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New and Published Books

  1. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

    By Daniel McMahon

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Construction of Chinese Nationalism in the Early 21st Century

    Domestic Sources and International Implications

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    Chinese nationalism is powered by a narrative of China's century of shame and humiliation in the hands of imperialist powers and calls for the Chinese government to redeem the past humiliations and take back all "lost territories." The continuing surge of Chinese nationalism in the early 21st...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Ancient China on Postmodern War

    Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition

    By Thomas M. Kane

    Series: Cass Military Studies

    Sun Tzu and other classical Chinese strategic thinkers wrote in an era of social, economic and military revolution, and hoped to identify enduring principles of war and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of similarly revolutionary change, and this makes their ideas of particular...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    By Jun Fang

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A History of the Chinese Language

    By Hongyuan Dong

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Dragon and the Eagle

    The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires

    By Sunny Auyang

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. China's Political Economy in Modern Times

    Changes and Economic Consequences, 1800-2000

    By Kent G Deng

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book makes an important contribution to the study of changes in China’s institutions and their impact on the national economy as well as ordinary people’s daily material life from 1800 to 2000. Kent Deng reveals China’s mega-cycle of prosperity-poverty-prosperity without the usual attribution...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women, Volume II

    Tang Through Ming 618 - 1644

    Edited by Lily Xiao Hong Lee, Sue Wiles

    This volume of the Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women completes the four-volume project and contains more than 400 biographies of women active in the Tang through Ming dynasties (618-1644). Many of the entries are the result of original research and provide the only substantial information on...

    Published February 28th 2014 by Routledge