Asian Studies: South East Asian Studies

  • Constitutional Change in Singapore: Reforming the Elected Presidency book cover

    Constitutional Change in Singapore

    Reforming the Elected Presidency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jaclyn L Neo, Swati JHAVERI

    Once a ceremonial position modelled after the constitutional monarchy in the United Kingdom, the office of the President of Singapore was transformed from an appointed to an elected one in 1991. As the head of state, but not the head of government, the elected President was to have additional…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • Children’s English in Singapore: Acquisition, Properties, and Use book cover

    Children’s English in Singapore

    Acquisition, Properties, and Use, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Buschfeld

    Combining the World Englishes framework with First Language Acquisition methodology, this book investigates children’s acquisition of L1 English in the context of multilingual Singapore, one of the traditional Kachruvian Outer Circle or ESL countries. The book investigates language choice, use, and…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Counterheritage: Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia book cover

    Counterheritage

    Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia, 1st Edition

    By Denis Byrne

    The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage distracts from the responsibility of educating oneself about the local-popular…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region book cover

    Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region

    1st Edition

    By Ashok Kapur

    Exploring the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, a major hub of global economic/commercial, military, diplomatic and cultural activities in the 21st century, this textbook provides students with an introduction to the existing debates, frameworks and issues surrounding the Indo-Pacific. The…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia book cover

    Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Friederike Trotier, Alan Bairner

    Despite a widely held, and not entirely erroneous, view that the cultures of East and Southeast Asia commonly favour the mind over the body or, at least mental activity rather than physical endeavour, this collection of essays sheds light on the wide range of diverse ways in which sport and body…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity book cover

    Theravada Buddhist Encounters with Modernity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Juliane Schober, Steven Collins

    Although recent scholarship has shown that the term ‘Theravāda’ in the familiar modern sense is a nineteenth- and twentieth-century construct, it is now used to refer to the more than 150 million people around the world who practice that form of Buddhism. Buddhist practices such as meditation,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia: Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas book cover

    Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia

    Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas, 1st Edition

    By Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence once the Laskar…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins book cover

    Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia

    Transforming the Margins, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler, Anna-Teresa Grumblies

    Since colonial rule, the island of Java served as Indonesia’s imagined centre and prime example of development, while the Outer Islands were constructed as the state’s marginalised periphery. Recent processes of democratisation and regional autonomy, however, have significantly changed the power…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia book cover

    Secularism, Decolonisation, and the Cold War in South and Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By Clemens Six

    The intensifying conflicts between religious communities in contemporary South and Southeast Asia signify the importance of gaining a clearer understanding of how societies have historically organised and mastered their religious diversity.Based on extensive archival research in Asia, Europe, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Tropical Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1941-45 book cover

    Tropical Warfare in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1941-45

    1st Edition

    By Kaushik Roy

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the land war during the Second World War in South-East Asia and the South and South-West Pacific. The extensive existing literature focuses on particular armies – Japanese, British, American, Australian or Indian – and/or on particular…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Society in Contemporary Laos: Capitalism, Habitus and Belief book cover

    Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief, 1st Edition

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Economy of Colonial Malaya: Administrators versus Capitalists book cover

    The Economy of Colonial Malaya

    Administrators versus Capitalists, 1st Edition

    By Sivachandralingam Sundara Raja

    Although colonies are often viewed as having been of crucial economic importance to Britain’s empire, those responsible for administering the colonies were often not at all interested in or supportive of commercial ventures, as this book demonstrates. Based on extensive original research, and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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