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Asian Studies Paperback Direct Best Sellers 2014 - 2015

Check out some of the best selling Asian Studies Paperback Direct Titles from 2014 - 2015

Best Selling Titles

  • The Future of Singapore

    Population, Society and the Nature of the State

    By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Bryan S. Turner

    Singapore, like many other advanced economies, has a relatively low, and declining, birth-rate. One consequence of this, and a consequence also of the successful economy, is that migrants are being drawn in, and are becoming an increasing proportion of the overall population. This book examines…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Indonesia's Foreign Policy (Routledge Revivals)

    By Michael Leifer

    Indonesia’s foreign policy reflects the turbulence and change which have been, and remain, a central feature of its political life. First published in 1983, this was the first book to provide a systematic and comprehensive account of the nature and course of Indonesia’s foreign policy since…

    Paperback – 2014-12-04
    Routledge Revivals

  • Singapore Malays

    Being Ethnic Minority and Muslim in a Global City-State

    By Hussin Mutalib

    The Malay population makes up Singapore's three largest ethnic groups. This book presents holistic and extensive analysis of the 'Malay Muslim story' in Singapore. Comprehensively and convincingly argued, the author examines their challenging circumstances in the fields of politics, education,…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia

    Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

    By Heidi Hoefinger

    Dealing with the complex and discomforting ‘grey ‘area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws attention to and destigmatizes the transactional elements within many ‘normative’…

    Paperback – 2014-09-03
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Hikaru Suzuki

    This book, based on extensive original research, explores the various ways in which Japanese people think about death and how they approach the process of dying and death. It shows how new forms of funeral ceremonies have been developed by the funeral industry, how traditional grave burial is being…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Governing Health in Contemporary China

    By Yanzhong Huang

    The lack of significant improvement in people’s health status and other mounting health challenges in China raise a puzzling question about the country’s internal transition: why did the reform-induced dynamics produce an economic miracle, but fail to reproduce the success Mao had achieved in the…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    China Policy Series

  • Putin as Celebrity and Cultural Icon

    Edited by Helena Goscilo

    Though in recent months Putin’s popularity has frayed at the edges, the dearth of comparably powerful and experienced political leaders leaves no doubt that he will continue to be a key political figure. During his tenure as Russia’s President and subsequently as Prime Minister, Putin transcended…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • The Asian Cinema Experience

    Styles, Spaces, Theory

    By Stephen Teo

    This book explores the range and dynamism of contemporary Asian cinemas, covering East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan), Southeast Asia (Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia), South Asia (Bollywood), and West Asia (Iran), in order to discover what is common about them and to engender a…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Believing in Russia - Religious Policy after Communism

    By Geraldine Fagan

    This book presents a comprehensive overview of religious policy in Russia since the end of the communist regime, exposing many of the ambiguities and uncertainties about the position of religion in Russian life. It reveals how religious freedom in Russia has, contrary to the widely held view, a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-07
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Sino-Latin American Economic Relations

    Edited by K.C. Fung, Alicia Garcia Herrero

    This book analyses the economic and policy relationships between China and Latin America. One of the major economic developments in the world in the 21st century is the rise of Asia, particularly the rise of China. How does the rise of China affect the trade and investment of Latin American…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization

    Invited Influence

    By Norton Wheeler

    In the waning years of the Cold War, the United States and China began to cautiously engage in cultural, educational, and policy exchanges, which in turn strengthened new security and economic ties. These links have helped shape the most important bilateral relationship in the late-twentieth and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Asia's Transformations

  • Buddhist and Christian?

    An Exploration of Dual Belonging

    By Rose Drew

    The last century witnessed a gradual but profound transformation of the West's religious landscape. In today's context of diversity, people are often influenced by, and sometimes even claim to belong to, more than one religious tradition. Buddhism and Christianity is a particularly prevalent and…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Popular Culture in Taiwan

    Charismatic Modernity

    Edited by Marc L. Moskowitz

    The growing field of popular culture studies in Taiwan can be divided into two distinct academic trends; a different analytical framework is used to examine either locally oriented popular culture or transnational pop culture. This volume combine these two academic trends, firstly by revealing that…

    Paperback – 2014-03-04
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Vidyasagar

    The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

    By Brian A. Hatcher

    This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820–91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar’s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history,…

    Paperback – 2014-02-04
    Routledge India

  • India's Middle Class

    New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity

    By Christiane Brosius

    This book examines the complexities of lifestyles of the upwardly mobile middle classes in India in the context of economic liberalisation in the new millennium, by analysing new social formations and aspirations, modes of consumption and ways of being in contemporary urban India. Rich in…

    Paperback – 2014-02-04
    Routledge India
    Cities and the Urban Imperative

  • Asia-Pacific Security Dynamics in the Obama Era

    A New World Emerging

    By S Mahmud Ali

    This book examines the critical changes to the Asia-Pacific security architecture emerging in the context of shifts in the global order as the Obama Administration’s major strategic innovation and likely legacy unfold. The author reviews the state of the international security system during the…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Politics in Asia

  • Mao’s China and the Sino-Soviet Split

    Ideological Dilemma

    By Mingjiang Li

    The Sino-Soviet split in the 1960s was one of the most significant events of the Cold War. Why did the Sino-Soviet alliance, hailed by its creators as "unbreakable", "eternal", and as representing "brotherly solidarity", break up? Why did their relations eventually evolve into open hostility and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism