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New and Published Books

  1. Chinese Higher Education Reform and Social Justice

    Edited by Bin Wu, John Morgan

    Series: China Policy Series

    In place of a distributive justice perspective which focuses simply on equal access to universities, this book presents a broader understanding of the relationship between Chinese higher education and economic and social change. The necessity for research on the place of universities in...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Dandyism and Transcultural Modernity

    The Dandy, the Flaneur, and the Translator in 1930s Shanghai, Tokyo, and Paris

    By Hsiao-yen Peng

    This book views the Neo-Sensation mode of writing as a traveling genre, or style, that originated in France, moved on to Japan, and then to China. The author contends that modernity is possible only on "the transcultural site"—transcultural in the sense of breaking the divide between past and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Communities, Crime and Social Capital in Contemporary China

    This book explores the theoretical and empirical dimensions of community crime prevention in China, examining in particular the role of social capital in a rapidly modernizing economic, social and political context. In doing so it provides a vivid picture of contemporary crime and crime control in...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Willan

  4. A Companion to Yi jing Numerology and Cosmology

    By Bent Nielsen

    Translations of the Yi jing into western languages have been biased towards the yili ('meaning and pattern') tradition, whereas studies of the xiangshu ('image and number') tradition - which takes as its point of departure the imagery and numerology associated with divination and its hexagrams,...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Christian Values in Communist China

    By Gerda Wielander

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book argues that as new political and social values are formed in post-socialist China, Christian values are becoming increasingly embedded in the new post-socialist Chinese outlook. It shows how although Christianity is viewed in China as a foreign religion, promoted by Christian missionaries...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

    Edited by Jo Caust

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Environmental Aesthetics

    Wangheng Chen, Wuhan University, China, translated by Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, China

    Edited by Gerald Cipriani

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    China is currently afflicted by enormous environmental problems. This book, drawing on ancient and modern Chinese environmental thinking, considers what it is that makes an environment a desirable place for living. The book emphasises ideas of beauty, and discusses how these ideas can be applied in...

    Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Documenting the Beijing Olympics

    Edited by D.P. Martinez, Kevin Latham

    This book focuses on the processes of documenting the Beijing Olympics – ranging from the visual (television and film) to radio and the written word – and the meanings generated by such representations. What were the ‘key’ stories and how were they chosen? What was dramatised? Who were the heroes?...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  9. China Fights for the World

    By J. Gunnar Andersson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1939, is an account of J. Gunnar Andersson’s travels in China from 1914 to 1927 while he was serving as a mining advisor to the Chinese government. Andersson discusses China’s political and economic situation at the time, including the fight for unity, and the future...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

    The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and...

    Published May 6th 2015 by Routledge