E-books: Area Studies

  • 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
    Routledge

  • Children’s English in Singapore: Acquisition, Properties, and Use book cover

    Children’s English in Singapore

    Acquisition, Properties, and Use, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Buschfeld

    Combining the World Englishes framework with First Language Acquisition methodology, this book investigates children’s acquisition of L1 English in the context of multilingual Singapore, one of the traditional Kachruvian Outer Circle or ESL countries. The book investigates language choice, use, and…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • US Hegemony and the Americas: Power and Economic Statecraft in International Relations book cover

    US Hegemony and the Americas

    Power and Economic Statecraft in International Relations, 1st Edition

    By Arturo Santa-Cruz

    In this book, Arturo Santa-Cruz advances an understanding of power as a social relationship and applies it consistently to the economic realm in United States relations with other countries of the Western Hemisphere. Following the academic and popular debate on the ebb and flow of US hegemony, this…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by S.N. Nyeck

    This handbook offers diverse perspectives on queer Africa, incorporating scholarly contributions on themes that reflect and inflect the trajectories of queer contributions to African studies within and outside academia. The Routledge Handbook of Queer African Studies incorporates a range of unique…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Extracting Home in the Oil Sands: Settler Colonialism and Environmental Change in Subarctic Canada book cover

    Extracting Home in the Oil Sands

    Settler Colonialism and Environmental Change in Subarctic Canada, 1st Edition

    Edited by Clinton N. Westman, Tara L. Joly, Lena Gross

    The Canadian oil sands are one of the world’s most important energy sources and the subject of global attention in relation to climate change and pollution. This volume engages ethnographically with key issues concerning the oil sands by working from anthropological literature and beyond to explore…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Arctic Worlds

  • Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities book cover

    Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Chris Berry, Guo Liping

    Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • The Aboriginal People of Peninsular Malaysia: From the Forest to the Urban Jungle book cover

    The Aboriginal People of Peninsular Malaysia

    From the Forest to the Urban Jungle, 1st Edition

    By Govindran Jegatesen

    To date, most studies of Malaysia’s aboriginal people, the Orang Asli, have studied the community in either the rural or forest settings. This book, however, outlines the dynamics of Orang Asli migration to Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia’s most urbanised region – and explores the lived experiences of…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

  • Caste in Early Modern Japan: Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order book cover

    Caste in Early Modern Japan

    Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order, 1st Edition

    By Timothy Amos

    "Caste", a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Chinese for Working Professionals: A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners book cover

    Chinese for Working Professionals

    A Textbook for Intermediate-High to Advanced Learners, 1st Edition

    By Yi Zhou, Haidan Wang

    Chinese for Working Professionals is for learners who intend to use Chinese in a multinational global workplace. It has eight thematic units focusing on developing learners’ transferrable skills in addition to expanding the cross-cultural competences required in a real-world work-place. Key…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region book cover

    Geopolitics and the Indo-Pacific Region

    1st Edition

    By Ashok Kapur

    Exploring the geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, a major hub of global economic/commercial, military, diplomatic and cultural activities in the 21st century, this textbook provides students with an introduction to the existing debates, frameworks and issues surrounding the Indo-Pacific. The…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • “Those That Fix the Lights”: The Practice of Public Sector Management in Developing Asia book cover

    “Those That Fix the Lights”

    The Practice of Public Sector Management in Developing Asia, 1st Edition

    By Gambhir Bhatta

    This book looks at the state of governance in countries of Developing Asia, ie, the poorer countries in the region and those with inadequate creditworthiness and with risk of debt stress. It assesses the state of public sector management and their attempts at governance reforms in these countries.…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge

  • The Field of Water Policy: Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest book cover

    The Field of Water Policy

    Power and Scarcity in the American Southwest, 1st Edition

    By Franck Poupeau, Brian F. O'Neill, Joan Cortinas Muñoz, Murielle Coeurdray, Eliza Benites-Gambirazio

      Bringing together the analysis of a diverse team of social scientists, this book proposes a new approach to environmental problems. Cutting through the fragmented perspectives on water crises, it seeks to shift the analytic perspectives on water policy by looking at the social logics behind…

    eBook – 2019-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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