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  • Martial Arts in Asia

    History, Culture and Politics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Fan Hong, Gwang Ok

    The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Women, Religion and the Body in South Asia

    Living with Bengali Bauls, 1st Edition

    By Kristin Hanssen

    Noted for their haunting melodies and enigmatic lyrics, Bauls have been portrayed as spiritually enlightened troubadours traveling around the countryside in West Bengal in India and in Bangladesh. As emblems of Bengali culture, Bauls have long been a subject of scholarly debates which center on…

    Hardback – 2018-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge South Asian Religion Series

  • Cultures of Development

    Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Warren

    The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world, such as South Korea and China, have been achieved by rejecting the advice of Western…

    Paperback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Trends in Chinese Education

    1st Edition

    Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob

    This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • The Bengal Diaspora

    Rethinking Muslim migration, 1st Edition

    By Claire Alexander, Joya Chatterji, Annu Jalais

    India’s partition in 1947 and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971 saw the displacement and resettling of millions of Muslims and Hindus, resulting in profound transformations across the region. A third of the region’s population sought shelter across new borders, almost all of them resettling in the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Migration and Identity in Central Asia

    The Uzbek Experience, 1st Edition

    By Rano Turaeva

    This book is an ethnographic and sociolinguistic study of Uzbek migrants in the capital city of Uzbekistan. The ethnographic details of the book represent post-Soviet urban realities on the ground where various forms of belonging clash and kinship ties are reinforced within social safety networks.…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • Social Movements and the Indian Diaspora

    1st Edition

    By Movindri Reddy

    With the elevation of Islam and Muslim transnational networks in international affairs, from the rise of Al Qaeda to the revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, the study of Diasporas and transnational identities has become more relevant. Using case studies from Fiji, Mauritius, Trinidad…

    Paperback – 2018-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Irony, Cynicism and the Chinese State

    1st Edition

    Edited by Hans Steinmüller, Susanne Brandtstädter

    Unprecedented social change in China has intensified the contradictions faced by ordinary people. In everyday life, people find themselves caught between official and popular discourses, encounter radically different representations of China's past and its future, and draw on widely diverse moral…

    Paperback – 2018-04-13
    Routledge

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

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