Asian History Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Africa-Asia Relations

    Edited by Pedro Amakasu Raposo Carvalho, David Arase, Scarlett Cornelissen

    This volume is the first Handbook aimed at studying Africa-Asia and Asia-Africa Relations in a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive way. It provides insights into the nature of interaction between the African continent and a wide range of Asian countries, and how those interactions are being…

    Hardback – 2017-01-01 

  • The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to…

    Paperback – 2016-12-23 
    Asia's Transformations

  • Vietnam and the South China Sea

    Politics, Security and Legality

    By Do Thanh Hai

    Studies of the escalating tensions and competing claims in the South China Sea overwhelmingly focus on China and its increasingly assertive approach, while the position of the other claimants is overlooked. This book focuses on the attitude of Vietnam towards the South China Sea dispute. It…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife

    Edited by Barak Kushner, Sherzod Muminov

    The end of Japan’s empire appeared to happen very suddenly, and cleanly – but, as this book shows, it was in fact very messy, with a long period of establishing or re-establishing the postwar order. Moreover, as the authors argue, empires have afterlifes, which, in the case of Japan’s empire, is…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance

    A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan"

    By David Williams

    The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of ‘the standpoint of world history and Japan’ may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite…

    Paperback – 2016-12-10 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan

    Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

    By Elisabetta Iob

    This book is a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the resettlement and the rehabilitation of Partition refugees in Pakistani Punjab between 1947 and 1962. It weaves a chronological and thematic plot into a single narrative, and focuses on the Punjabi refugee middle and upper-middle class.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-01 
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Encyclopedia of Chinese History

    Edited by Michael Dillon

    China has become accessible to the west in the last twenty years in a way that was not possible in the previous thirty. The number of westerners travelling to China to study, for business or for tourism has increased dramatically and there has been a corresponding increase in interest in Chinese…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 

  • People's War

    By J.L.S. Girling

    This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 

  • Behind the Myth

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49

    By Tilman Remme

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 

  • Communism and Reform in East Asia

    By David S.G. Goodman

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 

  • The Making of South East Asia

    By George Coedes

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15 

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