Written prior to the arrival of Asian Studies as an academic discipline, the volumes in this set were greeted as ground-breaking, eye-opening and exciting by the critics of the day. Containing in-depth analysis of education, politics, wealth, family, housing and leisure in rural and urban areas of Japan, China and Hong Kong, these books are key reading for students and researchers in Asian, Development and Urban Studies.
The International Library of Sociology (ILS) is the most important series of books on sociology ever published. Founded in the 1940s by Karl Mannheim, the series became the forum for pioneering research and theory, marked by comparative approaches and the identification of new directions in sociology, publishing major figures in Anglo-American and European sociology, from Durkheim and Weber to Parsons and Gouldner, and from Ossowski and Klein to Jasanoff and Walby.
Its new editors, John Holmwood (University of Nottingham, UK) and Vineeta Sinha (National University of Singapore), plan to develop the series as a truly global project, reflecting new directions and contributions outside its traditional centres, and connecting with the original aim of the series to produce sociological knowledge that addresses pressing global social problems and supports democratic debate.