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Contest for the South China Sea

by Marwyn Samuels

First published in 1982.

Wide-ranging and fully documented, this book is the first detailed study of the origins, contexts and consequences of the long-standing dispute between China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the...


The Classical Theatre of China

by A.C. Scott

First published in 1957.

Besides tracing the history and development of the Peking Theatre, this volume explains acting techniques, stage costume and symbolism, musical forms and the various types of plays.


The Grand Titration: Science and Society in East and West

by Joseph Needham

First published in 1969.

The historical civilization of China is, with the Indian and European-Semitic, one of the three greatest in the world, yet only relatively recently has any enquiry been begun into its...


Within the Four Seas: The Dialogue of East and West

by Joseph Needham

First published in 1969.

Contains some of Joseph Needham's most significant essays, lectures and broadcasts on the history of Chinese science, technology and culture. Also included are some more personal thoughts...


The Performing Arts in Contemporary China

by Colin Mackerras

First published in 1981.

The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts....


The Fading of the Maoist Vision: City and Country in China's Development

by Rhoads Murphey

First published in 1980.

This book analyzes Chinese society and evaluates the achievements and failures of the Maoist ideology. The central theme is the urban and rural balance in China's development from the...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume Two: The Problem of Monarchical Decay

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1964

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume Three: The Problem of Historical Significance

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1965.

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


China's Foreign Relations Since 1949

by Alan Lawrance

First published in 1975.

This volume presents the documentary evidence for understanding the evolution of China's foreign relations since the inauguration of the People's Republic in 1949. Over seventy documentary...


Confucian China and Its Modern Fate: Volume One: The Problem of Intellectual Continuity

by Joseph R. Levenson

First published in 1958

These volumes analyze modern Chinese history and its inner process, from the pre-western plateau of Confucianism to the communist triumph, in the context of many themes: science, art,...


Health Care and Traditional Medicine in China 1800-1982

by S. M. Hillier & Tony Jewell

First published in 1983.

Beginning with the period of the early expansion of Western missionary medicine, this account covers the chaotic years of Nationalist rule to the foundations of the People's Republic...


The Political Philosophy of Confucianism: An Interpretation of the Social and Political Ideas of Confucius, His Forerunners, and His Early Disciples.

by Leonard Shihlien Hsü

First published in 1932.

One of the most astonishing features of the Confucian teaching to the modern reader is its anticipation of the Spencerian formula of evolution and its adaptation of this to a programme...


People's War: The Conditions and the Consequences in China and in South East Asia

by J. L. S. Girling

First published in 1969.

The 'consequences' in this book refer to Peking's policy on people's war and to US counter-measures; and the effect of these in South East Asia. The author argues that, on the whole,...


Chuang Tzu

by Herbert A Giles

First published in 1889. This re-issues the second, revised edition of 1926.

Chuang Tzu was to Lao Tzu, the author of Tao Tê Ching, as Hui-neng, the sixth Patriarch of Zen Buddhism, was to Bodhidharma, and...


The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy

by Fung Yu-Lan

First published in 1947.

The Spirit of Chinese Philosophy covers the major philosophers and philosophical movements in China from Confucius to the middle of the twentieth century including: Confucius, Mencius,...


The Witch Figure: Folklore Essays by a Group of Scholars in England Honouring the 75th Birthday of Katharine M. Briggs

by Venetia Newall

Katharine Briggs enjoys an unchallenged reputation in the world of folklore studies. The theme of this volume, the witch figure as a malevolent intermediary in folk belief, was chosen to reflect that aspect...


Witchcraft and Sorcery in East Africa

by John Middleton & E. H. Winter

Containing ten essays by anthropologists on the beliefs and practices associated with witches and sorcerers in Eastern Africa, the chapters in this book are all based on field research and new information which...


The Life-Giving Myth

by A. M. Hocart

Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as:

Why a queen should not have been married before;...


The Theory of Social Structure

by S.F. Nadel

The main feature of this book is a discussion of 'role analysis' and its relevance to social structure. Arguing that the role system of a society is the matrix of its social structure, the author presents a...


Theory in Anthropol Liban V86

by ROBERT A MANNERS & David Kaplan

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.