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  • Rethinking Japanese Studies

    Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kaori Okano, Yoshio Sugimoto

    Japanese Studies has provided a fertile space for non-Eurocentric analysis for a number of reasons. It has been embroiled in the long-running internal debate over the so-called Nihonjinron, revolving around the extent to which the effective interpretation of Japanese society and culture requires…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Political Mobility of Chinese Regional Leaders

    Performance, Preference, Promotion, 1st Edition

    By Liang Qiao

    A monarch is usually born, a member of parliament or a president is usually elected, but a regional leader in China is usually orchestrated to replace his or her predecessor through an opaque process and for reasons not normally made public. The professional trajectories of Chinese regional leaders…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Death and Dying in India

    Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly, 1st Edition

    By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta

    Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong

    Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael H. K. Ng, John D Wong

    This book examines important social movements in Hong Kong from the perspectives of historical and cultural studies. Conventionally regarded as one of the most politically stable cities in Asia, Hong Kong has yet witnessed many demonstrations and struggles against the colonial and post-colonial…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Law

  • HIV/AIDS in India

    Voices from the Margins, 1st Edition

    By Sunita Manian

    India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Media as Politics in South Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sahana Udupa, Stephen D. McDowell

    The dramatic expansion of the media and communications sector since the 1990s has brought South Asia on the global scene as a major center for media production and consumption. This book is the first overview of media expansion and its political ramifications in South Asia during these years of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Migrant Workers and ASEAN

    A Two Level State and Regional Analysis, 1st Edition

    By Anisa Santoso

    ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has made slow progress in defining a regional policy for the protection of migrant workers. This book examines the normative structures within the institutions at play at both state and regional level of ASEAN, which influence the making of a…

    Hardback – 2017-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Activism and Agency in India

    Nurturing Resistance in the Tea Plantations, 1st Edition

    By Supurna Banerjee

    During the period 2000 to 2010, tea plantations in India experienced a crisis and were at the threshold of transformation, framed by conflict and turbulence. This book is an interdisciplinary and intersectional work examining the nature of victimhood and agency among women workers on tea…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Luke Gartlan, Roberta Wue

    This volume explores the early history of the photographic studio and portrait in China and Japan. The institution of the photographic studio has received relatively little attention in the history of photography; contributors here investigate various manifestations of the studio as a place and as…

    Hardback – 2017-04-27
    Routledge

  • Society in Contemporary Laos

    Capitalism, Habitus and Belief, 1st Edition

    By Boike Rehbein

    Over the past decade, Laos’ exposure to global capitalism has resulted in extensive economic and social transformations. Precapitalist social structures both persist and are transformed into a particular configuration of classes. This entails increasing social inequality, a widening range of…

    Hardback – 2017-04-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition

    The Paradox of Independence, 1st Edition

    By Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Partition occurring simultaneously with British decolonization of the Indian subcontinent led to the formation of independent India and Pakistan. While the political and communal aspects of the Partition have received some attention, its enormous personal and psychological costs have been mostly…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Water Policy and Governance in South Asia

    Empowering Rural Communities, 1st Edition

    By M. Anwar Hossen

    Dr. Hossen carried out an exceptional program of research in Bangladesh which focused on water governance in relation to human rights, international water law and environmental sustainability. His major argument is that eco-agricultural system encounters major disruptions due to a number of factors…

    Hardback – 2017-03-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

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