This is a selection of resources on China’s contemporary developments available from the NLB catalogue or the Internet and is not meant to be an exhaustive list. If you know of or come across more useful resources, please drop us a note so that we can share them with our readers.
NLB print and digital resources
China’s digital nationalism
Schneider explores how Chinese officials and stakeholders construct and shape nationalism according to their own agendas in the digital realm, which covers search engines, online encyclopedias, websites, hyperlink networks and social media.
All rights reserved, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018
The culture of leadership in contemporary China: Conflict, values, and perspectives for a new generation
The author asserts that traditional Chinese values, ideology and philosophy feature prominently in the leadership of the current cadre of Chinese leaders. The values found in Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism have replaced communist ideology and are being used to reject the influence of Western values which prioritise individual freedom and democracy.
All rights reserved, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018
Handbook on urban development in China
The compilation of essays in this volume examines the transformation of China’s rural to urban development, focusing on three main themes: progress and enhancement, dislocation and tension and the unique features of Chinese urban development.
All rights reserved, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019
The Palgrave handbook of local governance in contemporary China
Contributed by scholars from China and around the world, this handbook offers insights to the characteristics, challenges and trends of governance in China’s urban and rural areas and the impact of technology on governance, education, healthcare, environment and energy.
All rights reserved, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
China smart: What you don’t know, what you need to know: A past & present guide to history, culture, society, language
Deepen your understanding of China’s past and present in this volume containing close to 60 short essays which discuss China’s history, society, culture and language. Topics covered include the history of the Great Wall, articles on porcelain and tea, various ethnic groups in China and China’s rapid progress towards a cashless society.
All rights reserved, California: Stone Bridge Press, 2019
Singapore-China relations: 50 years
The multi-faceted Singapore-China relationship is showcased in this publication that examines the political, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people and military exchanges between the two countries, including highlights of bilateral cooperation projects.
All rights reserved, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing co. Pte. Ltd., 2016.
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Research outline for China’s cultural soft power
Learn more about the theoretical roots of soft power and the current state of China’s soft power. This book focuses on the inner logical relations between Chinese cultural soft power and the realisation of the China Dream from which the author subsequently draws a cautious overall conclusion on the development of China’s soft power.
All rights reserved, Singapore: Springer, 2017.
China’s innovation challenge: Overcoming the middle-income trap
Can China escape the middle-income trap? This is the central question posed in the book as it gathers perspectives from leading Chinese and international scholars to consider the daunting challenges and complexities of building an innovation-driven Chinese growth model. It analyses key areas such as China’s institutional system, technology, sociocultural forces and national policy.
All rights reserved, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
This brave new world: India, China and the United States
China and India – both rising superpowers in Asia – will soon surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. The author offers a tour of the corridors of power in Delhi and Beijing from her front row view of this colossal power shift, first at the State Department and now as an advisor to American business leaders.
All rights reserved, New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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