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Understanding Global Development Research: Fieldwork Issues, Experiences, and Reflections

Authored Book

Nicholas Loubere, Gordon Crawford, Lena J. Kruckenberg, Rosemary Morgan

For experienced and inexperienced researchers and practitioners alike, this engaging book opens up new perspectives on conducting fieldwork in the Global South. 

Following an inter-disciplinary and inter-generational approach, Understanding Global Development brings into dialogue reflections on fieldwork experiences by leading scholars along with accounts from early career researchers. Contributions are organised around six key issues: 

  • Meaningful participation in fieldwork
  • Working in dangerous environments

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Lavoro e diritti in Cina: Politiche sul lavoro e attivismo operaio nella fabbrica del mondo (Labour and rights in China: Labour politics and worker activism in the world factory)

Authored Book

Ivan Franceschini

For at least a couple of decades, labour issues have been playing a fundamental role in defining the global image of China. Stories of low salaries, workplace accidents, and strikes taking place in China regularly appear on the international press, contributing to the bad reputation of what is commonly considered the “workshop of the world”. Still, now that China is on the rise as a global power, it is more important than ever to abandon any rhetoric when talking about Chinese labour. What is the role of state, trade union, and workers in China?

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China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution

China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution

Edited Book

Edited by Gloria Davies, Jeremy Goldkorn, and Luigi Tomba

Environmental pollution poses serious challenges for China, including to its economy as well as public health. The China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution looks at how China’s Communist Party-state addresses these problems and how Chinese citizens have coped with and expressed their concerns about living with chronic, worsening pollution.

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Fire Over Luoyang: A History of the Later Han Dynasty 23-220 AD

Fire Over Luoyang: A History of the Later Han Dynasty 23-220 AD

Authored Book

Rafe de Crespigny

The Later Han dynasty, also known as Eastern Han, ruled China for the first two centuries of the Christian era. Comparable in extent and power to the early Roman empire, it dominated east Asia from present-day Vietnam to the Mongolian steppe.

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Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China

Legal Reforms and Deprivation of Liberty in Contemporary China

Edited Book

Edited by Elisa Nesossi, Sarah Biddulph, Flora Sapio and Susan Trevaskes

The volume presents an extensive investigation into the process of reforms of detention powers in today’s China and offers an in-depth analysis of the debates surrounding the reformist attempts. The chapters in this collection demonstrate that legislative and institutional reforms in this area result from political opportunities - openings and tensions at the central institutional levels of political authority - and contingent social and political factors.

This publication is a result of China Justice workshop in 2013.

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Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Authored Book

Nathan Woolley

'Celestial Empire' shows the wealth and cultural richness of the Qing dynasty, which ruled China for nearly three centuries, as seen through rare materials from the National Library of China and the National Library of Australia. The book is illustrated with stunning images, from woodblock printed books to colourful maps, making accessible a wealth of culture from China's last imperial dynasty. Many works that appear in the book have never been seen outside China before, or presented in English.

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China & ANU

China & ANU — Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars

Authored Book

William Sima

The Pacific War and its aftermath radically transformed Australian perceptions of whatwas then called the ‘Near North’. Many recognised that in the postwar world Australia’s strategic interests and economic fortunes called for a new understanding of Asia and the Pacific. China loomed large in these calculations.

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China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny

China Story Yearbook 2014: Shared Destiny

Edited Book

Edited by Geremie R Barmé with Linda Jaivin and Jeremy Goldkorn

Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures. For better or worse humankind is a Community of Shared Destiny 命运共同体.

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