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  • Australians in Shanghai

    Race, rights and nation in treaty port China

    By Sophie Loy-Wilson

    In the first half of the twentieth century, a diverse community of Australians settled in Shanghai. There they forged a ‘China Trade’, circulating goods, people and ideas across the South China Sea, from Shanghai and Hong Kong, to Sydney and Melbourne. This trade has been largely forgotten in…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 

  • The Chinese and Indian Corporate Economies

    A Comparative History of their Search for Economic Renaissance and Globalization

    By Raj Brown

    This is a compelling analysis of the corporate economies of China and India, which are having a huge impact not just on the international economy, but also in the geopolitical and international strategy sphere as a result of an accelerated globalisation by these two countries, which is unleashing…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • The True Dream

    Indictment of the Shiite Clerics of Isfahan, an English Translation with Facing Persian Text

    Edited by Ali-Asghar Seyed-Gohrab, Sen McGlinn

    The True Dream is a Persian satirical drama set in Isfahan in the lead up to Iran’s Constitutional Revolution of 1905-1911. Although its three authors hail from the clerical class, they criticize the arrogance, corruption and secularity of the Iranian ruling dynasty and clergy, taking Isfahan as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Iranian Studies

  • The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle, 1938-1968

    By Ana Miljacki

    The Optimum Imperative examines architecture’s multiple entanglements within the problem of Socialist lifestyle in postwar Czechoslovakia. Situated in the period loosely bracketed by the signing of the Munich accords in 1938, which affected Czechoslovakia’s entrance into World War II, and the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-06 

  • Sexuality in Medieval Europe

    Doing Unto Others, 3rd Edition

    By Ruth Mazo Karras

    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. Focusing on marital…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03 

  • The Diffusion of Western Economic Ideas in East Asia

    Edited by Malcolm Warner

    This book examines the diffusion of economic ideas in East Asia, assessing the impact of external ideas on internal theory and practice. It considers economists from Adam Smith onwards, including Marx, Keynes, Hayek and contemporary economists, and covers the subject both historically and also…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • The Horn of Africa Since the 1960s

    Local and International Politics Intertwined

    Edited by Aleksi Ylönen, Jan Záhořík

    The Horn of Africa has long been one of the most dynamic and politically turbulent sub-regions on the African continent. Host to great ancient civilizations, diverse peoples, and expansive states, it has experienced massive social, economic, and political transformation over time. Political…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Contemporary African Politics

  • Global Africans

    Race, Ethnicity and Shifting Identities

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Cacee Hoyer

    "Black," "African," "African descendant" of "African heritage," are just some of the ways Africans and Africans in the diaspora (both old and new) describe themselves. This volume examines concepts of race, ethnicity, and identity as they are ascribed to people of colour around the world, examining…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge African Studies

  • Localizing Governance in India

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    Participatory governance has a long history in India and this book traces historical-intellectual trajectories of participatory governance and how older Western discourses have influenced Indian policymakers. While colonial rulers devolved power to accommodate dissenting voices, for independent…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in South Asian Politics

  • The Authoritarian Public Sphere

    Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

    By Alexander Dukalskis

    Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently…

    Hardback – 2017-02-03 
    Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

  • Settler-Colonial State Formation in Palestine

    A Comparative Study

    By Awad Issa Mansour

    This book analyses how settler-colonial state formation is carried out and how it is different from Western European state formation.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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