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Routledge Contemporary China Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary China.

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Living in the Shadows of China's HIV/AIDS Epidemics: Sex, Drugs and Bad Blood

Living in the Shadows of China's HIV/AIDS Epidemics: Sex, Drugs and Bad Blood

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Shelley Torcetti
August 06, 2019

Identifying the existing challenges and shortfalls of China's current HIV/AIDS programming, this book provides an understanding of the history of HIV/AIDS in China, comparing government responses to global best practice in prevention and treatment. Considering three key populations in China,...

Non-Governmental Orphan Relief in China: Law, Policy, and Practice

Non-Governmental Orphan Relief in China: Law, Policy, and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Anna High
July 29, 2019

Based on field studies and in-depth interviews across rural and urban China, this book presents a socio-legal analysis of non-state organised care for some of China's most vulnerable children. The first full-length book to examine non-state organised care of modern China's ‘lonely children’ (gu'er...

Securitization of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong: The Rise of a Patriotocratic System

Securitization of the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong: The Rise of a Patriotocratic System

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Cora Y.T. Hui
July 29, 2019

In recent years, the city many hoped would help democratize China has instead become a research setting in which to study China’s increasing intolerance of dissent.  Since Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, China’s treatment of Hong Kong could be divided into three stages:...

Internet Video Culture in China: YouTube, Youku, and the Space in Between

Internet Video Culture in China: YouTube, Youku, and the Space in Between

1st Edition

Marc L Moskowitz
April 30, 2019

Examining Internet culture in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the US, this book analyzes videos which entertain both English and Chinese-speaking viewers to gain a better understanding of cultural similarities and differences. Each of the chapters in the volume studies...

Radio and Social Transformation in China

Radio and Social Transformation in China

1st Edition

Wei Lei
April 25, 2019

The first systematic, comprehensive and critical English-language study of radio in China, this book documents a historical understanding of Chinese radio from the early twentieth century to the present. Covering both public matters and private lives, Radio and Social Transformation in China...

The Land Question in China: Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development

The Land Question in China: Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development

1st Edition

Shaohua Zhan
January 23, 2019

This book interrogates the inevitability and practicability of full-scale, land-intensive capitalist agriculture in China, whilst analyzing the labor-intensive industrious revolution as an alternative rural development path. It presents a critical account of the recent rise of agrarian...

Re-engineering Affordable Care Policy in China: Is Marketization a Solution?

Re-engineering Affordable Care Policy in China: Is Marketization a Solution?

1st Edition

Peter Nan-shong Lee
December 17, 2018

Presenting a comprehensive examination of China’s medical care system, this book tackles issues of policymaking, organization, management and financing in the context of the provision of affordable care in China. Making use of extensive field investigations, interviews and a thorough analysis of...

Illicit Industries and China’s Shadow Economy: Challenges and Prospects for Global Governance and Human Security

Illicit Industries and China’s Shadow Economy: Challenges and Prospects for Global Governance and Human Security

1st Edition

Victor Teo, Sungwon Yoon
November 20, 2018

This book considers a wide range of illicit industries in China, exploring what drives such activities, why consumers tolerate them to differing degrees, how attempts to regulate them are implemented and how such regulation is resisted. Industries considered include human smuggling, human organs...

Innovative and Creative Industries in Hong Kong: A Global City in China and Asia

Innovative and Creative Industries in Hong Kong: A Global City in China and Asia

1st Edition

Grace L K Leung
November 14, 2018

The experience of Hong Kong’s innovative and creative industries and the challenges they face serves as an important case study for other Chinese and Asian cities that are actively developing their innovative and creative industries in the era of globalization. The return of sovereignty over...

Western Bankers in China: Institutional Change and Corporate Governance

Western Bankers in China: Institutional Change and Corporate Governance

1st Edition

Jane Nolan
October 09, 2018

When China’s economic reforms were beginning, there was an expectation in the west that China’s financial markets would be opened to western banks and that China’s banks would be reformed along western lines. Joint ventures between Chinese banks and western banks, minority shareholding by western...

Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century: Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance

Xinjiang in the Twenty-First Century: Islam, Ethnicity and Resistance

1st Edition

Michael Dillon
September 19, 2018

There has been a significant increase in the twenty-first century in the frequency and intensity of violent incidents in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, the far northwest province of China, where the Uyghurs, the Turkic-speaking Muslim people who historically constituted the majority...

China Studies in the Philippines: Intellectual Paths and the Formation of a Field

China Studies in the Philippines: Intellectual Paths and the Formation of a Field

1st Edition

Tina S Clemente, Chih-yu Shih
September 19, 2018

As China Studies has grown as a discipline, it has also tended to be dominated by the major international powers, particularly China itself, and the USA. It is important to remember, however, that there is a rich and diverse history of China Studies elsewhere, especially in Southeast Asia. The...

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