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
Challenges to Becoming Sinophone in a Globalised World
Series: Asia's Transformations
In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to...
Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge
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
This book presents a concise introduction to contemporary China. It is intended as a first book for those coming new to the subject, providing the essential information that most people need to know, without going into excessive detail. Its coverage includes the economy, society, politics and...
Published November 18th 2008 by Routledge
Governance, Human Capital and Investment
Recognising that creativity is a major driving force in the post-industrial economy, the Chinese government has recently established a range of "creative clusters" – industrial parks devoted to media industries, and arts districts – in order to promote the development of the creative industries....
Published December 14th 2011 by Routledge
Series: China Policy Series
There is growing interest in social transformation in contemporary China, with much work published on the subject. This book is different from other books in that it presents an overview of the work of Chinese sociologists on how Chinese society is changing. It reports on a great deal of original...
Published July 4th 2012 by Routledge
South and East Asia may well become the epicentres of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. More than three-quarters of a million people are now estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in China. In 2009, AIDS had already become the leading cause of death by infectious disease. Yet, even despite China’s recent...
Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge
A Response to Ethnic Marginalization on the Frontier
The Lahu, with a population of around 470,000, inhabit the mountainous country in Yunnan Province bordering on Burma, Laos and northern Thailand. Buddhists, with a long history of resistance to the Chinese Han majority, the Lahu are currently facing a serious collapse of their traditional social...
Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge
Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces
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
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China
The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic...
Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge
Region, Province, Locality
Mapping Media in China is the first book-length study that goes below the ‘national’ scale to focus on the rich diversity of media in China from local, provincial and regional angles. China’s media has played a crucial role in shaping and directing the country’s social and cultural changes, and...
Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge
Gender Discourses and Women's Schooling in the Early Twentieth Century
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
This edited volume is the first book-length study focusing entirely on mobile phone use in China. Drawing on examples from a wide range of contemporary situations in China and beyond, the contributors argue that the mobile phone is in fact an important means by which one can understand a rapidly...
Published April 22nd 2012 by Routledge
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 22nd 2012 by Routledge
Politics, Policy, Praxis
This book examines the development of education in China over the past three decades, exploring the ways in which the manifold ‘contradictions’ both within and between policy prescriptions, pedagogical theory and classroom implementation have been handled where issues of political socialisation,...
To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge
Pragmatism and ideology in the quest for modernization
This book provides an overview of the development of China’s education system in the period since the end of the Cultural Revolution by analyzing the shifts in education policy and practice, and in related financial and administrative structures, highlighting the ways in which these have resulted...
To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge
Policing, Media and Society
Prostitution Scandals in China presents an examination of media coverage of prostitution-related scandals in contemporary China. It demonstrates that the subject of prostitution is not only widely debated, but also that these public discussions have ramifications for some of the key social, legal...
Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge
This book examines the condition of being a young person in China and the way in which changes in various dimensions of urban life have affected Chinese youths' quests to understand themselves. The author examines social factors such as changes in the physical construction of urban neighbourhoods;...
Published November 27th 2011 by Routledge
Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion
Series: Asia's Transformations
China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the...
To Be Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge
Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The...
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
China’s cities are home to 10 percent of the world’s population today. They display unprecedented dynamism under the country’s surging economic power. Their remarkable transformation builds on immense traditions, having lived through feudal dynasties, semicolonialism, and socialist commands....
Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge
The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition
Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the...
Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge
Bringing together educators from a range of backgrounds - psychology, sociology, social work, counseling, and teaching - this volume shows how Asian cultural values and beliefs can provide a lens through which to understand and envision how curriculum and pedagogy can be creatively adapted,...
Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge
Preparing Citizens for the "Chinese Century"
There is a flourishing literature on citizenship education in China that is mostly unknown in the West. Liberal political theorists often assume that only in democracy should citizens be prepared for their future responsibilities, yet citizenship education in China has undergone a number of...
Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge
How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching builds upon existing studies to examine mathematics classroom instruction in China. It combines contributions from Chinese scholars with commentary from key Western scholars to offer multiple perspectives in viewing and learning about some...
Published July 18th 2012 by Routledge
A Comparative Analysis
Many African countries are increasingly interested in learning from China's experiences in achieving effective agricultural development. The Chinese government and academic community are also keen to share experiences and lessons with Africa. China made agriculture one of its development assistance...
Published April 23rd 2012 by Routledge
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