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Introduction

Yuri Pines

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter offers some insights into the durability of the Chinese political system. In particular, the chapter attributes the Chinese imperial experience from that of other comparable ... More


Precis, Policy, and Perspective

John Knight and Lina Song

in The Rural-Urban Divide: Economic Disparities and Interactions in China

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198293309
eISBN:
9780191684975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293309.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter summarizes the conclusions of each chapter, and integrates them into an argument. It then considers the policy implications of analysis when government objectives are partly exogenous ... More


Articles of Contention: Chinese Children in the Missions and Courts

Wendy Rouse Jorae

in The Children of Chinatown: Growing Up Chinese American in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833131
eISBN:
9781469605371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898581_jorae.9
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents cases that help illuminate the dark side of Chinatown in order to reveal aspects of the Chinese American experience that prove otherwise elusive. In some of these stories, ... 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


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