Paperbacks Direct: Area Studies

  • Piracy in Southeast Asia: Trends, Hot Spots and Responses book cover

    Piracy in Southeast Asia

    Trends, Hot Spots and Responses

    Edited by Carolin Liss, Ted Biggs

    This book combines multi-disciplinary ethnographic and theoretical approaches to examine piracy in Southeast Asia and the regional and international responses to this threat. During the piracy boom of the early to mid-2000s, the issue of piracy in Southeast Asia received substantial academic…

    Paperback – 2018-05-28 
    Routledge
    Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

  • China’s Strategic Priorities book cover

    China’s Strategic Priorities

    Edited by Jonathan H. Ping, Brett McCormick

    The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populous state and largest consumer of energy, having demonstrated momentous progress on an unprecedented scale. This global power has increasingly shaped international relations as a result of its population size, economic development and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge

  • China's Unruly Journalists: How Committed Professionals are Changing the People’s Republic book cover

    China's Unruly Journalists

    How Committed Professionals are Changing the People’s Republic

    By Jonathan Hassid

    Despite operating in one of the most tightly controlled media environments in the world, Chinese journalists sometimes take extraordinary risks, braving the perils of job loss or imprisonment to report sensitive stories. As a result, a group of journalists stands at the forefront of some of China’s…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge

  • Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens book cover

    Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction

    Beyond the Opium Dens

    By Guy Ramsay

    Addiction to illicit drugs is a pressing social concern across greater China, where there are likely several million drug addicts at present. This research breaks new ground by examining Chinese people’s stories of drug addiction. Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge

  • Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China: The Local State in Yunnan book cover

    Dams, Migration and Authoritarianism in China

    The Local State in Yunnan

    By Sabrina Habich

    Past studies on the Chinese state point towards the inherent adaptability, effectiveness and overall stability of authoritarian rule in China. The key question addressed here is how this adaptive capacity plays out at the local level in China, clarifying the extent to which local state actors are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge

  • The Changing Face of Korean Cinema: 1960 to 2015 book cover

    The Changing Face of Korean Cinema

    1960 to 2015

    By Brian Yecies, Aegyung Shim

    The rapid development of Korean cinema during the decades of the 1960s and 2000s reveals a dynamic cinematic history which runs parallel to the nation’s political, social, economic and cultural transformation during these formative periods. This book examines the ways in which South Korean cinema…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 
    Routledge

  • Media, Social Mobilisation and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong: The Power of a Critical Event book cover

    Media, Social Mobilisation and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong

    The Power of a Critical Event

    By Francis L. F. Lee, Joseph M. Chan

    Since 2003, Hong Kong has witnessed a series of large-scale protests which have constituted the core of a reinvigorated pro-democracy movement. What drove tens of thousands of citizens to the street on a yearly basis to protest? What were the social and organizational bases of the protest movement?…

    Paperback – 2018-05-19 
    Routledge

  • China in the Wake of Asia's Financial Crisis book cover

    China in the Wake of Asia's Financial Crisis

    Edited by Wang Mengkui

    This book examines China’s response to the Asian financial crisis of 1997, both in its immediate aftermath and in the years since. The crisis caused turmoil throughout Asia’s economies, and precipitated wholesale reform of economic and financial policies and institutions across the region. As one…

    Paperback – 2018-05-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

  • Intangible Cultural Heritage in Contemporary China: The participation of local communities book cover

    Intangible Cultural Heritage in Contemporary China

    The participation of local communities

    Edited by Khun Eng Kuah, Zhaohui Liu

    This edited book examines the significance of intangible cultural heritage to local communities and the state in Hong Kong and China. Through ethnographic studies, the various chapters in this edited book argue for the role of the local community in the creation and conservation of the intangible…

    Paperback – 2018-05-14 
    Routledge

  • Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean book cover

    Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Edited by Roberta Rice, Gordana Yovanovich

    Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this region is witnessing an emerging…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico: Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation book cover

    The Architecture of San Juan de Puerto Rico

    Five centuries of urban and architectural experimentation

    By Arleen Pabón-Charneco

    As San Juan nears the 500th anniversary of its founding, Arleen Pabón-Charneco explores the urban and architectural developments that have taken place over the last five centuries, transforming the site from a small Caribbean enclave to a sprawling modern capital. As the oldest European…

    Paperback – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Landscapes of South Asia: Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management book cover

    Cultural Landscapes of South Asia

    Studies in Heritage Conservation and Management

    Edited by Kapila D. Silva, Amita Sinha

    The pluralism of South Asia belies any singular reading of its heritage. In spite of this diversity, its cultural traditions retain certain attributes that are at their core South Asian—in their capacity to self‐organize, enact and reinvent cultural memories, and in their ability to retain an…

    Paperback – 2018-05-07 
    Routledge

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