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Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China

John A. Rapp, Daoism and Anarchism: Critiques of State Autonomy in Ancient and Modern China. Contemporary Anarchist Studies series; New York and London: Continuum Books, 2012; 303pp; ISBN 978-1-4411-7880-0. Daoism and Anarchism is both timely and topical. The book came out just at a time when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), simultaneously...

Thomas Jansen17 Sep 2016Leave a comment

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Religion in China and its Modern Fate

Paul R. Katz. Religion in China and Its Modern Fate: The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures. Waltham, Mass.: Brandeis University Press/ Historical Society of Israel, 2014. 264 pp. 10 illus., 2 maps, 2 tables. $40.00 (pb). ISBN: 978-1-61168-543-5. Written by Joachim Gentz Academic books come in different genres to satisfy the great variety of...

Thomas Jansen28 Jan 2016Leave a comment

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

Written by Hana Třísková* Huang, Cheng-Teh James., Yen-hui Audrey Li, and Andrew Simpson. The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics. N.p.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Print. The reviewed volume offers a critical and well-researched overview of major topics in Chinese linguistics. It presents some of the most important results of research into Chinese...

Martin Lavicka18 Aug 2015Leave a comment

Mind the gap: Culture and political values

Mind the gap: Culture and political values

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. In The Cultural Logic of Politics in Mainland China and Taiwan, the last (posthumous) book published by Duke political scientist Tianjian Shi, Professor Shi argues that rationality is culturally embedded, and that a culturally defined normative rationality shapes people’s choices in social and political life. The...

Jonathan Sullivan14 Aug 2015Leave a comment

China’s War with Japan, 1937–1945: The Struggle for Survival

China’s War with Japan, 1937–1945: The Struggle for Survival

Written by Sylva Martinásková Rana Mitter: China’s War with Japan, 1937–1945: The Struggle for Survival. Allen Lane, 2013. ISBN: 9781846140105. The modern history of China, as seen from the perspective of Western readers, is often reduced to the Opium Wars and the Cultural Revolution, while many other significant incidents of the 1930s and...

Martin Lavicka14 Aug 2015Leave a comment

How the west sees China

How the west sees China

Written by Jonathan Sullivan. In the western imagination China has long been something ‘exotic’, a tendency that preceded the earliest contact and was reinforced by the (usually tall) tales of early travellers. This exoticism takes many forms and has given rise to many stereotypes, sometimes ‘positive’ (for instance in the recurring...

Jonathan Sullivan12 Aug 2015Leave a comment

General Information on the Geography of China

General Information on the Geography of China

Written by Adam Horálek Základní informace o čínském zeměpisu. 中国地理常识(中捷对照)[General Information on the Geography of China]. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council – Hanban – Sinolingua, Beijing, 2014, ISBN 978-7-5138-0631-2. 225 p. The book General Information on the Geography of China is a...

Martin Lavicka07 Aug 2015Leave a comment

Himalayan Powers

Himalayan Powers

Written by Adam Horálek Krno, Svetozár (2014): Himalájske veĺmoci [Himalayan Powers]. Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre, Nitra. ISBN 978-80-558-0713-3. 188 p. China and India constitute today’s most increasing super-powers in the world with the two most rapidly growing economies and the two biggest populations comprising one third...

Martin Lavicka04 Aug 2015Leave a comment

China Mission: A Personal History from the Last Imperial Dynasty to the People's Republic

China Mission: A Personal History from the Last Imperial Dynasty to the People’s Republic

TOPPING, Audrey Ronning. China Mission: A Personal History from the Last Imperial Dynasty to the People’s Republic. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. 472 pages. US$ 36.00 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-0-8071-5278-2. Written by Magdaléna Masláková In her book Audrey Ronning Topping tells two parallel stories. One of them...

Martin Lavicka03 Aug 2015Leave a comment

Chinese Muslims: History, Religion, Identity

Chinese Muslims: History, Religion, Identity

Written by Adam Horálek Cieciura, Wlodzimierz (2014): Muzulmanie chińscy. Historia, religia, tozsamość. [Chinese Muslims: History, Religion, Identity]. Wydawnictwa Universytetu Warszawskiego, Warsaw. ISBN 978-83-235-1325-4. 410 p. The book Chinese Muslims: History, Religion, Identity is truly one of the most significant ethno-historical...

Martin Lavicka14 Jul 2015Leave a comment

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