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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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Urbanization, Regional Development and Governance in China

Urbanization, Regional Development and Governance in China

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Jianfa Shen
December 31, 2019

Rapid urbanization in China in recent decades and the challenges of social and regional integration and governance have been issues of major concern. This book explores the course of urbanization and development in China over recent decades. It considers a range of issues including urbanization,...

The Chinese Economy and its Challenges: Transformation of a Rising Economic Power

The Chinese Economy and its Challenges: Transformation of a Rising Economic Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charles C.L. Kwong
December 20, 2019

The remarkable transformation of the Chinese economy in terms of its structure and growth has drawn unprecedented attention from academics, policy makers and businessmen alike. In the past four decades, China swiftly transformed from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy, with an...

Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics: Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China

Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics: Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China

1st Edition

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Iam-chong Ip
December 20, 2019

Ip uses Hong Kong as a case study in how the production of the desire for "the local" lies at the heart of global cultural economy. Perhaps more so than most places, the construction of a local identity in Hong Kong has come about through a complex interplay of neoliberalism, postcoloniality and...

Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China: Morning Sun in the Tiny Times

Youth Economy, Crisis, and Reinvention in Twenty-First-Century China: Morning Sun in the Tiny Times

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Forthcoming

Hui Faye Xiao
December 18, 2019

This book surveys the explosive youth culture in twenty-first century China, an active and powerful force catalysing cultural innovations, social changes, and collective efforts, re-inventing a pluralistic and multivalent youth (qingnian) in an age of enormous change, division and uncertainty....

Civilian Participants in the Cultural Revolution: Being Vulnerable and Being Responsible

Civilian Participants in the Cultural Revolution: Being Vulnerable and Being Responsible

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Francis K. T. Mok
November 29, 2019

In the ten years of the Cultural Revolution, political persecutions, violation of rights, deprivation of freedom, violence and brutality were daily occurrences. Especially striking is the huge number of ordinary civilians who were involved in inflicting pain and suffering on their comrades,...

China's Quest for Innovation: Institutions and Ecosystems

China's Quest for Innovation: Institutions and Ecosystems

1st Edition

Shuanping Dai, Markus Taube
November 13, 2019

The transition from a catching-up style economy to an innovation-driven economy poses a major challenge for China. This book examines the major issues at stake, outlines developments in crucial business fields and industries, and discusses the roles of top-down politics and bottom-up...

Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field

Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema: Reimagining a Field

1st Edition

Sheldon H. Lu, Haomin Gong
October 17, 2019

This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present. The ten chapters examine films with ecological significance in mainland China, Hong Kong...

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

Shelley Torcetti
July 22, 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

Anna High
July 16, 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

Cora Y.T. Hui
July 09, 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...

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