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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Tibet and Nationalist China's Frontier

Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928-49

UBC Press

A counterpoint to erroneous historical assumptions, this book argues that Nationalist sovereignty over Tibet and China's other border regions was the result of rhetorical grandstanding by Chiang Kai-shek and his regime.

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Gutenberg in Shanghai

Chinese Print Capitalism, 1876-1937

UBC Press

Gutenberg in Shanghai demonstrates how Western technology and evolving traditional values resulted in the birth of a unique form of print capitalism whose influence on Chinese culture was far-reaching and irreversible.

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The Cult of Happiness

Nianhua, Art, and History in Rural North China

UBC Press

The Cult of Happiness is among the first studies in any field to treat folk art and folk print as historical text. As such, this richly illustrated volume will appeal to a wide range of scholars in Asian studies, history, art history, folklore and print, as well as anyone having a passion for the creativity and culture of rural society.

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Obedient Autonomy

Chinese Intellectuals and the Achievement of Orderly Life

UBC Press

This anthropological study of Chinese archaeologists shows how the discipline works within a Chinese social structure, and uncovers the complex underpinnings of that context.

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Gender and Change in Hong Kong

Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy

UBC Press

This sophisticated collection of essays provides an innovative analysis of gender relations at the nexus of globalization, Chinese patriarchy, and post-colonialism in Hong Kong.

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