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  • 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 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 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 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

  • 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 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 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 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 Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • Informal Labour in Urban India

    Three Cities, Three Journeys, 1st Edition

    By Tom Barnes

    During the last two decades, rapid economic growth and development in India has been based upon the mass employment of informal labour. Using case studies from three urban regions, this book examines this growth in modern India’s cities and towns. It argues that India has undergone a process of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is…

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

  • Philippine Politics

    Possibilities and Problems in a Localist Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Lynn T. White III

    Philippine political history, especially in the twentieth century, challenges the image of democratic evolution as serving the people, and does so in ways that reveal inadequately explored aspects of many democracies. In the first decades of the twenty-first century the Philippines has nonetheless…

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

  • Zen Paintings in Edo Japan (1600-1868)

    Playfulness and Freedom in the Artwork of Hakuin Ekaku and Sengai Gibon, 1st Edition

    By Galit Aviman

    In Zen Buddhism, the concept of freedom is of profound importance. And yet, until now there has been no in-depth study of the manifestation of this liberated attitude in the lives and artwork of Edo period Zen monk-painters. This book explores the playfulness and free-spirited attitude reflected in…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10

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