Asian History Products

  • The Sino-Japanese War and Youth Literature

    Friends and Foes on the Battlefield

    By Minjie Chen

    The Sino-Japanese War (1937 – 1945) was fought in the Asia-Pacific theatre between Imperial Japan and China, with the United States as the latter’s major military ally. An important line of investigation remains, questioning how the history of this war has been passed on to post-war generations’…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25 
    Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

  • A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore

    Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

    By John Solomon

    Untouchable migrants made up a significant proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the 19th and 20th centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today, however, untouchability has…

    Hardback – 2016-01-15 
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Hardback – 2016-01-12 
    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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 

  • 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 – 2015-12-31 
    Visual and Media Histories

  • China’s Strategic Priorities

    Edited by Jonathan H. Ping, Brett McCormick

    The People’s Republic of China is the world’s most populous state and largest consumer of energy, having demonstrated momentous progress on an unprecedented scale. This global power has increasingly shaped international relations as a result of its population size, economic development and…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • 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 

  • The Politics of Chinese Medicine Under Mongol Rule

    By Reiko Shinno 秦 玲子 

    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 
    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 – 2015-12-07 
    Needham Research Institute Series

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