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  • National Identities in Pakistan

    The 1971 war in contemporary Pakistani fiction, 1st Edition

    By Cara Cilano

    In 1971, a war which took place in Pakistan that resulted in the establishment of two separate countries; East Pakistan became Bangladesh, leaving the remaining four western provinces to comprise a truncated Pakistan. This book examines how literature by those who remained Pakistanis acts as a…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Life of Alimqul

    A Native Chronicle of Nineteenth Century Central Asia, 1st Edition

    By Timur Beisembiev

    This work studies a narrative devoted to the history of the Kokand Khanate, a state that played a great role in Central Asian history in the 18th and 19th centuries, controlling territory equal to continental western Europe, until it was conquered by the Russian Empire in 1876. This unique…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Ismaili Hymns from South Asia

    An Introduction to the Ginans, 1st Edition

    By Zawahir Moir, Christopher Shackle

    The Aga Khans have long played a prominent part on the international stage, but much less tends to be understood about the most important group of their followers, the Khoja Ismailis of South Asia, who are now also settled in many other parts of the world. Even less is generally known about the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Contested Belonging

    An Indigenous People's Struggle for Forest and Identity in Sub-Himalayan Bengal, 1st Edition

    By B. G. Karlsson

    Deals with the modern predicament of the Rabha (or Kocha) people, one of India;s indigenous peoples, traditionally practising shifting cultivation in the jungle tracts situated where the Himalayan mountains meet the plains of Bengal. When the area came under British rule and was converted into tea…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • New Millennium South Korea

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jesook Song

    Despite the common held belief that Asian nations have displayed anti-market tendencies of under-consumption and export-oriented trade since the Asian financial crisis, in the 10 years since the crisis, South Korea has bucked this trend accruing a higher debt rate than the US. This groundbreaking…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach, 1st Edition

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of…

    Hardback – 2015-02-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

  • Reassessing Orientalism

    Interlocking Orientologies during the Cold War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Artemy M. Kalinovsky

    Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues…

    Hardback – 2015-02-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Popular Religion in Modern China

    The New Role of Nuo, 1st Edition

    By Lan Li

    Since the early 1980s, China's rapid economic growth and social transformation have greatly altered the role of popular religion in the country. This book makes a new contribution to the research on the phenomenon by examining the role which popular religion has played in modern Chinese politics.…

    Hardback – 2015-01-28
    Routledge

  • Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour, 1st Edition

    By Tony Wilson

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Bangladesh Cinema and National Identity

    In Search of the Modern?, 1st Edition

    By Zakir Hossain Raju

    Throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, cinema has been adopted as a popular cultural institution in Bangladesh. At the same time, this has been the period for the articulation of modern nationhood and cultural identity of Bengali Muslims in Bangladesh. This book analyses the…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Active Ageing in Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter

    East Asian societies are changing rapidly, and one of the most important facets of this transformation is population the ageing. of society. "Active ageing" is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia,…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

  • Constructing Modern Asian Citizenship

    1st Edition

    Edited by Edward Vickers, Krishna Kumar

    In many non-Western contexts, modernization has tended to be equated with Westernization, and hence with an abandonment of authentic indigenous identities and values. This is evident in the recent history of many Asian societies, where efforts to modernize – spurred on by the spectre of foreign…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

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