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  1. Intoxicating Manchuria
    Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China’s Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2013
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Sporting Gender
    This book explores the casting of China’s earliest female Olympians as celebrities within the context of a national crisis, born of internal conflicts and external attack by Japan.... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2013
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £27.00
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  3. Merry Laughter and Angry Curses
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2013
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. Chieftains into Ancestors
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2013
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £28.00
  5. Milestones on a Golden Road
    Milestones on a Golden Road examines works of fiction written in China between 1945 and 1980, when the arts were required to reflect a Maoist vision of history and society.... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2013
    Hardback | £64.00
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  6. Merry Laughter and Angry Curses
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2012
    Hardback | £64.00
    PDF | £27.00
  7. Intoxicating Manchuria
    Examines how alcohol, opium, and addiction were portrayed in the culture of China’s Northeast during the first half of the twentieth century.... Learn More
    Published: 3rd October 2012
    Hardback | £60.00
    PDF | £27.00
  8. A School in Every Village
    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... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2012
    Hardback | £57.00
    Paperback | £22.99
    PDF | £28.00
  9. Beyond Suffering
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 13th April 2011
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £28.00
  10. Eating Bitterness
    Eating Bitterness reveals what the Great Leap Forward meant for ordinary men and women in Maoist China.... Learn More
    Published: 28th February 2011
    Hardback | £64.00
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  11. Smokeless Sugar
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 20th October 2010
    Hardback | £64.00
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  12. Administering the Colonizer
    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... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 2010
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £28.00
  13. Art in Turmoil
    This book decodes the rhetoric of China’s turbulent decade, a time of both brutal iconoclasm and radical experimentation in the arts, to offer new insights into works that have transcended their times.... Learn More
    Published: 24th February 2010
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £27.00
  14. The New Silk Road Diplomacy
    The New Silk Road Diplomacy traces how China, faced with internal and external challenges to its authority following the collapse of the Soviet Union, constructed a gradualist approach to Central Asia that prioritized multilateral... Learn More
    Published: 15th September 2009
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £27.00
  15. The Chinese State at the Borders
    The essays in this volume look at China's relationships with border peoples over a long span of time, questioning whether the process of expansion was a benevolent civilizing mission.... Learn More
    Published: 21st May 2007
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £28.00
  16. Resisting Manchukuo
    The first book in English on women’s history in twentieth-century Manchuria, Resisting Manchukuo adds to a growing literature that challenges traditional understandings of Japanese colonialism. Norman Smith reveals the literary... Learn More
    Published: 23rd April 2007
    Hardback | £64.00
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    PDF | £28.00
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