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  • China in Transformationby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the first half of the twentieth century, China moved from a millennium of imperial rule to the Communist Party-led People?s Republic of China which remains today. China in Transformation argues that this enormously significant period in Chinese history saw wrenching change throughout Chinese society amounting to a social, cultural and political... more...

  • China's Ethnic Minorities and Globalisationby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    China's fifty-five officially recognised ethnic minorities form about 8% of the Chinese population, with over 100 million people, and occupy over 60% of China's territory. They are very diverse, and the degree of modernisation among them varies greatly. This book examines the current state of China's ethnic minorities at a time when ethnic affairs... more...

  • The Performing Arts in Contemporary Chinaby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1981. The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes... more...

  • Ethnicity in Asiaby Colin Mackerras

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction to ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia since 1945. Each chapter covers a particular country looking at such core issues as: the ethnic minorities or groups in the country of concern, how many ethnic groups, population, language and culture group they belong to, traditional religions... more...

  • China, Xinjiang and Central Asiaby Colin Mackerras; Michael Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Central Asia and Xinjiang ? the far north-western province of China ? are of increasing international importance. The United States, having established military bases in Central Asia after September 2001, has now become a force in what was previously predominantly a Russian sphere of influence; whilst China, Russia and Iran all continue to exert strong... more...

  • Culture and Society in the Asia-Pacificby Colin Mackerras; Richard Maidment

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 72.95

    This important new text examines the crucial social and cultural factors associated with the rise of the Asia- Pacific region at the end of the Twentieth Century. It takes a close look at those areas which have affected the everyday life of the people most directly. These include: * the family * gender relations and the position of women * religion... more...

  • Dictionary of the Politics of the People's Republic of Chinaby Colin Mackerras; Donald H. McMillen; Andrew Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    As China's political and economic development comes under closer scrutiny, this Dictionary will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in contemporary China. As well as proving valuable to students and academics of political science, economics, history and Asian studies, it will be of use to government officials, business people and media professionals... more...

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