This series, which features monographs as well as edited volumes of researched papers and lectures, takes a broad view of the Chinese world. Open to different academic disciplines, it will focus on the peoples of China both within and beyond the boundaries of the modern state, on their history, culture and society in past and present times.
Edited by Glen Dudbridge and Frank Pieke. Published for the Institute for Chinese Studies, University of Oxford
Carolyn FitzGerald, Auburn University
In Fragmenting Modernisms, Carolyn FitzGerald traces the evolution of Chinese modernism during the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-45) and Chinese Civil War (1945-49) through a series of close readings of fiction, poetry, film, and visual art.
Edited by Christian Henriot, University of Lyon and Wen-hsin Yeh, University of California at Berkeley
In Visualizing China, the authors launch a broad inquiry aimed at a synergistic understanding of the story of visuality in modern China. The essays cluster around several nodal points including photographs, advertising, posters and movies, from the 1840s to the 1960s.
Florian Schneider, Leiden University
In Visual Political Communication in Popular Chinese Television Series, Florian Schneider analyses political discourses in Chinese TV dramas, the most popular entertainment format in China today.
This volume challenges the “Walled Kingdom” perspective. China reached out to the seas far more actively than historians have allowed, while the maritime world shaped China, Qing China in particular, much more than the continental world. It gave birth to and defined Chinese modernity.
The assumption that a system described as ‘Confucianism’ formulated by Dong Zhongshu became accepted as the norm during the Western Han dynasty (202 BCE – 9 CE) is challenged and his supposed authorship of the Chunqiu fanlu examined.
Sherman Xiaogang Lai
Based on documents published in China, this book examines the reasons behind the Chinese Communists’ success during the Sino-Japanese War demythologizing Maoist guerrilla warfare by revealing the links between the Communists’ military and financial might during the Japanese occupation.
This work undertakes an analysis of extra-legal institutions in China’s criminal justice, explaining their resilience and entrenchment with the thesis that sovereign power is premised on juridical mechanisms that allow the suspension of rights.
Drawing on a wide range of historical sources presenting both emic and etic views, this book offers an insight into aspects of social life among the Uyghur in pre-socialist Xinjiang and substantiates the concept of tradition which modern Uyghurs draw upon to construct their ethnic identity.
Edited by Nanxiu Qian, Grace S. Fong and Richard J. Smith
Different Worlds of Discourse explores the late Qing reform era (c. 1895–1912) from three interrelated and comparatively neglected perspectives: the construction of gender roles, the development of literary genres, and the emergence of new forms of print media.
An exhaustive narrative of political integration from the early years of the PRC to the present era of economic reform that foregrounds ethnic politics while problematizing the contradiction between a highly centralized state and persistence of local variations.
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