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Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia


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During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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Chineseness and the Cold War Contested Cultures and Diaspora in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Chineseness and the Cold War: Contested Cultures and Diaspora in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

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Edited By Jeremy E. Taylor, Lanjun Xu
September 24, 2021

This book explores contested notions of "Chineseness" in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong during the Cold War, showing how competing ideas about "Chineseness" were an important ideological factor at play in the region. After providing an overview of the scholarship on "Chineseness" and "Diaspora", the ...

Cold War Cities The Politics of Space in Europe and Asia during the 1950s

Cold War Cities: The Politics of Space in Europe and Asia during the 1950s

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Edited By Tze-ki Hon
August 27, 2021

This book is a dynamic study of the range of experiences of the Cold War in Europe, East Asia and Southeast Asia in the twentieth century. Comprised of ten chapters from a diverse team of scholars from Europe, East Asia, and North America, this edited volume furthers the study of the Cold War in ...

Memories of the Japanese Empire Comparison of the Colonial and Decolonisation Experiences in Taiwan and Nan’yo-gunto

Memories of the Japanese Empire: Comparison of the Colonial and Decolonisation Experiences in Taiwan and Nan’yo-gunto

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Edited By Yuko Mio
July 09, 2021

The contributors to this book examine and compare the colonial and decolonisation experiences of people in Taiwan and Nan’yō Guntō – Micronesia - who underwent periods of rule by the Greater Japanese Empire. Early anthropological theory of western imperialist countries focussed on transforming "...

Planting Parliaments in Eurasia, 1850–1950 Concepts, Practices, and Mythologies

Planting Parliaments in Eurasia, 1850–1950: Concepts, Practices, and Mythologies

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Edited By Ivan Sablin, Egas Moniz Bandeira
May 31, 2021

Parliaments are often seen as Western European and North American institutions and their establishment in other parts of the world as a derivative and mostly defective process. This book challenges such Eurocentric visions by retracing the evolution of modern institutions of collective ...

Chinese Theatre Troupes in Southeast Asia Touring Diaspora, 1900s–1970s

Chinese Theatre Troupes in Southeast Asia: Touring Diaspora, 1900s–1970s

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By Beiyu Zhang
May 28, 2021

A detailed account of the cultural history of the Chinese diaspora, with a focus on the performers and audiences who were involved in the making of Chinese performing cultures in Southeast Asia. Focusing on five different kinds of theatre troupes from China and their respective travels in Singapore...

Alfred Raquez and the French Experience of the Far East, 1898-1906

Alfred Raquez and the French Experience of the Far East, 1898-1906

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By William L. Gibson
May 11, 2021

A Study of an Enigmatic Travel Writer and His Work in Colonial Asia during the fin de siècle. In 1898, a man calling himself Alfred Raquez appeared in Indochina claiming to be a writer travelling the world to escape unfathomable sorrows back home in France. He published thousands of pages of highly...

A History of the Modern Chinese Navy, 1840–2020

A History of the Modern Chinese Navy, 1840–2020

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By Bruce A. Elleman
May 10, 2021

This book provides a comprehensive history of the modern Chinese navy from 1840 to the present. Beginning with a survey of naval developments in earlier imperial times, the book goes on to show how China has since the mid-19th century four times built or rebuilt its navy: after the Opium Wars, a ...

International Society in the Early Twentieth Century Asia-Pacific Imperial Rivalries, International Organizations, and Experts

International Society in the Early Twentieth Century Asia-Pacific: Imperial Rivalries, International Organizations, and Experts

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Edited By Hiroo Nakajima
May 03, 2021

Concentrating on the rivalry between the formal and informal empires of Great Britain, Japan and the United States of America, this book examines how regional relations were negotiated in Asia and the Pacific during the interwar years. A range of international organizations including the League of...

Neo-Confucianism and Science in Korea Humanity and Nature, 1706-1814

Neo-Confucianism and Science in Korea: Humanity and Nature, 1706-1814

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By Sang-ho Ro
February 16, 2021

Historians of late premodern Korea have tended to regard it as a hermit kingdom, isolated from its neighbours and the wider world. In fact, as Ro argues in this book, Korean intellectuals were heavily influenced by both Chinese Neo-Confucianism and the European Enlightenment in the late 18th and ...

Japan’s Pan-Asian Empire Wartime Intellectuals and the Korea Question, 1931–1945

Japan’s Pan-Asian Empire: Wartime Intellectuals and the Korea Question, 1931–1945

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By Seok-Won Lee
December 31, 2020

This book is a study of how the theories and actual practices of a Pan-Asian empire were produced during Japan’s war, 1931–1945. As Japan invaded China and conducted a full-scale war against the United States in the late 1930s and early 1940s, several versions of a Pan-Asian empire were presented ...

Britain, Japan and China, 1876–1895 East Asian International Relations before the First Sino–Japanese War

Britain, Japan and China, 1876–1895: East Asian International Relations before the First Sino–Japanese War

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By Yu Suzuki
December 30, 2020

This book revises the conventional wisdom about the Anglo-Japanese relationship in the late nineteenth century that these two countries were bound by mutual sympathy and common interests, and therefore the common ground which led to the signing of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance in 1902, had already ...

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

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By Liping Bu
December 18, 2020

This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 38 in...

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