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  1. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Poverty and Development in China

    Alternative Approaches to Poverty Assessment

    By Caizhen Lu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China has made huge economic strides in recent decades but poverty is still a major issue on the agenda for rural China. Poverty and Development in China analyses how poverty is recognized and measured and how people in poverty are identified, literally asking: who is poor in China? Lu Caizhen’s...

    Published September 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Chinese Party-State in the 21st Century

    Adaptation and the Reinvention of Legitimacy

    Edited by Andre Laliberte, Marc Lanteigne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As the Chinese Communist Party continues to move away from socialism, it faces a growing number of challenges to the claim that it represents the sole legitimate governing body in China. In order to reaffirm itself as the most effective force for keeping the...

    Published July 25th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Chinese Film Stars

    Edited by Mary Farquhar, Yingjin Zhang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This volume of original essays fills a significant research gap in Chinese film studies by offering an interdisciplinary, comparative examination of ethnic Chinese film stars from the silent period to the era of globalization. Whereas studies of stars and stardom have developed considerably in the...

    Published July 10th 2011 by Routledge