E-books: Area Studies

  • The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa book cover

    The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa

    8th Edition

    By Mark Gasiorowski, Sean L. Yom

    Edited by Mark Gasiorowski, Sean L. Yom

    With recent upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa, the eighth edition of The Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa has been thoroughly revised to provide a necessary, comprehensive and current examination of the domestic politics and foreign policies of this crucial…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Gender in Modern East Asia book cover

    Gender in Modern East Asia

    1st Edition

    By Barbara Molony

    Gender in Modern East Asia explores the history of women and gender in China, Korea, and Japan from the seventeenth century to the present. This unique volume treats the three countries separately within each time period while also placing them in global and regional contexts. Its transnational and…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Proletarian Power: Shanghai In The Cultural Revolution book cover

    Proletarian Power

    Shanghai In The Cultural Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Perry

    This pathbreaking book offers the first in-depth study of Chinese labor activism during the momentous upheaval of the Cultural Revolution. Arguing that labor was working at cross purposes, the authors explore three distinctive and different forms of working-class protest: rebellion, conservatism,…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Return Of The Dragon: China's Wounded Nationalism book cover

    Return Of The Dragon

    China's Wounded Nationalism, 1st Edition

    By Maria H Chang

    As Maoism recedes, and especially after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, Beijing has increasingly turned to patriotic nationalism for its ideological inspiration and legitimation. Return of the Dragon begins with a discussion of the definitions, typologies, and theories of nationalism. The…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Soldiers In A Storm: The Armed Forces In South Africa's Democratic Transition book cover

    Soldiers In A Storm

    The Armed Forces In South Africa's Democratic Transition, 1st Edition

    By Philip Frankel

    Soldiers in a Storm: The Armed Forces in South Africa's Democratic Transition is a study of the role of the military in the creation and development of South Africa's new post-apartheid system. Philip Frankel asserts that the armed forces played a far greater role in the end of apartheid than is…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • A Brief Introduction To Hinduism: Religion, Philosophy, And Ways Of Liberation book cover

    A Brief Introduction To Hinduism

    Religion, Philosophy, And Ways Of Liberation, 1st Edition

    By A. L. Herman

    In this account of Hinduism, Arthur Herman introduces the reader to one of the great belief systems of our time. Professor Herman identifies three distinct Hindu traditions and treats both their historical roots - as far back as 2500 BCE - and their manifestations in three representative…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Tanners of Taiwan: Life Strategies and National Culture book cover

    Tanners of Taiwan

    Life Strategies and National Culture, 1st Edition

    By Scott Simon

    Tanners of Taiwan is an ethnography of identity construction set in the leather-tanning communities of Southern Taiwan. Through life history analysis and ethnographic observation, Simon examines what it means to be Chinese - or alternatively Taiwanese - in contemporary Taiwan. Under forty years of…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge
    Case Studies in Anthropology

  • Requiem For The Sudan: War, Drought, And Disaster Relief On The Nile book cover

    Requiem For The Sudan

    War, Drought, And Disaster Relief On The Nile, 1st Edition

    By J. Millard Burr

    After a decade of uneasy peace, the historic conflict between the North and South Sudanese erupted into violent conflict in 1983 This ferocious civil war, witti its Arab militias and widespread use of automatic weapons, has devastated the populace. In additon to the miseries of war, drought and…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • A History of the Modern Middle East book cover

    A History of the Modern Middle East

    6th Edition

    By William L. Cleveland

    A History of the Modern Middle East examines the profound and often dramatic transformations of the region in the past two centuries, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. Built around a framework of political…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Uganda: Tarnished Pearl Of Africa book cover

    Uganda

    Tarnished Pearl Of Africa, 1st Edition

    By Thomas P Ofcansky

    Uganda, a landlocked nation in East Africa, was known during colonial times as the ?Pearl of Africa,? largely because of its pleasant climate and rich land. For most of the postindependence period, however, Uganda was one of the most brutal and violent nations in Africa. In 1986, a new government…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • Beijing Jeep: A Case Study Of Western Business In China book cover

    Beijing Jeep

    A Case Study Of Western Business In China, 1st Edition

    By Jim Mann

    When China opened its doors to the West in the late 1970s, Western businesses jumped at the chance to sell their products to the most populous nation in the world. Boardrooms everywhere buzzed with excitement?a Coke for every citizen, a television for every family, a personal computer for every…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

  • What's A Peasant To Do? Village Becoming Town In Southern China book cover

    What's A Peasant To Do? Village Becoming Town In Southern China

    1st Edition

    By Greg Guldin

    Since China entered the post-Mao "Reform Era" in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Chinese economy has taken off as few economies ever have. Labor migration, rural enterprises, rising production, and globalization have all combined to end the isolation of the Chinese countryside. Yet although…

    eBook – 2018-05-04
    Routledge

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