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Thinking of Art as Informal Life Politics in Hong Kong

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Olivier Krischer

'Thinking of Art as Informal Life Politics in Hong Kong' is a chapter from New Worlds From Below: Informal life politics and grassroots action in twenty-first century Northeast Asia.

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Christianizing China for the sake of China: Li Guanfang and her Republican Dream

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Zhou Yun

'Christianizing China for the sake of China: Li Guanfang and her Republican Dream' is a chapter in The Shaping of Christianity in China - A Fresh Look at Indigenous Christians.

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The Making of Bible Women in the Fujian Zenana Mission from the 1880s to the 1950s

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Zhou Yun

'The Making of Bible Women in the Fujian Zenana Mission from the 1880s to the 1950s' is a chapter in Christian Women in Chinese Society - The Anglican Story.

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Huan-ting Zen: Crossing the Straits and Engendering Emotional Transformation through Digital Media

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Paul Farrelly

This chapter examines how Huan-ting zen (HTZ), a small Taiwan-based 'body, mind, spirit' group, uses digital media as part of tis set of emotion transformation techniques. HTZ workshops are characterized by the extensive use of multimedia- videos, recordings and images are generated and projected in almost ever session. Through channels such as retreats, videos and literature, participants learn about the energy and emotion regulator known as the huangting and how they can mobilize it.

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Chinese Money

Contractions in Chinese Fertility and Savings: Long-run Domestic and Global Implications

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Jane Golley, Rod Tyers, Zhou Yixiao

Following three decades of rapid but unbalanced economic growth, China’s reform and policy agenda are set to rebalance the economy toward consumption while maintaining a rate of GDP growth near seven per cent. Among the headwinds it faces is a demographic contraction that brings slower, and possibly negative, labour force growth and relatively rapid ageing. While the lower saving rates that result from consumption-oriented policies and rising aged dependency may contribute to a rebalancing of the economy, in the long run they will reduce both GDP growth and per capita income.

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Human rights and domestic change in China: Do human rights projects matter?`

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Elisa Nesossi

Since the Tiananmen Square incident in 1989 there has been increasing international pressure on China to improve its approach to human rights, whilst at the same time the Chinese government has itself realised that it needs to improve its approach, and has indeed done much to implement improvements. This book explores systematically the international engagement in human rights in China and assesses the impact of such foreign involvement.

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Authenticity and Heritage Conservation in China

Authenticity and Heritage Conservation in China: Translation, Interpretation, Practices

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Zhu Yujie

The examination of the value of authenticity, the interpretation of the term, and the consequences for heritage conservation practices in China have followed a trend that is both global and local. The existence of two translations of authenticity, yuanzhenxing 原真性 and zhenshixing 真實性, has documented two understandings of what heritage conservation in China is concerned with: the conservation or recreation of an “original state”—understood as a building’s original form—or the preservation of the present form including different stages of a structure’s building history.

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Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia

Taiwan's New Age Buddhist: Terry Hu

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Paul Farrelly

Figures of Buddhist Modernity in Asia introduces contemporary Buddhists from across Asia and from various walks of life. Eschewing traditional hagiographies, the editors have collected sixty-six profiles of individuals who would be excluded from most Buddhist histories and ethnographies.

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