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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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Nationalism in Southeast Asia If the People Are with Us

Nationalism in Southeast Asia: If the People Are with Us

1st Edition

By Nicholas Tarling
August 02, 2004

Nationalism in Southeast Asia seeks a definition of nationalism through examining its role in the history of southeast Asia, a region rarely included in general books on the topic. By developing such a definition and testing it out, Tarling hopes at the same time to make a contribution to southeast...

The Rise and Decline of Thai Absolutism

The Rise and Decline of Thai Absolutism

1st Edition

By Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead
August 02, 2004

This book examines the development of Thailand from the integration of Siam into the European world economy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, up to the emergence of Thailand as a modern nation state in the twentieth century. It concentrates in particular on the reign of King Chulalongkorn...

The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969 From Curiosity to Confrontation

The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969: From Curiosity to Confrontation

1st Edition

By Kenton Clymer
March 26, 2004

Spanning from the first US contacts with Cambodia in the 19th century up until the late 1960s and the outbreak of war with Vietnam, this book is the first to systematically explore American relations with Cambodia. A discussion of adventurers, tourists and missionaries initially sets the scene for ...

The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia

The Aftermath of Partition in South Asia

1st Edition

By Gyanesh Kudaisya, Tan Tai Yong
April 18, 2002

This book draws upon new theoretical insights and fresh bodies of data to historically reappraise partition in the light of its long aftermath. It uses a comparative approach by viewing South Asia in its totality, rather than looking at it in narrow 'national' terms. As the first book to focus on ...

Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism

1st Edition

By A-Chin Hsiau
August 07, 2000

Drawing on a wide range of Chinese historical and contemporary texts, Contemporary Taiwanese Cultural Nationalism addresses diverse subjects including nationalist literature; language ideology; the crafting of a national history; the impact of Japanese colonialism and the increasingly strained ...

Hong Kong in Transition One Country, Two Systems

Hong Kong in Transition: One Country, Two Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Ash, Peter Ferdinand, Brian Hook, Robin Porter
December 13, 2002

Hong Kong in Transition offers a perspective on the exceptional constitutional and administrative experiment that has been taking place in Hong Kong, based on a substantial period under Chinese rule. There have been both successes and failures, and a perceptible process of change which is important...

Japan and Singapore in the World Economy Japan's Economic Advance into Singapore 1870-1965

Japan and Singapore in the World Economy: Japan's Economic Advance into Singapore 1870-1965

1st Edition

By Hitoshi Hirakawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
August 17, 1999

This pioneering work examines Japan's economic activities in Singapore from 1870 to 1965. Drawing upon a wide range of published and unpublished sources, the authors shed new light on issues such as:* prostitution* foreign trade by Kobe's overseas Chinese* fishermen in the inter-war period* ...

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