Modern China-Myanmar Relations

China-Myanmar Relations
This volume examines the changing relations between China and Burma/Myanmar since Burmese independence in 1948 and the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Publisher site Using Chinese sources, it documents the negotiations and settlement of outstanding issues such as the border demarcation, the Chinese Nationalist forces in Burma, the status of the overseas Chinese residents, and the Burma...

Wu Song Fights the Tiger

Wu Song Fights the Tiger
The focus of Chinese literary studies has long been on the written word even though Chinese fiction and drama have strong oral roots and have been shaped by an interplay between oral and written traditions. Publisher site The focus of Chinese literary studies has long been on the written word even though Chinese fiction and drama have strong oral roots and...

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

South China Sea stance
MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing. By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz Chinese embassy representatives in Manila had sought to influence the content of the communique...

Pattern and Loom

pattern and loom
A Practical Study of the Development of Weaving Techniques in China, Western Asia and Europe. BUY THE BOOK When John Becker’s Pattern and Loom was posthumously published in 1987, the work was hailed as an important work that revealed much new knowledge on the development of weaving techniques across the centuries from China through to Europe. The key to the book’s...

Coping with Calamity: Environmental Change and Peasant response in Central China, 1736-1949 by Jiayan Zhang

Coping with calamity
Coping with Calamity is an important contribution to the field of environmental history that gives unique insights from the author’s intimate knowledge of the region and extensive sources (2015). BUY THE BOOK • Important contribution to the field of environmental history. • Unique insights from the author’s intimate knowledge of the region and extensive sources. The Jianghan Plain in central China has been...

China revises mapping law to bolster territorial claims

China territorial claims
BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday passed a revised mapping law to bolster understanding of its territorial claims and to create hefty new penalties to "intimidate" foreigners who carry out surveying work without permission, lawmakers said. China's National People Congress Standing Committee, a top law-making body, passed a revised version of China's surveying and mapping law intended to safeguard the...

China launches first home-built aircraft carrier amid South China sea tension

China aircraft carrier
China aircraft carrier - BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on Wednesday amid rising tension over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. By Michael Martina State media has quoted military experts as saying the carrier, China's second and built in the northeastern port of Dalian, is not expected to enter...

China's "Christmas Town" opens doors to Middle East migrants but future uncertain

war refugees in China
War refugees in China - YIWU, China (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Europe and the United States crack down on migrants from the Middle East and Africa, China is welcoming those with money with the boomtown of Yiwu, known as "Christmas Town", luring business-savvy Syrians, Yemeni, Libyans and Iraqis. Although China doesn't have laws recognising refugees, it grants visas to...

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Global, Chinese security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global security companies and their smaller Chinese rivals are jostling for business along Beijing's modern-day "Silk Road", the grandiose plan for land and sea routes connecting the world's second largest economy with the rest of Asia and beyond. By Brenda Goh, Michael Martina and Christian Shepherd Representing investments of hundreds of billions of dollars, the pet project of...
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