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Routledge Contemporary Asia Series


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The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.

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Memory and Fabrication in East Asian Visual Culture Ruinous Garden

Memory and Fabrication in East Asian Visual Culture: Ruinous Garden

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Dennitza Gabrakova
November 18, 2022

This book examines four contemporary sites of visual culture in East Asia through the poetic prism of the "ruinous garden". Framing destroyed, discarded and displaced material objects within a rhetoric of development and relating this to the experience of ethnic/national culture, the book presents ...

Indigenous Reconciliation in Contemporary Taiwan From Stigma to Hope

Indigenous Reconciliation in Contemporary Taiwan: From Stigma to Hope

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Scott E. Simon, Jolan Hsieh, Peter Kang
November 04, 2022

This book draws attention to the issues of Indigenous justice and reconciliation in Taiwan, exploring how Indigenous actors affirm their rights through explicitly political and legal strategies, but also through subtle forms of justice work in films, language instruction, museums, and handicraft ...

Asian Sound Cultures Voice, Noise, Sound, Technology

Asian Sound Cultures: Voice, Noise, Sound, Technology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Iris Haukamp, Christin Hoene, Martyn David Smith
August 22, 2022

This book examines the meanings, uses, and agency of voice, noise, sound, and sound technologies across Asia. Including a series of wide-ranging and interdisciplinary case studies, the book reveals sound as central to the experience of modernity in Asia and as essential to the understanding of the ...

Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Asia

Authoritarianism and Civil Society in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Anthony J. Spires, Akihiro Ogawa
July 08, 2022

This book represents a pioneering interdisciplinary effort to analyze Asian civil society under authoritarianism, a regime type that is re-appearing or deepening after several decades of increased political liberalization. By organizing its approach into four main themes, this volume succinctly ...

Climate Change Governance in Asia

Climate Change Governance in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Kuei-Tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao
May 06, 2022

Asian countries are among the largest contributors to climate change. China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the top ten largest carbon emitters in the world, with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan also some of the largest on a per capita basis. At the same time, many Asian countries, notably ...

Air Pollution Governance in East Asia

Air Pollution Governance in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Kuei-tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao
April 15, 2022

Focusing on Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Mainland China, the contributors to this book analyze various cases of air pollution within East Asia. Air pollution in East Asia is a major health risk, which also has damaging impacts on the environment leading to impacts on society, economic growth, ...

Whole Person Education in East Asian Universities Perspectives from Philosophy and Beyond

Whole Person Education in East Asian Universities: Perspectives from Philosophy and Beyond

1st Edition

Edited By Benedict S. B. Chan, Victor C. M. Chan
September 09, 2021

This book provides much new thinking on the phenomenon of whole-person education, a phenomenon which features strongly in East Asian universities, and which aims to develop students intellectually, spiritually, and ethically, to master critical thinking skills, to explore ethical challenges in the ...

Transnational Civil Society in Asia The Potential of Grassroots Regionalization

Transnational Civil Society in Asia: The Potential of Grassroots Regionalization

1st Edition

Edited By Simon Avenell, Akihiro Ogawa
July 23, 2021

This edited volume addresses how transnational interactions among civil society actors in Asia and its sub-regions are helping to strengthen common democratic values and transform dominant processes of policymaking and corporate capitalism in the region. The contributors conceive of transnational ...

Memory, Trauma, Asia Recall, Affect, and Orientalism in Contemporary Narratives

Memory, Trauma, Asia: Recall, Affect, and Orientalism in Contemporary Narratives

1st Edition

Edited By Rahul K. Gairola, Sharanya Jayawickrama
February 08, 2021

The contributors to this volume re-think established insights of memory and trauma theory and enrich those studies with diverse Asian texts, critically analyzing literary and cultural representations of Asia and its global diasporas. They broaden the scope of memory and trauma studies by examining ...

Historical Narratives of East Asia in the 21st Century Overcoming the Politics of National Identity

Historical Narratives of East Asia in the 21st Century: Overcoming the Politics of National Identity

1st Edition

Edited By Hitoshi Tanaka
April 07, 2020

In the twenty-first century, East Asia has been increasingly marked both by tensions at a government level and a chauvinistic mood among the polity. While China’s rise is in one respect the proximate driver of these changes in tone, it draws on a range of unresolved grievances among the respective ...

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Huong T. Bui
April 07, 2020

This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism’s impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels. Offering a myriad of ...

Hate Speech in Asia and Europe Beyond Hate and Fear

Hate Speech in Asia and Europe: Beyond Hate and Fear

1st Edition

Edited By Myungkoo Kang, Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan, Wooja Kim, Philippa Hall
March 11, 2020

This edited collection provides a timely review of the current state of hate speech research in Asia and Europe, through the comparative examples of Korea, Japan and France. Extending the study of hate speech studies beyond the largely western emphasis on European and US contexts dominant in the ...

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