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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...


Cheng Jiang, Zong-Qi Cai

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

AestheticsIntroductionChinese aesthetics is largely a grand reconstructive project. The term “Chinese aesthetics,” usually translated as “study of bea...

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...

Ancestor Worship

Ori Tavor

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Ancestor WorshipIntroductionAncestor worship refers to rituals designed to commemorate and venerate the spirits of one’s deceased forebears. While it ...

Anti-Japanese War

Caroline Rose

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2018-07-24

Anti-Japanese WarIntroductionThe Anti-Japanese War 抗日战争 (kangRi zhanzheng), or the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japan 中国人民抗日战争 (Zhongguo...

Architecture, Chinese

Nancy S. Steinhardt

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Chinese ArchitectureIntroductionChinese architecture stands in every Chinese province and autonomous region and has been a profound influence on const...

Assertive Nationalism and China's Core Interests

Wenting (Florence) Yang, Suisheng Suisheng (Sam) Zhao

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Assertive Nationalism and China’s Core InterestsIntroductionAfter 2008, many scholars noticed that Beijing became more willing to respond to popular n...


Christoph Anderl, Bart Dessein, Ann Heirman

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2018-11-29

BuddhismIntroductionRoughly two thousand years have passed since Central Asian Buddhists first set foot on Chinese soil. At first restricted to the Ce...

Buddhist Monasticism

Ann Heirman

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Buddhist MonasticismIntroductionIn symbiosis with the laity, Buddhist monasticism has played a major role in the development of Buddhism in China. Sta...


Amy McNair

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

CalligraphyIntroductionCalligraphy is the art of writing characters with a brush and ink. Yet, the word “calligraphy,” from the Greek kalligraphía (be...

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

Children’s Culture and Social Studies

Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Zhenhui Yan, Zitong Qiu

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children’s Culture and Social StudiesIntroductionThe study of childhood is crucial to understanding contemporary Chinese society and culture. Successi...

China and Africa

May Tan-Mullins

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

China and AfricaIntroductionSince the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1949, modern China-Africa relations have gone through fluctu...

China and Peacekeeping

Miwa Hirono

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

China and PeacekeepingIntroductionIn the early 1990s the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began looking beyond traditional war-fighting operatio...

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 ...

China’s Soft Power

Sheng Ding

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

China’s Soft PowerIntroductionThe concept of “China’s soft power” has become increasingly accepted and studied in the fields of contemporary Chinese p...

China’s West

Y.M. Yeung, Jianfa Shen, Gordon Kee

Subject: Chinese Studies »

Date Added: 2015-08-31

China’s WestIntroductionChina’s west, or the western region, constitutes about two-thirds of the land in the country and twelve provincial or equivale...

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