Contemporary Chinese Studies

This series provides new scholarship and perspectives on modern and contemporary China, including China's contested borderlands and minority peoples; ongoing social, cultural, and political changes; and the varied histories that animate China today.

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Intoxicating Manchuria

Alcohol, Opium, and Culture in China's Northeast

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Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China’s Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.

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A School in Every Village

Educational Reform in a Northeast China County, 1904-31

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Engaging with topics central to scholarly debates on modern China, this book shows that China’s early twentieth-century school system, a product of negotiation and compromise, was more successful than previous scholarship has allowed.

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Beyond Suffering

Recounting War in Modern China

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This collection moves beyond the geopolitical sphere to examine the multiple fronts – personal, social, and institutional – on which wars in modern China have been fought, experienced, and remembered.

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Eating Bitterness

New Perspectives on China's Great Leap Forward and Famine

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Eating Bitterness reveals what the Great Leap Forward meant for ordinary men and women in Maoist China.

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Smokeless Sugar

The Death of a Provincial Bureaucrat and the Construction of China's National Economy

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An investigation into the 1936 execution of a Cantonese official leads to a reassessment of regional and national politics and state-led industrialization in Republican China.

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Administering the Colonizer

Manchuria’s Russians under Chinese Rule, 1918-29

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A revisionist history of a unique administrative experiment – the Chinese administration of Manchuria’s Russians in the 1920s – that supports a more nuanced view of Chinese nationalism and China’s relationship with minority cultures.

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