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  • Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    Nationalism appears to be rising in a renascent Asia and stoking tensions, aspirations, and identity politics while amplifying grievances and raising questions about prospects in what is touted as the Asian century. This book provides a broad overview and introduction to nationalism in Asia.…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno

    Yuan China, one of the four empires created by the descendants of Cinggis Qan (1167-1227), saw the development of a new culture in which medical practice came to be considered a highly respected occupation for elite men. During this period, further major steps were also taken towards the…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Agriculture and the Food Supply in Premodern Japan

    The Place of Rice

    By Charlotte von Verschuer, Wendy Cobcroft

    The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

  • Modern Korea and Its Others

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Empire, Nationalism and the Postcolonial World

    Rabindranath Tagore's Writings on History, Politics and Society

    By Michael Collins

    By presenting a new interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s English language writings, this book places the work of India’s greatest Nobel Prize winner and cultural icon in the context of imperial history and thereby bridges the gap between Tagore studies and imperial/postcolonial historiography.…

    Paperback – 2015-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1350-1800

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin, Hoang Anh Tuan

    This book presents extensive new research findings on and new thinking about Southeast Asia in this interesting, richly diverse, but much understudied period. It examines the wide and well-developed trading networks, explores the different kinds of regimes and the nature of power and security,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • In the Shadow of the Mahatma

    Bishop Azariah and the Travails of Christianity in British India

    By Susan Billington Harper

    This is a biography of Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah (1874-1945), bishop of the Anglican Church in India from 1912 until his death in 1945. His life sheds new light on the challenges and opportunities faced by religious minorities throughout the world today. As a Christian leader in a non-Christian…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Protestant Origins in India

    Tamil Evangelical Christians 1706-1835

    By D. Dennis Hudson

    Protestant Christianity was established as a religion of India when in 1706 missionaries from the the German Evangelical Church sponsored by the King of Denmark landed at the Danish factory in Tamil-speaking Tranquebar. An indigenous congregation soon developed, with worship and catechising in…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947

    Contour of Freedom

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Cold War in the High Himalayas

    The USA, China and South Asia in the 1950s

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    This text examines elite-insecurity perceptions in India, Pakistan and the USA in the 1950s. The book highlights the consequent linkages in alliance-building efforts and the  subsequent triangular covert collaboration against Communist China, especially along Tibet's Himalayan frontiers. This…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

  • Barefoot across the Nation

    M F Husain and the Idea of India

    Edited by Sumathi Ramaswamy

    This book is the first inter-disciplinary engagement with the work of Maqbool Fida Husain, arguably India’s most iconic contemporary artist today, whose life and work are intimately entangled with the career of independent India as a democratic, secular and multi-ethnic nation. For more than half a…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Thailand in the Cold War

    By Matthew Phillips

    Thailand’s position during the Cold War was ambiguous: the country’s political leadership was very keen to maintain the country’s independence on the world stage, yet at the same time was anxious to establish the country’s credentials as staunchly anti-communist. However, as this book argues,…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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