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1、Thirsty CitiesSocial Contracts and Public Goods Provision in China and India 2019/4/30

摘要:Why does authoritarian China provide a higher level of public goods than democratic India? Studies based on regime type have shown that the level of public goods provision is higher in democratic systems than in authoritarian forms of government. However, public goods provision in China and India contradicts these findings. Whether in terms of access to education, healthcare, public transportation, and basic necessities, such as drinking water and electricity, China does consistently better than India. This book argues that regime type does not determine public goods outcomes. Using empirical evidence from the Chinese and Indian municipal water sectors, the study explains and demonstrates how a social contract, an informal institution, influences formal institutional design, which in turn accounts for the variations in public goods provision. Compares public goods provided by China and India and argues that regime types do not determine public goods outcomes Proposes a new conceptual framework for understanding public goods provision through a detailed study of drinking water in Chinese and Indian cities Explores important policy issues for developing countries and gives insights into real-life policy implications for governments
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2、Central Issues in the Philosophy of Science 2019/2/28

摘要:The China Perspectives series focuses on translating and publishing works by leading Chinese scholars, writing about both global topics and China-related themes. It covers Humanities & Social Sciences, Education, Media and Psychology, as well as many interdisciplinary themes. This is the first time that any of these books have been translated into English for international readers. The series aims to put forward a Chinese perspective, give insights into cutting-edge academic thinking in China, and inspire researchers globally.
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3、Compensated Dating Girls in Hong KongScripts, Voices and Views 2019/2/1

摘要:Compensated dating or commercial sex involving young girls has emerged as a global concern over the past decades and since the turn of the twenty-first century, has created a panic among parents in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, there is no consensus on whether compensated dating is an offence, an illegal victimization, or a private matter. Guardians at different levels are eager to locate feasible intervention measures to deal with this rising issue while academics and researchers are interested in understanding more of its features and the viewpoints of the different parties involved. Through the lens of an original, detailed qualitative study with 27 girls involved in compensated dating and a quantitative study involving around 1,000 parents, social workers, police officers, and community leaders, this book offers readers both insiders』 voices and outsiders』 views of compensated dating. In addition to addressing local and global concerns, it maintains a balance between theory and practice, description and debate.
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4、Chinese Buddhism and Traditional Culture 2018/12/21

摘要:Since the first century when Buddhism entered China, the foreign religion has influenced and been influenced in turn by traditional Chinese culture, and eventually become an important part of it. That is one of the great historical themes not only for China but also for East Asia. This book explores the elements of Buddhism, including its classics, doctrines, system and rituals, to reveal the basic connotation of Buddhism as a cultural entity. Regarding the development of Buddhism in China, it traces the spread in chronological order, from the introduction in Han Dynasties (202 B.C.-220 A.D.), to the prosperity in the Sixteen Kingdoms (circa. 304-circa. 439 A.D.), and then to the decline since the Five Dynasties (907-circa. 960 A.D.). It is noteworthy that the Buddhist schools in the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589 A.D.), and the Buddhist sects in Sui and Tang Dynasties (581-907 A.D.), contribute to the sinicization of Buddhism. This book also deals with the interesting question of the similarities and differences between Chinese Buddhism and Indian Buddhism, to examine the specific characters of the former in terms of thought and culture. In the last chapter, the external influence of Chinese Buddhism in East Asia is studied. Scholars and students in Buddhism and Chinese culture studies, especially those in Buddhist countries, will benefit from the book. Also, it will appeal to readers interested in religion, Chinese culture and ancient Chinese history.
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5、Unnatural Narrative across BordersTransnational and Comparative Perspectives 2018/12/17

