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China’s New Silk Road

Autocracy Promotion in the New Asian Order?

Octavia Bryant and Mark Chou

Situated on the China-Kazakhstan border in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, Horgos is about as far away from Beijing and Shanghai as any Chinese city can be. Officially established only in late 2014, the city of 85,000 residents still has the feel

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“China gives and China takes”

African traders and the nondocumenting states

Shanshan Lan

Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, the presence of foreigners in the country has been strictly controlled by the state. The increase of foreign population in China since the late 1970s has been the result of “a

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Doing Personhood in Chinese Culture

The Desiring Individual, Moralist Self and Relational Person

Yunxiang Yan

simply as ‘the state of being a person’ (i.e., the blob in Bloch’s sense), and I propose a tripartite approach to unpack personhood in Chinese culture. I emphasize that personhood is as much a state of being a person as a process of actual social actions

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Chinese Contemplations on Utopian and Dystopian Democratic Governance

Nele Noesselt

Multiple “Democracies” Assessing “the” Chinese debate on democracy is a highly challenging endeavor. The People's Republic of China (PRC) falls into the category of socialist one-party states. The territory formally belonging to its

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Everyday Diplomacy among Indian Traders in a Chinese Fabric Market

Ka-Kin Cheuk

Introduction In early 2012, Indians in China suddenly became the focus of public attention in both India and China. It all began with a local business quarrel involving fifteen Chinese and two Indians at Yiwu, a county-level city in Zhejiang

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On self-reliant masculinities and rural returnees in ethnic China

Suvi Rautio

), were originally designed for the Chinese Liberation Army during the Maoist era and continue to be widely recognizable to any Chinese citizen. Due to their affordable price, rough sole, and durability, they are the perfect footwear for slippery and

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Social Quality, Community Capacity, and Capability Poverty of Urban Residents in Shenzhen, China

Xu Yanhui and Gong Ziyu

Poverty is a serious problem that has plagued the Chinese people for a very long time. In the planned economy period, because of a series of security systems such as low-wage extensive employment and assured supply of basic materials for daily life

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When Paris was “à l'heure chinoise” or Georges Pompidou in China and Jean Yanne's (1974) Les Chinois à Paris

Catherine E. Clark

Chinese embassy in France. 1 The cause of the increased demand, Barthes wrote, was Jean Yanne's 1974 Les Chinois à Paris . The director's latest blockbuster comedy had used hundreds of extras and extravagant sets that transformed iconic sites to produce

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When Environmental History Goes Public in China

Na Li

Introduction Environmental history in China originates from its older sibling disciplines, such as historical geography, archeology, agroecology, agroforestry, and history. The field has gradually gathered a small community of scholars since

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Reflective Ontology and Intuitive Credibility in Chinese Six Lines Prediction

William Matthews

Master Tao practiced six lines prediction outside on a pedestrian street in a newly renovated area of Hangzhou, a city in eastern China. This divination method yields highly specific verdicts based on constant cosmic principles that are identified