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  • Education and Society in Bhutan

    Tradition and modernisation, 1st Edition

    By Chelsea M. Robles

    Bhutan's education sector has attracted international attention for recent reforms driven by the national development philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which aspires to balance change with the continuity of tradition. This book traces the history of education in Bhutan and reveals that, as…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • State Propaganda in China's Entertainment Industry

    1st Edition

    By Shenshen Cai

    Most current research on the evolution of China’s propaganda discourse only touches upon recent variations of official propaganda rhetoric grounded in popular media. Here, the research is extended by tapping into the most recently released popular cultural media narratives such as online…

    Hardback – 2016-06-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Lifestyle Media in Asia

    Consumption, Aspiration and Identity, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-05-26
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Popular Hindi Cinema

    Aesthetic Formations of the Seen and Unseen, 1st Edition

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

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor, 1st Edition

    By Ashley Thompson

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

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Religious Violence and Conciliation in Indonesia

    Christians and Muslims in the Moluccas, 1st Edition

    By Sumanto Al Qurtuby

    Maluku in eastern Indonesia is the home to Muslims, Protestants, and Catholics who had for the most part been living peaceably since the sixteenth century. In 1999, brutal conflicts broke out between local Christians and Muslims, and escalated into large-scale communal violence once the Laskar…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

    Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Sewell

    This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do…

    Hardback – 2016-04-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in World Englishes

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-04-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joan DelPlato, Julie Codell

    In Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global Cultures scholars look afresh at representations of nineteenth-century ’oriental’ bodies, inquiring deeply into their erotic dimensions, tracing their global dissemination at cross-cultural intersections of the visual and the political.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Routledge

  • Natural Theology Reconfigured

    Confucian Axiology and American Pragmatism, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge New Critical Thinking in Religion, Theology and Biblical Studies

  • Salaam Bollywood

    Representations and interpretations, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-04-01
    Routledge India

  • Teacher Management in China

    The Transformation of Educational Systems, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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