E-books: Area Studies

  • Macau: The Imaginary City book cover

    Macau

    The Imaginary City, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Porter

    This book examines Macau as an enduring but ever-changing threshold between two worlds, the West and China. Founded by the Portuguese in 1557, Macaus geographical uniqueness has made it particularly fascinating, yet the history of Macaus cultural and social history also speaks to larger issues of…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives book cover

    Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives

    1st Edition

    By Julian Kunnie

    Is Apartheid Really Dead? Pan Africanist Working Class Cultural Critical Perspectives is an engaging and incisive book that radically challenges the widespread view that post-apartheid society is a liberated society, specifically for the Black working class and rural peasant populations. Julian…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Japanese Colonialism In Taiwan: Land Tenure, Development, And Dependency, 1895-1945 book cover

    Japanese Colonialism In Taiwan

    Land Tenure, Development, And Dependency, 1895-1945, 1st Edition

    By Chih-ming Ka

    Exploring the dynamics of development and dependency, this book traces the experience of Taiwan under Japanese colonial rule. Chih-ming Ka shows how, unlike in other sugar-producing colonies, Taiwan was able to sustain its indigenous family farms and small-scale rice millers, who not only survived…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Political Ascent: Contemporary Islamic Movements In North Africa book cover

    Political Ascent

    Contemporary Islamic Movements In North Africa, 1st Edition

    By Emad Eldin Shahin

    Islamic movements in North Africa have historically been distinguished from their counterparts in other parts of the Arab world because they have demonstrated a marked willingness to work within the political system and have at times even been officially recognized and allowed to participate in…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Pakistan: Fifty Years Of Nationhood, Third Edition book cover

    Pakistan

    Fifty Years Of Nationhood, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Shahid Javed Burki

    Although it achieved independence in 1947, Pakistan still has not succeeded in integrating its diverse peoples into a nation?as its short yet turbulent history vividly demonstrates. The nation's search for stability is traced in this revised and updated introduction to Pakistan's political,…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Family Identity And The State In The Bamako Kafu book cover

    Family Identity And The State In The Bamako Kafu

    1st Edition

    By B. Marie Perinbam

    This groundbreaking book explores the history and the cultural context of family claims to power in the Bamako kafu, or state (located in contemporary Mali in West Africa), primarily during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Perinbam argues that the absence of precise information on the…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • City States In The Global Economy: Industrial Restructuring In Hong Kong And Singapore book cover

    City States In The Global Economy

    Industrial Restructuring In Hong Kong And Singapore, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Wing-kai Chiu

    This is the first serious comparative study of two dynamic Asian city-states that are emerging as key regional?indeed global?cities. Providing both historical comparisons and analyses of contemporary issues, the authors consider the patterns, strategies, and consequences of industrial restructuring…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Vietnam: Past and Present book cover

    Vietnam

    Past and Present, 4th Edition

    By D.R. SarDesai

    Recent U.S. military interventions in Kosovo and Iraq have stirred public memories of the long and costly Vietnam conflict. Scholars and strategists, military leaders and media continue to raise questions such as what motivated the Vietnamese to wage a protracted conflict first against the French…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia book cover

    The Bond Markets Of Developing East Asia

    1st Edition

    By Robert F Emery

    This comprehensive book provides detailed descriptions and analysis of the bond markets in eight East Asian developing economies: Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Drawing on the most recent data available, Emery assesses the strengths…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • Bangladesh: From A Nation To A State book cover

    Bangladesh

    From A Nation To A State, 1st Edition

    By Craig Baxter

    In 1996, Bangladesh celebrates its 25th anniversary. When the country became independent from Pakistan in 1971, it proclaimed itself a parliamentary democracy with four goalsdemocracy, secularism, socialism, and nationalism. This comprehensive introduction to Bangladeshs history, polity, economy,…

    eBook – 2018-02-23
    Routledge

  • African Foreign Policies book cover

    African Foreign Policies

    1st Edition

    By Stephen Wright

    This volume of thirteen original essays provides a timely analysis of African foreign policies in a postCold War environment where African marginalization from the global economy appears to be increasing. Four thematic essays give an overview of critical changes occurring in African foreign…

    eBook – 2018-02-22
    Routledge

  • Kuwait: Recovery And Security After The Gulf War book cover

    Kuwait

    Recovery And Security After The Gulf War, 1st Edition

    By Anthony H Cordesman

    With the thoroughness that this recently spotlighted nation requires, this volume examines Kuwaits internal and external security situation after the turbulent days of the Gulf War and investigates continued Western involvement in its safekeeping. It also examines Kuwaits changing role as an energy…

    eBook – 2018-02-20
    Routledge

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