E-books: Asian Studies

  • Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China book cover

    Religion and Religious Practices in Rural China

    1st Edition

    By Mu Peng

    This book explores how, unlike in the West, the daily religious life of most Chinese people spreads without institutional propagation. Based upon more than a decade of field research in rural China, the book demonstrates the decisive role of rites of passage and yearly festival rituals held in…

    eBook – 2019-11-13
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Reading Japan book cover

    Reading Japan

    1st Edition

    By Teresa Castelvetere, Lidia Tanaka

    Reading Japan offers the student readings on geopolitics, education, language, Japanese-ness and ethnicity, gender and history, with the dual aims of broadening students’ understanding of Japan and of providing opportunities to read authentic Japanese texts. Each chapter contains an essay in…

    eBook – 2019-11-11

  • China, the EU and International Investment Law: Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement book cover

    China, the EU and International Investment Law

    Reforming Investor-State Dispute Settlement, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yuwen Li, Tong Qi, Cheng Bian

    This book provides an original and critical analysis of the most contentious subjects being negotiated in the China–EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). It focuses on the pathway of reforming investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) from both Chinese and European perspectives in the…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    The Rule of Law in China and Comparative Perspectives

  • Islamic Movements in India: Moderation and its Discontents book cover

    Islamic Movements in India

    Moderation and its Discontents, 1st Edition

    By Arndt-Walter Emmerich

    This book analyses the emerging trend of Muslim-minority politics in India and illustrates that a fundamental shift has occurred over the last 20 years from an identity-dominated, self-serving and inward-looking approach by Muslim community leaders, Islamic authorities and social activists that…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • In Search of Indian English: History, Politics and Indigenisation book cover

    In Search of Indian English

    History, Politics and Indigenisation, 1st Edition

    By Ranjan Kumar Auddy

    This book presents a historical account of the development of an acrolectal variety of the English language in colonial India. It highlights the phenomenon of Indianization of the English language and its significance in the articulation of the Indian identity in pre-Independence India. This volume…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    Routledge India

  • India and Myanmar Borderlands: Ethnicity, Security and Connectivity book cover

    India and Myanmar Borderlands

    Ethnicity, Security and Connectivity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pahi Saikia, Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

    This book explores the India–Myanmar relationship in terms of ethnicity, security and connectivity. With the process of democratic transition in Myanmar since 2011 and the ongoing Rohingya crisis, issues related to cross-border insurgency are one of the most important factors that determine…

    eBook – 2019-11-11
    Routledge India

  • Liangzhu Culture: Society, Belief, and Art in Neolithic China book cover

    Liangzhu Culture

    Society, Belief, and Art in Neolithic China, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bin Liu, Ling Qin

    The Liangzhu Culture (3,300-2,300 BC) represented the peak of prehistoric cultural and social development in the Yangtze Delta. With a wide sphere of influence centred near present-day Hangzhou City, Liangzhu City is considered one of the earliest urban centres in prehistoric China. Although…

    eBook – 2019-11-07

  • Arjuna–Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic book cover


    Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic, 1st Edition

    By N. J. Allen

    Bringing together the study of the Greek classics and Indology, Arjuna–Odysseus provides a comparative analysis of the shared heritage of the Mahābhārata and early Greek traditions presented in the texts of Homer and Hesiod. Building on the ethnographic theories of Durkheim, Mauss, and Dumont,…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge India

  • China's Quest for Innovation: Institutions and Ecosystems book cover

    China's Quest for Innovation

    Institutions and Ecosystems, 1st Edition

    Edited by Shuanping Dai, Markus Taube

    The transition from a catching-up style economy to an innovation-driven economy poses a major challenge for China. This book examines the major issues at stake, outlines developments in crucial business fields and industries, and discusses the roles of top-down politics and bottom-up…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Smart City in India: Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory? book cover

    Smart City in India

    Urban Laboratory, Paradigm or Trajectory?, 1st Edition

    By Binti Singh, Manoj Parmar

    This book is a critical reflection on the Smart City Mission in India. Drawing on ethnographic data from across Indian cities, this volume assesses the transformative possibilities and limitations of the program. It examines the ten core infrastructural elements that make up a city, including water…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge India

  • Violence in South Asia: Contemporary Perspectives book cover

    Violence in South Asia

    Contemporary Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Pavan Kumar Malreddy, Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha, Birte Heidemann

    This volume explores new perspectives on contemporary forms of violence in South Asia. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and case studies, it examines the infiltration of violence at the societal level and affords a comparative regional analysis of its historical, cultural and geopolitical origins in…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge India

  • Modernity and Spirit Worship in India: An Anthropology of the Umwelt book cover

    Modernity and Spirit Worship in India

    An Anthropology of the Umwelt, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ishii

    This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this…

    eBook – 2019-11-06
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

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