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The full list of Routledge Asian Studies titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential 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
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  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert W. Hefner

    Few countries as culturally rich, politically pivotal, and naturally beautiful as Indonesia are as often misrepresented in global media and conversation. Stretching 3,400 miles east to west along the equator, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and home to more than four…

    Hardback – 2018-01-09
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  • 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
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    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Pandita Ramabai

    Life and landmark writings, 1st Edition

    By Meera Kosambi

    This book looks at the life of Pandita Ramabai, one of the major social reformers of 19th-century India. Her unique life trajectory spanned across a pan-Indian, orthodox Hindu mould to being part of Brahmo Samaj and Prarthana Samaj, and further to Christianity. At the age of 30 she had travelled…

    Hardback – 2016-01-19
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  • Paradoxes of Post-Mao Rural Reform

    Initial Steps toward a New Chinese Countryside, 1976-1981, 1st Edition

    By Frederick C. Teiwes, Warren Sun

    The decollectivization of Chinese agriculture in the early post-Mao period is widely recognized as a critical part of the overall reform program. But the political process leading to this outcome is poorly understood. A number of approaches have dominated the existing literature: 1) a power/policy…

    Hardback – 2015-12-11
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  • 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
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Animism in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kaj Arhem, Guido Sprenger

    Animism refers to ontologies or worldviews which assign agency and personhood to human and non-human beings alike. Recent years have seen a revival of this concept in anthropology, where it is now discussed as an alternative to modern-Western naturalistic notions of human-environment relations.…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
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    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    1st Edition

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
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  • 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
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    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
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  • Cities in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive…

    Hardback – 2015-04-29
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    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

    Renaissance, Reform, or Retrogression?, 1st Edition

    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
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  • 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
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  • Nation, Ethnicity and Race on Russian Television

    Mediating Post-Soviet Difference, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Hutchings, Vera Tolz

    Russia, one of the most ethno-culturally diverse countries in the world, provides a rich case study on how globalisation and associated international trends are disrupting, and causing the radical rethinking of approaches to, inter-ethnic cohesion. The book highlights the importance of television…

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

  • 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
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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative, 1st Edition

    By Junji Banno

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taishō democracy to Shōwa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno…

    Hardback – 2014-08-12
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    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • 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
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    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
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    Central Asian Studies

  • Xinjiang and the Expansion of Chinese Communist Power

    Kashgar in the Early Twentieth Century, 1st Edition

    By Michael Dillon

    Xinjiang, China's far northwestern province where the majority of the population are Muslim Uyghurs, was for most of its history contested territory. On the Silk Road, a region of overlapping cultures, the province was virtually independent until the late nineteenth century, nominally part of the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Cinema, State Socialism and Society in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1917-1989

    Re-Visions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sanja Bahun, John Haynes

    This book presents a comprehensive re-examination of the cinemas of the Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe during the communist era. It argues that, since the end of communism in these countries, film scholars are able to view these cinemas in a different way, no longer bound by an outlook…

    Hardback – 2014-06-22
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    BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

  • Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lucian N. Leustean

    This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of Eastern Christian churches in Europe, the Middle East, America, Africa, Asia and Australia. Written by leading international scholars in the field, it examines both Orthodox and Oriental churches from the end of the Cold War up to the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-05
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    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • 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
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  • The Dragon and the Eagle

    The Rise and Fall of the Chinese and Roman Empires, 1st Edition

    By Sunny Auyang

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • China

    How the Empire Fell, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joseph W. Esherick, C.X. George Wei

    The Qing dynasty was China’s last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia…

    Hardback – 2013-12-03
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    Asia's Transformations

  • 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
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    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
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    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
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  • 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
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    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
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    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth M. Swope

    This book examines the military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming’s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most…

    Hardback – 2013-08-22
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    Asian States and Empires

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