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Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

The Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series covers a number of areas of interest to students and scholars of this popular field. The series includes titles within Asian History, Asian Politics and Asian Culture. The two newest titles in the series cover the Social Tranformation in China, as well as the issues surrounding gender in historical and contemporary Japan.

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  1. Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  3. Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Ethnic Minorities in Modern China

    Edited by Colin Mackerras

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    China is the world’s most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China’s territory. And, while China’s dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief...

    Published March 10th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Modern Indian Culture and Society

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Women in Asia

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies....

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics

    Edited by Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Chinese society and its political system are predicated on traditions of governing that are deeply alien to most readers from liberal, Western powers. Chinese governance reflects both a long, indigenous tradition of statecraft and the Leninist legacies of the People’s Republic’s ruling Communist...

    Published January 27th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic interest in Mao Zedong’s role in the Chinese Revolution remains intense, as scholars and commentators continue to analyze his thinking and the history of the movement for clues about the Chinese model and its supposedly unique features. The debate about Mao’s career and influence is now...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific
    Edited by Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw
    To Be Published May 22nd 2014
  2. Japanese Popular Culture
    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto
    To Be Published June 19th 2014
  3. Gender and Chinese Society
    Edited by Xiaowei Zang
    To Be Published July 3rd 2014
  4. Asia Pacific Security
    Edited by Leszek Buszynski
    To Be Published July 3rd 2014
  5. The Silk Roads
    Edited by Barbara Meisterernst
    To Be Published November 14th 2014
  6. Tourism in Asia CC 4V
    Edited by David Harrison, Alan A. Lew, Victor King
    To Be Published January 14th 2015
  7. Religion in Contemporary China CC 4V
    Edited by Xinzhong Yao
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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