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  1. Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of...

    Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge

  2. China

    How the Empire Fell

    Edited by Joseph W. Esherick, C.X. George Wei

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The Qing dynasty was China’s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia...

    Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities

    By Tracey L-D Lu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

    Domestic, Regional and Global Perspectives

    Edited by Gunter Schubert, Jens Damm

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    As we look to enter the second decade of the 21st century, Taiwan’s quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait relationship and impacts on regional and global security. Whether Taiwan is a nation...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Rethinking Transnational Chinese Cinemas

    The Amoy-Dialect Film Industry in Cold War Asia

    By Jeremy E. Taylor

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Amoy-dialect film industry emerged in the 1950s, producing cheap, b-grade films in Hong Kong for direct export to the theatres of Manila Chinatown, southern Taiwan and Singapore. Films made in Amoy dialect - a dialect of Chinese - reflected a particular period in the history of the Chinese...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Xinjiang and China's Rise in Central Asia - A History

    By Michael E. Clarke

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The recent conflict between indigenous Uyghurs and Han Chinese demonstrates that Xinjiang is a major trouble spot for China, with Uyghur demands for increased autonomy, and where Beijing’s policy is to more firmly integrate the province within China. This book provides an account of how China’s...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War

    Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

    By Michael Yahuda

    Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44

    By Kenneth M. Swope

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming’s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most...

    Published August 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. Politics in China since 1949

    Legitimizing Authoritarian Rule

    By Robert Weatherley

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the victory of the 1949 revolution the incumbency of the Chinese Communist Party has been characterized by an almost relentless struggle to legitimize its monopoly on political power. During the Mao era, attempts to derive legitimacy focused primarily on mass participation in political...

    Published August 8th 2013 by Routledge