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  • Women, Gender and Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900

    By Melia Belli Bose

    Women, Gender & Art in Asia, c. 1500-1900 brings women’s engagements with art into a pan-Asian dialogue with essays that examine women as artists, commissioners, collectors, and subjects from India, Southeast Asia, Tibet, China, Korea, and Japan, from the sixteenth to the early twentieth century.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-27 
    Routledge

  • Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen

    By Ronie Parciack

    The popular Hindi film industry is the largest in India and the most conspicuous film industry in the non-Western world. This book analyses the pivotal visual and narrative conventions employed in popular Hindi films through the combined prism of film studies and classical Indian philosophy and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Lifestyle Media in Asia

    Consumption, Aspiration and Identity

    Edited by Fran Martin, Tania Lewis

    Across Asia, consumer culture is increasingly shaping everyday life, with neoliberal economic and social policies increasingly adopted by governments who see their citizens as individualised, sovereign consumers with choices about their lifestyles and identities. One aspect of this development has…

    Hardback – 2016-05-11 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • A Grammar of Mangghuer

    A Mongolic Language of China's Qinghai-Gansu Sprachbund

    By Keith W. Slater

    This book is a grammar of Mangghuer, a Mongolic language spoken by approximately 25,000 people in China's northwestern Qinghai Province. Mangghuer is virtually unknown outside China, and no grammar of Mangghuer has ever been published in any language. The book's primary importance is thus as a…

    Paperback – 2016-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

  • English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

    Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English

    By Andrew Sewell

    This book presents accent variation as a topic that intersects with and illuminates several important issues, including intelligibility, identity, globalization, and the study of English in the world. The unifying strand is provided by pronunciation teaching: what does it mean to teach English…

    Hardback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this book concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravada politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Salaam Bollywood

    Representations and Interpretations

    Edited by Vikrant Kishore, Amit Sarwal, Parichay Patra

    This book traces the journey of popular Hindi cinema from 1913 to contemporary times when Bollywood has evolved as a part of India’s cultural diplomacy. Avoiding a linear, developmental narrative, the book re-examines the developments through the ruptures in the course of cinematic history. The…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge India

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

    By M. Saiful Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Natural Theology Reconfigured

    Confucian Axiology and American Pragmatism

    By Zhiqiu Xu

    Classic natural theology in its logical, rational, Aristotelian presentation has encountered an impasse. Since the Enlightenment, nature has ceased to be a vital topic in theological discussions until a recent revival of interest stemming from ecological and feminist concerns. Provocatively…

    Hardback – 2016-04-19 
    Routledge
    Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Teacher Management in China

    The Transformation of Educational Systems

    By Eva Huang, John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Education has long been highly valued in China, and continues to be highly valued, both by the state, which appreciates the value of education for maintaining China's economic rise, and by parents, who, affected by the One Child Policy, devote a large proportion of their incomes to their one…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Japan's Modern Theatre

    A Century of Change and Continuity

    By Brian Powell

    This book endeavours to unravel the complicated skeins of Japanese theatre in the modern period and offers an appreciation of the richness of choice of presentational and representational theatre forms.Since the end of world War II there has been continuing but different conflict between the major…

    Paperback – 2016-03-31 
    Routledge
    Japan Library

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