Asian Studies (General) Products

  • Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Institutional Reform in Central Asia

    Politico-Economic Challenges

    Edited by Joachim Ahrens, Herman W. Hoen

    The countries of Central Asia are increasingly the focus of intense international attention due to their geopolitical and economic importance as well as their unsettled transition processes. The region faced enormous challenges when the Soviet Union disintegrated, and this book focuses on the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Building a People-Oriented Security Community the ASEAN way

    By Alan Collins

    ASEAN has declared its intention to create a security community in Southeast Asia that is people-orientated. This book evaluates ASEAN’s progress, and in doing so examines three matters of concern. The book firstly looks at the importance of constitutive norms to the workings of security…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

  • Building Brands in Asia

    From the Inside Out

    By Tim Andrews, Wilson Chew

    In a global business environment characterized by volatility and change, the formation of enduring relationships with consumers is paramount, but also notoriously difficult. Developing a unique brand personality is increasingly recognized as a key method to achieving the goal of customer loyalty.…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge

  • Media as Politics in South Asia

    Edited by Sahana Udupa, Stephen D. Mcdowell

    The dramatic expansion of the media and communications sector since the 1990s has brought South Asia on the global scene as a major center for media production and consumption. This book is the first overview of media expansion and its political ramifications in South Asia during these years of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • River and Goddess Worship in India

    Changing Perceptions and Manifestations of Sarasvati

    By R.U.S. Prasad

    Sarasvati assumes different roles, a physical river and a river goddess, then as a goddess of speech and finally that of a goddess of learning, knowledge, arts and music. References to Sarasvati in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and her marked presence in other…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Hindu Studies Series

  • Birth in Buddhism

    The Suffering Fetus and Female Freedom

    By Amy Paris Langenberg

    Recent decades have seen a groundswell in the Buddhist world, a transnational agitation for better opportunities for Buddhist women. Many of the main players in the transnational nuns movement self-identify as feminists but other participants in this movement may not know or use the language of…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Pacific Basin

    An Introduction

    Edited by Shane J. Barter, Michael Weiner

    The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16 
    Routledge

  • Assessing Maritime Disputes in East Asia

    Political and Legal Perspectives

    Edited by Barthelemy Courmont, Frederic Lasserre, Eric Mottet

    Combining practical and theoretical approaches, this book addresses the political, legal and economic implications of maritime disputes in East Asia. The maritime disputes in East Asia have multiplied over the past few years, in parallel with the economic growth of the countries in the region, the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in the South China Sea

  • Islam

    From Medina to the Maghreb and from the Indies to Istanbul

    By Christopher Tadgell

    The Prophet Muhammad – acknowledged by his followers to have been the hand with which God wrote his definitive Word enshrined in the Koran – was born into the Quraishi tribe at Mecca c. 570 and died in Medina in 632. The great religion founded on that Word, which first claimed the submission (Islam…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge
    Architecture in Context

  • International Patent Rights Harmonisation

    The Case of China

    By Weinian Hu

    With reference to China, this book examines the course of international patent rights harmonisation; its characteristics as well as impediments. It evaluates China’s patent law development over the course of the last three decades by drawing on the most up-to-date Chinese language sources. In the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-11 
    Routledge

  • Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

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