Asian Studies (General) Products

  • The Rise and Fall of Global Microcredit

    Development, debt and disillusion

    Edited by Milford Bateman, Stephanie Blankenburg, Richard Kozul-Wright

    In the mid-1980s the international development community helped launch in Bangladesh what was to quickly become one of the most popular poverty reduction policies of all time. Microcredit, the system of disbursing tiny micro-loans to the poor to help them to establish their own…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Development Studies

  • Rural Roots of Reform Before China's Conservative Change

    By Lynn T. White III

    China’s economic and military rise dominates discussions of the world’s most populous country. Resilient authoritarian government is credited with great successes, but this book expands the discourse to include governance by village heads - who often ignored central politicians. Chinese reforms for…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13 
    Routledge

  • International Humanitarian NGOs and State Relations

    Politics, Principles, and Identity

    By Andrew J. Cunningham

    International Humanitarian NGOs and State Relations: Politics, principles, and identity examines the often discordant relationship between states and international non-governmental organisations working in the humanitarian sector. INGOs aiming to provide assistance to populations suffering from the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Communication in International Development

    Doing Good or Looking Good?

    Edited by Florencia Enghel, Jessica Noske-Turner

    International development stakeholders harness communication with two broad purposes: to do good, via communication for development and media assistance, and to communicate do-gooding, via public relations and information. This book unpacks various ways in which different efforts to do good are…

    Paperback – 2018-05-23 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • Numeracy as Social Practice

    Global and Local Perspectives

    Edited by Keiko Yasukawa, Alan Rogers, Kara Jackson, Brian V. Street

    Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, embedded in local practices, traditions, and interactions. But whereas the importance of social practice is increasingly recognised in literacy education, Numeracy as Social Practice: Global and Local Perspectives is the first book to…

    Paperback – 2018-05-10 
    Routledge
    Rethinking Development

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 
    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 – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Religious Traditions in South Asia

    Interaction and Change

    By Geoffrey Oddie

    These studies focus on questions of religious interaction and change in India from the sixth century B.C. to the present day. They represent the work of scholars in a range of disciplines and who are resident mostly in Australia…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    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 – 2018-04-30 
    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 – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Historical Injustice and Democratic Transition in Eastern Asia and Northern Europe

    Ghosts at the Table of Democracy

    Edited by Kenneth Christie, Robert Cribb

    The memory of past atrocity lingers like a ghost at the table of democracy. Injustices carried out in the past - from massacres and murder to repression and detention - embitter societies and distort their structures so that the process of establishing and running a democracy carries an extra…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Dynamics of Change in East Asia

    Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Development

    By P.W. Preston

    Over the past forty years, East Asia has been radically transformed from a war damaged sub-continent to a region of global pre-eminence. With new, highly developed scientific resources, great economic strengths, significant global trading links and equally powerful financial resources, East Asia is…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 
    Routledge

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