Asian Social Policy Products

  • Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

    By Liping Bu

    This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 35 in…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography

    Edited by Zhongwei Zhao, Adrian Hayes

    Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world. Its current population of around 4.3 billion accounts for close to 60 percent of the world’s total. It is also an extremely diverse continent with people living in hugely varied natural environments. Many Asian countries have their own…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 

  • Climate Change Policy in Japan

    From the 1980s to 2015

    By Yasuko Kameyama

    Amidst growing environmental concerns worldwide, Japan is seen as particularly vulnerable to the effects of changing climate. This book considers Japan’s response to the climate change problem from the late 1980s up to the present day, assessing how the Japanese government’s policy-making…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • Situating the Uyghurs Between China and Central Asia

    By Ildikó Bellér-Hann, M. Cristina Cesàro, Joanne Smith Finley

    Drawing together distinguished international scholars, this volume offers a unique insight into the social and cultural hybridity of the Uyghurs. It bridges a gap in our understanding of this group, an officially recognized minority mainly inhabiting the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

  • British-Indian Adult Children of Divorce

    Context, Impact and Coping

    By Chaitali Das

    Divorce has become a form of family change in contemporary western societies, spawning much research to investigate its causes and consequences. Such research has promoted a sociological understanding of divorce, impact on families and individuals as well as implications for public policy. However,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-23

  • Risk and Public Policy in East Asia

    By Mutsuko Takahashi

    Edited by Raymond K.H. Chan

    Contemporary Asian society is marked by social processes associated with the loss of stable economic growth and high employment; family structures capable of caring for family members in need; and governmental economic and political competence. Post-financial crisis job uncertainty and income and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17

  • Modern Chinese Real Estate Law

    Property Development in an Evolving Legal System

    By Gregory M. Stein

    With massive growth taking place in the real estate industry, how can China develop a free market and private ownership of land while still officially subscribing to Communist ideology? This study uses fieldwork interviews to establish how the Chinese real estate market operates in practice from…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Law, Property and Society

  • Writing Diaspora

    South Asian Women, Culture and Ethnicity

    By Yasmin Hussain

    Issues of cultural hybridity, diaspora and identity are central to debates on ethnicity and race and, over the past decade, have framed many theoretical debates in sociology, cultural studies and literary studies. However, these ideas are all too often considered at a purely theoretical level. In…

    Paperback – 2016-11-17
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Everyday Life in Asia

    Social Perspectives on the Senses

    By Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

    Edited by Kelvin E.Y. Low

    Everyday Life in Asia offers a range of detailed case studies which present social perspectives on sensory experiences in Asia. Thematically organized around the notions of the experience of space and place, tradition and the senses, cross-border sensory experiences, and habitus and the senses -…

    Paperback – 2016-11-16

  • The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond

    Edited by John Barker

    The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond examines how Melanesians experience and deal with moral dilemmas and challenges. Taking Kenelm Burridge’s seminal work as their starting point, the contributors focus upon public situations and types of people that exemplify key ethical…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

  • Pathways to State Welfare in Korea

    Interests, Ideas and Institutions

    By Gyu-Jin Hwang

    Why has Korean social policy developed differently from that of other East Asian countries? While in many respects Korea can be compared with Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, where economic development has been the chief priority of state action, Korea has also implemented extensive welfare…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Social Policy in Modern Asia

  • The Ethnic Penalty

    Immigration, Education and the Labour Market

    By Reza Hasmath

    Populations of visible ethnic minorities have steadily increased over the past few decades in immigrant-receptive societies. While a complex calculus of push and pull factors has motivated this increase, one of the main impetuses for this migration has been the search for employment, better wages…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11

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