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  1. Narrating China

    Jia Pingwa and his Fictional World

    By Yiyan Wang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Jia Pingwa, whose novels have caused both fame and controversy, has an enormous readership throughout the Chinese speaking world. However, despite Pingwa's cultural significance and the use of his poetry, novels and prose in schools and universities, there has never been any substantial...

    Published July 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Institutional Balancing in the Asia Pacific

    Economic interdependence and China's rise

    By Kai He

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the strategic interactions among China, the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asian States in the context of China’s rise and globalization after the cold war. Engaging the mainstream theoretical debates in international relations, the author introduces a new theoretical...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Politics and Government in Hong Kong

    Crisis under Chinese sovereignty

    Edited by Ming Sing

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the government of Hong Kong since its handover to mainland China in 1997, focusing in particular on the anti-government mass protests and mobilisations in the years since 2003. It argues that Hong Kong has been poorly governed since transferring to Chinese rule, and that public...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Male Homosexualities

    Memba, Tongzhi and Golden Boy

    By Travis S. K. Kong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book presents a groundbreaking exploration of masculinities and homosexualities amongst Chinese gay men. It provides a sociological account of masculinity, desire, sexuality, identity and citizenship in contemporary Chinese societies, and within the constellation of global culture. Kong...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Rent Seeking in China

    Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo, Yongping Wu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    In China, rent seeking has been linked to the idea of the local developmental state in which rapid economic development is explained in terms of the promotion of village and township enterprises by local cadres who wants to maximize revenue. At the same time, the rent-seeking state is also seen as...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Education in China

    Gender Discourses and Women's Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century

    By Paul J. Bailey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Gender and Education in China analyzes the significance, impact and nature of women's public education in China from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century. Educational change was an integral aspect of the early twentieth century state-building and modernizing reforms implemented by...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  7. Unemployment in China

    Economy, Human Resources and Labour Markets

    Edited by Grace O.M. Lee, Malcolm Warner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Unemployment in China offers a new and invaluable insight into the Chinese economy, keenly analyzing the new directions the world's next superpower is now taking. Successfully bringing together a wide range of research and evidence from leading scholars in the field, this...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender and Work in Urban China

    Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation

    By Jieyu Liu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Human Security and the Chinese State

    Historical Transformations and the Modern Quest for Sovereignty

    By Robert Bedeski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Offering a fresh and unique approach to surveying the historical transformations of the Chinese state, Human Security and the Chinese State focuses on human security in contrast with the twenty-first century obsession with national security. Building upon Hobbes' Leviathan, Robert Bedeski...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge