Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

A full list of titles reviewed as "Recommended" by CHOICE Magazine, 2012-2019.

Asian Studies

The full list of Routledge Asian Studies titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Hsu

    In the present global context, some countries still face many challenges to bringing about inclusive, efficient, and environmentally sustainable development. Simultaneously, the stakes of survival are rising, as climate change exacerbates both environmental and social ills. Asia as a region is…

    Hardback – 2018-06-05

  • Trauma, Dissociation and Re-enactment in Japanese Literature and Film

    1st Edition

    By David C. Stahl

    Japanese literature and film have frequently been approached using lenses such as language, genre and ideology. Yet, despite a succession of major social traumas that have marked, and in many ways shaped and defined much of modern Japan, Japanese fiction and cinema have not often been examined…

    Hardback – 2017-06-12
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Singapore

    Negotiating State and Society, 1965-2015, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jason Lim, Terence Lee

    On 9 August 2015, Singapore celebrated its 50th year of national independence, a milestone for the nation as it has overcome major economic, social, cultural and political challenges in a short period of time. Whilst this was a celebratory event to acknowledge the role of the People’s Action Party…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Rachael Hutchinson, Leith Douglas Morton

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining…

    Hardback – 2016-06-13

  • Social Attitudes in Contemporary China

    1st Edition

    By Chen Yu, Fang Wei, Liqing Li, Paul Morrissey, Nie Chen

    Unlike many studies of social attitudes, which are based on large scale quantitative surveys, or which focus on the attitude of elites, this book considers the views of ordinary people, and is based on in-depth, qualitative interviews. This approach results in rich, nuanced data, and is especially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Disability Policy in China

    Child and family experiences, 1st Edition

    By Xiaoyuan Shang, Karen R. Fisher

    Without access to a public social welfare system in parts of China, some families face invidious decisions about the lives of their children with disabilities. In other places, children with disabilities can now expect to participate in their families and communities with the same aspirations as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Rashomon Effects

    Kurosawa, Rashomon and their legacies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Blair Davis, Robert Anderson, Jan Walls

    Akira Kurosawa is widely known as the director who opened up Japanese film to Western audiences, and following his death in 1998, a process of reflection has begun about his life’s work as a whole and its legacy to cinema. Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon has become one of the best-known Japanese…

    Hardback – 2015-11-12
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1350-1800

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin, Hoang Anh Tuan

    This book presents extensive new research findings on and new thinking about Southeast Asia in this interesting, richly diverse, but much understudied period. It examines the wide and well-developed trading networks, explores the different kinds of regimes and the nature of power and security,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-22
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora

    Rethinking Transnationalism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wanning Sun, John Sinclair

    The rise of China has brought about a dramatic increase in the rate of migration from mainland China. At the same time, the Chinese government has embarked on a full-scale push for the internationalisation of Chinese media and culture. Media and communication have therefore become crucial factors…

    Hardback – 2015-09-29
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Urbanization in Vietnam

    1st Edition

    By Gisele Bousquet

    Most studies on urbanisation focus on the move of rural people to cities and the impact this has, both on the cities to which the people have moved, and on the rural communities they have left. This book, on the other hand, considers the impact on rural communities of the physical expansion of…

    Hardback – 2015-09-28
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Regional Risk and Security in Japan

    Whither the everyday, 1st Edition

    By Glenn D. Hook, Ra Mason, Paul O'Shea

    Japan’s unusual position in the realm of international politics encapsulates a three-fold juxtaposition: both in and out of Asia, both occupied by and a close ally of the United States, and both a key trade partner and a strategic rival of China. Whilst international relations theory offers a…

    Paperback – 2015-05-15
    The University of Sheffield/Routledge Japanese Studies Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gary D. Rawnsley, Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

    The study of Chinese media is a field that is growing and evolving at an exponential rate. Not only are the Chinese media a fascinating subject for analysis in their own right, but they also offer scholars and students a window to observe multi-directional flows of information, culture and…

    Hardback – 2015-05-06

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Case

    Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20

  • Voices of East Asia

    Essential Readings from Antiquity to the Present, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Childs, Nancy Hope

    Voices of East Asia provides significant yet accessible readings in translation chosen to stimulate interest in the long and rich cultural history of East Asia, the countries of China, Japan, and Korea. The readings range from ancient to modern, elite to popular, and include poetry, stories, essays…

    Paperback – 2015-03-18

  • Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000

    1st Edition

    By Stefano Bianchini

    This book presents a concise and comprehensive overview of the mainstream flows of ideas, politics and itineraries towards modernity in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans over two centuries from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the end of the Gorbachev administration. Unlike other…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Art and Protest in Putin's Russia

    1st Edition

    By Lena Jonson

    The Pussy Riot protest, and the subsequent heavy handed treatment of the protestors, grabbed the headlines, but this was not an isolated instance of art being noticeably critical of the regime. As this book, based on extensive original research, shows, there has been gradually emerging over recent…

    Hardback – 2015-02-24
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • National Identities in Soviet Historiography

    The Rise of Nations under Stalin, 1st Edition

    By Harun Yilmaz

    Under Stalin’s totalitarian leadership of the USSR, Soviet national identities with historical narratives were constructed. These constructions envisaged how nationalities should see their imaginary common past, and millions of people defined themselves according to them. This book explains how and…

    Hardback – 2015-02-23
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India

    History, Theory, Practice, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Michon

    This book explores the ways in which past cultures have been used to shape colonial and postcolonial cultural identities. It provides a theoretical framework to understand these processes, and offers illustrative case studies in which the agency of ancient peoples, rather than the desires of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-04
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ian Coxhead

    The Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics offers new insights into the rapidly-developing economies of Southeast Asia. Despite widespread initial deprivation, Southeast Asia has achieved and sustained a remarkable rate of growth, in the course of which tens of millions have successfully…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18

  • Chinese and Indian Warfare - From the Classical Age to 1870

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Asian States and Empires

  • Reshaping City Governance

    London, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, 1st Edition

    By Nirmala Rao

    India’s cities are in the midst of an unprecedented urban expansion. While India is acknowledged as a rising power, poised to emerge into the front rank of global economies, the pace and scale of its urbanisation calls for more effective metropolitan management if that growth is not to be…

    Hardback – 2014-11-24
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • New Chinese-Language Documentaries

    Ethics, Subject and Place, 1st Edition

    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang

    Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable…

    Hardback – 2014-11-10
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Love and Marriage in Globalizing China

    1st Edition

    By Wang Pan

    As China globalizes, the number of marriages between Chinese people and foreigners is increasing. These Chinese--foreign marriages have profound implications for China’s cultural identity. This book, based on extensive original research, outlines the different types of Chinese--foreign marriage,…

    Hardback – 2014-11-03
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place, 1st Edition

    By Simone Wille

    Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Chinese Television in the Twenty-First Century

    Entertaining the Nation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruoyun Bai, Geng Song

    The past two decades witnessed the rise of television entertainment in China. Although television networks are still state-owned and Party-controlled in China, the ideological landscape of television programs has become increasingly diverse and even paradoxical, simultaneously subservient and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia

    International Influences, Local Transformations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows…

    Hardback – 2014-08-11
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus

    The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh, 1st Edition

    By Arsène Saparov

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s – the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have…

    Hardback – 2014-07-30
    Central Asian Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Siân M. Griffiths, Jin Ling Tang, Eng Kiong Yeoh

    Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical…

    Hardback – 2014-04-04

  • Why India Votes?

    1st Edition

    By Mukulika Banerjee

    Why India Votes? offers a fascinating account of the Indian electorate through a series of comprehensive ethnographic explorations conducted across the country — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan. It…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge India
    Exploring the Political in South Asia

  • Digital Russia

    The Language, Culture and Politics of New Media Communication, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Gorham, Ingunn Lunde, Martin Paulsen

    Digital Russia provides a comprehensive analysis of the ways in which new media technologies have shaped language and communication in contemporary Russia. It traces the development of the Russian-language internet, explores the evolution of web-based communication practices, showing how they have…

    Hardback – 2014-02-25
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

    1st Edition

    By Edward A. McCord

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation—the…

    Hardback – 2014-01-16
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Social Inequality in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Sawako Shirahase

    Japan was the first Asian country to become a mature industrial society, and throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, was viewed as an ‘all-middle-class society’. However since the 1990s there have been growing doubts as to the real degree of social equality in Japan, particularly in the context of…

    Hardback – 2013-12-11
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Chinese Middle Classes

    Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    The formation and characteristics of a nation’s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic…

