History: Asian History

  • Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Michael Stanley-Baker

    This handbook aims to showcase the latest research on medicine in China as it has developed over 3,000 years. It will identify themes concerned with both history and culture and the significance of Chinese medicine in the modern world, and invite established experts together with some of the most…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Ethics, Efficiency and Macroeconomics in China

    From Mao to Xi

    By Jonathan Leightner

    This book tells the story of how China’s leaders, from Mao to Xi, have sacrificed ethics to promote either macroeconomic performance or microeconomic efficiency. This story includes Mao’s collectivization of land, the Great Leap Forward, the Great Cultural Revolution, Deng’s opening China to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge

  • Islam

    From Medina to the Maghreb and from the Indies to Istanbul

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The Prophet Muhammad – acknowledged by his followers to have been the hand with which God wrote his definitive Word enshrined in the Koran – was born into the Quraishi tribe at Mecca c. 570 and died in Medina in 632. The great religion founded on that Word, which first claimed the submission (Islam…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • Anglo-Korean Relations and the Port Hamilton Affair, 1885–1887

    By Stephen A. Royle

    In April 1885 the British navy seized the small archipelago of Port Hamilton (now Geomundo) off Korea, an incident dubbed the Port Hamilton Affair. This was part of a larger story of Empire and East Asian geopolitics involving China, Japan, Korea and Russia. At the time Britain and Russia seemed…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge
    Empires in Perspective

  • The Pacific Basin

    An Introduction

    Edited by Shane J. Barter, Michael Weiner

    The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine (2006)

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, Faith Wallis

    First published in 2005, this encyclopedia demonstrates that the millennium from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance was a period of great intellectual and practical achievement and innovation. In Europe, the Islamic world, South and East Asia, and the Americas, individuals built on…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Islamic Civilization (2006)

    An Encyclopedia - Volume I

    Edited by Josef Meri

    Islamic civilization flourished in the Middle Ages across a vast geographical area that spans today's Middle and Near East. First published in 2006, Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th centuries. This…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Islamic Civilization (2006)

    An Encyclopedia - Volume II

    Edited by Josef Meri

    Islamic civilization flourished in the Middle Ages across a vast geographical area that spans today's Middle and Near East. First published in 2006, Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th centuries. This…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

  • China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    By Jun Fang

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Mao

    2nd Edition

    By Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch’s second edition of Mao examines the life of this controversial figure. Opening with a detailed chronology, it delves into Mao’s younger years and tracks his gradual rise to power, with a chapter dedicated to the cult status that surrounded him. Through a wealth of primary and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Biographies

  • The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health

    Edited by Greg Eghigian

    The Routledge History of Madness and Mental Health explores the history and historiography of madness from the ancient and medieval worlds to the present day. Global in scope, it includes case studies from Africa, Asia, and South America as well as Europe and North America, drawing together the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Thiri Rama

    Finding Ramayana in Myanmar

    Edited by Dawn F. Rooney

    The Thiri Rama – or the Great Rama – was written for court performance and is the only known illustrated version of the Ramayana story in Myanmar. Based on palm-leaf manuscripts and scenes carved on over 300 sandstone plaques at a mid-nineteenth-century Buddhist pagoda west of Mandalay in Myanmar,…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge India

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