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  • 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 

  • Women and Resistance in Contemporary Bengali Cinema

    A Freedom Incomplete

    By Srimati Mukherjee

    Historically, Indian cinema has positioned women at the intersection of tradition and a more evolving culture, portraying contradictory attitudes which affect women’s roles in public and private spheres. Examining the work of three directors from West Bengal, this book addresses the juxtaposition…

    Paperback – 2018-06-06 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Economic Change in Asia

    Implications For Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility

    Edited by M. Bruna Zolin, Bernadette Andreosso-O'Callaghan, Jacques Jaussaud

    Since the 2008 global economic crisis, East Asian economies have faced a number of macroeconomic issues including China’s new growth model, the middle-income trap in developing East Asian countries, and the growing natural fibre market and its socio-economic implications. This book addresses these…

    Paperback – 2018-06-02 

  • 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 – 2018-05-29 
    Rethinking Development

  • Aid, Technology and Development

    The Lessons from Nepal

    Edited by Dipak Gyawali, Michael Thompson, Marco Verweij

    Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides a rich array of in-depth case studies in both development success and failure. This…

    Paperback – 2018-05-27 

  • Identity Politics and Elections in Malaysia and Indonesia

    Ethnic Engineering in Borneo

    By Karolina Prasad

    In recent social research, ethnicity has mostly been used as an explanatory variable. It was only after it was agreed that ethnicity, in itself, is subject to change, were the questions of how and why it changes, possible to answer. This multiplicity of ethnic identities requires that we think of…

    Paperback – 2018-05-26 
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia

    Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers

    Edited by Michel Boivin, Remy Delage

    The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a…

    Paperback – 2018-05-26 
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Transnational Islamic Actors and Indonesia’s Foreign Policy

    Transcending the State

    By Delphine Alles

    The past fifteen years have seen Indonesia move away from authoritarianism to a thriving yet imperfect democracy. During this time, the archipelago attracted international attention as the most-populated Muslim-majority country in the world. As religious issues and actors have been increasingly…

    Paperback – 2018-05-26 
    Rethinking Southeast Asia

  • 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 Humanitarian Studies

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 

  • China's Unruly Journalists

    How Committed Professionals are Changing the People’s Republic

    By Jonathan Hassid

    Despite operating in one of the most tightly controlled media environments in the world, Chinese journalists sometimes take extraordinary risks, braving the perils of job loss or imprisonment to report sensitive stories. As a result, a group of journalists stands at the forefront of some of China’s…

    Paperback – 2018-05-21 

  • Handbook of Emerging Economies

    Edited by Robert E. Looney

    A major new volume in the Routledge International Handbooks series analysing emerging and newly emerged economies, including the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and other likely (Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, and South Korea) as well as possible (Vietnam, The…

    Paperback – 2018-05-20 

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