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Xinhai remembered: from Han racial revolution to great revival of the Chinese nation

Xinhai remembered: from Han racial revolution to great revival of the Chinese nation

Written by Adam Horálek James Leibold (2014): Xinhai remembered: from Han racial revolution to great revival of the Chinese nation, Asian Ethnicity, 15:1, 1-20. The Xinhai Revolution is a milestone of Chinese modern history recognized by both the PRC and Taiwan. Even though it is now mostly interpreted by politicians on both sides of Taiwan...

Martin Lavicka16 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

Common Chinese Patterns

Common Chinese Patterns

Written by Lenka Matoušková Chen, Ru and Zhu, Xiaoyan. Common Chinese Patterns 330. Taipei: Shulin, 2012. 330 p. ISBN 978-957-445-476-1; 350 TWD (paperback) As it is apparent from the title, this book enumerates 330 of the most common patterns of Chinese grammar. The aim of the book is to clarify meanings of structures or collocations which are...

Martin Lavicka07 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

The Silk Road. A New History.

The Silk Road. A New History.

Written by Jakub Hrubý Hansen, Valerie. 2012. The Silk Road. A New History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-515931-8. $ 34.95. Ever since the epochal finds in the Tarim Basin and Dunhuang at the beginning of the 20th century, the Silk Road and its exploration has been a fascinating topic attracting a wide audience of scholars and...

Martin Lavicka09 Mar 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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