The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.
Memory, Trauma, Asia Recall, Affect, and Orientalism in Contemporary Narratives
Climate Change Governance in Asia
Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia
Minorities, Rights and the Law in Malaysia
Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine
Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan
Rahul K. Gairola, Sharanya Jayawickrama
January 29, 2021
Contemporary Asia is a diverse and sweeping region throughout which the traumatic legacies of colonialism persist and military regimes and dictatorships have produced untold human suffering. Countless losses of life have been caused by disease, revolution, civil war, and genocide from the distant ...
Kuei-Tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao
July 20, 2020
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 ...
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 ...
March 31, 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 ...
Myungkoo Kang, Marie-Orange Rivé-Lasan, Wooja Kim, Philippa Hall
March 12, 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 ...
March 12, 2020
This book analyses the mobilisation of race, rights and the law in Malaysia. It examines the Indian community in Malaysia, a quiet minority which consists of the former Indian Tamil plantation labour community and the urban Indian middle-class. The first part of the book explores the role played by...
October 15, 2019
This book offers both a conceptual and an empirical analysis of how violence is normalized. In its conceptual analysis, Irm Haleem offers a framework of explanation that she argues is universal in its narratives, which she submits is premised on moralizing, legalizing, and popularizing violence. ...
Céline Coderey, Laurent Pordié
September 04, 2019
This book unpacks the organized sets of practices that govern contemporary Asian medicine, from production of medications in the lab to their circulation within circuits and networks of all kinds, and examines the plurality of actors involved in such governance. Chapters analyze the process of...
August 27, 2019
This book analyses the relationship between Pakistan and China in the post 9/11 period against the backdrop of Pakistan’s domestic politics and proposes that the major source of continuity in the ties between the two countries is represented by the military. The evolution and continuity of ...
June 25, 2019
This book analyzes initiatives and concepts initiated by China, Japan and South Korea (the Republic of Korea) toward Central Asia to ascertain their impact on regionalism and regional cooperation in Central Asia. Using the case study of Uzbekistan, the book focuses on the formation of the discourse...
January 03, 2019
For a long time, India and China have been seen as the rising economic giants on the Asiatic mainland. Studies of the conflicts which have plagued the borderlands of India and China however have tended to only analyse individual case studies without attempting to compare and contrast the situation ...
August 14, 2018
Democracy in Southeast Asia has been explained using a number of factors including historical legacies, social structures, developmental levels, transitional processes, and institutional designs while other elements, such as elite-level relations and social coalitions, have been overlooked. This ...