Routledge Studies on Asia in the World will be an authoritative source of knowledge on Asia studying a variety of cultural, economic, environmental, legal, political, religious, security and social questions, addressed from an Asian perspective. We aim to foster a deeper understanding of the domestic and regional complexities which accompany the dynamic shifts in the global economic, political and security landscape towards Asia and their repercussions for the world at large. We’re looking for scholars and practitioners – Asian and Western alike – from various social science disciplines and fields to engage in testing existing models which explain such dramatic transformation and to formulate new theories that can accommodate the specific political, cultural and developmental context of Asia’s diverse societies. We welcome both monographs and collective volumes which explore the new roles, rights and responsibilities of Asian nations in shaping today’s interconnected and globalized world in their own right.
We are particularly interested in books that demonstrate interdisciplinary and holistic thinking; rigorous and creative research; cross-fertilization of Western and Asian thought; and/or a grass-roots approach.
While we are open to any exciting ideas for edited, single or co-authored work, we are currently inviting book proposals which address the following areas:
If you have an idea for a new book in Routledge Studies on Asia in the World, please send a written proposal to the Editor in Chief:
Matthias Vanhullebusch [email protected]
Dr. Matthias Vanhullebusch – Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Dr. Ji Weidong– Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Dr. Vinod K. Aggarwal – University of California, Berkeley
Prof. Dr. Jing Men – College of Europe
Prof. Dr. Yaqing Qin– China Foreign Affairs University
Prof. Dr. Javaid Rehman – Brunel University
Prof. Dr. Gurharpal Singh – School of Oriental and African Studies
Prof. Dr. R. Sudarshan – Jindal Global University
Prof. Dr. Nira Wickramasinghe – Leiden University
Prof. Dr. Lanxin Xiang – Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Prof. Dr. Simon Young – Hong Kong University
Professor Danny Quah - National University of Singapore
City, Environment, and Transnationalism in the Philippines Reconceptualizing “the Social” from the Global South
Eldercare Issues in China and India
Interpreting the Chinese Diaspora Identity, Socialisation, and Resilience According to Pierre Bourdieu
By Jessica Milner Davis
June 30, 2022
This innovative book traces the impact of tradition on modern humour across several Asian countries and their cultures. Using examples from Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Chinese cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the contributors explore the different cultural rules for creating and ...
By Koki Seki
June 24, 2022
Seki presents an ethnography of uncertainty and precarity experienced by people in urban, rural, and transnational, communities in the Philippines as a case study of social protection without the possibility of a robust welfare state. He deals with topics including urban poverty, environmental ...
By Sergey Marochkin, Yury Bezborodov
May 16, 2022
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is one of the most rapidly developing centres of the multipolar world, covering an enormous landmass including China, India, Russia and its southern Eurasian neighbours. With both its eight member states and a growing group of observer states, the SCO’s ...
By Megha Wadhwa
April 29, 2022
How does an extended stay in Japan influence Indian migrants’ sense of their identity as they adapt to a country very different from their own? The number of Indians in Japan is increasing. The links between Japan and India go back a long way in history, and the intricacy of their cultures is one ...
By Longtao He, Jagriti Gangopadhyay
April 01, 2022
The contributors to this book present case studies of elder care in China and India, and draw comparisons between the two – illuminating some of the key issues facing the two largest Asian countries as they develop rapidly. Caring for the elderly is a major challenge for all countries, and one ...
By Zenel Garcia
September 17, 2021
China has emerged as a dominant power in Eurasian affairs that not only exercises significant political and economic power, but increasingly, ideational power too. Since the founding of the People’s Republic, Chinese Communist Party leaders have sought to increase state capacity and exercise more ...
By Rahul Mishra, Azirah Hashim, Anthony Milner
May 26, 2021
How are the rising mutual concerns of Asian and European countries shaping their approaches to the international order? Contributors to this volume discuss emerging critical issues in International relations, including the Indo-Pacific constructs, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), and the ...
By Fanny M. Cheung, Ying-yi Hong
December 22, 2020
Can China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) promote sustainable development, alongside its primary aims of increasing commercial connectivity with China’s partners? In discussions of the BRI the focus has tended to be on the implications for infrastructure construction, connectivity, and economic ...
By Lanxin Xiang
September 11, 2019
Xiang explains the nature and depth of the legitimacy crisis facing the government of China, and why it is so frequently misunderstood in the West. Arguing that it is more helpful to understand the quest for legitimacy in China as an eternally dynamic process, rather than to seek resolutions in ...
By Steven C.Y. Kuo
August 06, 2019
China’s emergence in Africa is the most significant development for the continent since at least the end of the Cold War. Of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, China is also the largest contributor in terms of troop numbers to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (UNPKO). While ...
By Guanglun Michael Mu, Bonnie Pang
March 18, 2019
Globalisation and migration have created a vibrant yet dysphoric world fraught with different, and sometimes competing, practices and discourses. The emergent properties of the modern world inevitably complicate the being, doing, and thinking of Chinese diasporic populations living in predominantly...
By Huiyun Feng, Kai He, Yan Xuetong
January 14, 2019
How does China see the rest of the world? One way to answer this question is to look at the work of China’s scholars in the field of International Relations (IR). This leads to a second question – to what extent do Chinese IR scholars influence Beijing’s foreign policy and outlook? The contributors...