China In The Family Of Nations Routledge Revivals

Author: Henry T. Hodgkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317417828
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China In The Family Of Nations Routledge Revivals from the Author: Henry T. Hodgkin. This title, first published in 1923, aimed to provide a brief survey of the historical setting necessary for an understanding of China’s relations with the West. The book explained and estimated the various forces that were working in China at the beginning of the twentieth century that were producing changes in the political, social, industrial and intellectual spheres. This book will be of interest to students of history and Asian Studies.

Ugetsu Monogatari Or Tales Of Moonlight And Rain Routledge Revivals

Author: Ueda Akinari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136810323
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Ugetsu Monogatari Or Tales Of Moonlight And Rain Routledge Revivals from the Author: Ueda Akinari. Ugetsu Monogatari, or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard. The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language. Akinari questioned the prevailing moral values and standards of his age whilst entertaining his readers with mystery and other-worldly occurrences. This is a reissue of Leon Zolbrod’s definitive English translation of the work, first published in 1974.

Medical Ethics In China

Author: Jing-Bao Nie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136491244
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Medical Ethics In China from the Author: Jing-Bao Nie. Drawing on a wide range of primary historical and sociological sources and employing sharp philosophical analysis, this book investigates medical ethics from a Chinese-Western comparative perspective. In doing so, it offers a fascinating exploration of both cultural differences and commonalities exhibited by China and the West in medicine and medical ethics. The book carefully examines a number of key bioethical issues in the Chinese socio-cultural context including: attitudes toward foetuses; disclosure of information by medical professionals; informed consent; professional medical ethics; health promotion; feminist bioethics; and human rights. It not only provides insights into Chinese perspectives, but also sheds light on the appropriate methods for comparative cultural and ethical studies. Through his pioneering study, Jing-Bao Nie has put forward a theory of "trans-cultural bioethics," an ethical paradigm which upholds the primacy of morality whilst resisting cultural stereotypes, and appreciating the internal plurality, richness, dynamism and openness of medical ethics in any culture. Medical Ethics in China will be of particular interest to students and academics in the fields of Medical Law, Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Cross-Cultural Ethics as well as Chinese/Asian Studies and Comparative Cross-Cultural Studies.

Dictionary Of The Politics Of The People S Republic Of China

Author: Colin Mackerras
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134531753
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Dictionary Of The Politics Of The People S Republic Of China from the Author: Colin Mackerras. As China's political and economic development comes under closer scrutiny, this Dictionary will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in contemporary China. As well as proving valuable to students and academics of political science, economics, history and Asian studies, it will be of use to government officials, business people and media professionals with current or future connections in the region. The main topics covered by the Dictionary are: * major political processes and events * key issues in domestic policy * China's evolving foreign policy environment * key political personalities * major political institutions and groupings * important aspects of the legal system.

Economic Developments In Contemporary China

Author: Ian Jeffries
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136965122
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Economic Developments In Contemporary China from the Author: Ian Jeffries. China’s role in global affairs today continues to rise. This book provides an authoritative, comprehensive and detailed overview of contemporary economic developments in China. Key topics include agriculture; the market gradually replacing central planning; the global financial crisis; the reform of state-owned industrial enterprises; the non-state sectors; the ‘open-door’ policy (including the WTO, exchange rate policy, and inward and outward direct foreign investment); and China’s economic performance in general. The book continues - and adds to – the overview of developments up to May 2006 which were covered in the author’s China: A Guide to Economic and Political Developments (2006), and is the companion volume to Political Developments in Contemporary China: A Guide (2010) - both published by Routledge.

Social Inequality In Post Growth Japan

Author: David Chiavacci
Publisher: Routledge Contemporary Japan
ISBN: 9781138638983
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Social Inequality In Post Growth Japan from the Author: David Chiavacci. In recent decades Japan has changed from a strongly growing, economically successful nation regarded as prime example of social equality and inclusion, to a nation with a stagnating economy, a shrinking population and a very high proportion of elderly people. Within this, new forms of inequality are emerging and deepening, and a new model of Japan as 'gap society' (kakusa shakai) has become common-sense. These new forms of inequality are complex, are caused in different ways by a variety of factors, and require deep-seated reforms in order to remedy them. This book provides a comprehensive overview of inequality in contemporary Japan. It examines inequality in labour and employment, in welfare and family, in education and social mobility, in the urban-rural divide, and concerning immigration, ethnic minorities and gender. The book also considers the widespread anxiety effect of the fear of inequality; and discusses how far these developments in Japan represent a new form of social problem for the wider world.

Routledge Handbook Of Asian Law

Author: Christoph Antons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317337395
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Routledge Handbook Of Asian Law from the Author: Christoph Antons. The Routledge Handbook of Asian Law is a cutting-edge and comprehensive resource which surveys the interdisciplinary field of Asian Law. Written by an international team of experts, the chapters within cover issues as diverse as family law and Islamic courts, decentralisation and the revival of traditional forms of law, discourses on the rule of law, human rights, corporate governance and environmental protection The volume is divided into five parts covering: Asia in Law, and the Humanities and Social Sciences; The Political Economy of Law in Asia - Law in the Context of Asian Development; Asian traditions and their transformations; Law, the environment, and access to land and natural resources; People in Asia and their rights. Offering an overview of the full spectrum of Law in Asia, the Handbook is an invaluable resource for academics, researchers, lawyers, graduate and undergraduate students studying this ever-evolving field.

Pacific Affairs

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Pacific Affairs from the Author: . Includes book reviews and bibliographies

Ethnic Minorities In Modern China

Author: Colin Mackerras
ISBN: 9780415576543
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Ethnic Minorities In Modern China from the Author: Colin Mackerras. China is the world's most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China's territory. And, while China's dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief concerns of the rising Chinese state--not new, but gaining an ever higher priority--is to remain united and become better integrated. Yet over the past decade, ethnic tensions appear to have grown sharper among some minorities. Rioting in the Tibetan areas in March 2008 and in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi in July 2009 have shown the volatility of ethnic relations in those particular areas and underscore the urgent need for a greater understanding of the situation. This new Routledge Major Work collection addresses that need. It answers theoretical questions relating to China's ethnic minorities, detailing the individual separatist movements, and providing the historical background, as well as the politics and policy, economic, social, religious, and educational causes to some of the problems facing China today.