China Studies

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Translating the Occupation

The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

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Featuring a collection of translated texts written by writers who lived through the occupation, Translating the Occupation challenges and deepens our understanding of the tensions and transformations that Japanese invasion wrought on Chinese society.

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Exporting Virtue?

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

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Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

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Saving the Nation through Culture

The Folklore Movement in Republican China

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Saving the Nation through Culture tells the little-known story of how a group of Chinese scholars attempted to use “low culture” to promote national unity during a long period of crisis.

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Yuan Shikai

A Reappraisal

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This first major comprehensive study of Yuan Shikai in more than half a century explores the controversial life of one of the most important figures in China’s transition from empire to republic.

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Beyond the Amur

Frontier Encounters between China and Russia, 1850–1930

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Beyond the Amur charts the pivotal role that an overlooked frontier river region and its environment played in Qing China’s politics and Sino-Russian relations.

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A Frontier Made Lawless

Violence in Upland Southwest China, 1800-1956

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In the first Western language history of Liangshan, Joseph Lawson argues that the region was not inherently violent but made violent by turmoil elsewhere in China.

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Empire and Environment in the Making of Manchuria

Edited by Norman Smith
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This unique analysis of Manchuria’s environmental history provides an overview of the climatic and imperialist forces that have shaped an area of ongoing geopolitical importance.

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State of Exchange

Migrant NGOs and the Chinese Government

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This exploration of the interactive relationship between Chinese NGOs and the Chinese state provides fresh insights into how the Chinese government operates and why it needs non-governmental organizations to survive.

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Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness

Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China

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Through newly accessed labour farm archives and recently uncovered Chinese-language sources, this book brings to life the experience of political exiles in Mao’s China.

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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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