摘要:This book actively engages with current discussion of narratology, and unnatural narrative theory in particular. Unsatisfied with the hegemony of European and Anglo-American narrative theory, it calls for a transnational and comparative turn in unnatural narrative theory, the purpose of which is to draw readers』 attention to those periphery and marginalized narratives produced in places other than England and America. It places equal weight on theoretical exploration and critical practice. The book, in addition to offering a detailed account of current scholarship of unnatural narratology, examines its core issues and critical debates as well as outlining a set of directions for its future development. To present a counterpart of Western unnatural narrative studies, this book specifically takes a close look at the experimental narratives in China and Iraq either synchronically or diachronically. In doing so, it aims, on the one hand, to show how the unnatural narratives are written and to be explained differently from those Western unnatural narrative works, and on the other hand, to use the particular cases to challenge the existing narratological framework so as to further enrich and supplement it. The book will be useful and inspiring to those scholars working in such broad fields as narrative theory, literary criticism, cultural studies, semiotics, media studies, and comparative literature and world literature studies.
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6、Seven Lectures on Wang Guowei’s Renjian Cihua 2018/12/17

摘要:Renjian Cihua is a masterpiece in Chinese literary criticism written by Wang Guowei, a famous scholar in the study of Chinese classics. It is also one of the most influential academic works in China from the late Qing Dynasty to the present. This book contains two parts. The first part is the content of the lectures given by the author Florence Chia-ying Yeh, who is a Chinese-born Canadian poet and scholar of classical Chinese poetry. With accessible, graceful and refined language, the author explains the theory on "artistic conceptions" in Renjian Cihua, the difference between Shi and Ci in aesthetic traits, and the works of celebrated Ci poets in various dynasties. The second part is the translation of Renjian Cihua. This book will be a valuable reference to scholars and students in Chinese classics and Wang Guowei studies. Readers interested in Chinese literature will also be attracted by it.
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7、China and the WestCrossroads of Civilisation 2018/10/9

摘要:Capitalist globalisation since the 1980s has produced immense benefits in terms of technical progress, poverty reduction and welfare improvement. However, it has been accompanied by profound contradictions, including ecological destruction, global warming, inequality, concentration of business power, and financial instability. Regulation of global political economy in the interests of the majority of the world’s population is essential if the human species is to avoid a Darwinian catastrophe. This book explores China’s rich history of regulating the market in the interests of the mass of the population. For over two thousand years the Chinese bureaucracy has sought pragmatically to find a Way in which to integrate the 『invisible hand』 of market forces with the 『visible hand』 of ethically guided government regulation. Instead of seeking confrontation with China, citizens and politicians in the West need to deepen their understanding of the contribution that China can make to globally sustainable development in the decades and centuries ahead.
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8、Technology Transfer Between the US, China and TaiwanMoving Knowledge 2018/6/28

摘要:Examining the flow of technical knowledge between the US, Taiwan and Mainland China over the last sixty-five years, this book shows that the technical knowledge that has moved between these states is vast and varied. It includes the invention and production of industrial goods, as well as knowledge of the patterns of corporate organization and management. Indeed, this diversity is reflected in the process itself, which is driven both by returning expatriates with knowledge acquired overseas and by successful government intervention in acquiring technology from multinational firms. Technology Transfer Between the US, China and Taiwan engages with the evolving debates on the merits, importance and feasibility of technology transfer in the process of economic development globally, and uses the example of Taiwan to show that multinational corporations can indeed play a positive role in economic development. Further, it reveals the underlying tension between international cooperation and nationalism which inevitably accompanies international exchanges, as well as the delicate balancing act required between knowledge acquisition and dangerous levels of dependency, and the beneficial role of the US in East Asia’s technological development. With contributors from disciplines ranging from history, geography, urban planning, sociology, political science and electrical engineering, this multi-disciplinary book will be of great interest to students and scholars working across a broad range of subjects including Taiwan studies, Chinese studies, economics, business studies and development studies.
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9、Connecting TaiwanParticipation – Integration – Impacts 2018/5/10

摘要:Taiwan has often been characterised as an isolated society in its search for sovereignty and security. Its contact with the world in an era of globalization and post-modernity, however, has increasingly led to Taiwanese actors successfully participating in many regional and global fields. In this book an international team of scholars presents cases studies and theoretical debates emphasising agency in coping with the effects of globalisation. In so doing, they contest the image of Taiwan’s marginalization and seek to understand it in terms of its connectedness, whether globally, regionally or trans-nationally. Taking a multi-disciplinary, comparative approach, it covers themes such as markets and trading, diplomacy and nation-branding, collective action, media, film and literature, and religious mission. It thus combines perspectives from several disciplines including media studies, sociology, political science, and studies in religion. Using Taiwan as an example of how to conceptualise connectivity and think differently about comparative studies, this book will be useful for students and scholars of Asian Politics and Cultural Studies, as well as of Taiwan Studies more specifically.
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10、A River by the Window: China Remembered 2018/4/30

