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New Titles in February 2019

New Titles in January 2019

  • Germany's Colony in China

    Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914, 1st Edition

    By Fion Wai Ling So

    This book explores the economic development of the northern Chinese city of Qingdao, which was held by Germany as a colony from 1898 to 1914. It focuses especially on the economic polices of the German colonial government and of the provincial government of the neighbouring Chinese province of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Land Question in China

    Agrarian Capitalism, Industrious Revolution, and East Asian Development, 1st Edition

    By Shaohua Zhan

    This book interrogates the inevitability and practicability of full-scale, land-intensive capitalist agriculture in China, whilst analyzing the labor-intensive industrious revolution as an alternative rural development path. It presents a critical account of the recent rise of agrarian…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Iran's Foreign Policy in the South Caucasus

    Relations with Azerbaijan and Armenia, 1st Edition

    By Marzieh Kouhi-Esfahani

    Iran’s role as a regional power is more significant than many in the West may realise. The country lies between Central Asia/the Caucasus and the Gulf region on the one hand, and, on the other, between the Mediterranean/Levant region and South Asia. Many of these areas are of increasing strategic…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Soviet and Post-Soviet Sexualities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard C.M. Mole

    Despite Soviet Russia having been one of the first major powers to decriminalise homosexual acts between men, attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in contemporary Russia and the other post-Soviet states have become increasingly hostile, with the introduction of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Everyday Soviet Utopias

    Planning, Design and the Aesthetics of Developed Socialism, 1st Edition

    By Anna Alekseyeva

    This book explores how intellectuals of the later Soviet decades – the 1970s and 1980s – sought to bring about the socialist utopian world. It argues that the last two decades of the Soviet Union were not characterised by state withdrawal and malaise, as some scholars have argued; …

    Hardback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • What is Economic Development?

    A Comparative Performance of Indian States, 1st Edition

    By Amit S. Ray, Manmohan Agarwal, M. Parameswaran

    Development performance is not merely economic growth and prosperity, but includes a multitude of goals. This monograph makes an attempt to conceptualize development, consisting of eight dimensions – material prosperity, education, health, economic security, personal security, environmental…

    Hardback – 2019-01-22
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  • The Administration of Justice in Assam (1826-1874)

    1st Edition

    By Achyut Kumar Borthakur

    Based on original sources, this volume is a pioneering work in the study of the growth and development of judicial administration in Assam since the beginning of the East India Company’s rule in the province till it was separated from the Bengal Presidency in 1874. In view of the fact that Assam…

    Hardback – 2019-01-22
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  • Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons

    An Indian Woman's Memoirs, 1st Edition

    Edited by Malavika Karlekar

    Of Colonial Bungalows and Piano Lessons can be read as a metaphor — as an icon — of the encounter between cultures. The memoir is based on Monica Chanda’s recollections between about 1913 and 1927, of life in Calcutta, districts of undivided Bengal, holidays in Kashmir and in Europe. There is more…

    Hardback – 2019-01-16
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  • Megacity Seoul

    Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea, 1st Edition

    By Yu-Min Joo

    In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megacities, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian governments have been searching for replicable and inspirational cases in Asia. South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • International Migrants in China's Global City

    The New Shanghailanders, 1st Edition

    By James Farrer

    Long a source of migrants, China has now become a migrant destination. In 2016, government sources reported that nearly 900,000 foreigners were working in China, though international migrants remain a tiny presence at the national level. Shanghai is China’s most globalized city and has attracted a…

    Hardback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

  • China and Southeast Asia

    Historical Interactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoff Wade, James K. Chin

    Spanning over a millennium of history, this book seeks to describe and define the evolution of the China–Southeast Asia nexus and the interactions which have shaped their shared pasts. Examining the relationships which have proven integral to connecting Northeast and Southeast Asia with other…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Ethnographic Inquiry and Lived Experience

    An Epistemological Critique, 1st Edition

    By Wing-Chung Ho

    Ho addresses two fundamental theoretical questions about how best to practice ethnographic inquiries to obtain qualitative, experience-near, and shareable accounts of human living. The first question is regarding the epistemology of ethnography. Ho posits that writing is epistemologically…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Utopia and Dissent in West Germany

    The Resurgence of the Politics of Everyday Life in the Long 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Mia Lee

    Just as Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was seeking re-election on a campaign of "no experiments," art avant-garde groups in West Germany were reviving the utopian impulse to unite art and society. Utopia and Dissent in West Germany examines these groups and their legacy. Postwar artists built…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08
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    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • Chinese Scholars and Foreign Policy

    Debating International Relations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Huiyun Feng, Kai He, Yan Xuetong

    How does China see the rest of the world? One way to answer this question is to look at the work of China’s scholars in the field of International Relations (IR). This leads to a second question – to what extent do Chinese IR scholars influence Beijing’s foreign policy and outlook? The contributors…

