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The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…
Hardback – 2016-06-16
The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan offers a comprehensive overview of both contemporary Taiwan and the Taiwan studies field. Each contribution summarises the major findings in the field and highlights long-term trends, recent observations and possible future developments in Taiwan.…
Hardback – 2016-06-07
Now available in paperback, the Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics addresses the recent economic transformation in South Asia. Leading experts in the field look at the major economic achievements and challenges for the region and examine why economic development across the South Asia…
Paperback – 2016-04-04
The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of…
Paperback – 2016-04-01
India’s growing economic and socio-political importance on the global stage has triggered an increased interest in the country. Now available in paperback, this Handbook is a reference guide, which surveys the current state of Indian politics and provides a basic understanding of the ways in which…
Paperback – 2016-03-01
In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of…
Hardback – 2016-02-11
This book is a study of the making of foreign policy of China, a rising power in the 21st century. It examines three sets of driving forces behind China’s foreign policy making. One is historical sources, including the selective memories and reconstruction of the glorious empire with an…
Hardback – 2016-05-17
The mapping, control and subjugation of the human body and mind were core features of the colonial conquest. This book draws together a rich collection of diverse, yet rigorous, papers that aim to expose the presence and significance of disability within colonialism, and how disability remains…
Hardback – 2016-05-10
China’s emergence as a major global power is reshaping the cyber domain. The country has the world’s largest internet-user community, a growing economic footprint and increasingly capable military and intelligence services. Harnessing these assets, it is pursuing a patient, assertive foreign policy…
Paperback – 2016-05-06
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30th March - 1st April 2016 - Annual Conference of European Association of Taiwan Studies
31st March - 3rd April 2016 - The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference
6th - 8th April 2016 - British Association of South Asian Studies
14th - 16th April 2016 - Southeast Asian Studies Symposium
24th - 27th June 2016 - AAS-in-ASIA Conference
24th - 27th June 2016 - ISA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference
27th - 30th July 2016 - EASAS European Association for South Asian Studies
1st - 3rd September 2016 - Chinese Economics Association
7th - 9th September 2016 - Joint East Asian Studies Conference
16th - 18th September 2016 - Association of South East Asian Studies in the UK
20th – 23rd October 2016 - The Annual Conference on South Asia
17th - 20th November 2016 - Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
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