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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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Cohesion and Community in Contemporary Hong Kong

Cohesion and Community in Contemporary Hong Kong

1st Edition

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Ray Forrest, Adrienne La Grange, Ngai Ming Yip
January 01, 2021

This is an impressive account of Hong Kong's contemporary social and spatial structure, exploring issues of community, neighbourhood and social division. Hong Kong’s policy and political history, its essentially mono-cultural environment and its unique topography and built form have produced...

Urban Transformation in East Asia

Urban Transformation in East Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Hyun Bang Shin
January 01, 2021

This book explores urban transformation in East Asia, focusing in particular on the rapid transformation of old and dilapidated neighbourhoods in East Asian cities. Drawing on detailed empirical fieldwork conducted in Seoul and Beijing, including case studies of redevelopment neighbourhoods and...

Trauma, Memory, and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture

Trauma, Memory, and Healing in Asian Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sharanya Jayawickrama
January 01, 2021

Is trauma a concept that can be translated across cultures? Can it have global applicability and utility for literary and cultural analysis? Do the approaches and perspectives generated by literary and cultural work hold purchase for social and political interventions? Modern Asia is a region in...

Climate Change Governance in Asia

Climate Change Governance in Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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...

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

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...

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

Hitoshi Tanaka
March 17, 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...

Hate Speech in Asia and Europe: Beyond Hate and Fear

Hate Speech in Asia and Europe: Beyond Hate and Fear

1st Edition

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...

Minorities, Rights and the Law in Malaysia

Minorities, Rights and the Law in Malaysia

1st Edition

Thaatchaayini Kananatu
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...

Normalization of Violence: Conceptual Analysis and Reflections from Asia

Normalization of Violence: Conceptual Analysis and Reflections from Asia

1st Edition

Irm Haleem
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....

Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

Circulation and Governance of Asian Medicine

1st Edition

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...

Sino-Pakistani Relations: Politics, Military and Regional Dynamics

Sino-Pakistani Relations: Politics, Military and Regional Dynamics

1st Edition

Filippo Boni
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...

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

Transcontinental Silk Road Strategies: Comparing China, Japan and South Korea in Uzbekistan

1st Edition

Timur Dadabaev
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...

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