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1-10 of 118 results in Routledge Contemporary China Series
  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Lahu Minority in Southwest China

    A Response to Ethnic Marginalization on the Frontier

    By Jianxiong Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The Lahu, with a population of around 470,000, 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...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and Public Sector Reform in China

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Transforming Chinese Cities

    Edited by Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee, Jia Gao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published March 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. In Search of China's Development Model

    Beyond the Beijing Consensus

    Edited by S. Philip Hsu, Yu-Shan Wu, Suisheng Zhao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Sino-Latin American Economic Relations

    Edited by K.C. Fung, Alicia Garcia Herrero

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge