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

    1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah S. Hutton, Rebecca M. 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, ossified categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11
    Routledge

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-10-05
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Women Architects in India

    Histories of Practice in Mumbai and Delhi, 1st Edition

    By Mary N. Woods

    As the first inclusive study of how women have shaped the modern Indian built environment from the independence struggle until today, this book reveals a history that is largely unknown, not only in the West, but also in India. Educated in the 1930s and 1940s, the very first women architects…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16
    Routledge

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-09-13
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • The Occupy Movement in Hong Kong

    Sustaining Decentralized Protest, 1st Edition

    By Yongshun Cai

    The Occupy movement in Hong Kong was sustained for about 80 days because of government tolerance, the presence of determined participants, and a weak leadership. The government tolerated the occupation because its initial use of force, in particular teargas, was counterproductive and provoked…

    Hardback – 2016-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Islam and Cultural Change in Papua New Guinea

    1st Edition

    By Scott Flower

    Scholars of religion and policy makers may be surprised at the changes occurring on the second largest island of the world that straddles one of the most Christianised and least Christianised areas of the world. This book provides an accurate and deeper understanding of the nature of Islam in Papua…

    Hardback – 2016-08-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Fukushima and the Arts

    Negotiating Nuclear Disaster, 1st Edition

    Edited by Barbara Geilhorn, Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt

    The natural and man-made cataclysmic events of the 11 March 2011 disaster, or 3.11, have dramatically altered the status quo of contemporary Japanese society. While much has been written about the social, political, economic, and technical aspects of the disaster, this volume represents one of the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Buddhist Art of Living in Nepal

    Ethical Practice and Religious Reform, 1st Edition

    By Lauren Leve

    Theravada Buddhism has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival in modern Nepal, 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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Indonesia and the Politics of Disaster

    Power and Representation in Indonesia’s Mud Volcano, 1st Edition

    By Phillip Drake

    Named after Lapindo Brantas, a gas exploration company that was drilling at the eruption site, the Lapindo mudflow initially burst in 2006 and continues to flow today, becoming the most expensive disaster in Indonesia’s history. Using this environmental incident in Indonesia as a case study, this…

    Hardback – 2016-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia

    Transforming the Margins, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler, Anna-Teresa Grumblies

    Since colonial rule, the island of Java served as Indonesia’s imagined centre and prime example of development, while the Outer Islands were constructed as the state’s marginalised periphery. Recent processes of democratisation and regional autonomy, however, have significantly changed the power…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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

    1st Edition

    Edited by Melia Belli Bose

    Women, Gender and 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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11
    Routledge

  • Sri Lanka's Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society, 1st Edition

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyzes intersections of gender, class and sexuality by…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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