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  1. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Local Governance Innovation in China

    Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance

    Edited by Jessica C. Teets, William Hurst

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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....

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Guangdong and Chinese Diaspora

    The Changing Landscape of Qiaoxiang

    By Yow Cheun Hoe

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sars

    Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities

    Edited by Deborah Davis, Helen F. Siu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. China's New Underclass

    Paid Domestic Labour

    By Xinying Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Law and Fair Work in China

    By Sean Cooney, Sarah Biddulph, Ying Zhu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China

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

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published April 29th 2014 by Routledge