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  • The Secret History of the Mongols

    The Life and Times of Chinggis Khan

    By Professor Urgunge Onon, Urgunge Onon

    There has long been a need for a scholarly English edition of the great 13th century historical epic, The Secret History of the Mongols, the only surviving Mongol source about the empire. The book is mainly about the life and the career of Chinggis Khan, his ancestors and his rise to power.Chinggis…

    Paperback – 2011-12-02

  • A Sociology of Japanese Youth

    From Returnees to NEETs

    Edited by Roger Goodman, Yuki Imoto, Tuukka Toivonen

    Over the past thirty years, whilst Japan has produced a diverse set of youth cultures which have had a major impact on popular culture across the globe, it has also developed a succession of youth problems which have led to major concerns within the country itself. Drawing on detailed empirical…

    Paperback – 2011-11-28
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Home and Family in Japan

    Continuity and Transformation

    Edited by Richard Ronald, Allison Alexy

    In the Japanese language the word ‘ie’ denotes both the materiality of homes and family relations within. The traditional family and family house - often portrayed in ideal terms as key foundations of Japanese culture and society - have been subject to significant changes in recent years. This book…

    Paperback – 2011-10-12
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Forest of Tigers

    People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans

    By Annu Jalais

    Acclaimed for its unique ecosystem and Royal Bengal tigers, the mangrove islands that comprise the Sundarbans area of the Bengal delta are the setting for this pioneering anthropological work. The key question that the author explores is: what do tigers mean for the islanders of the Sundarbans…

    Paperback – 2011-08-31
    Routledge India

  • Japan's International Relations

    Politics, Economics and Security, 3rd Edition

    By Glenn D. Hook, Julie Gilson, Christopher W. Hughes, Hugo Dobson

    The latest edition of this comprehensive and user-friendly textbook provides a single volume resource for all those studying Japan's international relations. It offers a clear and concise introduction to the most important aspects of Japan's role in the globalized economy of the twenty-first…

    Paperback – 2011-08-30
    The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series

  • The Asian Economy

    Spearheading the Recovery from the Global Financial Crisis

    By Dilip K. Das

    The global financial crisis of 2007-09, and the Great Recession that it engendered, were both a challenge and an opportunity for Asia. The region not only remained unharmed by the global financial crisis initially but also recovered the fastest. In addition, it was also the principal driver of the…

    Paperback – 2011-07-21

  • Taiwan's Democracy

    Economic and Political Challenges

    Edited by Robert Ash, John W. Garver, Penelope Prime

    Taiwan’s rapid industrialization during the 1960s and 1970s, combined with the democratic revolution that began with the lifting of martial law in 1987 were of deep historic importance. Over the next decade Taiwan’s "political miracle" matched its earlier "economic miracle" creating a vibrant…

    Paperback – 2011-07-07
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Charting China's Future

    Domestic and International Challenges

    Edited by David Shambaugh

    Every day and everywhere, China figures prominently in global attention: companies and banks weigh billions in investments; hedge fund managers assess and speculate on downside risks; commodity traders and natural resource producers salivate over China’s energy appetite; intelligence agencies…

    Paperback – 2011-06-27

  • Japanese Tourism and Travel Culture

    Edited by Sylvie Guichard-Anguis, Okpyo Moon

    This book examines Japanese tourism and travel, both today and in the past, showing how over hundreds of years a distinct culture of travel developed, and exploring how this has permeated the perceptions and traditions of Japanese society. It considers the diverse dimensions of modern tourism…

    Paperback – 2011-04-20
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Learning Chinese, Turning Chinese

    Challenges to Becoming Sinophone in a Globalised World

    By Edward McDonald

    In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies. He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': that is, developing a fluency and facility at operating in Chinese-language contexts comparable to…

    Paperback – 2011-02-07
    Asia's Transformations

  • Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience

    The Quest for an Adequate Life

    Edited by Everett Zhang, Arthur Kleinman, Weiming Tu

    China has experienced a tremendous turn-around over the past three decades from the ethos of sacrificing life to the emergent appeal for valuing life. This book takes an interdisciplinary look at China during these decades of transformation through the defining theme of governance of life.…

    Paperback – 2010-12-17

  • India, Pakistan, and Democracy

    Solving the Puzzle of Divergent Paths

    By Philip Oldenburg

    The question of why some countries have democratic regimes and others do not is a significant issue in comparative politics. This book looks at India and Pakistan, two countries with clearly contrasting political regime histories, and presents an argument on why India is a democracy and Pakistan is…

    Paperback – 2010-07-30

  • The Khecarividya of Adinatha

    A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of an Early Text of Hathayoga

    By James Mallinson

    Describing one of the most important practices of hathayoga (khecarimudra), the Khecarividya of Adinatha is presented here to an English-speaking readership for the first time. The author, James Mallinson, draws on thirty Sanskrit works, as well as original fieldwork amongst yogins in India who use…

    Paperback – 2010-04-01
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Chinese Society

    Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

    This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political…

    Paperback – 2010-03-10
    Asia's Transformations

  • A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian

    By Colin Turner

    Now available in paperback, A Thematic Dictionary of Modern Persian is a reference work unique in the history of English-Persian lexicography. It offers a considerably extended guide to modern everyday Persian vocabulary, arranged by theme. With approximately 25,000 Persian headwords in over…

    Paperback – 2010-02-22

  • Chinese Politics

    State, Society and the Market

    Edited by Peter Gries, Stanley Rosen

    Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures,…

    Paperback – 2010-01-21
    Asia's Transformations

  • Yoga in the Modern World

    Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Mark Singleton, Jean Byrne

    Today yoga is a thoroughly globalised phenomenon. Yoga has taken the world by storm and is even seeing renewed popularity in India. Both in India and abroad, adults, children and teenagers are practicing yoga in diverse settings; gyms, schools, home, work, yoga studios and temples. The yoga…

    Paperback – 2009-12-17
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Ethnic Politics in Burma

    States of Conflict

    By Ashley South

    This book examines the ideas which have structured half a century of civil war in Burma, and the roles which political elites and foreign networks - from colonial missionaries to aid worker activists - have played in mediating understandings of ethnic conflict in the country. The book includes a…

    Paperback – 2009-10-19
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Transcultural Japan

    At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity

    Edited by David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

    Historically Japan has alternated between periods of celebration of a diverse, multicultural society and severe spells of xenophobia and persecution of the Other. This collection of multidisciplinary essays re-introduces the idea of Japan as a multicultural society and reflects a rapidly changing…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
    Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  • The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War

    Edited by Rotem Kowner

    The Russo-Japanese War was the major conflict of the earliest decade of the twentieth century. The struggle for mastery in northeast Asia, specifically for control of Korea, was watched at the time very closely by observers from many other countries keen to draw lessons about the conduct of war in…

    Paperback – 2009-05-12
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Psychotherapy and Religion in Japan

    The Japanese Introspection Practice of Naikan

    By Chikako Ozawa-de Silva

    Naikan is a Japanese psychotherapeutic method which combines meditation-like body engagement with the recovery of memory and the reconstruction of one's autobiography in order to bring about healing and a changed notion of the self. Based on original anthropological fieldwork, this fascinating…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940

    Truth, Justice and Memory

    By George Sanford

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies