E-books: Asian Studies

  • Trans-Himalayan Buddhism: Reconnecting Spaces, Sharing Concerns book cover

    Trans-Himalayan Buddhism

    Reconnecting Spaces, Sharing Concerns, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suchandana Chatterjee

    The ambit of Buddhist studies reflects not only the spiritual and philosophical domain of Buddhism but also a symbiotic relationship between the monastic establishment and protectors of cultural tradition-a trend that one sees in the context of Buddhist revivalist projects in Mongolia and Buryatia.…

    eBook – 2019-12-19

  • Martial Arts in Asia: History, Culture and Politics book cover

    Martial Arts in Asia

    History, Culture and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fan Hong, Gwang Ok

    The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their…

    eBook – 2019-12-18
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System book cover

    The Chinese Communist Party's Nomenklatura System

    1st Edition

    By John P. Burns

    The term “nomenklatura’’ means “nomenclature,’’ “a list of positions, arranged in order of seniority, including a description of the duties of each office. Perhaps the major instrument of Communist Party control of contemporary China’s political, economic, social, and cultural institutions is the…

    eBook – 2019-12-16

  • Ethno-political Conflict in Pakistan: The Baloch Movement book cover

    Ethno-political Conflict in Pakistan

    The Baloch Movement, 1st Edition

    By Rizwan Zeb

    This book critically examines the causes of the increase in insurgent violence in Balochistan and explores the relations between the national government of Pakistan and the province of Balochistan. Based on historical analysis, the book argues that the national government of Pakistan and the…

    eBook – 2019-12-12
    Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies

  • The South China Sea: From a Regional Maritime Dispute to Geo-Strategic Competition book cover

    The South China Sea

    From a Regional Maritime Dispute to Geo-Strategic Competition, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski, Do Thanh Hai

    This book explores the very latest developments in the South China Sea maritime dispute. It examines the South China Sea as an arena for geostrategic competition between China and the United States and why the dispute is so important for regional and global geopolitics. It outlines the most recent…

    eBook – 2019-12-11
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Constitutional Change in Singapore: Reforming the Elected Presidency book cover

    Constitutional Change in Singapore

    Reforming the Elected Presidency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jaclyn L Neo, Swati Jhaveri

    Once a ceremonial position modelled after the constitutional monarchy in the United Kingdom, the office of the President of Singapore was transformed from an appointed to an elected one in 1991. As the head of state, but not the head of government, the elected President was to have additional…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge Law in Asia

  • The Chinese Economy and its Challenges: Transformation of a Rising Economic Power book cover

    The Chinese Economy and its Challenges

    Transformation of a Rising Economic Power, 1st Edition

    By Charles C.L. Kwong

    The remarkable transformation of the Chinese economy in terms of its structure and growth has drawn unprecedented attention from academics, policy makers and businessmen alike. In the past four decades, China swiftly transformed from a centrally-planned to a market-oriented economy, with an…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan: Staging the Resistance book cover

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan

    Staging the Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Aragorn Quinn

    Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan sheds new light on the adoption of concepts that motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Gandhi and the Contemporary World book cover

    Gandhi and the Contemporary World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sanjeev Kumar

    This book develops a critical understanding of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy and practice in the context of contemporary challenges and engages with some of his key work and ideas. It highlights the relevance of Gandhi’s legacy in the quest towards peace-building, equity and global justice. The…

    eBook – 2019-12-09
    Routledge India

  • Denotified Tribes of India: Discrimination, Development and Change book cover

    Denotified Tribes of India

    Discrimination, Development and Change, 1st Edition

    By Malli Gandhi, Kompalli H.S.S. Sundar

    Social stigmatization is a virtual curse imposed on certain Indian social sections by the colonial government as part of their contextual political strategies by late nineteenth century. The so-called denotified tribes (formerly known as ex-criminal tribes) in Indian society occupy this state-made…

    eBook – 2019-12-09

  • F.D. Ascoli: A Revenue History of the Sundarbans: From 1870 to 1920 book cover

    F.D. Ascoli: A Revenue History of the Sundarbans

    From 1870 to 1920, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ananda Bhattacharya

    Frank David Ascoli’s Revenue History of Sundarbans during the Period 1870- 1920 looks at the area bounded on the north by the limits of Permanent Settlement in 24-Parganas, Khulna and Bakarganj districts and on the south by the sea face stretching from the Hughli estuary to the mouth of the Meghna…

    eBook – 2019-12-09

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture book cover

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sin-wai Chan

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing…

    eBook – 2019-12-06

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