Asian Studies (General) Products

  • Protracted Displacement in Asia

    No Place to Call Home

    Edited by Howard Adelman

    In a protracted displacement situation, refugees are sequestered in camps without right of mobility or employment; their lives remain on hold and stagnate in a state of limbo for a long period. This book reviews the situation and results of research and policies that have left refugees as a…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Peace Studies in the Chinese Century

    International Perspectives

    Edited by Alan Hunter

    The rise of China is probably the most significant shift in the international power structure this generation. China's leaders have so far committed themselves to a 'peaceful rising' but serious tensions are inevitable in such a rapid transformation. Dialogue on peace and conflict issues at this…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Gendered Work in Asian Cities

    The New Economy and Changing Labour Markets

    By Ann Brooks

    Do the new Asian economies encourage gender equality? Ann Brooks provides a unique insight into this question by assessing the impact of the new economy and the changing labour market on women in Asia. Theoretical debates around globalization, gender and social change are combined with empirical…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • Islam Beyond Conflict

    Indonesian Islam and Western Political Theory

    By Wayne Hudson

    Edited by Azyumardi Azra

    Politically, Islam in Indonesia is part of a rich multi-cultural mix. Religious tolerance is seen as the cornerstone of relations between different faiths - and moderation is built into the country's constitutional framework. However, the advent of democracy coupled with the impact of the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge
    Law, Ethics and Governance

  • Reconfiguring Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Ethics in Chinese Internet Culture

    By Haomin Gong, Xin Yang

    New information technologies have, to an unprecedented degree, come to reshape human relations, identities and communities both online and offline. As Internet narratives including online fiction, poetry and films reflect and represent ambivalent politics in China, the Chinese state wishes to…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Culture Politics and Linguistic Recognition in Taiwan

    Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Party System

    By Jean-Francois Dupre

    The consolidation of Taiwanese identity in recent years has been accompanied by two interrelated paradoxes: a continued language shift from local Taiwanese languages to Mandarin Chinese, and the increasing subordination of the Hoklo majority culture in ethnic policy and public identity discourses.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • Visual Media in Indonesia

    Video Vanguard

    By Edwin Jurriëns

    In the age of digital communication and global capitalism, people’s mental, social and natural environments are interconnected in complex and often unpredictable ways. This book focuses on the visual media, one of the key factors in shaping the contemporary ecology of colliding environments.…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Indian Political Theory

    Laying the Groundwork for Svaraj

    By Aakash Singh Rathore

    At present, a nativist turn in Indian political theory can be observed. There is a general assumption that the indigenous thought to which researchers are supposed to be (re)turning may somehow be immediately visible by ignoring the colonization of the mind and polity. In such a conception of…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24
    Routledge

  • Early Buddhist Meditation

    The Four Jhanas as the Actualization of Insight

    By Keren Arbel

    This book offers a new interpretation of the relationship between 'insight practice' (satipatthana) and the attainment of the four jhànas (i.e., right samàdhi), a key problem in the study of Buddhist meditation. The author challenges the traditional Buddhist understanding of the four jhànas as…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Public Health Humanitarian Responses to Natural Disasters

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    The pressure of climate change, environmental degradation, and urbanisation, as well as the widening of socio- economic disparities have rendered the global population increasingly vulnerable to the impact of natural disasters. With a primary focus on medical and public health humanitarian response…

    Paperback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Populist Threats and Democracy’s Fate in Southeast Asia

    Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia

    By William Case

    Democracy in Southeast Asia has been explained using a number of factors including historical legacies, social structures, developmental levels, transitional processes, and institutional designs while other elements, such as elite-level relations and social coalitions, have been overlooked. This…

    Hardback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Prospects for Pastoralism in Kazakstan and Turkmenistan

    From State Farms to Private Flocks

    Edited by Dr Carol Kerven, Carol Kerven

    This collection traces how pastoralists have coped with the challenges of change in a part of the world with a long-tradition of livestock keeping. Their precarious position - balanced between a market system where only the fittest may survive, and their attempt to remain a human resource for the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

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