The study of urbanization in Southeast Asia has been a growing field of research over the past decades. The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization in Southeast Asia offers a collection of the major streams and themes in the studies of the cities in the region. A focus on the urbanization process rather…
Hardback – 2018-10-30
Spanning the 130-year period between the end of the Tokugawa Era and the end of the Cold War, this book introduces students to the formation, collapse, and rebirth of the modern Japanese state. It demonstrates how, faced with foreign threats, Japan developed a new governing structure to deal…
Paperback – 2018-10-10
Political violence has remained an integral part of South Asian society for decades. The region has witnessed and continued to encounter violence for achieving political objectives from above and from below. Violence is perpetrated by the state, by non-state actors, and used by the citizens as a…
Paperback – 2018-10-03
The resurgence of modern China has generated much interest, not only in the country’s present day activities, but also in its long history. As the only uninterrupted ancient civilization still alive today, the study of China’s past promises to offer invaluable insights into understanding…
Hardback – 2018-10-02
China’s economic and military rise dominates discussions of the world’s most populous country. Resilient authoritarian government is credited with great successes, but this book expands the discourse to include governance by village heads - who often ignored central politicians. Chinese reforms for…
Paperback – 2018-06-05
The second edition of this textbook brings together general political theory and the comparative method to interpret socio-political phenomena and issues that have occupied the Indian state and society since 1947. It considers the progress that India has made in some of the most challenging aspects…
Paperback – 2017-11-10
Published in 1939, this book provides a comprehensive observation of Ceylon and the Ceylonese people. Covering topics including the rest-house; the Lord Buddha; the Lost cities; Sigiriya, Buddhist temples and the Jungle, the book considers the human geography of the island calibrating it with the…
Hardback – 2019-01-03
Recent years have witnessed the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia, from the global popularity of the Japanese games and anime industries, to Korea’s film and pop music successes. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players…
Hardback – 2018-12-20
We talk to Editor Sidney Leonard Greenblatt about his title 'The People of Taihang: An Anthology of Family Histories', which is part of our Routledge Revivals programme.
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 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.
Shashank S. Sinha publishes monographs, edited volumes and handbooks on a range of subjects including history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, area studies, indigenous studies and northeast India. He oversees many key series and titles related to several topical themes and heads the Routledge India Originals (RIO) list.
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 (for example, Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia, Religion in Contemporary Asia, and the Law in Asia series), and others which focus on particular parts of Asia (for example, Studies on the Chinese Economy and the Malaysian Studies series). Peter has over thirty years' experience commissioning academic books.