    Hardback – 2013-12-05
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Hardback – 2013-12-05
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • Documentary, World History, and National Power in the PRC

    Global Rise in Chinese Eyes, 1st Edition

    By Gotelind Mueller

    Documentaries have recently become a favourite format for Chinese state-directed media to present an officially sanctioned view of history. Indeed, this is not confined to Chinese national history. In stark contrast to the earlier self-centred preoccupation with Chinese history, there has been an…

    Hardback – 2013-11-01
    Chinese Worlds

  • Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan

    1st Edition

    By Sharon Kinsella

    Japanese society in the 1990s and 2000s produced a range of complicated material about sexualized schoolgirls, and few topics have caught the imagination of western observers so powerfully. While young Japanese girls had previously been portrayed as demure and obedient, in training to become the…

    Paperback – 2013-10-24
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

    1st Edition

    Edited by Norman G. Owen

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of…

    Hardback – 2013-09-23

  • Religious Pluralism, State and Society in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chiara Formichi

    Taking a critical approach to the concept of ‘religious pluralism’, this book examines the dynamics of religious co-existence in Asia as they are directly addressed by governments, or indirectly managed by groups and individuals. It looks at the quality of relations that emerge in encounters among…

    Hardback – 2013-09-10
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Contemporary Chinese Print Media

    Cultivating Middle Class Taste, 1st Edition

    By Zheng Yi

    This book examines the transformations in form, genre, and content of contemporary Chinese print media. It describes and analyses the role of post-reform social stratification in the media, focusing particularly on how the changing practices and institutions of the industry correspond to and…

    Hardback – 2013-09-03
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Youth and Internet Addiction in China

    1st Edition

    By Trent Bax

    A form of 'electronic opium' is how some people have characterised young people’s internet use in China. The problem of 'internet addiction' (wangyin) is seen by some parents as so severe that they have sought psychiatric help for their children. This book, which is based on extensive original…

    Hardback – 2013-08-06
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Rural Inequality in Divided Russia

    1st Edition

    By Stephen K Wegren

    This book examines economic and political polarisation in post-Soviet Russia, and in particular analyses the development of rural inequality. It discusses how rural inequality has developed in post-Soviet Russia, and how it differs from the Soviet period, and goes on to look at the factors that…

    Hardback – 2013-07-23
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China

    Great Transformations Reconsidered, 1st Edition

    By Francesca Bray

    What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity that made it the most technologically sophisticated civilisation in the world,…

    Paperback – 2013-06-07
    Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

  • The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization

    Invited Influence, 1st Edition

    By Norton Wheeler

    In the waning years of the Cold War, the United States and China began to cautiously engage in cultural, educational, and policy exchanges, which in turn strengthened new security and economic ties. These links have helped shape the most important bilateral relationship in the late-twentieth and…

    Hardback – 2012-10-01
    Asia's Transformations

  • Economic and Trade Policies in the Arab World

    Employment, Poverty Reduction and Integration, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mahmoud A.T. Elkhafif, Sahar Taghdisi-Rad, Mutasim Elagraa

    The Arab Spring and recent popular uprisings that have taken place in many Arab countries since the end of 2010 highlight the urgent need for economic policy reorientation in these countries. This book addresses key issues relevant to the contemporary economic realities of the Arab economies;…

    Hardback – 2012-04-26
    Routledge Political Economy of the Middle East and North Africa

  • Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

    Response and Recovery after Japan's 3/11, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced…

    Paperback – 2012-03-02
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • The European Union and its Eastern Neighbours

    Towards a More Ambitious Partnership?, 1st Edition

    By Elena Korosteleva

    This book explores the EU’s relations with its eastern neighbours. Based on extensive original research – including surveys, focus-groups, a study of school essays and in-depth interviews with key people in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia and in Brussels – it assesses why the EU’s initiatives…

    Hardback – 2012-02-20
    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Robison

    Now available in paperback, this Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and…

    Hardback – 2011-12-16

  • The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China

    Charisma, Money, Enlightenment, 1st Edition

    By Dan Smyer Yu

    Focusing on contemporary Tibetan Buddhist revivals in the Tibetan regions of the Sichuan and Qinghai Provinces in China, this book explores the intricate entanglements of the Buddhist revivals with cultural identity, state ideology, and popular imagination of Tibetan Buddhist spirituality in…

    Hardback – 2011-09-29
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism