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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Chieftains into Ancestors

Imperial Expansion and Indigenous Society in Southwest China

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An in-depth examination of how the Chinese imperial state impacted the social order of southwestern China’s minority peoples and redefined their histories and culture.

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Merry Laughter and Angry Curses

The Shanghai Tabloid Press, 1897-1911

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Merry Laughter and Angry Curses investigates the proliferation of late-Qing-era tabloid journalism and the tabloids’ role in subverting the political and intellectual establishment.

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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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