New Asian Studies Titles

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  • Idolatry and the Colonial Idea of India

    Visions of Horror, Allegories of Enlightenment

    By Swagato Ganguly

    This book explores literary and scholarly representations of India from the 18th to the early 20th centuries in South Asia and the West with idolatry as a point of entry. It charts the intellectual horizon within which the colonial idea of India was framed, tracing sources and genealogies which…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge India
    South Asian History and Culture

  • Chechen-English English-Chechen Dictionary and Phrasebook

    By Nicholas Awde, Muhammad Galaev

    This guide is a simple means of sharing the Chechen language and culture with speakers of English. It makes no claim to be a linguistic research tool, but is provided as a practical aid for the first steps in communication with an intentionally easy-to-use pronunciation system.This is the first…

    Hardback – 2017-02-10
    Routledge
    Caucasus World

  • China Threat: Perceptions Myths

    Edited by Herbert Yee, Ian Storey

    Since the end of the Cold War, one of the most significant debates in international relations has been the question of whether the rise of China as a major economic, political and military power will be a force for stability or instability in the international system and the East Asian region.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-04
    Routledge

  • Christians and Missionaries in India

    Cross-Cultural Communication since 1500

    Edited by Robert Eric Frykenberg

    The assumption that Christianity in India is nothing more than a European, western, or colonial imposition is open to challenge. Those who now think and write about India are often not aware that Christianity is a non-western religion, that in India this has always been so, and that there are now…

    Hardback – 2016-12-23
    Routledge

  • Birth Control in China 1949-2000

    Population Policy and Demographic Development

    By Thomas Scharping

    This comprehensive volume analyzes Chinese birth policies and population developments from the founding of the People's Republic to the 2000 census. The main emphasis is on China's 'Hardship Number One Under Heaven': the highly controversial one-child campaign, and the violent clash between family…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

  • Al-Kitab Al-Aqdas or The Most Holy Book

    By E. Elder, Mirza Husayn, W. McE. Miller

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • China's Great Urbanization

    Edited by Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong

    China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014.  Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Contested Ideas of Regionalism in Asia

    By He Baogang

    Deepening regionalism in Asia demands new leadership. Strong elites who are committed to a supranational identity are a minimum requirement of successful regionalism. Regional leaders are increasingly seen as a new set of leaders in Europe. Currently, Asian regional leaders largely come from the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • China's Economic Culture

    The Ritual Order of State and Markets

    By Carsten Herrmann-Pillath

    China's spectacular rise challenges established economic moulds, both at the national level, with the concept of "state capitalism", and at the firm level, with the notion of indigenous "Chinese management practices". However, both Chinese and Western observers emphasise the transitional nature of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Convergence or Conflict in the Taiwan Strait

    The illusion of peace?

    By J. Michael Cole

    Years of rapprochement between Taiwan and China had convinced many that the Taiwan issue had been resolved, and that it was only a matter of time before the two former opponents would reunite under One China. But a reenergized civil society, motivated by civic nationalism and a desire to defend…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Culture and Emotional Economy of Migration

    By Badri Narayan

    This book studies how the act of migration is a motivating constituent in the production of popular culture in both the homeland and the destination. It looks at the formations of cultures in the process of identity-making of approximately 200 million Indians scattered across the world, from…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20
    Routledge India

  • Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

    Edited by Antony Best

    The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to its influence in India and China, to the end of the twentieth century, when British power had dwindled to virtually…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Ancient China

    A History

    By John S. Major, Constance A. Cook

    Ancient China: A History surveys the East Asian Heartland Region – the geographical area that eventually became known as China – from the Neolithic period through the Bronze Age, to the early imperial era of Qin and Han, up to the threshold of the medieval period in the third century CE. For most…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16
    Routledge

  • Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism

    Earthquakes, Energy and Environment

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard

    This book explores how far the concept of fragmented authoritarianism remains valid as the key concept for understanding how the Chinese political process works. It contrasts fragmented authoritarianism, which places bureaucratic bargaining at the centre of policy-making, arguing that the goals and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge
    China Policy Series

  • Capital Cities and Urban Form in Pre-modern China

    Luoyang, 1038 BCE to 938 CE

    By Victor Cunrui Xiong

    Luoyang, situated in present-day Henan province, was one of the great urban centres of pre-Qin and early imperial China, the favoured site for dynastic capitals for almost two millennia. This book, the first in any Western language on the subject, traces the rise and fall of the six different…

    Hardback – 2016-09-07
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought

    By Simon Kow

    China in Early Enlightenment Political Thought examines the ideas of China in the works of three major thinkers in the early European Enlightenment of the late seventeenth to early eighteenth centuries: Pierre Bayle, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the Baron de Montesquieu. Unlike surveys which…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • A Popular Dictionary of Shinto

    By Brian Bocking

    A comprehensive glossary and reference work with more than a thousand entries on Shinto ranging from brief definitions and Japanese terms to short essays dealing with aspects of Shinto practice, belief and institutions from early times up to the present day.…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge

