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China

  • The Politics of Rights and the 1911 Revolution in Chinaby Xiaowei Zheng

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 29.95

    China's 1911 Revolution was a momentous political transformation. Its leaders, however, were not rebellious troublemakers on the periphery of imperial order. On the contrary, they were a powerful political and economic elite deeply entrenched in local society and well-respected both for their imperially sanctioned cultural credentials and for their... more...

  • An Historical Sketch of Chinese Historiographyby Huaiqi Wu; Chi Zhen

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2018; US$ 195.76

    This book systematically traces the development of Chinese historiography from the 2nd century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Refusing to fit the Chinese historical narration into the modern Western discourse, the author highlights the significant questions that concern traditional historians, their philosophical foundations, their development over... more...

  • The Specter of Global Chinaby Ching Kwan Lee

    University of Chicago Press 2018; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    China has recently emerged as one of Africa’s top business partners, aggressively pursuing its raw materials and establishing a mighty presence in the continent’s booming construction market. Among major foreign investors in Africa, China has stirred the most fear, hope, and controversy. For many, the specter of a Chinese neocolonial scramble is looming,... more...

  • Des Kaisers neue Schulenby Hajo Frölich

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 80.99

    1901 begann Chinas Regierung ein Reformprogramm, auf dem das Land bis heute aufbaut. Zehn Jahre später ging das Kaiserreich unter. Ein Widerspruch? Die genaue Untersuchung der Bildungsreformen in der Provinz Guangdong zeigt, wie der Erfolg den Untergang beschleunigte. Neue Techniken und Maßstäbe, die die Qing-Dynastie selbst einführte, enthüllten erst,... more...

  • Historical Farmland in China During 1661-1980by Xiaobin Jin; Yinkang Zhou; Xuhong Yang; Yinong Cheng

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 122.34

    This book explores various approaches to reconstruct the spatial and temporal distribution of historical farmland in China. The book contains background information about political regimes, economic and social development, population changes and land resource utilization in the past 300 years in China. A literature review focuses on the assumptions,... more...

  • Merchants and Society in Modern Chinaby Tang Lixing

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In ancient China, as the lowermost class in the social hierarchy, merchants were viewed as greedy and immoral, commanding little respect. But since the sixteenth century, when China entered modern times with the sprout of capitalism, merchants have become a strong force to transform the ancient society. By absorbing methods of anthropology, psychology,... more...

  • Merchants and Society in Modern Chinaby Tang Lixing

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, merchants in China were incorporated into the bourgeoisie and constituted a vital part of the upstart capitalists. The lowermost class in ancient China’s social hierarchy has thus become a strong force of social transformation in the modern era. From the angle of the interaction between the... more...

  • The Catholic Church in Taiwanby Francis K.H. So; Beatrice K.F. Leung; Ellen Mary Mylod

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 97.87

    This book provides a key analysis of the development of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, and considers the challenges it faces in contemporary times. It examines how the 1949 revolution in Mainland China brought a great number of Chinese intellectuals to Taiwan and provided the Taiwan Catholic Church with valuable human asset for theological and liturgical... more...

  • US-China Relationsby Robert G. Sutter

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 42.50

    This comprehensive and balanced assessment of the historical and contemporary determinants of Sino-American relations, now updated through 2017, explains the conflicted engagement between the two governments. Offering a welcome richness of discussion and analysis, Sutter explores the twists and turns of the relationship over the past 200 years. more...

  • The Catholic Church in Taiwanby Francis K.H. So; Beatrice K.F. Leung; Ellen Mary Mylod

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 97.87

    This book provides a ground breaking interdisciplinary study of the Catholic Church in Taiwan, focusing on the post 1949 Civil War in China through to the present day, and discusses the role played by the Catholic Church in contemporary Taiwanese society. It considers the situation of the Catholic church of Taiwan during the Japanese Occupation, Taiwan-Vatican... more...