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Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities

Anna Sun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155579
eISBN:
9781400846085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Is Confucianism a religion? If so, why do most Chinese think it isn't? This book traces the birth and growth of the idea of Confucianism as a world religion. The book begins at Oxford, in the late ... More


The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Yuri Pines

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Established in 221 BCE, the Chinese empire lasted for 2,132 years before being replaced by the Republic of China in 1912. During its two millennia, the empire endured internal wars, foreign ... More


Rethinking China’s New Documentary Movement: Engagement with the Social

Lu Xinyu, Tan Jia, Lisa Rofel, Lisa Rofel, and Chris Berry

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines and analyzes the history of the movement. It seeks to elucidate the heterogeneity of the New Documentary Movement. This ... More


Mapping Religious Difference: Lay Buddhist Textual Communities in the Post-Mao Period

Gareth Fisher

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Gareth Fisher’s chapter based on ethnographic fieldwork examines the formation of distinctive textual communities among contemporary lay Buddhists; he shows how different communities formulate ... More


Dialogue

Lu Xiao

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028122
eISBN:
9789882206816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028122.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

What forces continue to oppress and restrain women artists in contemporary China? Some powerful answers are provided in this fictional memoir of an author who played an important role in the ... More


Market Reforms, Global Linkages, and (Dis) continuity in Post-Socialist China

Cara Wallis

in Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter outlines the specific socio-cultural context of contemporary China at the beginning of the 21st century. To set the stage for the rest of the text, the chapter discusses the reforms of ... More


What Is Past Is Present

Andrew Mertha

in Brothers in Arms: Chinese Aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452659
eISBN:
9780801470738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452659.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

China's engagement with the developing and developed worlds over the past decade has been no less than astounding. China, for instance, has shaped agricultural and commodity markets in Africa, while ... More


“Receiving Prayer Beads”: A Lay-Buddhist Ritual Performed by Menopausal Women in Ninghua, Western Fujian

Neky Tak-ching Cheung

in Recovering Buddhism in Modern China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231172769
eISBN:
9780231541107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172769.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Necky Cheung's ethnographic fieldwork-based chapter on the ritual of “receiving prayer beads” in rural western Fujian demonstrates how a form of grassroots Buddhism in local society not only ... More


Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Shuqin Cui

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book introduces readers to women's visual art in contemporary China by examining how the visual process of gendering reshapes understandings of historiography, sexuality, pain, and space. When ... More


Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Cara Wallis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814795262
eISBN:
9780814784815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As unprecedented waves of young, rural women journey to cities in China, not only to work, but also to “see the world” and gain some autonomy, they regularly face significant institutional obstacles ... More


Lala Communities in the Shaping

Lucetta Yip Lo Kam

in Shanghai Lalas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139453
eISBN:
9789888180141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139453.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter maps out the growing terrain of lala communities in Shanghai and discusses the possible social, political and cultural influences that have contributed to the rapid development of ... More


Epilogue: Intellectuals, Mainstream Culture, and Social Transformation

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter highlights a theme that implicitly runs through this book, namely, the changing relationship between mainstream culture and the role of intellectuals in the postrevolutionary ... More


Introduction

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book analyzes the ways in which history museums have moved beyond the Cold War narratives of the Mao era to both tell ... More


China's Banking Transformation: The Untold Story

James Stent

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190497033
eISBN:
9780190497064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190497033.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

China’s Banking Transformation explains how Chinese banks work, analyzes their strengths and weaknesses, and sets forth the challenges they face in a slowing economy. Based on his twelve years of ... More


Remote Homeland, Recovered Borderland: Manchus, Manchoukuo, and Manchuria, 1907-1985

Dan Shao

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834456
eISBN:
9780824870263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834456.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book addresses a long-ignored issue: How does the past failure of an ethnic people to maintain sovereignty over their homeland influence their contemporary reconfigurations of ethnic and ... More


Beyond Romance: “Youth Drama,” Social Change, and the Postrevolution Search for Idealism

Xueping Zhong

in Mainstream Culture Refocused: Television Drama, Society, and the Production of Meaning in Reform-Era China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834173
eISBN:
9780824870010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834173.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Chinese youth drama, a subgenre on television that offers yet another interesting example of mainstream culture’s representations of social contradictions and ideological ... More


Stories as Social Critique: The Vision of China in the Films of Jia Zhangke

Konrad Ng

in Storytelling in World Cinemas: Contexts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163378
eISBN:
9780231850254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163378.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the contemporary Chinese life in filmmaker Jia Zhangke's films. Jia's unique film language, a form that mixes fiction and documentary, and his focus on marginal lives, reveal ... More


Republican Beijing: The City and Its Histories

Madeleine YueDong

Reginald E. Zelnik (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230507
eISBN:
9780520927636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230507.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Old Beijing has become a subject of growing fascination in contemporary China since the 1980s. While physical remnants from the past are being bulldozed every day to make space for glass-walled ... More


Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema

Qi Wang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748692330
eISBN:
9781474406390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692330.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book provides a historically informed examination of independent moving image works made between 1990 and 2010 in China. Showcasing an evolving personal mode of narrating memory, documenting ... More


Why Women’s Art?: An Introduction

Shuqin Cui

in Gendered Bodies: Toward a Women's Visual Art in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840037
eISBN:
9780824868390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840037.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the emergence of women's visual art in contemporary China and why the body, especially the female body, so often serves as a ... More


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