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Forthcoming Chinese History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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,...

    To Be Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have only been...

    To Be Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Overseas Labour and Globalisation in the Early Twentieth Century

    Migrant Workers, Globalisation and the Sino-French Connection

    By Paul Bailey

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Chinese labourers were contracted in large numbers – over 140,000 of them – by the French and British governments for war-related work on the Western front. This book examines how this came about; and it explores the experiences of the Chinese workers involved. It discusses the wider extent of the...

    To Be Published November 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan had vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to British interests in India and China, to the end of the twentieth century, when British power had dwindled to...

    To Be Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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...

    To Be Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

    To Be Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History

    From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover

    Edited by Kai Filipiak

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    Modern studies of civil-military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organisation and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which – and the extent to which – the civil power controls the military; and...

    To Be Published January 1st 2015 by Routledge