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  • The Tamil Separatist War in Sri Lanka

    By Channa Wickremesekera

    The complex and long-drawn war between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ended with the defeat of the Tigers in 2009. This book provides a military history of the conflict in tracing its evolution from a battle between a ragtag guerrilla force and a mainly…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge India

  • China's Governance Model

    Flexibility and Durability of Pragmatic Authoritarianism

    By Hongyi Lai

    Many books on government in China either simply describe the political institutions or else focus, critically, on the weaknesses of the system, such as corruption or the absence of Western-style democracy. This book, on the other hand, takes a more balanced, more positive view. This view is based…

    Paperback – 2016-03-09 
    China Policy Series

  • Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    Edited by Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Terrorism (IISS)

    This new two volume collection allows the reader to track the evolution of (primarily) Western thinking about terrorism over recent decades. Haunted, unsurprisingly, by the spectre of 11 September 2001, it gives writings of the late 1990s, in which authors come to terms with the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-08 

  • The Internet and New Social Formation in China

    Fandom Publics in the Making

    By Weiyu Zhang

    There are billions of internet users in China, and this number is continually growing. This book looks at the various purposes of this internet use, and provides a study about how the entertainment-consuming users form into publics through the mediation of technologies in the era of network society…

    Hardback – 2016-03-07 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Identity of Zhiqing

    The Lost Generation

    By Weiyi Wu, Fan Hong

    Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities relocated to rural areas. The Movement shaped…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the Invisible Believers

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • Human Rights in Postcolonial India

    Edited by Om Prakash Dwivedi, V. G. Julie Rajan

    This volume looks at human rights in independent India through frameworks comparable to those in other postcolonial nations in the Global South. It examines wide-ranging issues that require immediate attention such as those related to disability, violence, torture, education, LGBT, neoliberalism,…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Ethics, Human Rights and Global Political Thought

  • Migrations in Medieval and Early Colonial India

    Edited by Vijaya Ramaswamy

    This book looks at movements of communities which formed the lower and middle rungs of society in medieval and early colonial India. It presents migration, mobility and memories from a specifically Indian perspective, breaking away from previous Eurocentric studies. The essays in the volume focus…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India

  • Economy, Emotion, and Ethics in Chinese Cinema

    Globalization on Speed

    By David Leiwei Li

    The First and Second Comings of capitalism are conceptual shorthands used to capture the radical changes in global geopolitics from the Opium War to the end of the Cold War and beyond. Centring the role of capitalism in the Chinese everyday, the framework can be employed to comprehend contemporary…

    Hardback – 2016-03-02 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Asceticism and Power in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Peter Flügel, Gustaaf Houtman

    Including analyses by top academics in the field, this book takes a unique look at questions of power and asceticism in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Ideas about power and purity in these three traditions are crucially related to ascetic practices.…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Gender, Development and the State in India

    By Carole Spary

    Gender, Development and the State in India offers an original contribution in two ways: firstly as an explicitly gender-focused study of the politics of development policy-making in India, and secondly, as an empirical study of the Indian case which rarely finds mention in the gender mainstreaming…

    Hardback – 2016-03-01 
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

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