Sino Russian Relations

Author: R.K.I. Quested
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136575324
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This book provides a systematic history of Sino-Russian relations, a history which is invaluable in forming an understanding of relations between the two nations today. Becoming neighbours in the seventeenth century, their changing relations in peace and war, in isolation, cooperation and confrontation have steadily assumed a greater importance in world politics and become increasingly important to the stability of international relations.

Contest for the South China Sea

Author: Marwyn Samuels
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113657560X
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First published in 1982. Wide-ranging and fully documented, this book is the first detailed study of the origins, contexts and consequences of the long-standing dispute between China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines over the Paracel and Spratly Archipelagos in the South China Sea - one of the world's most strategically important inter-ocean basins and China's southern maritime frontier. Samuels' analysis: * Highlights the impact of the shifting balance of power in Asia and the growing competition for oceanic resources * Examines the implications of the dispute in terms of the historical and modern role of china as a maritime power in Asia.

The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

Author: Cheng Lin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317811798
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This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic thought. The contributions are preceded by an introduction which gives an overview of the development of the subject of history of economic thought in China, and which also provides an historical context to the individuals who constitute the major "schools" of ancient Chinese economic thought. The authors of the papers are leading scholars who have dominated this research area since the founding of New China in 1949, while the broad range of topics covered by the contributions includes questions of methodology, detailed and sometimes controversial interpretations of texts and "schools", and the international influence and modern relevance of ancient Chinese thought. A recurrent theme is that ancient Chinese thought has at least as much to offer to the historian as ancient Western thought. As the first such volume of papers to be translated into English, this collection provides a unique opportunity for non-Chinese readers to sample the way in which Chinese historians of economics have attempted to understand their own intellectual heritage. This book will be relevant to scholars interested in the history of economic thought, economic history and Chinese studies.

Within the Four Seas

Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136574697
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First published in 1969. Contains some of Joseph Needham's most significant essays, lectures and broadcasts on the history of Chinese science, technology and culture. Also included are some more personal thoughts stimulated by his own travels and experiences in China, including a number of poems. The book discusses the valuable social and intellectual influences which have flowed to Europe from South as well as East Asia, and suggests that the events of the twentieth century were a natural development of Chinese history, not a deviation from it.

Macartney at Kashgar

Author: Pamela Nightingale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136576096
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First published in 1973. This book describes the career of Sir George Macartney, who spent twenty-eight years at the turn of the nineteenth century as British representative in Sinkiang, China's most westerly province. Macartney was in a unique position to observe political and diplomatic manoeuvres by the key players trying to establish a sphere of influence in China's strategically vital hinterland before and during the Chinese revolution.

A History of Chinese Political Thought

Author: Youngmin Kim
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509523162
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China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped the country’s national and international transformation from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that "China" does not have a fixed, single identity, but rather is a constantly moving target. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored in certain key themes, many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating this rich history, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary Chinese politics, economy, and society.

Constructing China

Author: Kenneth Lieberthal
Publisher: University of Michigan Center for chinese
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Essays by leading scholars on topics in philosophy, history, anthropology, and economics. Constructing China explores broad issues in the interaction of culture and development in modern China. This volume features essays originally presented at a symposium convened in tribute to the careers of four leading Michigan scholars in Chinese Studies--Donald Munro in philosophy, Albert Feuerwerker in history, Norma Diamond in anthropology, and Robert F. Dernberger in economics. Contributors are Ann Anagnost, Daniel H. Bays, Sin Yee Chan, Robert F. Dernberger, Norma Diamond, Robert Eno, Albert Feuerwerker, Hill Gates, Chad Hansen, Lili Liu, Andrea McElderry, Donald J. Munro, Elizabeth J. Perry with Li Xun, Jonathan D. Pollock, Bruce L. Reynolds, William T. Rowe, and R. Keith Schoppa.

Demystifying the Chinese Economy

Author: Justin Yifu Lin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521191807
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An insightful account of the remarkable transition of the Chinese economy from impoverished backwater to economic powerhouse.

The Magic of Concepts

Author: Rebecca E. Karl
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373327
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In The Magic of Concepts Rebecca E. Karl interrogates "the economic" as concept and practice as it was construed historically in China in the 1930s and again in the 1980s and 1990s. Separated by the Chinese Revolution and Mao's socialist experiments, each era witnessed urgent discussions about how to think about economic concepts derived from capitalism in modern China. Both eras were highly cosmopolitan and each faced its own global crisis in economic and historical philosophy: in the 1930s, capitalism's failures suggested that socialism offered a plausible solution, while the abandonment of socialism five decades later provoked a rethinking of the relationship between history and the economic as social practice. Interweaving a critical historiography of modern China with the work of the Marxist-trained economist Wang Yanan, Karl shows how "magical concepts" based on dehistoricized Eurocentric and capitalist conceptions of historical activity that purport to exist outside lived experiences have erased much of the critical import of China's twentieth-century history. In this volume, Karl retrieves the economic to argue for a more nuanced and critical account of twentieth-century Chinese and global historical practice.