Paperbacks Direct: Area Studies

  • The Transition to Socialism in China (Routledge Revivals) book cover

    The Transition to Socialism in China (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Mark Selden, Victor Lippit

    First published in 1982. The dramatic changes in policy and theory following the death of Chairman Mao in 1976 and the publication of the most extensive official and unofficial data on the Chinese economy and society twenty years both necessitated and made possible a thorough reconsideration of the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Lin Piao Affair (Routledge Revivals): Power Politics and Military Coup book cover

    The Lin Piao Affair (Routledge Revivals)

    Power Politics and Military Coup

    By Michael Y.M. Kau

    First published in 1975, this book is concerned with the facts and implications of the case of Lin Piao and his army, as well as with the broader question of military intervention in the authoritarian polity of developing countries. A wide range of materials is presented, including "top-secret"…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Teacher Education in Taiwan: State control vs marketization book cover

    Teacher Education in Taiwan

    State control vs marketization

    Edited by Shen-Keng Yang, Jia-Li Huang

    Since the Teacher Education Act was in place in 1994, student teachers were educated through diverse educational institutions instead of the traditional normal schools (Taiwan’s equivalent of teachers’ colleges). But such market-based teacher education has been altered by politics, society and…

    Paperback – 2018-01-13 
    Routledge

  • Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi: The democratic dividend book cover

    Political Transition and Inclusive Development in Malawi

    The democratic dividend

    Edited by Dan Banik, Blessings Chinsinga

    Malawi is among the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that has witnessed significant improvements in relation to meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets. It exhibits some of the main challenges facing African democracies while they attempt to consolidate the benefits of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources book cover

    Adaptive Cross-scalar Governance of Natural Resources

    Edited by Grenville Barnes, Brian Child

    Natural resource governance is critical for linking poverty reduction and sustainable natural resource use. This book brings together authors from various disciplines with extensive field experience to promote an integrative understanding of cross-scale and adaptive governance in Africa and Latin…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge

  • Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film book cover

    Youth Culture in Chinese Language Film

    By Xuelin Zhou

    This book explores the vigorous film cultures of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong from the perspective of youth culture. The book relates this important topic to the wider social, cultural, and institutional context, and discusses the relationship between the films and the changes that today…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste: Between Heaven and Earth book cover

    Women and the Politics of Gender in Post-Conflict Timor-Leste

    Between Heaven and Earth

    Edited by Sara Niner

    This book presents a wide-ranging overview of the position of women in Timor-Leste, 15 years after the country secured its independence. It considers the role of women in Timor-Leste’s history, explores their role in the present day economy and politics, and discusses their contribution to culture…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • South Asia's Nuclear Security book cover

    South Asia's Nuclear Security

    By Bhumitra Chakma

    South Asia is often viewed as a potential nuclear flashpoint and a probable source of nuclear terrorism. But, how valid are such perceptions? This book seeks to address this question and assesses the region’s nuclear security from two principal standpoints. First, it evaluates the robustness of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Warfare in Pre-British India – 1500BCE to 1740CE book cover

    Warfare in Pre-British India – 1500BCE to 1740CE

    By Kaushik Roy

    This book presents a comprehensive survey of warfare in India up to the point where the British began to dominate the sub-continent. It discusses issues such as how far was the relatively bloodless nature of pre-British Indian warfare the product of stateless Indian society? How far did technology…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia book cover

    Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia

    Edited by Shinichiro Tabata

    Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan's leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long…

    Paperback – 2018-01-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • Quality Teaching and the Capability Approach: Evaluating the work and governance of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa book cover

    Quality Teaching and the Capability Approach

    Evaluating the work and governance of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Alison Buckler

    This book provides an analytical exploration of the condition of teachers working in expanding school systems across the world, with a particular focus on the lives of women teachers in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Drawing from award-winning research, it looks beyond the official portrayals of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-05 
    Routledge

  • Climate Change and Anthropos: Planet, people and places book cover

    Climate Change and Anthropos

    Planet, people and places

    By Linda H. Connor

    Anthropos, in the sense of species as well as cultures and ethics, locates humans as part of much larger orders of existence – fundamental when thinking about climate change. This book offers a new way of exploring the significance of locality and lives in the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge

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