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The Voyage of the Komagata Maru

The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar, Expanded and Fully Revised Edition

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A sweeping revision and reconsideration of the Komagata Maru incident as a defining moment in Canadian, British Empire, and Indian history.

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Coping with Calamity

Environmental Change and Peasant Response in Central China, 1736-1949

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The first environmental and socioeconomic history of the Jianghan plain in central China, focusing on the peasants’ relationship with a volatile environment.

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Cultivating Connections

The Making of Chinese Prairie Canada

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The voices of Chinese immigrants who settled in the pre-1950s Canadian prairies come alive in this extraordinary record of migration, settlement, and community life.

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Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China

Communities and Cultural Production

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Leading international scholars examine the production of culture during China’s rise to global superpower in the last quarter of a century.

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Assessing Treaty Performance in China

Trade and Human Rights

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This volume examines the normative and operational dimensions of China’s legal performance related to international standards on trade and human rights.

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Staging Corruption

Chinese Television and Politics

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A study of the television dramas about government corruption that became hugely popular in the mid-1990s and their reflection of China’s post-Socialist anxieties.

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The Business of Culture

Cultural Entrepreneurs in China and Southeast Asia, 1900-65

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The first critical analysis of Chinese “cultural entrepreneurs,” businesspeople whose entrepreneurial endeavours in China and Southeast Asia the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries transformed the cultural sphere.

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Remembering the Samsui Women

Migration and Social Memory in Singapore and China

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A study of the Samsui women who migrated from China to Singapore, where they have been commemorated as nation-builders.

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The Pragmatic Dragon

China’s Grand Strategy and Boundary Settlements

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Presenting a historical survey of China’s boundary disputes and settlements, Hyer demonstrates that its approach to territorial disputes has been pragmatic and strategic.

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The Stability Imperative

Human Rights and Law in China

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Legal expert Sarah Biddulph uses case studies to examine the multiple and shifting ways in which the Chinese government’s efforts to maintain social and political stability impact on the legal definition and implementation of human rights in China.

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