The Asia Pacific has seen great social, environmental and economic change. The region is now the focus of considerable attention by the academic community. This series brings together the best of the current research from right across the social sciences and humanities.
The Australia-Japan Defence and Security Relationship 1945-2021 Making a Friend of a Former Foe
Race and Migration in the Transpacific
Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities
Social Work and Sustainability in Asia Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes
Asian Worlds in Latin America
Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia
Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases
The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism
By Peter McDermott
January 29, 2024
McDermott examines the origins, development and prospects for the Australia and Japan Defence and Security Relationship. In 1945, Japan and Australia were foes; today they are partners in security, defence and military matters, each the other’s most important strategic ally, after the United ...
By Gül İnanç, Themba Lewis
September 25, 2023
This volume presents a comprehensive survey of the dynamics of conflict and climate induced forced displacement and organisational response across Asia and the Pacific. The Asia Pacific region hosts some of the largest numbers of displaced people on the planet, with some of the fewest ...
By Vasoontara S. Yiengprugsawan, John Piggott
December 15, 2022
Countries are facing increasing life expectancy and a shrinking family size and in effect, this may escalate demands for medical and supportive services. The role of families in providing informal care will remain important. However, the simultaneous decline in the supply of informal caregiving ...
By Yasuko Takezawa, Akio Tanabe
November 25, 2022
Looking at a range of cases from around the Transpacific, the contributors to this book explore the complex formulations of race and racism emerging from transoceanic migrations and encounters in the region. Asia has a history of ceaseless, active, and multidirectional migration, which continues to...
By Vivienne Lo, Chris Berry, Guo Liping
November 21, 2019
Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters ...
By Alice M. L. Chong, Iris Chi
January 28, 2019
The rapid trend of globalization has brought with it a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and social inequalities, which are problems with unclear boundaries, complicated interrelated components, undefined parameters, contradictory ...
By Stefania Paladini
January 12, 2018
There has been increasing Asian interest in Latin America in recent years, beginning with Japanese investment in the 1980s, and continuing into the present decade when there is growing investment by China. This book examines the nature and extent of Asian business and related activity in Latin ...
By Jo Caust
January 03, 2018
Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...
By Shinichiro Tabata
December 22, 2017
Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan's leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long...
By Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson
May 25, 2017
Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of ...
By Fuminobu Murakami
August 28, 2015
This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those ...
By Saw Tiong Guan
July 22, 2015
Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues ...