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The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley. The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) held its 12th Annual Conference at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 8-10 April 2015. The annual EATS conference is a major academic event in the expanding field of Taiwan Studies. It offers an ideal forum for researchers from within and outside...

Jonathan Sullivan27 Apr 2015Leave a comment

Fu Manchu, the Yellow Peril and Sinophobia

Fu Manchu, the Yellow Peril and Sinophobia

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Sax Rohmer, penname of the journeyman British writer Arthur Henry Ward, wrote music hall routines, serial fiction and popular novels to make money. From a working class background and unblessed with great talent or connections, Rohmer was forced to develop an eye for what would sell. He struck gold with a creation...

Jonathan Sullivan10 Apr 2015Leave a comment

Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border

Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border

Written by Tricia Kehoe. Tenzin, Jinba. In the Land of the Eastern Queendom: The politics of Gender and Ethnicity on the Sino-Tibetan Border. University of Washington Press, 2014. Over the past two decades, much work has been done to debunk the heavily romanticized and hyper-spiritualized representations that have long characterized Tibet. Yet,...

Jonathan Sullivan10 Apr 2015Leave a comment

The Politics Of Law And Stability In China

The Politics Of Law And Stability In China

Written by Jonathan Benney. The Politics Of Law And Stability In China, Susan Trevaskes et al eds. (Edward Elgar, 2014). This is an invaluable book. It is one of the first volumes to address the trend—both in discourse and practice—towards stability in China, and to consider in depth what this means for the status and legitimacy of law. While...

Jonathan Sullivan07 Apr 2015Leave a comment

The Dark Road

The Dark Road

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. The Dark Road, by the exiled Chinese writer Ma Jian, is a dystopian road movie following family planning fugitives Meili, Kongzi and their One Child Policy-compliant daughter Nannan down the Yangtse. The plot begins with Meili pregnant for a second time as the family planning militia descends on rural Kong village....

Jonathan Sullivan03 Apr 2015Leave a comment

Cyber policy in China

Cyber policy in China

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. Greg Austin. Cyber policy in China. Polity Press, 2014. With the launch of a twenty year National Informatization Plan in 2000, progress towards an information society became an official aspiration for the Chinese Party-state. With the goal of increasing social productivity, the ambition to move beyond a barely...

Jonathan Sullivan02 Apr 2015Leave a comment

China's Silent Army

China’s Silent Army

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image. Juan Pablo Cardenal & Heriberto Araújo. Penguin: 2014. The scale of China’s global engagement in the past 15 years is astonishing. In the official realm, the PRC’s omnilateral diplomacy...

Jonathan Sullivan16 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Watching the new emperors

Watching the new emperors

Written by Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley. Last weekend, as the National People’s Congress convened in Beijing to show solidarity behind the Chinese president Xi Jinping, the American scholar David Shambaugh published an article in the Wall Street Journal provocatively titled The Coming Chinese Crackup. As an experienced China observer, Shambaugh is...

Jonathan Sullivan12 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou

Written by Ben Goren. Political Changes in Taiwan Under Ma Ying-jeou: Partisan Conflict, Policy Choices, External Constraints and Security Challenges. Jean-Pierre Cabestan & Jacques deLisle (Ed). (Abingdon: Routledge, 2014). Cabestan and deLisle’s edited volume sets out to provide the reader with a well-rounded overview of the political...

Jonathan Sullivan06 Mar 2015Leave a comment

Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic

Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic

Written by Rebecca Scott. Hung, Changtai (2011), Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic. Cornell University Press. At the start of his influential work, Mao’s New World: Political Culture in the Early People’s Republic Chang-tai Hung terms ‘political culture’ as the values, socio-political attitudes and...

Jonathan Sullivan09 Feb 2015Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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