A comprehensive culling of information from some 137 Chinese journals on the topic of the commune, the most important administrative and planning unit in post-1949 China
A research guide to the extensive materials on the Chinese Communist Party gathered by Nationalist authorities before 1949 and currently stored in government institutions in Taiwan.
A bibliography of publications issued between 1956 and August 1968 that reproduce Chinese paintings in public or private collections
An exhaustive analysis of the Chinese state civilian granary system by a team of scholars
Two studies exploring the question of linkage between Beijing’s foreign policy and domestic politics in the PRC
Detailed study of the extraordinary capture in 1936 of Chiang Kai-shek by his own subordinate, Chang Hsueh-liang, and of the negotiations that altered the fate of the Communist Party and the anti-Japanese alliance
An exploration of the effects on patrilineal kinship ties of the social and political changes in the period between the revolutions of 1912 and 1949
Two studies examine the Fu-t’ien Incident and the Agrarian Reform in Kwangtung
The complete text of a key work of Mao Zedong, with an examination of its literary, rather than political or historical, implications
A study of the dynamics at the center of Chinese politics as revealed in the “Central Documents” through which the leadership communicates with the rest of the political system.
Brings to life the visual culture of the “nightless city,” late nineteenth-century Shanghai, through analyses of more than one hundred drawn depictions
A comprehensive overview of China's 3,000 years of literary history, from its beginnings to the present day
The role salt played in the politics of Song China, as told through a unique contemporary narrative, translated into English for the first time
Sheds new light on the history of a central institution of the Qing dynasty and the figures who moved in it
New research dispels conventional wisdom regarding the effect of social upheaval on traditional family patterns
A collection of anecdotes, conversations, and remarks concerning historic personalities of 150 to 420 A.D. China.
An essential bibliographical tool for researchers of Chinese social, cultural, and religious history.
Explores the artistic and aesthetic bases of popular Chinese woodblock prints
The first aid of its kind in a Western language to reading a notoriously difficult body of dramatic works from 1200 to 1600 CE
Employs a close analysis of cultural, ideational, and symbolic practices in a reappraisal of Guomindang history
Pushes back against the Western critical appetite for ethnic and cultural markers in Chinese film, narrating how Chinese filmmakers increasingly escape Western demands and screen China’s many facets
An exploration of what has been called China’s greatest novel, highlighting the roles of the garden, both fictional and real, to dramatize the cultural crisis of the literati in the late imperial period