E-books: Area Studies

  • Japanese Business Down Under: Patterns of Japanese Investment in Australia book cover

    Japanese Business Down Under

    Patterns of Japanese Investment in Australia, 1st Edition

    By David W. Edgington

    The first comprehensive study of post-war Japanese transnational corporations in Australia, this book, first published in 1990, gives valuable insights into the particular characteristics of Japanese overseas investment. It looks at how, where and why Japanese corporations have set up their…

    eBook – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Business and Economics in Asia

  • Dissidents of Law: On the 1989 Velvet Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract book cover

    Dissidents of Law

    On the 1989 Velvet Revolutions, Legitimations, Fictions of Legality and Contemporary Version of the Social Contract, 1st Edition

    By Jirí Pribán

    This title was first published in 2003:The problem of legitimacy and legality is one of the key issues of modern thought and nowhere more intensely debated than in the countries of the former Soviet bloc. Under the communist system, symbols of modern government had been supplemented and changed in…

    eBook – 2018-11-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Men, Power and Liberation: Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures book cover

    Men, Power and Liberation

    Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Amit Thakkar, Chris Harris

    Each contribution to this book discusses key issues arising from the portrayal of men and the formation of masculine identities in a range of representative and landmark texts, fictional and non-fictional, drawn from different historical periods and from various countries in the Hispanophone…

    eBook – 2018-10-31
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ulrich Volz, Peter J. Morgan, Naoyuki Yoshino

    The Routledge Handbook of Banking and Finance in Asia brings together leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to provide a comprehensive and cutting-edge guide to Asia’s financial institutions, markets, and systems. Part I provides a country-by-country overview of banking and finance…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics in Late Antiquity: The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome book cover

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity

    The Fate of Superpowers from China to Rome, 1st Edition

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    Geopolitics in Late Antiquity explores the geopolitical revolution which shook the foundations of the ancient world, the dawning of the millennium of Inner Asian dominance and virtual monopoly of world power (with interludes) that began with the rise of the Huns and then continued under the…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Communities Surviving Migration: Village Governance, Environment and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico book cover

    Communities Surviving Migration

    Village Governance, Environment and Cultural Survival in Indigenous Mexico, 1st Edition

    Edited by James P. Robson, Dan Klooster, Jorge Hernández-Díaz

    Out-migration might decrease the pressure of population on the environment, but what happens to the communities that manage the local environment when they are weakened by the absence of their members? In an era where community-based natural resource management has emerged as a key hope for…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement

  • Bourdieu and Chinese Education: Inequality, Competition, and Change book cover

    Bourdieu and Chinese Education

    Inequality, Competition, and Change, 1st Edition

    Edited by Guanglun Michael Mu, Karen Dooley, Allan Luke

    This book uses Bourdieu’s sociological approach for research as a jumping-off point for framing our understandings and analyses of China and Chinese education. Three major themes—inequality, competition, and change—are explored across several theoretical and contextual bases. Bringing together top…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Teaching English at Japanese Universities: A New Handbook book cover

    Teaching English at Japanese Universities

    A New Handbook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Wadden, Chris Carl Hale

    Written by leading English-language educators in Japan, this Handbook provides an in-depth guide for the new generation of teachers at Japanese universities. In clear, accessible prose, it offers practical and detailed advice on effective classroom pedagogy, student motivation, learning styles,…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge

  • Women's Empowerment in Indonesia: A Poor Community in Jakarta book cover

    Women's Empowerment in Indonesia

    A Poor Community in Jakarta, 1st Edition

    By Sri Wiyanti Eddyono

    The idea that development projects in poor countries are most effective when they harness the agency of women is a well known theme. Most studies of women’s agency in such projects, however, focus on the role of non-governmental organizations in facilitating women’s agency. This book, on the other…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • African Peacekeeping Training Centres: Socialisation as a Tool for Peace? book cover

    African Peacekeeping Training Centres

    Socialisation as a Tool for Peace?, 1st Edition

    By Anne Flaspöler

    Peacekeeping training centres play a crucial role in preparing peacekeepers for their deployment. However, despite their popularity within the international community as a tool for achieving international security, development, and state-building objectives, they have not received a great deal of…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Regional Connection under the Belt and Road Initiative: The Prospects for Economic and Financial Cooperation book cover

    Regional Connection under the Belt and Road Initiative

    The Prospects for Economic and Financial Cooperation, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fanny M. Cheung, Ying-yi Hong

    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is intended to radically increase investment and integration along a series of land and maritime routes. As the initiative involves more than 100 countries or international organizations and huge amounts of infrastructure construction, cooperation between many…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • The World and China, 1922-1972 book cover

    The World and China, 1922-1972

    1st Edition

    By John Gittings

    This book, first published in 1974, was the only one to treat China’s foreign policy in its entirety, both as the subject of historically documented narrative (before and since the Liberation of 1949) and as the product of ideas themselves requiring analysis. It is also unique in approaching these…

    eBook – 2018-10-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of China

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