Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Textbooks and Supplementary Reading 2015-2016

This online collection contains key textbooks and supplementary reading from new and established authors in the area of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

Including a wide range of textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to teach courses on a variety of subjects, and challenge your students along the way.

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  • 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

  • Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East

    Continuity and change, 2nd Edition

    By Jacqueline S. Ismael, Tareq Y. Ismael, Glenn Perry

    This exciting new edition of the successful textbook for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a highly relevant and comprehensive introduction to the complexities of a region in constant flux. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge

  • North African Politics

    Change and continuity

    Edited by Yahia H. Zoubir, Gregory White

    In the aftermath of the turmoil that shook North Africa in late 2010 and early 2011, commentators and analysts have sought explanations to the factors that triggered the uprisings and to understand why a region, seemingly characterized by relative stability for decades, would suddenly erupt in…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge

  • Modern Japan

    A Social and Political History, 3rd Edition

    By Elise K. Tipton

    This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Modern Japan provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the social, cultural and political history of modern Japan. Ranging from the Tokugawa period to the present day, Tipton links everyday lives with major historical developments,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • 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

  • Libya

    Continuity and Change, 2nd Edition

    By Ronald Bruce St John, Ronald Bruce St John

    Retaining the conceptual framework of the first edition through emphasis on the dual themes of continuity and change, the second edition of Libya is revised and updated to include discussion of key developments since 2010, including: The February 17 Revolution and the death of Muammar al-Qaddafi.…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

    Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?

    By Willy Wo-Lap Lam

    Renowned for his coverage of China's elite politics and leadership transitions, veteran Sinologist Willy Lam has produced the first book-length study in English of the rise of Xi Jinping--General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) since November 2012. With rare insight, Lam describes…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18
    Routledge

  • Atlas of Islamic History

    By Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie

    This Atlas provides the main outlines of Islamic history from the immediate pre-Islamic period until the end of 1920, that is, before most parts of the Muslim world became sovereign nation states. Each map is accompanied by a text that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are…

    Paperback – 2014-11-25
    Routledge