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  • Compensated Dating Girls in Hong Kong

    Scripts, Voices and Views

    By Jessica C.M. Li

    Compensated dating or commercial sex involving young girls has emerged as a global concern over the past decades and since the turn of the twenty-first century, has created a panic among parents in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, there is no consensus on whether compensated dating is an offence, an…

    Hardback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Space and the Cultural Politics of Decolonization in India

    Pre-figurations of the Postcolony

    By Sandeep Banerjee

    This book examines the spatial imaginaries of texts from the colonial Indian literary field of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries across a range of genres, namely, historical romances, novels, travelogues, memoirs, poems, and patriotic lyrics. These imaginaries present different registers…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Urban Activism in India

    Transparency, Accountability and Ethical Politics

    By Martin Webb

    This book explores the intersections between good governance initiatives and rights activism, between different normative conceptions of how the citizen-state relationship should be, and the projects and practices which flow from them. In an era in which subscribing to transparency, accountability,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Ethnic Politics in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    Exit, Voice, and Loyalty among Uzbek Minorities

    By Matteo Fumagalli

    The Soviet collapse left about seventy million people, one in four former Soviet citizens, stranded outside of the borders of new states where the majority of their ethnic kins lived. To the surprise of many outside observers, the Central Asian region has escaped the conflicts in which many…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930)

    By Luzia Savary

    Imperial raciology is a burgeoning field of historical research. Studies on the British Empire in South Asia have concentrated on the writing of Western-educated elites in English. This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23 

  • Routledge Companion on Global Heritage Conservation

    Edited by Vinayak Bharne, Trudi Sandmeier

    The act of identifying, protecting, restoring and reusing buildings, districts and landscapes of historic and cultural significance can be an influential process of urban and socio-economic reform. The Routledge Companion on Global Heritage Conservation explores how the aspirations surrounding…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 

  • Asylum-Seeking Journeys in Asia

    Refugees in Hong Kong and Bangkok

    By Chun Tat Terence Shum

    Hong Kong and Thailand are two major first asylum ports in Asia for refugees who originate from countries in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Many refugees have undertaken multiple journeys before arriving in Hong Kong or Thailand. This book examines the actual exilic process…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge Series on Asian Migration

  • Routledge Handbook of Creative and Cultural Industries in Asia

    Edited by Lorraine Lim, Hye-Kyung Lee

    Recent years have witnessed the remarkable development of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Asia, from the global popularity of the Japanese games and anime industries, to Korea’s film and pop music successes. While CCIs in these Asian cultural powerhouses aspire to become key players…

    Hardback – 2019-01-09 

  • 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 – 2019-01-01 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • India's Changing Political, Economic and Social Environment

    Improvising Lives

    By Patricia Jeffery

    This book by one of the most accomplished sociologists working on contemporary Indian society explores the intersections between secular changes in the wider polity and economy of India and beyond. Using the lives of villagers as they progress through the “domestic cycle” in an area of western…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste

    Edited by Andrew McWilliam, Michael Leach

    Reflecting on the legacies of Timor-Leste's remarkable journey from colonialism to sovereign and democratic Independence, the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Timor-Leste provides a comprehensive and up-to –date reference work on the politics, economics, cultural and social life in Timor-Leste.…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 

  • Political Transformations in Nepal

    Dalit Inequality and Social Justice

    By Mom Bishwakarma

    This book offers an in-depth analysis of the interrelationship between long-standing caste discrimination, its vicious circle of impact to the Dalit groups in Nepal and the changes brought by the recent political transformations. It explores the links between identity politics, Dalit struggle and…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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