Jennifer Altehenger asks how the early People’s Republic of China popularized basic legal knowledge About the book The popularization of basic legal knowledge is an important and contested technique of …
The China Questions, edited by Jennifer Rudolph and Michael A. Szonyi, provides accessible answers to leading questions in China Studies.
Jennifer Altehenger’s Legal Lessons tells the story of how the party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws during the early years of the Mao period (1949–1976) and in the decade after Mao’s death.
The first comprehensive study of the lifework of Guo Moruo (1892–1978) in English, this book explores the dynamics of translation, revolution, and historical imagination in twentieth-century Chinese culture.
Anne Reinhardt’s “Navigating Semi-Colonialism” examines steam navigation—introduced by foreign powers to Chinese waters in the mid-nineteenth century—as a constitutive element of the treaty system to illuminate both conceptual and concrete aspects of this regime, arguing for the specificity of China’s experience, its continuities with colonialism in other contexts, and its links to global processes.
This book, an in-depth study of Nationalist tariff policy, fundamentally challenges the widely accepted idea that the key to the Communist seizure of power in China lay in the incompetence of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist government.
This book, the first of its kind in English, examines the reinvention of loyalism in colonial Taiwan through the lens of literature.
The essays in this volume propose “red legacies” as a new critical framework from which to examine the profusion of cultural productions and afterlives of the communist revolution in order to understand China’s continuities and transformations from socialism to postsocialism.