    Hardback – 2019-01-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Norm Dilemmas in Humanitarian Intervention

    How Bosnia Changed NATO, 1st Edition

    By Yuki Abe

    NATO, an organisation brought together to function as an anti-communist alliance, faced existential questions after the unexpected collapse of the USSR at the beginning of the 1990s. Intervention in the conflict in Bosnia between 1992 and 1995 gave it a renewed sense of purpose and a redefining of…

    Hardback – 2019-01-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Conflict in India and China's Contested Borderlands

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Kunal Mukherjee

    For a long time, India and China have been seen as the rising economic giants on the Asiatic mainland. Studies of the conflicts which have plagued the borderlands of India and China however have tended to only analyse individual case studies without attempting to compare and contrast the situation…

    Hardback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

New Titles in December 2018

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lorraine Lim, Hye-Kyung Lee

    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
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  • Voices of the Korean Minority in Postwar Japan

    Histories Against the Grain, 1st Edition

    By Erik Ropers

    Shedding new light on how the histories of zainichi Koreans have been written, consumed, and discussed, this book addresses the roots of postwar debates concerning the wartime experiences of Koreans in Japan. Providing an overview of the complicated historiography, it explores the experiences of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Hereditary Physicians of Kerala

    Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda in Modern India, 1st Edition

    By Indudharan Menon

    This book examines the history and evolution of Ayurveda and other indigenous medical traditions in juxtaposition with their encounter with colonial modernity. Through the lens of hereditary folk and Ayurvedic practitioners, it focuses on Kerala’s heterogeneous medical traditions and presents them…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge India

  • Re-engineering Affordable Care Policy in China

    Is Marketization a Solution?, 1st Edition

    By Peter Nan-shong Lee

    Presenting a comprehensive examination of China’s medical care system, this book tackles issues of policymaking, organization, management and financing in the context of the provision of affordable care in China. Making use of extensive field investigations, interviews and a thorough analysis of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Russian Culture in the Age of Globalization

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vlad Strukov, Sarah Hudspith

    This book brings together scholars from across a variety of disciplines who use different methodologies to interrogate the changing nature of Russian culture in the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide range of cultural forms that have been instrumental in globalizing Russia. These…

    Hardback – 2018-12-12
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Fernand de Varennes, Christie M. Gardiner

    The Routledge Handbook of Human Rights in Asia provides a rich study of human rights challenges facing some of the most vulnerable people in Asia. While formal accession to core international human rights instruments is commonplace across the region, the realisation of human rights for many remains…

    Hardback – 2018-12-11
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  • Adivasis, Migrants and the State in India

    1st Edition

    By Jagannath Ambagudia

    This book looks at the contested relationship between Adivasis or the indigenous peoples, migrants and the state in India. It delves into the nature and dynamics of competition and resource conflicts between the Adivasis and the migrants. Drawing on the ground experiences of the Dandakaranya…

    Hardback – 2018-12-10
    Routledge India

  • The Emergence of Civilizational Consciousness in Early China

    History Word by Word, 1st Edition

    By Uffe Bergeton

    This book provides a conceptual history of the emergence of civilizational consciousness in early China. Focusing on how words are used in pre-Qín (before 221 BCE) texts to construct identities and negotiate relationships between a 'civilised self' and 'uncivilised others', it provides a…

    Hardback – 2018-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

  • Law and Power in Russia

    Making Sense of Quasi-Legal Practices, 1st Edition

    By Håvard Bækken

    This book explores the issue of selective law enforcement, arguing that the manipulation of the legal system by powerful insiders is a distinctive feature of Putinism, reflecting both its hybrid authoritarianism and Russian legal culture. Based on extensive research including interviews with the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • The Making of Modern Kashmir

    Sheikh Abdullah and the Politics of the State, 1st Edition

    By Altaf Hussain Para

    This book traces the roots of modern-day Kashmir and the role of Sheikh Abdullah in its making. As the most influential political figurehead in twentieth-century Kashmir, he played a crucial role in its transformation from a kingdom to a state in independent India. He was enigmatic and complex, to…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge India

  • Security, Society and the State in the Caucasus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kevork Oskanian, Derek Averre

    The Caucasus, including the South Caucasus states and Russia’s North Caucasus, continues to be an area of instability and conflict. This book, based on extensive original research, explores in detail at both the local and regional level the interaction between state and society and the impact of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Identity and Marginality in India

    Settlement Experience of Afghan Migrants, 1st Edition

    By Anwesha Ghosh

    Decades of conflict and war have forced millions of men, women and children to flee from their homes and seek refuge in other parts of the country or in foreign lands - Afghanistan is one such country. This book is a study of the displaced Afghan migrant population in India, in particular the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • India’s Contemporary Urban Conundrum

