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Mackerras, Colin

Works: 238 works in 802 publications in 4 languages and 20,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Dictionaries  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, Compiler, Translator
Classifications: PN2871, 792.0951
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Most widely held works by Colin Mackerras
Chinese theater : from its origins to the present day by Colin Mackerras( )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 2,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama in the People's Republic of China by Constantine Tung( )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's ethnic minorities and globalisation by Colin Mackerras( )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"China's fifty-five officially recognised ethnic minorities form over 8 per cent of the Chinese population, with over 100 million people, and occupy some 60 per cent of China's territory. They are very diverse, and the degree of modernisation among them varies greatly. This book examines the current state of China's ethnic minorities at a time when ethnic affairs and globalisation are key forces affecting the contemporary world. It considers the fields of policy, economy, society and international relations, including the impact of globalisation and outside influences."--BOOK JACKET
Ethnicity in Asia( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together a coherent study of ethnicity in the region as a whole, allowing the contributors to build on the ideas developed for each country to form broader themes applicable more generally to East and Southeast Asia
The Cambridge handbook of contemporary China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of contemporary China--its openness to Western technology, yet its rejection of Western democratic ideals--serves to make China appear remote and inaccessible to those outside. The country's vast area and population only accentuate these difficulties. The Cambridge Handbook of Contemporary China draws from numerous sources, official and otherwise, to present nformation on all aspects of Chinese life since 1949. Useful maps and tabled statistics accompany the text, which is divided into clearly defined categories, including political and legal structures, biography, foreign relations, the economy, population, culture and society as well as a detailed chronology, a gazetteer and a bibliographic section. --From publisher's description
The Chinese theatre in modern times, from 1840 to the present day by Colin Mackerras( Book )

17 editions published in 1975 in English and German and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western images of China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Western Images of China describes the ways in which Westerners have perceived China - from the earliest times until the late 1990s. The work examines sources from history, the media, and the arts, to reveal the effects power relations of the day have had on Westerners' perceptions of China and its people." "This book provides an overview of how perceptions about China have shaped the world view, politics, and intellectual environment of the West. Written in an easily accessible style, Western Images of China is intended primarily for the general reader and student, although it will also be of interest to scholars who wish to read a fresh, consolidated account of the subject."--Jacket
Dictionary of the politics of the People's Republic of China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuth policy and organizations
The rise of the Peking Opera, 1770-1870: social aspects of the theatre in Manchu China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Chinese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China observed by Colin Mackerras( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experiences of the authors in China during their time there as teachers at the time of the Cultural Revolution.; Mao Tse-Tung - The Red Guards - Communist Party - Communes - Shanghai - Education - Industry - PLA - People's Liberation Army
China since 1978 : reform, modernisation, and 'socialism with Chinese characteristics' by Colin Mackerras( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1970s, Deng Xiaping created a watershed in Chinese history by committing China to an ambitious program of economic and social reform. Initially this was highly successful, though in recent years serious problems have become apparent. The crisis in Beijing in 1989 produced a big change in Chinese development, but did not alter the overall policy of reform. The authors of this book - a historian, a political economist and a political scientist - explore the period in a multi-disciplinary way with considerable scholarship and a highly readable style. As well as studying the political evolution of the period and rural and industrial economic reform, the book covers topics such as law, foreign relations and problems of the environment, the last never before having been covered in a general book on China. Students of contemporary China will find China Since 1978 an excellent text giving considerable information across a wide panorama of the policies, politics, personalities and events of this tumultuous period in China's development
The performing arts in contemporary China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1981. The overthrow of the 'gang of four' in October 1976 had profound effects in all areas of Chinese society, and probably nowhere can this be more clearly seen than in the performing arts. Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's widow, was strongly interested in the performing arts and exercised great influence over them. This book describes her influence and the effects its removal had on the arts. Although the period covered is mainly that since the death of Mao, there is also considerable reference to the years following the Cultural Revolution
The new Cambridge handbook of contemporary China by Colin Mackerras( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book emphasises the period from the 1990s and includes the following: a chronology detailing events since 1949; politics and law; biographies of eminent individuals; an annotated bibliography of books, journals and websites relevant to China in the 1990s and beyond; foreign relations, especially with the United States and Russia; the economy, including China's main economic reform programs and objectives; education; population and a gazetteer
Essays on the sources for Chinese history by Donald Leslie( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China in transformation, 1900-1949 by Colin Mackerras( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A lucid introduction to the history of modern China from the Boxer Rebellion in 1900 through to the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Within a chronological framework the author explores the forces of nationalism, modernisation and change in a period of revolution, occupation and civil war. Two thematic chapters look at social change through the period (in particular, the status of women) and education and the student movement. Written by the editor of the best-selling survey, Eastern Asia, this is an ideal text for anyone tackling the complexities of Chinese history for the first time."--Pub. desc
China's minorities : integration and modernization in the twentieth century by Colin Mackerras( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table 9.2 Population in Selected Tibetan Prefectures
Peking opera by Colin Mackerras( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the grandeur of the Qing dynasty, Peking Opera is known the world over for its lively music, colourful costumes, and thrilling displays of acrobatic prowess. Although reflective of the many changes that have occurred in Chinese society, Peking Opera today retains the drama and action that have charmed generations of audiences. Peking Opera's success rests on a fine integration of performance, plotting, and music. This illustrated introduction traces the developments of the genre from its roots in Chinese folk and high-art dramas to its situation in the present day. It features explanations of the opera's common character types, short descriptions of selected pieces, and discussions of the common stage settings and music that support the performance art
Eastern Asia : an introductory history by Colin Mackerras( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most current and comprehensive survey of East Asian history and politics available on the market, this is a reliable, coherent and interesting survey of the history of East and South East Asia from the sixteenth century to the present. Two chapters are devoted to Australia's relations with and perceptions of Asia
Marxism in Asia by Colin Mackerras( Book )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marxism is a theory which originated in the context of nineteenth-century industrialised Europe. Despite its European origins, Marxism has actually found greatest significance as a doctrine for change in the context of the underdeveloped peasant societies of Asia. This paradox has only been resolved through adaptation of Marxism to suit the specific features of particular Asian societies. There has consequently been a differentiation of Marxism along national lines. In this book, first published in 1985, the theoretical and practical implications for this national differentiation of a 'univers
Culture and society in the Asia-Pacific by R. A Maidment( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text examines the crucial social and cultural factors in the rise of the Pacific region at the end of the 20th century. Two interrelated themes are central. The first is the tension between tradition and modernity in an economically expanding region. Most of the nations of the Asia-Pacific have powerful traditional cultures, which have themselves e×erted strong influence over their neighbours. At the same time, they have undergone the impact of Western culture and those phenomena which make up the modern world
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
China's ethnic minorities and globalisation
China's ethnic minorities and globalisationEthnicity in AsiaThe Cambridge handbook of contemporary ChinaWestern images of ChinaDictionary of the politics of the People's Republic of ChinaChina since 1978 : reform, modernisation, and 'socialism with Chinese characteristics'The performing arts in contemporary ChinaThe new Cambridge handbook of contemporary China
Alternative Names
Colin Mackerras australischer Sinologe

Colin Mackerras sinoloog uit Australië

Ma, Kelin 1939-

Mackerras, Colin

Mackerras Colin P.

Mackerras, Colin P. 1939-

Mackerras, Colin P. (Colin Patrick), 1939-

Mackerras, Colin Patrick.

Mackerras, Colin Patrick 1939-

Makelin 1939-


马, 克林 1939-

马克林 1939-

English (364)

Chinese (15)

German (1)

Italian (1)