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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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The Crafting of the Postwar Peace Treaty with Japan, 1945-1951

The Crafting of the Postwar Peace Treaty with Japan, 1945-1951

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By Seung Mo Kang
October 28, 2024

This book examines how the Treaty of Peace with Japan, a momentous agreement that delineated postwar order in the Pacific, was negotiated between Japan and 48 other nations in 1951. Even though the treaty was created to legally end the state of war between Japan and its Pacific War enemies, many ...

The  Rice Trade in Asia

The Rice Trade in Asia

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By A. J. H. Latham
August 27, 2024

This book analyses the development of the rice trade in Asia since 1945. This book focuses on the three historically important exporters Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam and the two key importers Indonesia and the Philippines. The book addresses the impacts of several major transitions during this ...

Traditional Malay Monarchy

Traditional Malay Monarchy

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By Haji Awg Asbol bin Haji Mail
August 13, 2024

This remarkable book brings to an English-speaking audience detailed scholarship originally conceived and written in the Malay language and with a Malay perspective. It examines the nature of monarchy in the Malay world, which includes present-day Malaysia and Indonesia, before and during the onset...

Comfort Women of the Japanese Empire Colonial Rule and the Battle over Memory

Comfort Women of the Japanese Empire: Colonial Rule and the Battle over Memory

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By Park Yuha
July 29, 2024

This is an important and controversial work, hitherto available only in Korean, Japanese, and Chinese, a book which has been subject to court cases attempting to have some parts deleted. The author reconsiders the issue of the “comfort women,” that is the Korean women who were compelled to provide ...

Cultures of Modernity and the U.S.-Japan Cold War Alliance

Cultures of Modernity and the U.S.-Japan Cold War Alliance

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By Masami Kimura
July 19, 2024

Cultures of Modernity and the U.S.-Japan Cold War Alliance reconsiders the origins of postwar U.S.-Japan relations by focusing on “modernization” ideologies that the Americans and the Japanese shared in the 1940s–early 1950s. Mobilizing a wealth of English and Japanese-language sources, the author ...

Sino-Muslims, Networking, and Identity in Late Imperial China Longstanding Natives and Dispersed Minorities

Sino-Muslims, Networking, and Identity in Late Imperial China: Longstanding Natives and Dispersed Minorities

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By Shaodan Zhang
July 12, 2024

This book explores the everyday life of Muslims in late imperial China proper (“Sino-Muslims”), revealing how they integrated themselves into Chinese society, while also maintaining distinct Islamic features.  Deeming “identity” as practical, interactive, and processual, it focuses on ...

India after the 1857 Revolt Decolonizing the Mind

India after the 1857 Revolt: Decolonizing the Mind

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By M. Christhu Doss
May 27, 2024

Weaving together the varied and complex strands of anti-colonial nationalism into one compact narrative, Christhu Doss takes an incisive look at the deeper and wider historical process of decolonization in India. In India after the 1857 Revolt, Doss brings together some of the most cutting-edge ...

Parties as Governments in Eurasia, 1913–1991 Nationalism, Socialism, and Development

Parties as Governments in Eurasia, 1913–1991: Nationalism, Socialism, and Development

1st Edition

Edited By Ivan Sablin, Egas Moniz Bandeira
May 27, 2024

This book examines the political parties which emerged on the territories of the former Ottoman, Qing, Russian, and Habsburg empires and not only took over government power but merged with government itself. It discusses how these parties, disillusioned with previous constitutional and ...

Power and Politics at the Colonial Seaside Leisure in British Hong Kong

Power and Politics at the Colonial Seaside: Leisure in British Hong Kong

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By Shuk-Wah Poon
May 27, 2024

A study of the complex role of the seaside as a leisure space in colonial Hong Kong. British sports were in many respects more meaningful in the empire than literature, music, art, or religion. They served as an instrument of cultural association and later of cultural change, promoting imperial ...

Two-Way Knowledge Transfer in Nineteenth Century China The Scottish Missionary-Sinologist Alexander Wylie (1815–1887)

Two-Way Knowledge Transfer in Nineteenth Century China: The Scottish Missionary-Sinologist Alexander Wylie (1815–1887)

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By Ian Gow
May 27, 2024

This book is a biography of a remarkable Scottish missionary worker, Alexander Wylie, a classical nineteenth century artisan and autodidact with a gift and passion for languages and mathematics. He made significant contributions to knowledge transfer, both to and from China: in missionary work as a...

Nation Building in Japan, 1945–1952 The Allied Occupation and the US-Japan Alliance

Nation Building in Japan, 1945–1952: The Allied Occupation and the US-Japan Alliance

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By Peter K. Frost
March 28, 2024

This book analyzes the Allied Occupation of Japan (1945–1952). It begins by explaining why Japan spent roughly fifty years building its own colonial system and declaring war on China and the Western Allies, only to decide after military defeats, two atomic bombings and the Soviet declaration of war...

Histories of Children and Childhood in Meiji Japan

Histories of Children and Childhood in Meiji Japan

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Edited By Christian Galan, Harald Salomon
February 29, 2024

This book bridges the gap between historical research on Japan and the field of childhood history by writing children and childhood into the general historical record of the Meiji period. To explore the widely varying circumstances of childhood during the Japanese transition to modernity, the ...

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