摘要:A River by the Window: China Remembered is a family saga of life during China’s tumultuous history from the late 1950s. Set amidst the purges and denunciations and exiles, and the terror of the Great Cultural Revolution through to the so-called 『Great 1980s』, are the human stories of how families and individuals coped with the crises that overtook them. Human life went on; there were births and deaths and marriages, loves bloomed and friendships formed, careers were pursued and happiness sought. It traverses China from north to south, from east to west, to the 『Open Door』 policies of Deng Xiaoping. This allowed China access to much western culture, with its liberal values and social trends, such as an appreciation of individualism, sexual liberation, western music and fashions, all fertile soil for germinating the seeds of democratic values and ideas, with this, in turn, leading to further gradual social change.
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11、Bygones: In Memory Of The 50th Anniversary Of China's Cultural Revolution 2018/4/30

摘要:Tang Win’s Bygones is a brutally honest first-person account of his early life as one of the leaders of the controversial Red Guards during China’s Cultural Revolution some half a century ago. Candid and forthright in his approach, Tang Win courageously recounts his entry into the political arena, inspired by the revered Chairman Mao, and how he struggled in the dangerous whirlpool of politics and in the bloody mass infighting.
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12、Golden Orchid: The True Story of an Only Child in Contemporary China 2018/4/30

摘要:Amid the hustle and bustle of teeming contemporary Guangzhou (also known as Canton), capital of Guangdong province, an ordinary blue-collar Chinese family of three copes with a life-threatening crisis. As an only child―the product of China’s harsh one-child policy―the daughter of the family must care for her mother who is in the late stage of colon cancer. This is the story of that struggle. That child takes the reader back in time to see the marriage of her parents through the eyes of an only child. Growing up alone without the love and support of a sibling, how does the only child bear the filial responsibility so deeply influenced by traditional Chinese culture? How does she deal with the dilemma of keeping secret from her mother the terminal nature of her cancer? How does her mother’s deathbed account of her life change the daughter’s understanding of her parents』 generation? The true life story is unique both in its depiction of ordinary life in today’s China and in its universal picture of an ordinary family dealing with its past and facing its grim future. This young woman, typical of China’s one-child generation, tells a tale that ranges from grim to comic, revealing human frailty as well as faith and extraordinary courage.
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13、Being Middle Class in ChinaIdentity, Attitudes and Behaviour 2018/4/20

摘要:Many studies of the Chinese middle class focus on defining it and viewing its significance for economic development and its potential for sociopolitical modernisation. This book goes beyond such objective approaches and considers middle class people’s subjective understanding and diverse experiences of class. Based on extensive original research including social surveys and detailed interviews, the book explores who the middle class think they are, what they think about a wide range of socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues, and why they think as they do. It examines attitudes towards the welfare state, social inequality, nationalism, relations with foreign countries and opinions on many social controversies, thereby portraying middle class people as more than simply luxury consumers and potential agents of democracy. The book concludes that a clear class identity and political consciousness have yet to emerge, but that middle class attitudes are best characterised as searching for a balance between old and new, the traditional and the foreign, the principled and the pragmatic.
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14、Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Chen Xiwen 2018/4/20

摘要:This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Chen Xiwen (1950-) has made major contributions to economic policy making on agricultural development and the rural economy. Although born in Shanghai he was one of the young people sent down to the countryside in the late 1960s to work in a production and construction corps. He has held a number of government and academic positions, notably director of the Rural Economy Research Department of the State Council and Vice President of the Development Research Centre of the State Council. The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.
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15、Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Ma Hong 2018/4/3