  • Leadership on Java

    Gentle Hints, Authoritarian Rule

    Edited by Hans Antlov, Sven Cederroth

    This text examines how leaders on Java rise to power, stay in power and pass their power on. Most of these essays deal with rural power but a few address more general issues of leadership.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • Renegotiating Local Values

    Working Women and Foreign Industry in Malaysia

    By Merete Lie, Ragnhild Lund

    Explores the role of women as social actors who contribute to both continuity and change in their society. It examines the inter-linkages between women, industrial work and relations both within the family and in the local community.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge

  • Muhammad Iqbal

    Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism

    By Javed Majeed

    Bringing together Islamic studies, a postcolonial literary perspective, and a focus on the interaction between aesthetics and politics, this book analyses Iqbal’s Islamism through his poetry. It argues that his notion of an Islamist selfhood was expressed in his verse through the interplay between…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge India
    Pathfinders

  • Marathi Reading Course

    By I. M. P. Raeside

    First Published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge

  • Personal Diplomacy in the EU

    Political Leadership and Critical Junctures of European Integration

    By Roland Vogt

    At a time when the economic troubles and bailouts of Greece and other European economies are casting significant doubt on the future viability of the Eurozone and the EU, it is crucial to examine the origins of the political will and leadership that is necessary to move the integration process…

    Hardback – 2016-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Japan’s Environmental Politics and Governance

    From Trading Nation to EcoNation

    By Yasuo Takao

    Environmental issues stretch across scales of geographic space and require action at multiple levels of jurisdiction, including the individual level, community level, national level, and global level. Much of the scholarly work surrounding new approaches to environmental governance tends to…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • Pakistan's Democratic Transition

    Change and Persistence

    Edited by Ishtiaq Ahmad, Adnan Rafiq

    Politics in Pakistan has traditionally been understood in the context of civil-military relationship. In May 2013, for the first time in history, Pakistan saw an elected government complete a full term in office and transfer power through the ballot box to another civilian government. In view of…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • Kyrgyzstan - Regime Security and Foreign Policy

    By Kemel Toktomushev

    Kyrgyzstan is an interesting example of a relatively weak state, which for its brief period of independence has already ousted two presidents, experienced two revolutions, survived two interethnic conflicts and yet remained intact. This book explores this apparent paradox and argues that the schism…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Neutrality in Southeast Asia

    Concepts and Contexts

    By Nicholas Tarling

    This book analyses the notion of neutrality to the politics of the state in Southeast Asia. Distinguishing among neutrality, neutralism and neutralisation, it asks what relation do the concepts bear to the independence of states, and how do they relate to other forms of inter-state relations and to…

    Hardback – 2016-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

    Re-thinking global sexualities

    By Shawna Tang

    Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Japanese Popular Culture and Contents Tourism

    Edited by Philip A. Seaton, Takayoshi Yamamura

    Contents tourism is tourism induced by the contents (narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements) of films, novels, games, manga, anime, television dramas and other forms of popular culture. Amidst the boom in global interest in Japanese popular culture, the utilization of popular…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge

  • Researching Geography

    The Indian context

    By Gopal Krishan, Nina Singh

    This book is a one-stop comprehensive guide to geographical inquiry. A step-by-step account of the hows and the whys of research methodology. Introduces students to the complexities of geographical perspective and thought, essentials of fieldwork, formulation of research topics, data collection,…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
    Routledge India

  • Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia

    Authority, Democracy and Political Change

    By Damien Kingsbury

    The countries of Southeast Asia continue to change, evolve and chart courses that sometimes leave outside observers puzzled. Politics in Contemporary Southeast Asia thoroughly assesses the political challenges and changes faced by the countries of Southeast Asia in the 21st century. Focusing on…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge

  • Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture

    Edited by Vlad Strukov, Helena Goscilo

    Among the many successes of the Soviet Union were inaugural space flight—ahead of the United States—and many other triumphs related to aviation. Aviators and cosmonauts enjoyed heroic status in the Soviet Union, and provided supports of the Soviet project with iconic figures which could be used to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Migrant Workers in Russia

    Global Challenges of the Shadow Economy in Societal Transformation

    Edited by Anna-Liisa Heusala, Kaarina Aitamurto

    Russia has a very large pool of economic migrants, up to 25% of the workforce according to some estimates. Although many migrants, many from former Soviet countries which are now independent, entered Russia legally, they frequently face bureaucratic obstacles to legal employment and Russian…

    Hardback – 2016-09-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Routledge Handbook of the Environment in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Philip Hirsch

    The environment is one of the defining issues of our times, and it is closely linked to questions and dilemmas surrounding economic development. Southeast Asia is one of the world’s most economically and demographically dynamic regions, and it is also one in which a host of environmental issues…

    Hardback – 2016-09-15
    Routledge

  • Islam, Sufism and Everyday Politics of Belonging in South Asia

    Edited by Deepra Dandekar, Torsten Tschacher

    This book looks at the study of ideas, practices and institutions in South Asian Islam, commonly identified as ‘Sufism’, and how they relate to politics in South Asia. While the importance of Sufism for the lives of South Asian Muslims has been repeatedly asserted, the specific role played by…

    Hardback – 2016-09-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

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