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Chinese Cultural Nationalism and Southern Localism

Law Wing Sang

in Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099296
eISBN:
9789882206755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099296.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter observes that in contrast to the one-China conception in dominance now, regionalism was a key theme of early Republican Chinese politics, as there was no stable central Chinese ... More


The Contentious Public Sphere: Law, Media, and Authoritarian Rule in China

Ya-Wen Lei

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196145
eISBN:
9781400887941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196145.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this ... More


A History of Modern Tibet, volume 2: The Calm before the Storm: 1951-1955

Melvyn Goldstein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249417
eISBN:
9780520933323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249417.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

It is not possible to fully understand contemporary politics between China and the Dalai Lama without understanding what happened — and why — during the 1950s. Continuing the story of Tibet's history ... More


Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Ben Hillman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on more than a decade of fieldwork in a rural southwest China county, this book examines the unwritten rules of Chinese officialdom and suggests that these rules have helped to hold the ... More


Official Discourse of a “Well-off Society”: Constructing an Economic State and Political Legitimacy

Bei Cai

in Discourses of Cultural China in the Globalizing Age

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099128
eISBN:
9789882206847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099128.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the crisis the Chinese Communist Party faces with its open-door to the West and how the party, i.e., the central government of China, tries to manage the crisis with the ... More


Qiaopi and Modern Chinese Economy and Politics

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

in Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the contributions remittances made to Chinese economic development in general and to the qiaoxiang in particular. It considers the role played by the Chinese state and ... More


Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Christian P. Sorace

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707537
eISBN:
9781501708503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the political mechanisms at work in the aftermath of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the broader ideological energies that drove them. The book takes Chinese Communist Party ideas ... More


‘That chaotic and Gilbertian Service’: working life in the Customs

Catherine Ladds

in Empire careers: Working for the Chinese Customs Service, 1854–1949

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085482
eISBN:
9781781704974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085482.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reconstructs the working environments of staff in the various branches of the Service, demonstrating how employees of imperial institutions were required to steer creatively through ... More


Chairman Mao Weighs In: The High Politics of the Campaign

Miriam Gross

in Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an overview of the snail-fever campaign from the perspective of top leadership (1949–1976). It discovers why Chairman Mao and the CCP focused on this globally neglected rural ... More


Introduction

Christian P. Sorace

in Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707537
eISBN:
9781501708503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707537.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book investigates the political mechanisms at work in the shadow of the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and the broader ideological energies that drove these mechanisms. It proposes an interpretive ... More


Taiwan’s Present/Singapore’s Past Mediated by the Hokkien Language

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hokkien or Minnan is the common language of the majority of ‘local’ ethnic-Chinese in Taiwan and Singapore. However, Hokkien has been elevated to the status of ‘national language’, as ‘Taiwanese’, ... More


The Comunist Party’s Miracle

Christian P. Sorace

in Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707537
eISBN:
9781501708503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707537.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter offers a new perspective on the Chinese Communist Party's legitimacy based on norms, expectations, and discourse during the era of Mao Zedong that shape how the Party and masses view and ... More


The Land of the Five Flavors: A Cultural History of Chinese Cuisine

Thomas Höllmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161862
eISBN:
9780231536547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161862.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tracks the growth of food culture in China from its earliest burial rituals to today’s Western fast food restaurants, mapping Chinese cuisine’s geographical variations and local customs, ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Pan

in Welfare for Autocrats: How Social Assistance in China Cares for its Rulers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190087425
eISBN:
9780190087463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190087425.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the main argument and concepts of the book and introduces relevant literatures in Chinese politics, historical institutionalism, repression, surveillance, collective action, and ... More


The Discovery of the Oracle Bone Inscriptions

Shana J. Brown

in Pastimes: From Art and Antiquarianism to Modern Chinese Historiography

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834982
eISBN:
9780824870249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834982.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the discovery of the oracle bone inscriptions in 1899. Oracle bone inscriptions are among the oldest Chinese historical sources, with an estimated age of up to some 4,000 years. ... More


A Middle Class Without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China

Jie Chen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199841639
eISBN:
9780199332663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841639.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

What kind of role can the middle class play in potential democratization in such an undemocratic, late-developing country as China? To answer this profound political and theoretical question, Jie ... More


Patterns of Local Politics in Rural China

Ben Hillman

in Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The final chapter reflects on the implications of the case study's findings for our understanding of local patterns of governance and political behavior in rural China today. It highlights the ... More


Modern China's Network Revolution: Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Zhongping Chen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774093
eISBN:
9780804777872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774093.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chambers of commerce developed in China as a key part of its sociopolitical changes. In 1902, the first Chinese chamber of commerce appeared in Shanghai. By the time the Qing dynasty ended, over ... More


China’s Middle Class: Definition and Evolution

Jie Chen

in A Middle Class Without Democracy: Economic Growth and the Prospects for Democratization in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199841639
eISBN:
9780199332663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841639.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

I review and compare the two commonly used theoretical approaches to the definition of the middle classes: objective and subjective approaches. Between these two approaches, I determine which one is ... More


Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Miriam Gross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Few public-health paradigms are as important or enduring as the Maoist primary-health-care medical model. It not only inspired the World Health Organization’s policies toward primary health care but ... More


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