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  • 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

  • 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

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