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Major Works: Chinese Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published major works in the subject of Chinese Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and...

    Published June 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy....

    Published July 31st 2013 by Routledge

  5. China Turned On

    Television, Reform and Resistance

    By James Lull

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China’s effort to ‘modernize’ and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ‘bridge’ between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  7. China and Globalization

    Edited by Linda Yueh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How China continues its integration with the global economy is one of today’s crucial questions, both for China’s own growth prospects and for the rest of the world contending with the still numerous developmental challenges of the world’s second-largest economy. In the first thirty years after it...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Law and Institutions of Modern China

    Edited by Sanzhu Zhu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    In the past three decades, the Chinese legal system has undergone a substantial transformation, reflecting the economic, social, culture, administrative, and political changes taking place in China. Compared with the situation in the early 1950s when the newly established People’s Republic of China...

    Published June 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Economic Reform in Modern China

    Edited by Wei Zhang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    It is more than three decades since China initiated its economic reform and open-door policies. During that period, China has successfully transformed itself from an inefficient centrally-planned economy to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. To the rest of the world, China has emerged from...

    Published May 27th 2011 by Routledge