Crime, Punishment, and Policing in China

Author: Børge Bakken

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742535749

Category: History

Page: 244

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Crime has long been a silent partner in China's march to modernization, just as law and order has become increasingly important in legitimizing the Chinese regime. This groundbreaking volume offers the first systematic exploration of the social, economic, political, legal, and practical parameters of crime and control, locating them within a broader milieu of turbulent development and transition. A multidisciplinary group of leading scholars draw on a rich body of empirical data and rare archival research to develop a theoretical, comparative, and historical context for understanding contemporary Chinese crime, policing, and punishment. All those interested in modern and contemporary Chinese politics, law, and society, as well as in comparative criminology and law, will find this work an invaluable resource. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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The Korean War in Asia

A Hidden History

Author: Tessa Morris-Suzuki

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538111918

Category: History

Page: 238

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This book takes a fresh look at the Korean War by considering the conflict from a Northeast Asian regional perspective. It highlights the connections of the war to earlier conflicts in the region and examines the human impact of the war on neighboring countries, focusing particularly on the ways in which the Korean War shaped regional cross-border movements of people, goods, and ideas (including hopes and fears). It also considers the lasting consequences of these movements for the region’s society and politics.
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The Rise of Tea Culture in China

The Invention of the Individual

Author: Bret Hinsch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442251794

Category: History

Page: 172

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This distinctive and enlightening book explores the development of tea drinking in China, using tea culture to explore the profound question of how Chinese have traditionally expressed individuality. By linking tea to individualism, Hinsch’s deeply researched book makes an original and influential contribution to the history of Chinese culture.
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The inside story of China's high-tech industry

making Silicon Valley in Beijing

Author: Yu Zhou

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742555792

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

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In the 1980s, China faced the monumental task of creating, from scratch, internationally competitive companies. This challenge was especially daunting in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The Inside Story of China's High-Tech Industry describes the emergence and growth of this industry in China through a historically situated analysis of China's leading science park, Beijing's Zhongguancun, also known as China's Silicon Valley. Zhou challenges the prevailing view that foreign multinational corporations and exports are the driving forces for technological progress in less developed countries by arguing that, in the case of China, it is the conjunction of domestic and export markets that has provided the main impetus to technological learning and the development of industry competitiveness. This is the best treatment to date of China's most important innovation region. It will be useful for scholars and students in the fields of economics, regional sciences, geography, planning, sociology, information technology, and business management, as well as for anyone interested in the rise of China and global technological development.
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Subaltern China

Rural Migrants, Media, and Cultural Practices

Author: Wanning Sun

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236787

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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In this book, Wanning Sun illuminates the harsh reality of inequality and discrimination that China’s rural migrant workers face every day, and how these workers use available media to negotiate these injustices. This book is essential reading for all concerned with the growing use of media in the cultural politics of our highly digitalized world.
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Transnational Penal Cultures

New perspectives on discipline, punishment and desistance

Author: Vivien Miller,James Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317807197

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Focusing on three key stages of the criminal justice process, discipline, punishment and desistance, and incorporating case studies from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia, the thirteen chapters in this collection are based on exciting new research that explores the evolution and adaptation of criminal justice and penal systems, largely from the early nineteenth century to the present. They range across the disciplinary boundaries of History, Criminology, Law and Penology. Journeying into and unlocking different national and international penal archives, and drawing on diverse analytical approaches, the chapters forge new connections between historical and contemporary issues in crime, prisons, policing and penal cultures, and challenge traditional Western democratic historiographies of crime and punishment and categorisations of offenders, police and ex-offenders. The individual chapters provide new perspectives on race, gender, class, urban space, surveillance, policing, prisonisation and defiance, and will be essential reading for academics and students engaged in the study of criminal justice, law, police, transportation, slavery, offenders and desistance from crime.
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Alternatives to Imprisonment in Comparative Perspective

Author: Uglješa Zvekić

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780830413294

Category: Law

Page: 464

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This publication consists of two volumes. V.1 presents regional and case study reports; volume 2 presents a review of the literature and the International bibliography of alternatives to imprisonment, 1980-1989.
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