E-books: Asian Studies

  • Security In Northeast Asia: Approaching The Pacific Century book cover

    Security In Northeast Asia

    Approaching The Pacific Century, 1st Edition

    By Stephen P Gibert

    This book presents to the reader a comprehensive and integrated discussion of the Northeast Asian-Western Pacific region and its relationships to United States and world security concerns and international political stability.…

    eBook – 2020-01-16
    Routledge

  • The Kuomintang And The Democratization Of Taiwan book cover

    The Kuomintang And The Democratization Of Taiwan

    1st Edition

    By Steven J Hood

    Is the Kuomintang - the nationalist party of China - the villain it is sometimes portrayed to be? Or is it the embodiment of the political and moral good that partisans have claimed it to be? The party has managed a feat of economic modernization in Taiwan and has become a proponent of democracy,…

    eBook – 2020-01-16
    Routledge

  • Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement: History, Method and Practice book cover

    Japanese Machizukuri and Community Engagement

    History, Method and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Shigeru Satoh

    Over the past few decades, Japan has faced severe earthquake disasters, an increasing aging population, declining birth rates, and widening social disparities. These issues have served to highlight gaps left by top-down governance approaches and the urgent need to create resilient societies using…

    eBook – 2020-01-14
    Routledge
    Planning, Heritage and Sustainability

  • Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam book cover

    Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

    1st Edition

    By Shaun Kingsley Malarney

    Originally published in 2002 Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based upon official documents and several years of field research in Thinh Liet Commune, a Red River…

    eBook – 2020-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan book cover

    Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan

    1st Edition

    By Omar Sadr

    This book analyses the problematique of governance and administration of cultural diversity within the modern state of Afghanistan and traces patterns of national integration. It explores state construction in twentieth-century Afghanistan and Afghan nationalism, and explains the shifts in the…

    eBook – 2020-01-09
    Routledge India

  • Ontological Security and Status-Seeking: Thailand’s Proactive Behaviours during the Second World War book cover

    Ontological Security and Status-Seeking

    Thailand’s Proactive Behaviours during the Second World War, 1st Edition

    By Peera Charoenvattananukul

    How and why was it possible for a small state such as Thailand to challenge great powers France and Japan during the Second World War? Putting ontological security theory into dialogue with status seeking approaches, Charoenvattananukul uses a case study of Thailand in the early 1940s to…

    eBook – 2020-01-09
    Routledge
    IR Theory and Practice in Asia

  • The Taiwan Success Story: Rapid Growith With Improved Distribution In The Republic Of China, 1952-1979 book cover

    The Taiwan Success Story

    Rapid Growith With Improved Distribution In The Republic Of China, 1952-1979, 1st Edition

    By Shirley W Y Kuo, Gustav Ranis

    Economists and policymakers have long been perplexed over the way rapid growth appears to conflict with the other common goal of developing nations - more equitable income distribution. But economic expansion need not preclude equity, as demonstrated by the case of Taiwan, which experienced high…

    eBook – 2020-01-08
    Routledge

  • Women Warriors in Southeast Asia book cover

    Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vina A. Lanzona, Frederik Rettig

    This book brings together a wide range of case studies to explore the experiences and significance of women warriors in Southeast Asian history from ancient to contemporary times. Using a number of sources, including royal chronicles, diaries, memoirs and interviews, the book discusses why women…

    eBook – 2020-01-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia: The Trial of Ahok book cover

    Islam, Blasphemy, and Human Rights in Indonesia

    The Trial of Ahok, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Peterson

    Using the high-profile 2017 blasphemy trial of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki ‘Ahok’ Tjahaja Purnama, as its sole case study, this book assesses whether Indonesia’s liberal democratic human rights legal regime can withstand the rise of growing Islamist majoritarian sentiment. Specifically,…

    eBook – 2020-01-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia book cover

    Ageing, Long-term Care Insurance and Healthcare Finance in Asia

    1st Edition

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book uses a revised version of Kingdon’s multiple-streams framework to examine health financing reforms in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) as well as long-term care insurance (LTCI) reforms in Japan and Singapore. It shows that the explanatory power of the…

    eBook – 2020-01-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • Post-Conflict Social and Economic Recovery in Timor-Leste: Redemptive Legacies book cover

    Post-Conflict Social and Economic Recovery in Timor-Leste

    Redemptive Legacies, 1st Edition

    By Andrew McWilliam

    This book presents a rich ethnography of post-conflict social and economic recovery in East Timor following the end of Indonesian military occupation of the territory in 1999. It offers a longer-term analysis of the pathways to rebuilding and restoring local community life, and the budding…

    eBook – 2020-01-02
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific book cover

    The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific

    1st Edition

    Edited by Kapila Silva

    The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific sheds light onto the balancing act of urban heritage management, focusing specifically on the Asia-Pacific regions in which this challenge is imminent and in need of effective solutions. Urban heritage, while being…

    eBook – 2019-12-23
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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