摘要:This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Ma Hong (1920-2007) was one of the leading advocates for China’s market-oriented reforms, one of the earliest scholars to adopt the concept of "a socialist market economy". Politically active from the 1930s, when he campaigned against the Japanese occupation, he held many important posts, notably President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in the 1980s. He was particularly influential in the field of industrial economics, putting to use his own experiences of managing industrial enterprises, and a strong advocate of the need for China’s economic development to be stable. The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.
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16、Chinese Economists on Economic Reform – Collected Works of Yu Guangyua 2018/4/3

摘要:his book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Yu Guangyuan (1915-) is a famous Chinese philosopher and economist. A member of the Chinese Communist Party from 1937, he has made significant contributions in the fields of Marxist theory and in state planning. He was head of the Political Research Office of the State Council from 1975 and the first director of the Economic Research Institute of the State Planning Commission. He has held many other important posts, and was editor-in-chief of the "Dictionary of Economics". The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.
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17、Chinese Economists on Economic Reform - Collected Works of Zhou Xiaochuan 2018/2/5

摘要:This book is part of a series which makes available to English-speaking audiences the work of the individual Chinese economists who were the architects of China’s economic reform. The series provides an inside view of China’s economic reform, revealing the thinking of the reformers themselves, unlike many other books on China’s economic reform which are written by outside observers. Zhou Xiaochuan (1948-) has been Governor of the People’s Bank of China since 2002 and is one of the most influential economists in the world. He holds numerous other important positions, including Governor of the International Monetary Fund for China and Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Before his important work as a banker, he was in the 1980s a major contributor to the process of analysing policies to do with the structural reform of the Chinese economy. The book is published in association with China Development Research Foundation, one of the leading economic and social think tanks in China, where many of the theoretical foundations and policy details of economic reform were formulated.
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18、China's Exchange Rate Regime 2018/1/22

摘要:The imbalance between China’s currency, the RMB, and those of other countries is widely regarded as a major problem for the world economy. There was a reform of China’s exchange rate mechanism in 2005, following which the RMB appreciated 17% against the US dollar, but many people argue that further reform is still needed. This book reports on a major research project undertaken following the 2005 reform to assess the impact on China’s economy. It considers the impact in a number of areas of the economy, including export-oriented companies, the banking industry, international trade, international capital flows, and China’s macroeconomic policy. It concludes that the policies pursued so far have been correct, and that further reform, both to the exchange rate, and to the system overall, would be desirable, but that any reform should be gradual and incremental, preserving economic stability, and integrating changes with reform in other parts of the economy.
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19、China's New Urbanization Strategy 2018/1/22

摘要:Urbanization is one of the major challenges facing China. Of China’s 1.3 billion people, around half still live in rural areas. There has been huge migration from rural areas to cities in recent years, a trend that is likely to continue strong for some time. The strains that this vast migration puts on China’s cities are enormous. This book makes available for the English-speaking reader the results of a large group of research projects undertaken by CDRF, one of China’s leading think tanks, into the details of rural-urban migration, the resulting urban growth and the problems associated with all this. The book goes on to put forward a new strategy, which aims to ensure that China’s urbanization proceeds in an orderly manner and that people and their needs are put at the centre of the strategy. Key parts of the strategy include that 'city clusters' should become the main form of urbanization; that these should be arranged geographically in a pattern of 'two horizontal lines and three vertical lines'; that industrial and employment structures should highlight regional features and diversity; that urban public services should be more equitably distributed; that there should be new forms of urbanization management and city governance to accelerate urbanization and ensure harmonious social development; and that the whole process should be conducted in an ecological, 'green' way.
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20、Reforming China's Healthcare System 2017/10/19

摘要:Although China’s new healthcare reform, launched in 2009, has achieved remarkable results in improving China’s medical and healthcare system, it is recognised that there is still room for further improvement. This is especially important as China’s population ages, the prevalence of chronic diseases increases and environment-related health risks worsen. This book reports on a major international research project which examined health trends, modes of health promotion, health finance systems, medical and healthcare innovations, and environment-related health risks in China. For each of these key areas, the book considers the current situation in China and likely future trends, explores best practice from a wide range of foreign countries and puts forward proposals for improvements. Overall, the book provides a major assessment of China’s medical and healthcare system and how it should be reformed.
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