New and Published Books
21-30 of 127 results in Routledge Contemporary China Series
Experimentation, Diffusion, and Defiance
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 October 30th 2014 by Routledge
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 28th 2014 by Routledge
A Vanishing Urban Vernacular
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 12th 2014 by Routledge
Entertaining the Nation
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 4th 2014 by Routledge
Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities
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
Paid Domestic Labour
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
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
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
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
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
Chinese Migration and Economic Relations with Europe
To Be Published August 17th 2015
Party Hegemony and Entrepreneurial Power in China: Institutional Change in the Film and Music Industries
To Be Published September 23rd 2015
Islam and China's Hong Kong: Ethnic Identity, Muslim Networks and the New Silk Road
To Be Published September 26th 2015
Chinese Middle Classes: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China
To Be Published September 29th 2015
Explaining Railway Reform in China: A Train of Property Rights Re-arrangements
To Be Published October 21st 2015
Animation in China: History, Aesthetics, Media
To Be Published November 18th 2015
Parenting, Education and Social Mobility in Rural China: Cultivating dragons and phoenixes
To Be Published November 19th 2015
Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State
To Be Published November 30th 2015
The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China
To Be Published December 2nd 2015
Inside Xinjiang: Space, Place and Power in China's Muslim Far Northwest
To Be Published December 14th 2015