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  • Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires....

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    This book is concerned with Sri Lanka’s global factory workers based in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ). These FTZs employ thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. The book analyses social class and intersections of gender…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Social Movements and the Indian Diaspora

    By Movindri Reddy

    With the elevation of Islam and Muslim transnational networks in international affairs, from the rise of Al Qaeda to the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, the study of Diasporas and transnational identities has become more relevant. Using case studies from Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad…

    Hardback – 2015-12-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Cinema in Muslim Societies

    Edited by Ali Nobil Ahmad

    This book collates a comprehensive range of fascinating essays by leading authors on film from across the Muslim world. Responding to political and theoretical misconceptions about Islam and Muslim culture, it covers North African, Arab and Asian cinemas in a rich series of industry histories,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge

  • The Bengal Diaspora

    Rethinking Muslim migration

    By Claire Alexander, Joya Chatterji, Annu Jalais

    India’s partition in 1947 and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 saw the displacement and resettling of millions of Muslims and Hindus, resulting in profound transformations across the region. A third of the region’s population sought shelter across new borders, almost all of them resettling in the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

    Edited by Zhongwei Zhao, Adrian Hayes

    Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. Its current population of around 4.3 billion accounts for close to 60 percent of the world’s total. It is also an extremely diverse continent with people living in hugely varied natural environments. Many Asian countries have their own…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge

  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State

    Edited by Hans Steinmuller, Susanne Brandtstadter

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Youth, Class and Education in Urban India

    The year that can break or make you

    By David Sancho

    Urban India is undergoing a rapid transformation, which also encompasses the educational sector. Since 1991, this important new market in private English-medium schools, along with an explosion of private coaching centres, has transformed the lives of children and their families, as the attainment…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia

    Edited by Larissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo

    While a decade ago much of the discussion of new media in Asia was couched in Occidental notions of Asia as a "default setting" for technology in the future, today we are seeing a much more complex picture of contesting new media practices and production. As "new media" becomes increasingly an…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge

  • Language, Education and Uyghur Identity in Urban Xinjiang

    Edited by Joanne Smith Finley, Xiaowei Zang

    As the regional lingua franca, the Uyghur language long underpinned Uyghur national identity in Xinjiang. However, since the ‘bilingual education’ policy was introduced in 2002, Chinese has been rapidly institutionalised as the sole medium of instruction in the region’s institutes of education. As…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Ethnicity in Asia

  • Animation in China

    History, Aesthetics, Media

    By Sean Macdonald

    By the turn of the 21st century, animation production has grown to thousands of hours a year in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Despite this, and unlike American blockbuster productions and the diverse genres of Japanese anime, much animation from the PRC remains relatively unknown. This…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • "Mixed Race" Identities in Asia and the Pacific

    Experiences from Singapore and New Zealand

    By Zarine L. Rocha

    "Mixed race" is becoming an important area for research, and there is a growing body of work in the North American and British contexts. However, understandings and experiences of "mixed race" across different countries and regions are not often explored in significant depth. New Zealand and…

    Hardback – 2015-11-04 
    Routledge
    Chinese Worlds

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