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Stapleton, Kristin 1963-

Works: 12 works in 59 publications in 1 language and 3,304 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Kristin Stapleton
The Japanese city = Nihon no toshi by Pradyumna P Karan( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection an interdisciplinary group of international scholars seeks to understand and explain the process and characteristics shaping the modern Japanese city. With frequent comparisons to the American city, they consider such topics as urban landscapes, the quality of life in the suburbs, spatial mixing of social classes in the city, land use planning and control, environmental pollution, and images of the city in Japanese literature
The Human Tradition in Modern China by Kenneth James Hammond( )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through compelling biographies of a wide range of historical figures, this engaging text presents a panorama of modern Chinese history that illustrates the great social and political changes that have occurred over the past 500 years. Through the lives of both the famous and the obscure, the contributors explore such enduring themes of the flexibility of the definition of 'Chinese' in an era of imperialism and revolution, the tremendous transformations in gender relations, and the wide gap between the lives of urban and rural Chinese. Richly researched, these biographies are written in an acce
Fact in fiction : 1920s China and Ba Jin's family by Kristin Stapleton( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical novels can be windows into other cultures and eras, but it's not always clear what's fact and what's fiction. Thousands have read Ba Jin's influential novel Family, but few realize how much he shaped his depiction of 1920s China to suit his story and his politics. In Fact in Fiction, Kristin Stapleton puts Ba Jin's bestseller into full historical context, both to illustrate how it successfully portrays human experiences during the 1920s and to reveal its historical distortions. Stapleton's attention to historical evidence and clear prose that directly addresses themes and characters from Family create a book that scholars, students, and general readers will enjoy. She focuses on Chengdu, China, Ba Jin's birthplace and the setting for Family, which was also a cultural and political center of western China. The city's richly preserved archives allow Stapleton to create an intimate portrait of a city that seemed far from the center of national politics of the day but clearly felt the forces of--and contributed to--the turbulent stream of Chinese history."--Publisher's description
Civilizing Chengdu : Chinese urban reform, 1895-1937 by Kristin Stapleton( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Civilizing Chengdu examines urban planning and administration during modern China's first age of city-centered politics. Between 1895 and 1937, the management of cities emerged as one of the Chinese state's chief challenges. Through a detailed study of the process as it took place in Chengdu, a key provincial capital in the interior, this book shows how urban reformers sought to remake Chinese cities by promoting a new type of orderly and productive urban community in population centers that before had been treated mainly as hubs for trade and seats of central government."--Jacket
Confucianism for the contemporary world : global order, political plurality, and social action by Beyond the New Confucianism: Confucian Thought for Twenty-first Century China( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Condemned during the Maoist era as a relic of feudalism, Confucianism enjoyed a robust revival in post-Mao China as China's economy began its rapid expansion and gradual integration into the global economy. Associated with economic development, individual growth, and social progress by its advocates, Confucianism became a potent force in shaping politics and society in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities. This book links the contemporary Confucian revival to debates - both within and outside China - about global capitalism, East Asian modernity, political reforms, civil society, and human alienation. The contributors offer fresh insights on the contemporary Confucian revival as a broad cultural phenomenon, encompassing an interpretation of Confucian moral teaching; a theory of political action; a vision of social justice; and a perspective for a new global order, in addition to demonstrating that Confucianism is capable of addressing a wide range of social and political issues in the twenty-first century. -- from back cover
Police reform in a late-imperial Chinese city : Chengdu, 1902-1911 by Kristin Stapleton( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Asia by Rhoads Murphey( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Asia places an emphasis on social history, paying particular attention to cultural and religious trends and offering explicit comparisons among the major Asian traditions and between Asia and the western world. The second edition includes a new chapter on Japan, increased coverage of social history, urban history, women, and the environment, and an updated bibliography
Urban change and modernity by Kristin Stapleton( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Asian cultures( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

County administration in late-Qing Sichuan : conflicting models of rural policy by Kristin Stapleton( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban politics in an age of "secret societies" : the cases of Shanghai and Chengdu by Kristin Stapleton( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese urban history( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Human Tradition in Modern China
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Stapleton, Kristin Eileen

Stapleton, Kristin Eileen 1963-

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