Asian Studies: Key Textbooks

14Key Textbooks

  • Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Nationalism appears to be rising in a renascent Asia and stoking tensions, aspirations, and identity politics while amplifying grievances and raising questions about prospects in what is touted as the Asian century. This book provides a broad overview and introduction to nationalism in Asia.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to South Asian Politics

    Edited by Neil DeVotta

    This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of the social, political, and economic institutions of six South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. It adopts a broad theoretical framework and evaluates the opportunities and…

    Paperback – 2015-11-03
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

    By Robert W. Bradnock

    South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability. This Atlas highlights the global…

    Paperback – 2015-08-25
    Routledge

  • Challenging Southeast Asian Development

    The shadows of success

    By Jonathan Rigg

    Over the course of the last half century, the growth economies of Southeast Asia – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – have transformed themselves into middle income countries. This book looks at how the very success of these economies has bred new challenges,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-10
    Routledge

  • Asian Migrations

    Social and Geographical Mobilities in Southeast, East, and Northeast Asia

    By Tony Fielding

    This textbook describes and explains the complex reality of contemporary internal and international migrations in East Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach; Tony Fielding combines theoretical debate and detailed empirical analysis to provide students with an understanding of the causes and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-21
    Routledge

  • A History of the New India

    Past and Present

    By Eugene F. Irschick

    Providing a different approach to the history of India than previously advocated, this textbook argues that there was constant interaction between peoples and cultures. This interactive, dialogic approach provides a clear understanding of how power and social relations operated in South Asia.…

    Paperback – 2015-07-20
    Routledge

  • Understanding Chinese Society

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    This second edition of Understanding Chinese Society provides a comprehensive, readable, and well-grounded introduction to the key issues affecting contemporary China. A thorough analysis is undertaken not only of China’s family patterns, education system, status, hierarchy, and ethnic diversity,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-13
    Routledge

  • Japanese Economic Development

    Theory and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Francks

    This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan’s economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

    4th Edition

    By Joseph Liow, Michael Leifer

    The past two decades since the end of the Cold War have been years of remarkable change and transformation for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives…

    Paperback – 2014-11-21
    Routledge

  • Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 3rd Edition

    By Amitav Acharya

    In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework…

    Paperback – 2014-03-17
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with…

    Paperback – 2013-12-02
    Routledge

  • Sino-Japanese Relations After the Cold War

    Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain

    By Michael Yahuda

    Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era…

    Paperback – 2013-09-12
    Routledge

  • The Modern Anthropology of India

    Ethnography, Themes and Theory

    Edited by Peter Berger, Frank Heidemann

    The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24
    Routledge

  • The Sutta-Nipata

    A New Translation from the Pali Canon

    By H. Saddhatissa

    This is one of the oldest collections of Buddhist discourses in the Pali canon; by far one of the most popular as well as the most important. Written in a mixture of prose and verse, it presents a code of conduct and provides the basis for a system of moral philosophy. A prime source work.…

    Paperback – 1995-01-17
    Routledge