China Perspectives

Articles from No. 1, 2014

China as "Other": Resistance to and Ambivalence toward National Identity in Hong Kong
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)On 26 December 2013, six people referring to themselves as mem- bers of a group called "Priority to Hong Kong People" (...) trespassed upon the headquarters of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hong...
China's Environmental Challenges
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Judith Shapiro, China's Environmental Challenges, Cambridge, Polity Press, 2012, 205 pp.In the decades since the late 1970s, China has become a manufacturing powerhouse for the world. This has helped...
China's New Rural Land Reform? Assessment and Prospects
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)The Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee that closed last November promised to "comprehensively deepen reforms" and introduced a number of measures that seek to expand the role of the market...
Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)David Clarke, Chinese Art and Its Encounter with the World, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University Press, 2011, 259 pp.David Clarke is founder and scientific director of Hong Kong Art Archive, a database of...
De Proche En Proche. Ethnographie Des Formes D'association En Chine Contemporaine (Face-to-Face. an Ethnography of Forms of Association in Contemporary China)
Isabelle Thireau (ed), De proche en proche. Ethnographie des formes d'association en Chine contemporaine (Face-toface. An Ethnography of Forms of Association in Contemporary China), Berne, Peter Lang, 2013, 317 pp.This volume originated in a research...
Editorial
In the years leading to the handover on 1 July 1997, there were both pes- simists and optimists among the observers of the process of decoloni- sation and the establishment of the so-called "One Country, Two systems" arrangement in Hong Kong. For the...
Executive-Legislative Disconnection in Post-Colonial Hong Kong: The Dysfunction of the HKSAR's Executive-Dominant System, 1997-2012
Since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Re- gion (HKSAR) on 1 July 1997, "governance crisis" has become the most popular term used by local politicians and academics to de- scribe the politics of post-colonial Hong Kong. If "governance"...
Fading Opportunities: Hong Kong in the Context of Regional Integration
IntroductionAs Hong Kong people nervously watched Britain and China negotiat- ing over the political future of the British colony in the 1980s, the major concern was economic prosperity. Few people had much faith in the idea of "One Country, Two Systems"...
Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Angela Ki Che Leung and Charlotte Furth (eds), Health and Hygiene in Chinese East Asia: Policies and Publics in the Long Twentieth Century, Durham, London, Duke University Press, 2010, 338 pp.The result...
"La Chine et L'ordre Du Monde" (China and the World Order)
"La Chine et l'ordre du monde" (China and the World Order), special issue of Agone, No. 52, 2013, 232 pp.The journalAgone's issue No. 52 is interesting on several counts. The collection of texts, written mainly by renowned Chinese intellectuals, attempts...
Mormonism and the Chinese State: Becoming an Official Church in the People's Republic of China?
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Only a small amount of research has been carried out on the establishment of Mormonism (moermenjiao ...) in the People's Republic of China (PRC), due to the recent nature of this move, its limited demographic...
The Construction by Chinese Players of Roads and Housing in Nairobi: The Transfer of Town Planning Practices between China and Kenya
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Since the 2000s, the presence of Chinese players, both public and private, has been growing rapidly over the entire African continent, and in a highly varied range of sectors. Relations between the Chinese...
The New Paradox of Thrift: Financialisation, Retirement Protection, and Income Polarisation in Hong Kong
Most of the literature tends to attribute income polarisation in Hong Kong to the economic restructuring since the 1980s, especially the deskilling of middle-aged workers. While important, such analysis overlooks the role of financialisation, especially...
Volées, Envolées, Convolées. Vendues, En Fuite, Ou Re-Socialisées: Les "Fiancées" Vietnamiennes En Chine (Abducted, Flown, Married. Sold, Escaped or Rehabilitated: Vietnamese Fiancées in China)
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)Caroline Grillot, Volées, envolées, convolées... Vendues, en fuite, ou re-sociali- sées: les "fiancées" vietna- miennes en Chine (Abducted, Flown, Married... Sold, escaped or rehabilitated: Vietnamese...
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