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A Road Is Made: Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

A Road Is Made: Communism in Shanghai 1920-1927

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Steve Smith
June 06, 2019

This is a study of the activities, ideas and internal life of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai during its formative period. It investigates the party's relations to the city's students and teachers, women, entrepreneurs, secret societies and its workers, and examines the efforts to transform...

New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand: Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity

New Chinese Migrants in New Zealand: Becoming Cosmopolitan? Roots, Emotions, and Everyday Diversity

1st Edition

Bingyu Wang
August 06, 2018

There are growing waves of ‘desirable’ migrants from Asia moving to New Zealand, a place experiencing increasing ethnic diversity, particularly in its largest metropolitan region Auckland. In purely demographic terms much of this diversity has been generated by policy shifts since the 1980s and the...

The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora

The Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora

1st Edition

Gregor Benton, Hong Liu, Huimei Zhang
May 03, 2018

Originating in the 1820s and used for 150 years thereafter, qiaopi is the name given in Chinese to letters written home by Chinese emigrants to accompany remittances. Their key function was to preserve family ties. Although such correspondence focused principally on the provision of economic...

Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenship: Mobility, Community and Identity Between China and the United States

Chinese Student Migration and Selective Citizenship: Mobility, Community and Identity Between China and the United States

1st Edition

Lisong Liu
June 30, 2017

Since China began its open-door and reform policies in 1978, more than three million Chinese students have migrated to study abroad, and the United States has been their top destination. The recent surge of students following this pattern, along with the rising tide of Chinese middle- and...

Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: On Contextualisation in International Business Studies

Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurship in Malaysia: On Contextualisation in International Business Studies

1st Edition

Michael Jakobsen
May 25, 2017

The study of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia has a long tradition. What is most striking in these studies is just how difficult it is to generalise about this ethnic group in the region. Whether or not they have been able to identify as Chinese has to a certain extend depended on different...

The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927

The Bolsheviks and the Chinese Revolution 1919-1927

1st Edition

Alexander Pantsov
July 13, 2016

Based mainly on unknown Russian archival sources which have previously been unobtainable, this book analyses the Bolshevik concepts of the Chinese revolution and their reception in China. Issues include the role of the three Bolshevik leaders, Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky in trying to lead the...

Paradoxes of Labour Reform: Chinese Labour Theory and Practice from Socialism to Market

Paradoxes of Labour Reform: Chinese Labour Theory and Practice from Socialism to Market

1st Edition

Luigi Tomba
June 03, 2016

Labour reform is only one component of the larger process of reforming economy and society experienced by China over the last three decades. This book uses historical analytical tools in order to shed light on how policymaking takes place in contemporary China: an experimental and self-fulfilling...

Internal and International Migration: Chinese Perspectives

Internal and International Migration: Chinese Perspectives

1st Edition

Hein Mallee, Frank N. Pieke
June 01, 2016

Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas, perceptions and theories concerning internal and international migration.Comparing migration in China itself to Chinese migration to Europe, this book critically assesses received ideas...

Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu

Diasporic Chinese Ventures: The Life and Work of Wang Gungwu

1st Edition

GREGOR BENTON, Hong Liu
June 01, 2016

This collection of essays by and about Wang Gungwu brings together some of Wang's most recent and representative writing about the ethnic Chinese outside China giving the reader a deeper understanding of his views on migration, identity, nationalism and culture, all key issues in modern Asia's...

The Politics of Rural Reform in China: State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s

The Politics of Rural Reform in China: State Policy and Village Predicament in the Early 2000s

1st Edition

Christian Göbel
January 21, 2016

Based on a treasure trove of information collected through fieldwork interviews and painstaking documentary research through the Chinese and Western language presses, this book analyzes one of the most important reforms implemented in China over the past decade – the rural tax and fee reform, also...

Mixed Race Identities in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

Mixed Race Identities in Asia and the Pacific: Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

1st Edition

Zarine L. Rocha
October 28, 2015

"Mixed race" is becoming an important area for research, and there is a growing body of work in the North American and British contexts. However, understandings and experiences of "mixed race" across different countries and regions are not often explored in significant depth. New Zealand and...

Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC: Global Rise in Chinese Eyes

1st Edition

Gotelind Mueller
August 04, 2015

Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an...

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