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21-30 of 35 results in Chinese Worlds
  1. Chinese Business in the Making of a Malay State, 1882-1941

    Kedah and Penang

    By Wu Xiao An

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This book examines how Chinese family and business networks, focused around activities such as revenue farming, including opium, the rice trade, and pawnbroking, and related legal and labour organization activities, were highly influential in the process of state formation in Malaya. It shows how...

    Published February 20th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Financing China's Rural Enterprises

    By Dr Jun Li, Jun Li

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Rural enterprises have played an important role in the extraordinary success of China's economy over the last two decades. They have greatly increased off-farm employment in rural areas and brought substantially increased incomes and standards of living to many rural people. Jun Li provides a...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Chinas Unlimited

    Making the Imaginaries of China and Chineseness

    By Gregory B. Lee

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    A socio-cultural study of the historical representation of China and Chineseness over the past hundred years or so, much of this book discusses the Orientalizing and crude racist ideologies that have formed the foundations of the way people in the west, both popularly and scientifically, have...

    Published November 7th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Birth Control in China 1949-2000

    Population Policy and Demographic Development

    By Thomas Scharping

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This comprehensive volume analyses Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family...

    Published October 24th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Confucian Capitalism

    Discourse, Practice and the Myth of Chinese Enterprise

    By Souchou Yao

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    The discourse of Confucian Capitalism has been crucial in shaping our understanding of the brilliant economic successes of the Chinese diaspora all over the world. From this perspective, hard work, family values, and communal cohesion, as well as business practices based on sentiment, trust, and...

    Published October 17th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Friend of China - The Myth of Rewi Alley

    By Anne-Marie Brady

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This study is a radical and controversial analysis of the life and works of Rewi Alley utilizing both Chinese materials and previously unpublished materials from western sources. Rather than a biography as such, it is a revisionist history, re-examining what we know and understand about one of the...

    Published October 10th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Paradoxes of Labour Reform

    Chinese Labour Theory and Practice from Socialism to Market

    By Luigi Tomba

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Labour reform is only one component of the larger process of reforming economy and society experienced by China over the last three decades. This book uses historical analytical tools in order to shed light on how policymaking takes place in contemporary China: an experimental and self-fulfilling...

    Published June 20th 2002 by Routledge

  8. A Road Is Made

    Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

    By Steve Smith

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the party's relations to the city's students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret societies and its workers, and examines the efforts to transform...

    Published August 11th 2000 by Routledge

  9. The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927

    By Alexander Pantsov

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Based mainly on unknown Russian archival sources which have previously been unobtainable, this book analyses the Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese revolution and their reception in China. Issues include the role of the three Bolshevik leaders, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky in trying to lead the...

    Published January 24th 2000 by Routledge

  10. New Fourth Army

    Communist Resistance Along the Yangtse and the Huai, 1938-1941

    By Gregor Benton

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    This study looks at the first three years of the Chinese Communists' New Fourth Army, between the late spring of 1938 and January 1941. The New Fourth Army was no outgrowth or faithful copy of the senior and better-known Eighth Route Army but a body with its own origins and history, and with...

    Published July 26th 1999 by Routledge