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New Titles in August 2019

  • New Perspectives in Indian Science and Civilization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Makarand R. Paranjape

    This book examines key aspects of the history, philosophy, and culture of science in India, especially as they may be comprehended in the larger idea of an Indian civilization. The authors, drawn from a range of disciplines, discuss a wide array of issues — scientism and religious dogma, dialectics…

    Hardback – 2019-08-15
    Routledge India

  • Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Situating India, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jyoti Atwal, Iris Flessenkämper

    This book covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses historical and contemporary developments that trigger violence while highlighting the social conditions, practices,…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge India

  • The Chinese Communist Party in Action

    Consolidating Party Rule, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lance L.P. Gore, Zheng Yongnian

    Much is written about China and the role of the Chinese Communist Party, but without exploring in detail the nature of the party and how it operates. This book provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of the Chinese Communist Party. It outlines the huge size of the party – 88 million…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • The State and Religious Violence in Indonesia

    Minority Faiths and Vigilantism, 1st Edition

    By A’an Suryana

    This book analyses the response of the Indonesian state to violence against Ahmadiyah and Shi’a minority communities by foregrounding the close connections between state officials and vigilante groups, which influenced the way the post-Soeharto democratic Indonesian governments addressed the…

    Hardback – 2019-08-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • The World of the Banaras Weaver

    A Culture in Crisis, 2nd Edition

    By Vasanthi Raman

    This book is a fascinating investigation into how communalism plays out in everyday India. Using the metaphor of tana-bana – the warp and the weft of the Banarasi sari – the author reproduces the interwoven life of Hindu-Muslim relations in the Banarasi sari industry. As the city of Banaras in…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge India

  • English Language in India

    A Dichotomy between Economic Growth and Inclusive Growth, 1st Edition

    By Jaskiran Bedi

    This book examines the relationship between the English language and growth – economic and inclusive – in India. It explores why English continues to be the language of aspiration long after Independence. With the second largest English-speaking population in the world today, India is testimonial…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge India

  • Indo-Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills

    Empire and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Pum Khan Pau

    This book examines the British colonial expansion in the so-called unadministered hill tracts of the Indo-Burma frontier and the change of colonial policy from non-intervention to intervention. The book begins with the end of the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–26), which resulted in the British…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge India

  • Borneo in the Cold War, 1950-1990

    1st Edition

    By Keat Gin Ooi

    Although by about 1950 both British Borneo, including the protected sultanate of Brunei, and Indonesian Borneo seemed settled under their different regimes and well on the way to post-war reconstruction and economic development, the upheavals which affected Southeast and East Asia during the Cold…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Media, Indigeneity and Nation in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Markus Schleiter, Erik de Maaker

    How do videos, movies and documentaries dedicated to indigenous communities transform the media landscape of South Asia? Based on extensive original research, this book examines how in South Asia popular music videos, activist political clips, movies and documentaries about, by and for indigenous…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Chinese Peace in Africa

    From Peacekeeper to Peacemaker, 1st Edition

    By Steven C.Y. Kuo

    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…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Love Stories in China

    The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wanning Sun, Ling Yang

    This book explores how political, economic, social, cultural and technological forces are (re)shaping the meanings of love and intimacy in China's public culture. It focuses on a range of cultural and media forms including literature, film, television, music and new media, examines new cultural…

    Hardback – 2019-08-07
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Cultural and Social Division in Contemporary Japan

    Rethinking Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yoshikazu Shiobara, Kohei Kawabata, Joel Matthews

    The recent manifestation of exclusionism in Japan has emerged at a time of intensified neoliberal economic policies, increased cross-border migration brought on by globalization, the elevated threat of global terrorism, heightened tensions between East Asian states over historical and territorial…

    Hardback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • India’s Scheduled Areas

    Untangling Governance, Law and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Varsha Bhagat-Ganguly, Sujit Kumar

    This volume explores the complexities of governance, law, and politics in India’s Scheduled Areas. The Scheduled Areas (SAs) are those parts of the country which have been identified by the Fifth and Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India and are inhabited predominantly by tribal communities…

    Hardback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge India

  • Inequality and Democratic Politics in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chong-Min Park, Eric M. Uslaner

    Bringing together scholars of inequality, both inside and outside of Asia, this book examines how the distribution of income has affected political institutions, representation, and behaviour in Asia. Through detailed data analysis, the international team of contributors engages with the existing…

    Hardback – 2019-08-02
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Regional Communities of Devotion in South Asia

    Insiders, Outsiders, and Interlopers, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gil Ben-Herut, Jon Keune, Anne E. Monius

    This book explores the key motif of the religious other in devotional (bhakti) literatures and practices from across the Indian subcontinent unmasks processes of representation that involve adoption, appropriation, and rejection of different social and religious agents. The book reconsiders and…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Women in British Buddhism

    Commitment, Connection, Community, 1st Edition

    By Caroline Starkey

    Based on detailed ethnographic research, this book explores the varied experiences of women who have converted to Buddhism in contemporary Britain and analyses the implications of their experiences for understanding the translation and transference of Buddhist practices temporally and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Women Speak Nation

    Gender, Culture, and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Panchali Ray

    Women Speak Nation underlines the centrality of gender within the ideological construction of nationalism. The volume locates itself in a rich scholarship of feminist critique of the relationship between political, economic, cultural, and social formations and normative gendered relations to try…

    Hardback – 2019-07-26
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Living in the Shadows of China's HIV/AIDS Epidemics

    Sex, Drugs and Bad Blood, 1st Edition

    By Shelley Torcetti

    Identifying the existing challenges and shortfalls of China's current HIV/AIDS programming, this book provides an understanding of the history of HIV/AIDS in China, comparing government responses to global best practice in prevention and treatment. Considering three key populations in China,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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