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New and Published Books

  1. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Refashioning Pop Music in Asia

    Cosmopolitan Flows, Political Tempos, and Aesthetic Industries

    Edited by Allen Chun, Ned Rossiter, Brian Shoesmith

    Series: ConsumAsian Series

    Examining the cultural, political, economic, technological and institutional aspects of popular music throughout Asia, this book is the first comprehensive analysis of Asian popular music and its cultural industries. Concentrating on the development of popular culture in its local socio-political...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Origins of Himalayan Studies

    Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling

    By David Waterhouse

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and published extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Catch-Up and Competitiveness in China

    The Case of Large Firms in the Oil Industry

    By Jin Zhang

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book examines the role of corporate structure, including the role of corporate headquarters, in the success of large firms. It considers these issues in relation to large global corporations, thereby providing a 'benchmark', which is then used as a contrast in a discussion of...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  6. Academic Nations in China and Japan

    Framed by Concepts of Nature, Culture and the Universal

    By Margaret Sleeboom

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    The descriptions Chinese and Japanese people attribute to themselves and to each other differ vastly and stand in stark contrast to Western perceptions that usually identify a 'similar disposition' between the two nations. Academic Nationals in China and Japan explores human categories, how...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market

    Edited by Merle Goldman, Edward Gu

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This edited volume describes the intellectual world that developed in China in the last decade of the twentieth century. How, as China's economy changed from a centrally planned to a market one, and as China opened up to the outside world and was influenced by the outside world, Chinese...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Overseas Labour and Globalisation in the Early Twentieth Century

    Migrant Workers, Globalisation and the Sino-French Connection

    By Paul Bailey

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Chinese labourers were contracted in large numbers – over 140,000 of them – by the French and British governments for war-related work on the Western front. This book examines how this came about; and it explores the experiences of the Chinese workers involved. It discusses the wider extent of the...

    Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. China's Governance Model

    Improvement without Democracy and the Durability of the Party-State

    By Hongyi Lai

    Series: China Policy Series

    Many books on government in China either simply describe the political institutions or else focus, critically, on the weaknesses of the system, such as corruption or the absence of Western-style democracy. This book, on the other hand, takes a more balanced, more positive view. It argues that,...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Internet, Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies

    Edited by Wenhong Chen

    The Internet in China reflects many contradictions and complexities of the society in which it is embedded. Despite the growing significance of digital media and communication technologies, research on their contingent, non-linear, and sometimes paradoxical impact on civic engagement remains...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge