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  1. 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 5th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Economy of Lower Yangzi Delta in Late Imperial China

    Connecting Money, Markets, and Institutions

    Edited by Billy K. L. So

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    Historically, the Lower Yangzi Delta (or Jiangnan), has played a key role in China’s economic development. Indeed, as the prime example of a traditional Chinese market economy, the region serves as the core case study when making comparisons between the Chinese and Western economies in the early...

    Published August 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Foreigners and Foreign Institutions in Republican China

    Edited by Anne-Marie Brady, Douglas Brown

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Republican China attracted an uncommon diversity of foreign interests, groups, and individuals, which included missionaries, adventurers, diplomats, academics, humanitarians and refugees, as well as hedonists and tourists. By exploring the diverse nature of foreign activities in Republican China,...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  7. China-Taiwan Relations in a Global Context

    Taiwan's Foreign Policy and Relations

    Edited by George Wei

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book traces the development of Taiwan’s relations with its diplomatic partners and its policy towards the political opponents of its political opponent - mainland China. Paying particular attention to the powers that could exercise great influence in the future of East Asia, China-Taiwan...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Political Future of Hong Kong

    Democracy within communist China

    By Kit Poon

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    On July 1st, 2007, Hong Kong celebrated the 10th anniversary of its return to the People’s Republic of China, but the past decade has been a bumpy ride for both the Hong Kong people and the central leaders in China. In fact, in 2003 Beijing had already succumbed to public pressure within the fairly...

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia

    A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era

    By Pál Nyiri

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Since the late nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have moved to Russia and Eastern Europe. However, until now, very little research has been done about the initial migrants in the nineteenth century, the presence of the Chinese in Europe and Russia in the twentieth century...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Mapping Modernity in Shanghai

    Space, Gender, and Visual Culture in the Sojourners' City, 1853-98

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city’s colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge