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New and Published Books

  1. Socialist China, Capitalist China

    Social tension and political adaptation under economic globalization

    Edited by Guoguang Wu, Helen Lansdowne

    Series: China Policy Series

    China is currently encountering increasing social problems, together with the rise of mass discontent and public protest, despite having achieved enormous economic growth after nearly thirty years of market socialism and embracing globalization. The future of China thus depends not only on the...

    Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. China's Exchange Rate Regime

    By China Development Research Foundation

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    The imbalance between China’s currency, the RMB, and those of other countries is widely regarded as a major problem for the world economy. There was a reform of China’s exchange rate mechanism in 2005, following which the RMB appreciated 17% against the US dollar, but many people argue that further...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Multimedia Stardom in Hong Kong

    Image, Performance and Identity

    By Leung Wing-Fai

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book details original research into the practices and discourse of multimedia stardom alongside changing social and cultural landscapes in Hong Kong since 1980. It examines the cultural and sociological significance of stardom in the region, and the conditions which gave rise to such famous...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Building Temples in China

    Memories, Tourism and Identities

    By Selina Ching Chan, Graeme Lang

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Much has been written on how temples are constructed or reconstructed for reviving local religious and communal life or for recycling tradition after the market reforms in China. The dynamics between the state and society that lie behind the revival of temples and religious practices initiated by...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are...

    Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. China Online

    Locating Society in Online Spaces

    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Chinese-Language Documentaries

    Ethics, Subject and Place

    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Love and Marriage in Globalizing China

    By Wang Pan

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    As China globalizes, the number of marriages between Chinese people and foreigners is increasing. These Chinese--foreign marriages have profound implications for China’s cultural identity. This book, based on extensive original research, outlines the different types of Chinese--foreign marriage,...

    Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Comparatizing Taiwan

    Edited by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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