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  • 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 – 2019-12-12

  • The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: Useful Rivalry book cover

    The China-Japan Conflict over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

    Useful Rivalry, 1st Edition

    By Anna Costa

    This book examines the foreign and security policies adopted by China and Japan since the 1970s in their competition over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.  It charts the development of a dispute that has become a potential flashpoint for conflict between the two countries. The book…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge Security in Asia Series

  • The Postcolonial Epic: From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh book cover

    The Postcolonial Epic

    From Melville to Walcott and Ghosh, 1st Edition

    By Sneharika Roy

    This book demonstrates the epic genre’s enduring relevance to the Global South. It identifies a contemporary avatar of classical epic, the ‘postcolonial epic’, ushered in by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, a foundational text of North America, and exemplified by Derek Walcott’s Caribbean masterpiece…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge India

  • US-Pakistan Relations: Pakistan�s Strategic Choices in the 1990s book cover

    US-Pakistan Relations

    Pakistan�s Strategic Choices in the 1990s, 1st Edition

    By Talat Farooq

    US foreign policy-making from the end of the Cold War to after 2001 is crucial to understanding the years of strong US engagement with Pakistan that would follow 9/11. This book explains Pakistan’s strategic choices in the 1990s by examining the role of the United States in the shaping of Islamabad…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • 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 – 2019-12-12

  • Popular Hindi Cinema: Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen book cover

    Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen, 1st Edition

    By Ronie Parciack

    The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Migration of Labour in India: The squatter settlements of Delhi book cover

    Migration of Labour in India

    The squatter settlements of Delhi, 1st Edition

    By Himmat Ratnoo

    Migration – both within and between countries – is increasingly one of the world's most important policy issues. The faster the Indian economy grows, the larger will be the geographical redistribution of the workforce from localities of low to those of high employment growth. Thus, territorial…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • World War Two Legacies in East Asia: China Remembers the War book cover

    World War Two Legacies in East Asia

    China Remembers the War, 1st Edition

    By Chan Yang

    How to remember World War Two in East Asia is a huge source of friction between China and Japan, causing major diplomatic and political difficulties right up to the present. As this book shows, however, there is also disagreement within these countries as to how to remember the war, which in the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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 – 2019-12-12

  • Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan: Re-emerging from Invisibility book cover

    Social Movements and Political Activism in Contemporary Japan

    Re-emerging from Invisibility, 1st Edition

    Edited by David Chiavacci, Julia Obinger

    This book explores social movements and political activism in contemporary Japan, arguing that the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident marks a decisive moment, which has led to an unprecedented resurgence in social and protest movements and inaugurated a new era of civic engagement. Offering fresh…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Politics and Left Unity in India: The United Front in Late Colonial India book cover

    Politics and Left Unity in India

    The United Front in Late Colonial India, 1st Edition

    By William F. Kuracina

    The historical assessments of Left unity in 1930s India misrepresent activities designed to achieve unity. The common treatment of the relationship between Indian socialists and communists emphasizes disunity and the inability to find common ground. Scholarly discussions about unity in fact…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

  • Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan: Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System book cover

    Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan

    Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System, 1st Edition

    By Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

    Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12

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