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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)

47 Series Titles

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The Korean Women's Movement and the State Bargaining for Change

The Korean Women's Movement and the State: Bargaining for Change

1st Edition

By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim
July 27, 2016

This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize ...

Domestic Violence in Asia Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

Domestic Violence in Asia: Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

1st Edition

By Emma Fulu
January 20, 2016

This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are changing the nature of domestic relations, with shifting ideas surrounding gender and Islam ...

Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selves

Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam: Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selves

1st Edition

Edited By Bianca J. Smith, Mark Woodward
January 20, 2016

The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By...

Women Writers in Postsocialist China

Women Writers in Postsocialist China

1st Edition

By Kay Schaffer, Xianlin Song
December 07, 2015

What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the ...

New Women in Colonial Korea A Sourcebook

New Women in Colonial Korea: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

By Hyaeweol Choi
September 20, 2013

This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yŏsŏng) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...

Violence Against Women in Asian Societies Gender Inequality and Technologies of Violence

Violence Against Women in Asian Societies: Gender Inequality and Technologies of Violence

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Rae Bennett, Lenore Manderson
April 04, 2003

Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the ...

Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

1st Edition

By Catherine Burns
September 10, 2012

This book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which sees the feminine body as culpable and the legal system which encourages homogeneity and conformity in decision-making...

Women's Employment in Japan The Experience of Part-time Workers

Women's Employment in Japan: The Experience of Part-time Workers

1st Edition

By Kaye Broadbent
May 14, 2009

The low status accorded to part-time workers in Japan has resulted in huge inequalities in the workplace. This book examines the problem in-depth using case-study investigations in Japanese workplaces, and reveals the extent of the inequality. It shows how many part-time workers, most of whom are ...

Gender Diversity in Indonesia Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

Gender Diversity in Indonesia: Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

1st Edition

By Sharyn Graham Davies
August 15, 2011

Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim ...

Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

By Laura Dales
April 04, 2011

In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant.  Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan.  The book investigates the features and effects ...

Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan Sexing Class

Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan: Sexing Class

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison
April 04, 2011

Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying ...

Women, Islam and Everyday Life Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

Women, Islam and Everyday Life: Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Nina Nurmila
April 04, 2011

This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines ...

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