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The Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law aims to publish peer-reviewed scholarly articles and reviews as well as significant developments in human rights and humanitarian law. It examines international human rights and humanitarian law with a global reach, though its particular focus is on the Asian region.

Volume 8 of the Yearbook covers a wide range of topics focusing on accountability under various legal regimes, which have been organized along four parts: Governance and Accountability, Justice and Accountability, Economic and Social Justice and Violence and Accountability.
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This translated volume is based on the publication Green Book of Population and Labor (No. 20), originally published in Chinese by the Social Science Academic Press (SASS). The focus of this volume is high-quality employment in China. The topics covered include China’s labor market during the Fourteenth Five-Year Plan; labor supply and demand; the economic impact of consumption among migrant workers; labor supply elasticity and productivity; geographical and structural shifts in job opportunities; and the educational profiles and income distribution among migrants. The final chapter discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the rapid development of AI and robotics.
This book examines the political economy of natural resource extraction in the Global South across production and social reproduction. Building on a fieldwork which stretched over six years, the book argues that natural resource extraction in the agrarian South is a multi-dimensional development strategy, whose holistic analysis necessitates attention to (i) the significance of the natural resource in question for macro development plans and global value chains, (ii) the formation of the classes of extractive labour across production and social reproduction, (iii) gender division of labour within rural extractive households and rural labour markets, and (iv) labour process and control strategies in the spheres of production and social reproduction.
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The Handbook of Chinese Migration to Europe offers a comprehensive exploration of recent human mobility from China to Europe. Written by leading scholars from various disciplines, its 23 chapters delves into the multifaceted dimensions of Chinese migrants and their descendants across Europe providing novel explorations into migration motivations and pathways, China’s diaspora engagement, economic entrepreneurship, socialisation, and identity constructions. Each chapter presents existing scholarship and contributes with fresh empirical research challenging conventional assumptions. Whether you are a researcher, policymaker, journalist, commentator, practitioner, or student, this handbook provides invaluable insights, reshaping our understanding of migration and China-Europe dynamics in the 21st century.
The Concept of the Chinese Nation in Modern Times
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This book is the first and only English-language edition of Huang Xingtao’s Reshaping China, translated by Lane J. Harris and Mei Chun.

In this landmark text, Huang Xingtao uses a cultural approach to the history of ideas. He traces the complex contours in the discursive debates around the concept of the Chinese nation (Zhonghua minzu) from its origins in the late Qing; through the pivotal moment of the 1911 Revolution; into the contentious revolutionary upheavals of the 1920s, amidst the national crisis brought on by Japanese invasions in the 1930s; and culminating in the widespread acceptance of the concept during the Civil War. By the late 1940s, the Chinese nation came to represent the idea that all peoples within the country, whatever their ethnicity, were equal citizens who shared common goals and aspirations.
Investigating the Origins of Little People Myths in Taiwan and Beyond
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This volume, edited by Tobie Openshaw and Dean Karalekas, will guide you on a multidisciplinary journey through Indigenous peoples’ centuries-old lore of “little people” in Taiwan and the Pacific. Learn about the Taiwan SaiSiyat people’s paSta’ay ritual, still held to this day to commemorate the koko ta’ay. Follow the distribution of the legends, interspersed with original stories by modern Indigenous authors. Explore the archaeological find of small-statured negrito remains in Taiwan, and delve into the most current research on the topic by linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, and other specialists to unravel the mystery of what—or who—inspired these ancient legends.
China under Xi Jinping: an Interdisciplinary Assessment provides a comprehensive review of Xi's reforms and his impact on the course taken by modern China, both domestically and internationally. The authors of the chapters – experts dealing with China in their daily academic or analytical work – formulate answers to the following questions:
• How has China’s political system changed under Xi Jinping?
• What characterizes Xi as a politician?
• What are the reasons for the success of China’s economic transformation?
• What’s next for the Belt and Road Initiative?
• How is Xi Jinping’s China responding to challenges in terms of security policy, but also, i.e., climate protection and energy transition?
• How is Chinese nationalism shaping up under Xi’s rule?
• How is Xi Jinping’s cabinet responding to the domestic and international challenges?
• What changes have occurred in Chinese culture since Xi took power?