Contributors to this volume update readers on developments in areas such as income and consumption, industrial transformation and the job market, social security, healthcare, education, quality of life and the influence of the Internet on people and society.
A history of traditional Chinese thought, 7th through 19th centuries, with a new perspective, emphasizing contextualization and the complex dynamics between intellectual thought and its historical situations. Illuminates the significance of the Chinese world order and its collapse in the 19th century leading toward the revolutionary 20th century.
The speed and the scale with which traditional religions in China have been revived and new spiritual movements have emerged in recent decades make it difficult for scholars to stay up-to-date on
the religious transformations within Chinese society. This unique atlas presents a bird’s-eye view of the religious landscape in China today. In more than 150 full-color maps and six different case studies, it maps the officially registered venues of China’s major religions – Buddhism, Christianity (Protestant and Catholic), Daoism, and Islam – at the national, provincial, and county levels. The atlas also outlines the contours of Confucianism, folk religion, and the Mao cult. Further, it describes the main organizations, beliefs, and rituals of China’s main religions, as well as the social and demographic characteristics of their respective believers. Putting multiple religions side by side in their contexts, this atlas deploys the latest qualitative, quantitative and spatial data acquired from censuses, surveys, and fieldwork to offer a definitive overview of religion in contemporary China.
An essential resource for all scholars and students of religion and society in China.
The Tale of Tea is the saga of globalisation. Tea gave birth to paper money, the Opium Wars and Hong Kong, triggered the Anglo-Dutch wars and the American war of independence, shaped the economies and military history of Táng and Sòng China and moulded Chinese art and culture. Whilst black tea dominates the global market today, such tea is a recent invention. No tea plantations existed in the world’s largest black tea producing countries, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka, when the Dutch and the English went to war about tea in the 17th century. This book replaces popular myths about tea with recondite knowledge on the hidden origins and detailed history of today’s globalised beverage in its many modern guises.
Includes all scholarly titles that were published by KITLV Press (now part of Brill) in that period. This rich collection includes 27 titles that are published in Open Access. Language: 46 titles in English, 7 in Dutch.
KITLV Press specializes in scholarly publications on the history and culture of South East Asia and the Caribbean
The former Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Yearbooks have become part of the Chinese Research Perspectives series. The CRP series focuses on the four research areas: Education, Environment, Population and Labor, and Society. The selection of contributions covers developments in China of particular interest to a Western (non-Chinese speaking) audience and occasionally differs from the Chinese language yearbooks. The selected materials continue to provide Western readers with firsthand insights into the discussions of China’s top scholars on contemporary issues in their country.
China Encyclopedic Reference offers information on scores of names and places found in Chinese texts. It is therefore the natural complement to the lexical information found in Brill’s dictionaries.
Le Grand Ricci Online (brill.com/lgr) and A Student’s Dictionary of Classical and Early Medieval Chinese (brill.com/cedo). Besides the overview found in Brill’s widely-acclaimed Encyclopedia of China covering the whole of China from past to present, China Encyclopedic Reference offers background to names found in early, classical and medieval Chinese texts.