Illustrated in colour throughout, this title focuses on one urban and one rural community in China. By looking at aspects of daily life, the differences between the two communities and across the country are exposed.
Compiled by specialists from the University of Durham Department of East Asian Studies, this new reference work contains approximately 1500 entries covering Chinese civilisation from Peking Man to the present day. Subjects include history, politics, art, archaeology, literature, etc. The Dictionary is intended for students, teachers and researchers, and will also be of interest to the general reader. Entries provide factual information and contain suggestions for further reading. Chinese terms are in pinyin romanisation and characters are given for the subject headings. A name index and comprehensive cross-reference system make this an easy to use, multi-purpose guide to the student of Chinese in the broadest sense.
An up-to-date, concise examination of China—past and present—providing detailed information on a country whose substantial impact on the global economy and consumer culture continues to grow. * Contributions from an accomplished team of scholars and experts on Chinese history, economics, art, music, literature, politics, and other topics—organized to facilitate clear and focused conveyance of information * More than 50 sidebars focusing on key people, places, and events, plus a variety of maps created to help readers better understand the nation's history, geography, language distribution, and other important facets
This book skillfully weaves together four stories: Chinese views of technology during the Communist era; the role of the military in Chinese political and economic life; the evolution of open and flexible conceptions of public management in China; and the technological dimensions of the rise of Chinese power.
By the end of the nineteenth century, Chinese culture had fallen into a stasis, and intellectuals began to go abroad for new ideas. What emerged was an exciting musical genre that C. C. Liu terms "new music." With no direct ties to traditional Chinese music, "new music" reflects the compositional techniques and musical idioms of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European styles. Liu traces the genesis and development of "new music" throughout the twentieth century, deftly examining the social and political forces that shaped "new music" and its uses by political activists and the government.
China has experienced spectacular economic growth since 1978, averaging 8 to 9% per year. However, economic disparities have also widened very significantly. This book presents papers exploring the causes.