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  • Sikh Communal Identity in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    By Arunajeet Kaur

    This book analyses Sikh communal identity as it was established in the Far East under the auspices of the British Empire. Focusing on Singapore with a comparative case study with Malaysia, where Sikh communities form a significant minority in terms of numbers and visibility and have had significant…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Compensated Dating Girls in Hong Kong

    Scripts, Voices and Views, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Urban South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Henrike Donner

    Research on urban South Asia, the history, material and cultural aspects of South Asian cities, has become an established scholarly concern over the last decades. Of particular importance is the role of the city in wider processes of globalization, and the transformation of urban space and urban…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge

  • Popular Culture and the Formation of Hong Kong Identity

    1st Edition

    By Karin Ling-fung Chau, Heung Wah Wong, Hoi-yan Yau

    This book charts the development of Hong Kong identity from the Second World War to the present. It argues that understanding popular culture is key to understanding how Hong Kong identity has evolved, and it discusses how, in the post-war period, popular culture has gone through various phases…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Transnational Retailing in East Asia

    A Japanese Supermarket Chain in Hong Kong and China, 1st Edition

    By Heung-wah Wong

    This book explores how Yaohan, a Japanese supermarket chain, expanded into Hong Kong in the 1980s and mainland China in the 1990s, and how this expansion evolved from initial success to ultimate failure and the company’s bankruptcy. It outlines the development and structure of the original Japanese…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Japanese Animation

    Transnational Industry and Culture in Asia, 1st Edition

    Edited by Wong Heung Wah, Marco Pellitteri

    “Anime”, involving hand drawn or computer animation, often characterized by colourful graphics, vibrant characters and fantastical themes, is a quintessentially Japanese art form. Distributed through cinema, television and over the internet it has an enormous following, both in Japan and more…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

  • Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context

    Being and Becoming, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bi-yu Chang, Pei Yin Lin

    Positioning Taiwan in a Global Context examines modern Taiwanese culture through the prism of global cultural interactions. Challenging the view of Taiwan as a product of transience and displacement, it highlights Taiwan’s subjectivity, viewing the island as a site of a global development that…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jonathan D. London

    Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s most dynamic but least understood countries, and interest in the country has surged in recent years. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource that looks at the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Vietnam today.…

    Hardback – 2019-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Evolution, Race and Public Spheres in India

    Vernacular Concepts and Sciences (1860-1930), 1st Edition

    By Luzia Savary

    This book provides an in-depth exploration of South Asian readaptations of race in vernacular languages. The focus is on a diverse set of printed texts, periodicals and books in Hindi and Urdu, two of the major print languages of British North India, written between 1860 and 1930. Imperial…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Dalit Women of Nepal

    Strategies of Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Jung H. Lee

    This book examines the strategies of resistance among the Dalit women of Nepal in their struggle against the social injustice of the caste system and related practices of "untouchability", particularly in regard to the ways in which these injustices lead to capability failures that diminish human…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora

    Living in the End of Days, 1st Edition

    By Marzia Balzani

    Ahmadiyya Islam was founded as a new religious movement within Islam towards the end of the nineteenth century in colonial Punjab, India, by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Jamat Ahmadiyyah and its followers have assumed considerable importance both in the country of their origin, i.e. Pakistan, and abroad,…

    Hardback – 2019-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

  • Hybrid Christianity

    Dalit Culture, Identity and Theology, 1st Edition

    By Anderson H.M. Jeremiah

    Commonly known as Dalits, or Untouchables, Paraiyar Christians are a large socially marginalised group living in India within a dynamic and complex social matrix dominated by the caste system. This book presents a detailed exploration of Paraiyar communities, focusing on their religious and…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge

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