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  • Japanese Political Theatre in the 18th Century

    Bunraku Puppet Plays in Social Context, 1st Edition

    By Akihiro Odanaka, Masami Iwai

    Bunraku has fascinated theatre practitioners through its particular forms of staging, such as highly elaborated manipulation of puppets and exquisite coordination of chanters and shamisen players. However Bunraku lacks scholarship dedicated to translating not only the language but cultural barriers…

    Hardback – 2020-07-20 
    Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

  • Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Epstein, Rumi Sakamoto

    This collection examines the diverse ways in which popular culture reflects and engenders ongoing changes in Japan-Korea relations and offers insight into the extent to which popular culture offers avenues for reconciliation between two powerful Northeast Asian nations with a fraught colonial and…

    Hardback – 2020-06-30 
    Asia's Transformations

  • Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Smriti Srinivas, Bettina Ng'Weno, Neelima Jeychandran

    This book breaks new ground by bringing together multidisciplinary approaches to examine contemporary Indian Ocean worlds. It reconfigures the Indian Ocean as a space for conceptual and theoretical relationality based on social science and humanities scholarship, thus moving away from an area-based…

    Hardback – 2020-05-27 
    Routledge Series on the Indian Ocean and Trans-Asia

  • The Cultural Politics of Urban Development in South Korea

    Art, Memory and Urban Boosterism in Gwangju, 1st Edition

    By HaeRan Shin

    This book analyses the cultural politics of urban development in Gwangju, South Korea, and illustrates the implementation of state-led arts-based urban boosterism efforts in the context of political trauma and the desire for economic growth. The book explores urban development that is complicated…

    Hardback – 2020-04-29 
    Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

  • Made in Hong Kong

    Studies in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Anthony Fung, Alice Chik

    Made in Hong Kong: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth- and twenty-first century popular music in Hong Kong. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field, and it covers the major…

    Paperback – 2020-04-23 
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • Tourism and Development in Southeast Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Dolezal, Alexander Trupp, Huong T. Bui

    This book analyses the role tourism plays for sustainable development in Southeast Asia. It seeks to assesses tourism’s impact on residents and localities across the region by critically debating and offering new understandings of its dynamics on the global and local levels. Offering a myriad of…

    Hardback – 2020-04-16 
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Urban Renewal in India

    Accommodating People, Ideas and Lifeworlds in Mumbai's Redeveloping Chawls, 1st Edition

    By Pablo Holwitt

    This book interrogates contemporary processes of neoliberal urban renewal in the Global South by studying the model of chawl-redevelopment in Mumbai, India. The model of chawl-redevelopment is used to address questions surrounding contemporary urban renewal. Focusing on attempts to redevelop Mumbai…

    Hardback – 2020-04-15 
    Routledge Series on Urban South Asia

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature

    1st Edition

    Edited by Yoon Sun Yang

    The Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean Literature provides a comprehensive overview of a Korean literary tradition, which is understood as a multifaceted nexus of practices, both homegrown and transnational. The handbook discusses the perspectives from which modern Korean literature has thus far…

    Hardback – 2020-04-02 

  • Aesthetic Hybridity in Mughal Painting, 1526–1658

    1st Edition

    By Valerie Gonzalez

    The first specialized critical-aesthetic study to be published on the concept of hybridity in early Mughal painting, this book investigates the workings of the diverse creative forces that led to the formation of a unique Mughal pictorial language. Mughal pictoriality distinguishes itself from the…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • Punishment in Contemporary China

    Its Evolution, Development and Change, 1st Edition

    By Enshen Li

    Punishment in contemporary China has experienced dramatic shifts over the last seven decades or so. This book focuses on the evolution, development and change of punishment in the Maoist (1949-1977), reform (1978-2001) and post-reform eras (2002-) of China to understand the shaping and…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South

  • Netsukes

    1st Edition

    By Albert Brockhous

    Edited by E.G. Stillman

    First published in 1924, no book had ever before emerged dealing with Netsukes, one of the most fascinating and interesting forms of expression of the Japanese in art. Netsukes are the exquisitely carved and infinitely varied little knobs used by the Japanese to keep from slipping all kinds of…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Women and Health

    Tradition and Culture in Rural India, 1st Edition

    By Mirdula Bandyopadyay, Stewart MacPherson

    First published in 1998, this volume examines how women in general and how the socio-economic and cultural factors affect the health and nutritional status of the mother, reproductive status, utilisation of health services, awareness of health services, health care behaviour, cultural practices…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge Revivals

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