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  • Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Huong T. Bui

    This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism’s impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels. Offering a myriad of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Landscape, Ritual and Identity among the Hyolmo of Nepal

    The Buddha and the Drum, 1st Edition

    By Davide Torri

    This book analyses the social, political and religious life of the Hyolmo people of Nepal. Highlighting patterns of change and adaptation, it addresses the Shamanic-Buddhist interface that exists in the animated landscape of the Himalayas. Opening with an analysis of the ethnic revival of Nepal,…

    Hardback – 2020-03-10 
    Routledge
    Vitality of Indigenous Religions

  • Post-Conflict Social and Economic Recovery in Timor-Leste

    Redemptive Legacies, 1st Edition

    By Andrew McWilliam

    This book presents a rich ethnography of post-conflict social and economic recovery in East Timor following the end of Indonesian military occupation of the territory in 1999. It offers a longer-term analysis of the pathways to rebuilding and restoring local community life, and the budding…

    Hardback – 2020-01-23 
    Routledge
    The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

  • Ahmadiyya Islam and the Muslim Diaspora

    Living at the End of Days, 1st Edition

    By Marzia Balzani

    This book is a study of the UK-based Ahmadiyya Muslim community in the context of the twentieth-century South Asian diaspora. Originating in late nineteenth-century Punjab, the Ahmadis are today a vibrant international religious movement; they are also a group that has been declared heretic by…

    Hardback – 2020-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) South Asian Series

  • Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating people, ideas and lifeworlds in Mumbai's redeveloping chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl-redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl-redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge

  • Chinese-Islamic Works of Art, 1644–1912

    A Study of Some Qing Dynasty Examples, 1st Edition

    By Emily Byrne Curtis

    Chinese-Islamic studies have concentrated thus far on the arts of earlier periods with less attention paid to works from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). This book focuses on works of Chinese-Islamic art from the late seventeenth century to the present day and bring to the reader’s attention several…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Cold War and Asian Cinemas

    1st Edition

    Edited by Poshek Fu, Man-Fung Yip

    This book offers an interdisciplinary, historically grounded study of Asian cinemas’ complex responses to the Cold War conflict.  It situates the global ideological rivalry within regional and local political, social, and cultural processes, while offering a transnational and cross-regional focus.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05
    Routledge

  • Social Cohesion in Asia

    Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Peter Walkenhorst

    This book explores the historical origins, contemporary dynamics and future challenges of social cohesion in South, Southeast and East Asia—one of the most dynamic and at the same time heterogeneous regions in the world, in terms of economic, political and human development. The comparative case…

    Hardback – 2019-11-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

  • Modernity and Spirit Worship in India

    An Anthropology of the Umwelt, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ishii

    This book investigates the entangled relations between people’s daily worship practices and their umwelt in South India. Focusing on the practices of spirit (būta) worship in the coastal area of Karnataka, it examines the relationship between people and deities. Based on extensive fieldwork, this…

    Hardback – 2019-11-13
    Routledge
    Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

  • Locating Heisei in Japanese Fiction and Film

    The Historical Imagination of the Lost Decades, 1st Edition

    By Marc Yamada

    This book provides the first interdisciplinary examination of the popular fiction and film of the “lost decades” of Japan’s Heisei period (1989–2019). Presenting original analysis of major Heisei writers, filmmakers, and manga artists, the chapters examine the work of Urasawa Naoki, Kurosawa…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Migrant Health Professionals and the Global Labour Market

    The Dreams and Traps of Nepali Nurses, 1st Edition

    By Radha Adhikari

    This book offers a fresh perspective on gender debates in Nepal and analyses how the international migration of the first generation of professional female Nepali nurses has been a catalyst for social change. With unprecedented access to study participants in Nepal (the source country),…

    Hardback – 2019-10-31
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Power and Knowledge in Southeast Asia

    State and Scholars in Indonesia and the Philippines, 1st Edition

    By Rommel A. Curaming

    Examining two state-sponsored history writing projects in Indonesia and the Philippines in the 1970s, this book illuminates the contents and contexts of the two projects and, more importantly, provides a nuanced characterization of the relationship between embodiments of power (state, dictators,…

    Hardback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

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