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sujata Patel, Omita Goyal

    This book lays out the different and complex dimensions of urbanisation in India. It brings together contributors with expertise in fields as varied as demography, geography, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, architecture, planning and land use, environmental sciences, creative…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge India

  • Critical Approaches to Security in Central Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Lemon

    Central Asia remains on the periphery, both spatially and in people’s imaginations. When the region does attract international attention, it is often related to security issues, including terrorism, ethnic conflict and drug trafficking. This book brings together leading specialists from a range of…

    Hardback – 2018-12-04
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

New Titles in November 2018

  • Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice

    Middle East and Islam Studies in Israeli Universities, 1st Edition

    By Eyal Clyne

    Orientalism, Zionism and Academic Practice explores the field of Israeli Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) sociologically and politically, as a window onto the relationship between Orientalism, Zionism and academia. The book draws special attention to neoliberal discourse and praxis in…

    Hardback – 2018-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Contesting Inequalities, Identities and Rights in Ethiopia

    1st Edition

    By Data D. Barata

    This book examines the relationship between inequalities and identities in the context of an unprecedented state advocacy of human rights with a distinct emphasis on (ethnic) group rights in post-civil war Ethiopia. The analysis is set against the background of a dramatic state remaking by a…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Contested Criminalities in Zimbabwean Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Tendai Mangena

    This book addresses the ways in which writers deploy the trope of contested criminality to expose Zimbabwe's socially and politically oppressive cultures in a wide range of novels and short stories published in English between 1994 and 2016. Some of the most influential authors that are…

    Hardback – 2018-11-27
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    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Uprooting University Apartheid in South Africa

    From Liberalism to Decolonization, 1st Edition

    By Teresa A. Barnes

    South Africa continues to be an object of fascination for people everywhere interested in social justice issues, postcolonial studies and critical race theory as manifested by the enormous worldwide attention given to the #RhodesMustFall movement. In this book, Teresa Barnes examines universities’…

    Hardback – 2018-11-22
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    Routledge Contemporary South Africa

  • The Philosophy of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Iran

    The Epistemological Turn in Islamic Reform Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Heydar Shadi

    This book explores the intellectual discourse in post-revolutionary Iran. It focuses on Abdolkarim Soroush, a leading Muslim liberal thinker, whose theory of religion is regarded as highly relevant to the current theological and intellectual dynamics in the Islamic world. The Philosophy of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Islamic Philosophy

  • Nationalism, War and Jewish Education

    From the Roman Empire to Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By David Aberbach

    Nationalism, War and Jewish Education explores historical circumstances leading to the emergence of a Jewish religious school system lasting to modern times and the process by which this system was broken down and adapted in secular form as Jewish nationalism grew in the 19th and early 20th…

    Hardback – 2018-11-12
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    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Human Rights in Sierra Leone, 1787-2016

    The Long Struggle from the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Present, 1st Edition

    By John Idriss Lahai

    This book offers an up-to-date, comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the multifaceted and evolving experiences of human rights in Sierra Leone between the years 1787 and 2016. It provides a balanced coverage of the local and international conditions that frame the socio-cultural, political,…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stuart A. Cohen, Aharon Klieman

    The Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security provides an authoritative survey of both the historical roots of Israel’s national security concerns and their principal contemporary expressions. Following an introduction setting out its central themes, the Handbook comprises 27 independent chapters…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
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  • Palestinian Culture and the Nakba

    Bearing Witness, 1st Edition

    By Hania A.M. Nashef

    The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Middle East and Islamic Studies

  • Palestinian Popular Struggle

    Unarmed and Participatory, 1st Edition

    By Michael J. Carpenter

    Palestinian Popular Struggle challenges conventional thinking about political action and organization. It offers an alternative to the seemingly failed tracks of armed struggle and diplomatic negotiations. A discourse of rights and global justice helps bridge national and religious divides, drawing…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

    White Skin, Black Race, 1st Edition

    By Elvis Imafidon

    Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
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    Routledge Studies in African Philosophy

  • Decolonisation after Democracy

    Rethinking the Research and Teaching of Political Science in South Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Laurence Piper

    Decolonisation after Democracy addresses the provocative idea that we need to rid higher education of lingering forms of colonial knowledge. This matters because in the colonial era much knowledge was put to the service of subjugating indigenous peoples, and the assumptions from this era may linger…

    Hardback – 2018-11-06
    Routledge

  • Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology

    1st Edition

    By David Ohana

    Nietzsche and Jewish Political Theology is the first book to explore the impact of Friedrich Nietzsche’s work on the formation of Jewish political theology during the first half of the twentieth century. It maps the many ways in which early Jewish thinkers grappled with Nietzsche’s powerful ideas…

    Hardback – 2018-11-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

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