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GOLD, Thomas, and Sebastian VEG (eds.). 2020. Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong is a fascinating collection of essays edited by Thomas Gold…

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BARNETT, Robert, Benno WEINER, and Françoise ROBIN (eds.). 2020. Conflicting Memories: Tibetan History under Mao Retold. Essays and Primary Documents. Leiden: Brill.

With 13 chapters featuring 15 illustrations (excerpts from books, film dialogues, interviews, etc., translated from Tibetan or Chinese), the book focuses on three events marking…

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YAPP, Hentyle. 2021. Minor China: Method, Materialisms, and the Aesthetic. Durham: Duke University Press.

This book rethinks the relationship between the political and the aesthetic in contemporary Chinese art, against the dominant narratives that render non-Western art eligible through…

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LIU, Xiaoyuan. 2020. To the End of Revolution: The Chinese Communist Party and Tibet, 1949-1959. New York: Columbia University Press.

Using Chinese sources, some of which have never been published before, Liu Xiaoyuan (University of Iowa) explores a decisive decade extending from the foundation of…

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TSIMONIS, Konstantinos. 2021. The Chinese Communist Youth League: Juniority and Responsiveness in a Party Youth Organization. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

With more than 81 million members, the Chinese Communist Youth League (CYL) is the largest youth political organisation in the world.[1] The Chinese Communist Youth…

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LAMPTON, David M., Selina HO, and Cheng-chwee KUIK. 2020. Rivers of Iron: Railroads and Chinese Power in Southeast Asia. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rivers of Iron examines China’s role in the development of railroad connectivity between China and Southeast Asia (SEA) via the Pan-Asia Railway Network (PARN). The…

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HEURTEBISE, Jean-Yves. 2020. Orientalisme, occidentalisme et universalisme : histoire et méthode des représentations croisées entre mondes européens et chinois (Orientalism, Occidentalism, and Universalism: History and Method of Cross-representations between European and Chinese Worlds). Paris: Editions Eska.

Jean-Yves Heurtebise’s essay explores various aspects of the crossed history of intellectual and cultural relations between European and Chinese worlds since the Renaissance. It is…

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BRUCKERMANN, Charlotte. 2019. Claiming Homes: Confronting Domicide in Rural China. New York: Berghahn Books.

Charlotte Bruckermann’s book is set in Sweeping Cliff, a village that has been developed into a tourist site in the mountainous Shanxi countryside. As the…

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LI, Jie. 2020. Utopian Ruins: A Memorial Museum of the Mao Era. Durham: Duke University Press.

Li Jie’s new book is an intriguing study of a series of objects that can be understood as cultural texts in a broad sense, spanning…

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CAPDEVILLE-ZENG, Catherine, and Delphine ORTIS (eds.). 2018. Les institutions de l’amour. Cour, amour, mariage. Enquêtes anthropologiques en Asie et dans l’océan Indien. (Institutions of Love: Court, Love, Marriage. Anthropological Surveys in Asia and in the Indian Ocean). Paris: Presses de l’Inalco.

Marriage is one of the social institutions that is still playing an important role in many Asian countries. At least, that is what is shown…

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