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  1. Housing Inequality in Chinese Cities

    Edited by Youqin Huang, Si-ming Li

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    In recent decades, Chinese cities have experienced profound social, economic and spatial transformations. In particular, Chinese cities have witnessed the largest housing boom in history and unprecedented housing privatization. China now is a country of homeowners, with more than 70 per cent of...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Political Change in Macao

    By Shiu-Hing Lo

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the handover to the People's Republic of China in 1999 Macao has undergone a multi-faceted transformation marked by persistent bureaucratic reforms, changing patterns and modes of political participation, internationalization and modernization, and competition and coordination with Macao’s...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Leisure and Power in Urban China

    Everyday life in a Chinese city

    By Unn Målfrid Rolandsen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Leisure and Power in Urban China is the first comprehensive study of leisure activities in a medium size Chinese city. Hitherto, studies of Chinese leisure have focused on holidays, festivals and tourism. This, however, is a study of the kinds of leisure that take place on regular workdays in a...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split

    Ideological Dilemma

    By Mingjiang Li

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s was one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Why did the Sino-Soviet alliance, hailed by its creators as "unbreakable", "eternal", and as representing "brotherly solidarity", break up? Why did their relations eventually evolve into open hostility and...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Uyghur Lobby

    Global Networks, Coalitions and Strategies of the World Uyghur Congress

    By Yu-Wen Chen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    An upsurge in violence between Uyghur and Han in China’s far western region of Xinjiang has gained increased media and academic attention in recent years as was evidenced in the July 2009 riots. Numbering over eight million, the Uyghur are China’s fifth-largest minority nationality, and their...

    Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Economy Hotels in China

    A Glocalized Innovative Hospitality Sector

    By Songshan Sam Huang, Xuhua Michael Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    While economy or budget hotels have been popular in western countries since the end of the Second World War, they have only emerged as a sector in their own right in China since the mid-1990s. Indeed, as a new service industry sector, economy hotels in China demonstrate important characteristics...

    Published December 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Middle Classes

    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. New Confucianism in Twenty-First Century China

    The Construction of a Discourse

    By Jesús Solé-Farràs

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book explores how Confucian thought, which was the ideological underpinning of traditional, imperial China, is being developed and refined into a New Confucianism relevant for the twenty-first century. It traces the development of Confucian thought, examines significant new texts, and shows...

    Published November 28th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Queer Sinophone Cultures

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Ari Larissa Heinrich

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The Sinophone framework emphasises the diversity of Chinese-speaking communities and cultures, and seeks to move beyond a binary model of China and the West. Indeed, this strikingly resembles attempts within the queer studies movement to challenge the dimorphisms of sex and gender. Bringing...

    Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. China and Global Trade Governance

    China's First Decade in the World Trade Organization

    Edited by Ka Zeng, Wei Liang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China's historic accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 not only represents an important milestone in the country’s transition to a market economy and integration into the global economy, but is also among the most important events in the history of the WTO and the...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge