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.
Memories of the Japanese Empire Comparison of the Colonial and Decolonisation Experiences in Taiwan and Nan’yo-gunto
British Engagement with Japan, 1854–1922 The Origins and Course of an Unlikely Alliance
Japan in Upheaval The Origins, Dynamics and Political Outcome of the 1960 Anti-US Treaty Protests
Rice and Industrialisation in Asia
By M. Christhu Doss
November 18, 2022
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 decolonisation in India. In India After the 1857 Revolt, Doss brings together some of the most cutting-edge ...
By Yuko Mio
October 01, 2022
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 "...
By Shuk Wah Poon
September 02, 2022
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 ...
By Ivan Sablin, Egas Moniz Bandeira
July 29, 2022
This book examines the political parties which emerged in 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 parliamentary reforms, ...
By Chieh-Hsiang Wu
July 05, 2022
A collection of works by Asian scholars looking at different ways in which relatively recent traumas have been memorialized in their various countries, often while the traumas themselves are ongoing, or the memories of them contested. Memory studies typically focuses on the study of ...
By Antony Best
May 30, 2022
This book by a leading authority on Anglo-Japanese relations reconsiders the circumstances which led to the unlikely alliance of 1902 to 1922 between Britain, the leading world power of the day and Japan, an Asian, non-European nation which had only recently emerged from self-imposed isolation. ...
By Luman Wang
April 29, 2022
This book examines Shanxi piaohao—private financiers from the Chinese hinterland—in the economic and business history of late imperial China, forming the original theory of Chinese hinterland capitalism. Deepening the existing understanding of capitalist dynamics at work in the families and ...
By Ryuji Hattori
April 29, 2022
This book is a biography of Eisaku Satō (1901-75), who served as prime minister of Japan from 1964 to 1972, before Prime Minister Abe the longest uninterrupted premiership in Japanese history. The book focuses on Satō’s management of Japan’s relations with the United States and Japan’s neighbours ...
By Dagfinn Gatu
April 22, 2022
This book examines the widespread protests which took place in Japan in 1960 against the renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty and assesses their far-reaching impact. It emphasizes the scale of the protests, at the climax of which hundreds of thousands of protestors surrounded Japan's National ...
By Ryuji Hattori
December 31, 2021
Based on extensive original research including interviews with key participants, this book examines how, following Richard Nixon’s famous visit to China in 1972, Japan established formal diplomatic relations with China, doing so before the United States and other Western countries. It considers the...
By A.J.H. Latham
December 20, 2021
This book is about the introduction of modern power-driven rice milling to the main rice exporting countries of Burma (Myanmar), Siam (Thailand) and French Indo-China (Vietnam) from 1869. Rich in historical and empirical sources, the book draws extensively from the London Rice Brokers’ Association...
By Timothy Amos, Akiko Ishii
November 30, 2021
This volume presents the reader with thirty-one short chapters that capture an exciting new moment in the study of the Meiji Restoration. The chapters offer a kaleidoscope of approaches and interpretations of the Restoration that showcase the strengths of the most recent interpretative trends in ...