Subject: Area studies

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Decoding China dictionary

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“What does Xi Jinping mean when he talks about the rule of law? How does the Chinese leadership define multilateralism? Did you know that China’s Socialist Core Values include democracy and freedom? What is Document No. 9 and why does it reject universal values? And what is meant by “a community of shared future for mankind”? The Decoding China Dictionary seeks to answer these questions and to serve as a guide to […]

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Colonial Sources of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)

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This digital collection consists of 2863 publications related to the colonial enterprise in the Dutch East and West Indies. The publications are mainly in Dutch and cover the period of the last quarter of the eighteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century. They include titles on the cultivation of tropical products such as […]

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Chinese-English Dictionary of Ming Government Official Titles 明代職官中英辭典

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This bilingual dictionary is developed through a crowd-translation project that was funded by CEAL- The Council of East Asian Libraries and Mellon Foundation. This is the first edition. The project team encourages scholars to use it and to send them their revision suggestions, if any. they will update the dictionary based upon your suggestions. Note […]

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Journal of National Essence (國粹學報)

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The Journal of National Essence (國粹學報) was published  monthly  from 1905 to 1911  in Shanghai at the end of the Qing dynasty by the  國粹派 or the National Essence Group. The National Essence Group held a conservative  view and view on political and cultural reform of China tried to identify the national essence of China in order […]

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The Thaksinization of Thailand

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Duncan McCargo & Ukrist Pathmanand 2011 The 1997 economic crisis ended two decades of pluralism in Thai politics and helped create the conditions for the landslide election victory in January 2001 of Thaksin Shinawatra, a fabulously wealthy telecommunications magnate often compared with Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. Prime minister Thaksin has since exercised an extra-ordinary degree […]

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Reforming Thai Politics

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Duncan McCargo (ed) 2002 Since 1932, Thai politics has undergone numerous political ‘reforms’, often accompanied by constitutional revisions and shifts in the location of power. Following the events of May 1992, there were strong pressures from certain groups in Thai society for a fundamental overhaul of the political order, culminating in the drafting and promulgation […]

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Civil Society and Democratization: Social Movements in Northeast Thailand

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Somchai Phatharathananunth 2011 This book is for anyone wondering whatever happened to Thailands vanished Marxist insurgents or interested in understanding the forces behind the mass demonstrations of peasants that periodically descend on Bangkok. Specifically, the book investigates the struggle of an important social movement in Thailand, the Small Scale Farmers’ Assembly of Isan (SSFAI), and […]

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Beyond Chinatown: New Chinese Migration and the Global Expansion of China

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Mette Thunø (ed) 2007 Chinese migration has changed fundamentally in recent years. It no longer has the exceptional and ambivalent nature of earlier times when virtual slaves dreamed of returning home as rich men to China but instead settled in Chinatowns across the globe. An important factor is that China has changed, transformed by decades […]

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Village China at War: The Impact of Resistance to Japan, 1937–1945

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Dagfinn Gatu 2007 This groundbreaking study on the forging of Chinese communism in the furnace of the anti-Japanese war focuses on North China, where the CCP first took root and later expanded to conquer China. Whilst the explosive growth of the Chinese Communist movement during the war years is a fact, the nature of this […]

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