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ASAA Women in Asia Series


About the Series

The primary aim of this important series is to publish original, high quality work on all aspects of women in Asia. Submissions are welcomed from prospective authors, both new and established scholars, working in any appropriate discipline, and should in the first instance be sent to the series editor. Email: [email protected]

 

Editorial Board:

Hyaeweol Choi (University of Iowa)

Melissa Crouch (University of New South Wales) 

Michele Ford (The University of Sydney)

Trude Jacobsen (Northern Illinois University)

Tanya Jakimow (University of New South Wales)

Lenore Lyons (Independent scholar)

Vera Mackie (University of Wollongong)

Anne McLaren (The University of Melbourne)

Mina Roces (University of New South Wales)

Dina Siddiqi (New York University)

Andrea Whittaker (The University of Queensland)

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Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

1st Edition

By Dina Afrianty
January 03, 2018

This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they ...

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Margaret Alston
December 21, 2017

Bangladesh is by no means a high emitter of carbon, but it is nevertheless one of the countries most critically affected. There is a significant risk of damage to lives and livelihoods due to climate change in the form of cyclones, flooding and storm surges, and slow-onset impacts such as droughts,...

Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste Between Heaven and Earth

Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth

1st Edition

Edited By Sara Niner
December 21, 2017

This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture ...

Practicing Feminism in South Korea The women’s movement against sexual violence

Practicing Feminism in South Korea: The women’s movement against sexual violence

1st Edition

By Kyungja Jung
October 13, 2017

The Korean women’s movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women’s activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early 1990s. At the heart of the new approach was an increasing focus on sexual violence, which ...

China's Leftover Women Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences

China's Leftover Women: Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences

1st Edition

By Sandy To
October 12, 2017

The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "...

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr
October 12, 2017

Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply ...

Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

1st Edition

By Cynthia Joseph
October 12, 2017

This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia’s ethnic affirmative ...

Love and Marriage in Globalizing China

Love and Marriage in Globalizing China

1st Edition

By Wang Pan
October 12, 2017

As China globalizes, the number of marriages between Chinese people and foreigners is increasing. These Chinese--foreign marriages have profound implications for China’s cultural identity. This book, based on extensive original research, outlines the different types of Chinese--foreign marriage, ...

Women's Empowerment in South Asia NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh

Women's Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh

1st Edition

By Pranab Panday
October 12, 2017

Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women’s involvement, however, is often a major difficulty in societies where traditionally women’s status has been inferior and where women ...

Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

1st Edition

By Annie Pohlman
October 12, 2017

The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements ...

Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

By Emma Dalton
May 25, 2017

This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality...

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia Blood, sweat and tears

Women and Sex Work in Cambodia: Blood, sweat and tears

1st Edition

By Larissa Sandy
May 25, 2017

Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period, ...

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