E-books: Area Studies

  • Don't Marry Me To A Plowman!: Women's Everyday Lives In Rural North India book cover

    Don't Marry Me To A Plowman!

    Women's Everyday Lives In Rural North India, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Jeffery

    Popular Western images of Indian women range from submissive brides behind their veils to the powerful, active women of Indian politics. In this lively and unique book, Patricia and Roger Jeffery present a different perspective on women's lives. Focusing on the mundane rather than the exotic, they…

    eBook – 2018-02-06

  • Pacification: The American Struggle For Vietnam's Hearts And Minds book cover


    The American Struggle For Vietnam's Hearts And Minds, 1st Edition

    By Richard A Hunt

    During the Vietnam War, the United States embarked on an unusual crusade on behalf of the government of South Vietnam. Known as the pacification program, it sought to help South Vietnam's government take root and survive as an independent, legitimate entity by defeating communist insurgents and…

    eBook – 2018-02-05

  • Eastern Phoenix: Japan Since 1945 book cover

    Eastern Phoenix

    Japan Since 1945, 1st Edition

    By Mikiso Hane

    It has been fifty years since Japan admitted defeat and accepted the terms of the Potsdam Declaration following World War II. At the time, Japan was in shambles, its imperial dream shattered, and its people reduced to scrounging for sufficient food to stay alive. Yet over the past half century,…

    eBook – 2018-02-05

  • Brother Number One: A Political Biography Of Pol Pot book cover

    Brother Number One

    A Political Biography Of Pol Pot, 1st Edition

    By David P Chandler

    In the tragic recent history of Cambodia?a past scarred by a long occupation by Vietnamese forces and by the preceding three-year reign of terror by the brutal Khmer Rouge?no figure looms larger or more ominously than that of Pol Pot. As secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of…

    eBook – 2018-02-02

  • China And The World: Chinese Foreign Policy Faces The New Millennium book cover

    China And The World

    Chinese Foreign Policy Faces The New Millennium, 1st Edition

    By Samuel S Kim

    As the postwar international system continues its dramatic transformation, the fundamental question of what role China will play is becoming increasingly central. Contributors to the volume focus on the developments of the post-Tiananmen years, addressing the issues raised by China's expanding and…

    eBook – 2018-02-02

  • The Birth Of Japan's Postwar Constitution book cover

    The Birth Of Japan's Postwar Constitution

    1st Edition

    By Koseki Shoichi

    This 1989 Yoshino Sakuzo prize-winning book is essential reading for understanding Japans postwar constitution, political and social history, and foreign policy. In this, the most complete English account of the origins of Japans Constitution, the author presents new interpretations of the…

    eBook – 2018-02-01

  • Southeast Asia: Past and Present book cover

    Southeast Asia

    Past and Present, 2nd Edition

    By D R SarDesai

    Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to the regions…

    eBook – 2018-01-31

  • Government and Politics in Taiwan book cover

    Government and Politics in Taiwan

    2nd Edition

    By Dafydd Fell

    Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this new and revised second edition of Government and Politics in Taiwan introduces students to the big questions concerning change and continuity in Taiwanese politics and governance. Taking a critical approach, Dafydd Fell provides students with the…

    eBook – 2018-01-22
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture book cover

    Introducing Japanese Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade

    Specifically designed for use on a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, Introducing Japanese Popular Culture is a comprehensive textbook offering an up-to-date overview of a wide variety of media forms. It uses particular case studies as a way into examining the broader themes in Japanese…

    eBook – 2018-01-02

  • Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia book cover

    Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by James D.J. Brown, Jeff Kingston

    Japan's Foreign Relations in Asia has been specifically designed to introduce students to Japan’s foreign relations in Asia since 1990, a period in which there have been dramatic developments in Japan, including the reinterpretation of the Constitution and expanded US–Japan defence cooperation. The…

    eBook – 2018-01-02

  • A History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict book cover

    A History of the Arab–Israeli Conflict

    8th Edition

    By Ian J. Bickerton, Carla L. Klausner

    Comprehensive and analytical, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict presents a balanced and impartial overview of this centuries-old struggle. The authors examine the issues and themes that have characterized and defined the conflict over the course of its history, bringing the coverage up to date…

    eBook – 2018-01-02

  • Contemporary India: The Basics book cover

    Contemporary India: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Rekha Datta

    Contemporary India: The Basics provides readers with a clear and accessible guide through the richness, diversity and complexity of twenty-first century India. It explores the reality of the country’s cultural diversity which creates both harmony and tension. Covering issues the country faces both…

    eBook – 2017-12-14
    The Basics

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