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  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Taiwan's Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou

    From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers

    Edited by Dafydd Fell

    In the spring of 2014, the Sunflower Movement’s occupation of the Legislative Yuan brought Taiwan back into international media attention. It was the culmination of a series of social movements that had been growing in strength since 2008 and have become even more salient since the spring of 2014.…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country by country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • British Untouchables

    A Study of Dalit Identity and Education

    By Paul Ghuman

    Dalits, formerly called 'untouchables', remain the most oppressed community in India, and indeed in South Asia and have, until recently, been denied human and civic rights. On emigration to the UK and other Western countries they faced a double disadvantage: caste discrimination and racial…

    Paperback – 2016-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Space, Politics, and Cultural Representation in Modern China

    Cartographies of Revolution

    By Enhua Zhang

    Regarding revolution as a spatial practice, this book explores modes of spatial construction in modern China through a panoramic overview of major Chinese revolutionary events and nuanced analysis of cultural representations. Examining the relationship between revolution, space, and culture in…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500-Present

    Edited by Deborah Hutton, Rebecca Brown

    Place plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the discipline of Art History. And yet, place also limits the questions art historians can ask and impairs analysis of objects and locations in the interstices of established, ossifi ed categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan

    From State Farms to Private Flocks

    Edited by Dr Carol Kerven, Carol Kerven

    This collection traces how pastoralists have coped with the challenges of change in a part of the world with a long-tradition of livestock keeping. Their precarious position - balanced between a market system where only the fittest may survive, and their attempt to remain a human resource for the…

    Paperback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia

    Edited by Katherine Brickell, Simon Springer

    Offering a comprehensive overview of the current situation in the country, The Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia provides a broad coverage of social, cultural, political and economic development within both rural and urban contexts during the last decade. A detailed introduction places Cambodia…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

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