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1989 People's Movement

Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Yidi Wu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

1989 People’s Movement Introduction The People’s Movement began in mid-April 1989, with gatherings of students in Beijing. They ostensibly tur...

Agriculture, Origins of

Tracey L-D Lu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-03-27

Origins of Agriculture Introduction Generally speaking, agriculture is defined as a subsistence strategy consisting of systematic cultivations...

Architecture, Chinese

Nancy S. Steinhardt

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Chinese Architecture Introduction Chinese architecture stands in every Chinese province and autonomous region and has been a profound influenc...

Buddhist Monasticism

Ann Heirman

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhist Monasticism Introduction In symbiosis with the laity, Buddhist monasticism has played a major role in the development of Buddhism in ...


Amy McNair

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Calligraphy Introduction Calligraphy is the art of writing characters with a brush and ink. Yet, the word “calligraphy,” from the Greek kallig...

Central-Local Relations

Yongnian Zheng, Cuifen Weng

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Central-Local Relations Introduction According to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China, the local administration is divided into...


Ellen Huang

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Ceramics Introduction Since the mid-19th century the scholarship on Chinese ceramics in Western languages and in the Chinese language has proc...

Chiang Kai-shek

Jeremy E. Taylor

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

Chiang Kai-Shek Introduction Chiang Kai-shek (Jiang Jieshi 蔣介石)—also referred to as Chiang Chung-cheng (Jiang Zhongzheng 蔣中正)—is one of the mo...

Children's Culture and Social Studies

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Zitong Qiu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children’s Culture and Social Studies Introduction The study of childhood is crucial to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture...

China and the World, 1900-1949

Dong Wang

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

China and the World, 1900–1949 Introduction Thematically and chronologically organized, this highly condensed annotated bibliography includes ...

China's Agricultural Regions

Amy Zader

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

China’s Agricultural Regions Introduction The production of China’s agriculture has been a topic both observed and scrutinized by many within ...

Chinese Communist Party Since 1949, The

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

The Chinese Communist Party since 1949 Introduction During the 1950s and 1960s, the study of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was an importan...

Chinese Communist Party to 1949, The

Tony Saich, Nancy Hearst

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

The Chinese Communist Party to 1949 Introduction There is a vast array of materials available to assist in the study of the Chinese Communist ...

Chinese Diaspora, The

Hong Liu, Els van Dongen

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

The Chinese Diaspora Introduction The Chinese diaspora is an interdisciplinary research topic par excellence. Located at the intersection of t...

Chinese Script, The

Imre Galambos

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

The Chinese Script Introduction The Chinese script is one of the most important achievements of Chinese civilization and has played a vital ro...

Christianity in China

Charles W. Hayford

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Christianity in China Introduction In the early 21st century, Christianity in China is a diverse, growing, and small but resilient force. Esti...

Classical Confucianism

Paul Goldin

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Classical Confucianism Introduction As one of the oldest and most widespread belief systems in East Asia, Confucianism has meant different thi...

Consumer Society

Yanrui Wu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Consumer Society Introduction Since the economic reforms beginning in 1978 and the “open door” policy that followed, consumer society in China...

Contemporary Chinese Art Since 1976

Amanda Wright

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Contemporary Chinese Art Since 1976 Introduction Although the precise moment of the inception of contemporary Chinese arts remains debatable, ...


Ling Li

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Corruption Introduction Corruption is a challenging subject to study, for three reasons. First, the conceptual contours of “corruption” are fuzzy, leavi...

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