Asian Studies

Routledge are considered to be market leaders with an unrivalled reputation for research publishing in Asian Studies. We publish in a diverse range of sub disciplines within Asian Studies including business, economics, history, politics, philosophy, culture and society and religion. The list covers titles from Asian StudiesCentral Asian StudiesChinese StudiesJapanese Studies, Korean StudiesSouth Asian StudiesSouth East Asian Studies.

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140Series in Asian Studies

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  • The Huns

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses…

    Paperback – 2015-11-26
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

    Edited by Alisa Gaunder

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy…

    Paperback – 2015-11-25

  • Innovation and Global Competitiveness

    Case of India's Manufacturing Sector

    Edited by N.S. Siddharthan, K. Narayanan

    In the post-liberalization period, India has slowly but steadily tried to foster innovation to improve competitive efficiency of Indian manufacturing and thus boost global competitiveness of the industrial sector. Foreign direct investment was looked upon as a major source of technology paradigm…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16

Meet our editorial and marketing teams at these conferences, events and exhibitions this year

27th AKSE Conference

Bochum, Germany 10th – 13th July 2015

9th International Convention of Asia Scholars

Adelaide, Australia 5th – 9th July 2015

8th European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS)

Vienna, Austria 11th - 14th August 2015

British Association for Chinese Studies(BACS) Annual Conference

Leeds, England 2nd – 4th September 2015

Chinese Economic Association Annual Conference

Nottingham, England 4th – 5th September 2015

9th Congress of the Asian Political and International Association (APISA) Phnom

Penh, Cambodia 11th - 12th September 2015

47th Annual Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) Convention Philadelphia, USA 19th – 22nd November 2015

44th Annual Conference on South Asia

Madison, USA 22nd – 25th October 2015

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Marketing Contacts

Editorial Contacts

  • Leanne Hinves, Editor, Textbooks

    Leanne Hinves is responsible for commissioning textbooks, handbooks, and supplementary reading about Asia across all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. She publishes books from a global author base and is keen to discuss ideas for new books and resources aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students on a broad range of topics. Her areas of interest include Greater China, Japan, and the Koreas as well as the region as a whole.

  • Stephanie Rogers, Publisher, East Asia

    Stephanie Rogers commissions books in the area of East Asian studies across all aspects of the humanities and social sciences. With over 18 years of experience in academic publishing at Routledge, Stephanie has worked across many different formats, including dictionaries, handbooks, student textbooks, and supplementary reading. Her commissioning now focuses on research monographs and she strives to continue to provide the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and above all high-quality Asian Studies list in the market place.

  • Dorothea Schaefter, Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia

    Dorothea Schaefter publishes research monographs, edited volumes, textbooks, supplementary textbooks, and handbooks for the Asian Studies list. With over ten years of experience in academic publishing, she has been building an interdisciplinary programme and welcomes new proposals on South, Southeast, and Central Asian Studies, and Asian Religion.

  • Peter Sowden, Editor, Asia and Russia and Eastern Europe

    Peter Sowden commissions books (mainly research monographs) on all areas of Asia, including Central Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as some books on the Middle East. He has started, and continues to handle, over twenty important monograph series, some of which cover all of Asia (e.g., Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia, Religion in Contemporary Asia, and Law in Asia series), and others which focus on particular parts of Asia (e.g., Studies on the Chinese Economy and the Malaysian Studies series). Peter has over thirty years' experience commissioning academic books.

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