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  1. 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 April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Twentieth Century Colonialism and China

    Localities, the everyday, and the world

    Edited by Bryna Goodman, David Goodman

    Colonialism in China was a piecemeal agglomeration that achieved its greatest extent in the first half of the twentieth century, the last edifices falling at the close of the century. The diversity of these colonial arrangements across China’s landscape defies systematic characterization. This...

    Published April 26th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Chinese Banking Industry

    Lessons from History for Today's Challenges

    By Yuanyuan Peng

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book provides detailed systematic micro-level analysis of the historical development of the Chinese banking industry, focusing in particular on the development of the Bank of China (BOC) in the period 1905 to 1949. Banking reform is a key area of China’s economic transformation, and this book...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Gender and Education in China

    Gender Discourses and Women's Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century

    By Paul J. Bailey

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Gender and Education in China analyzes the significance, impact and nature of women's public education in China from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century. Educational change was an integral aspect of the early twentieth century state-building and modernizing reforms implemented by...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Entertainment

    Edited by Kwok-Bun Chan

    Scholarly studies of Chinese culture, history and society, both within and outside of China, generally pay little attention to leisure, entertainment and amusement, though it has long been known that this aspect of life gives a deep understanding of the psyche and soul, and the hopes and fears, of...

    Published December 4th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Work in Urban China

    Women Workers of the Unlucky Generation

    By Jieyu Liu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women’s status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Kinship

    Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives

    Edited by Susanne Brandtstädter, Gonçalo D Santos

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The essays in this volume present contemporary anthropological perspectives on Chinese kinship, its historical complexity and its modern metamorphoses. The collection draws particular attention to the reverberations of larger socio-cultural and politico-economic processes in the formation of...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    As China gains power – economically, politically, and militarily – and interaction between the Chinese and people outside China increases, it becomes more and more important that we understand the social factors that influence the daily lives of China's population. This new...

    Published October 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Evolution of Chinese Medicine

    Song Dynasty, 960–1200

    By Asaf Goldschmidt

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The history of Chinese medicine hinges on three major turning points: the formation of canonical theory in the Han dynasty; the transformation of medicine via the integration of earlier medical theories and practices in the Song dynasty; and the impact of Western medicine from the nineteenth...

    Published July 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership

    By Christopher R. Lew

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge