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  1. China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54

    By Laura M. Calkins

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book charts the development of the First Vietnam War – the war between the Vietnamese Communists (the Viet Minh) and the French colonial power – considering especially how relations between the Viet Minh and the Chinese Communists had a profound impact on the course of the war. It shows how...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Speaking of Epidemics in Chinese Medicine

    Disease and the Geographic Imagination in Late Imperial China

    By Marta Hanson

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    This book traces the history of the Chinese concept of "Warm diseases" (wenbing) from antiquity to the SARS epidemic. Following wenbing from its birth to maturity and even life in modern times Marta Hanson approaches the history of Chinese medicine from a new angle. She explores the possibility of...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  4. History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Complaint Systems

    Natural Resistance

    By Qiang Fang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System (xinfang zhidu), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published December 17th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Homoeroticism in Imperial China

    A Sourcebook

    Edited by Mark Stevenson, Cuncun Wu

    Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

    Edited by Chee-Beng Tan

    With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated,...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Mapping China and Managing the World

    Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times

    By Richard J. Smith

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the concept of order (zhi). This cultural preoccupation has found expression not only in China’s highly refined bureaucratic institutions and methods of social and economic organization but also...

    Published October 18th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Middle Class in Neoliberal China

    Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces

    By Hai Ren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Since the late 1970s, China’s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world’s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the...

    Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge