Asian Studies (General) Products

  • The Development Trap

    How Thinking Big Fails the Poor

    By Adam D. Kiš

    A wave of optimism is sweeping through the international aid and development industry, championed by leaders such as Jeffrey Sachs and Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, who believe that poverty eradication could be within our grasp. Yet in stark opposition come those who believe that all…

    Paperback – 2018-03-06 
    Routledge

  • The Mongols and the West

    1221-1410, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Jackson

    The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of…

    Paperback – 2018-03-05 
    Routledge
    The Medieval World

  • Multilingualism in the Chinese Diaspora Worldwide

    Transnational Connections and Local Social Realities

    Edited by Li Wei

    In this volume, Li Wei brings together contributions from well-known and emerging scholars in socio- and anthropological linguistics working on different linguistic and communicative aspects of the Chinese diaspora. The project examines the Chinese diasporic experience from a global, comparative…

    Paperback – 2018-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism

  • Routledge Handbook of the Contemporary Philippines

    Edited by Mark R Thompson, Eric Vincent C Batalla

    The Philippines is a fascinating example of a ‘poor country democracy’ where issues of economic development and poverty, political participation and stability as well as ethnicity and migration are crucial. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Philippines provides a comprehensive overview of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Asian Borderlands

    Edited by Alexander Horstmann, Martin Saxer, Alessandro Rippa

    In Asia, where authoritarian-developmental states have proliferated, statehood and social control are heavily contested in borderland spaces. As a result, in the post-Cold War world, borders have not only redefined Asian incomes and mobilities, they have also rekindled neighbouring relations and…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Discourse, Gender and Shifting Identities in Japan

    The Longitudinal Study of Kobe Women’s Ethnographic Interviews 1989-2019, Phase One

    Edited by Claire Maree, Kaori Okano

    This book is the first in a unique series drawn from an interdisciplinary, longitudinal project entitled ‘Thirty Years of Talk.’ For 30 years, Okano recorded ethnographic interviews and collected data on the language of working class women in Kobe, Japan. This long-range study sketches the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sociolinguistics

  • Language, Education and Uyghur Identity in Urban Xinjiang

    Edited by Joanne Smith Finley, Xiaowei Zang

    As the regional lingua franca, the Uyghur language long underpinned Uyghur national identity in Xinjiang. However, since the ‘bilingual education’ policy was introduced in 2002, Chinese has been rapidly institutionalised as the sole medium of instruction in the region’s institutes of education. As…

    Paperback – 2018-02-24 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media

    Edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Media is a comprehensive study of the key contemporary issues and scholarly discussions around Japanese media. Covering a wide variety of forms and types from newspapers, television and fi lm, to music, manga and social media, this book examines the role of the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge

  • The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

    By Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak

    The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. While it is widely understood that there is a positive relationship…

    Hardback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy

    By Razak Abdullah

    When Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, paid an official visit to China in May 1974, it secured Malaysia a place in the annals of regional diplomatic history as the first ASEAN country to establish full diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This book analyses the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Vegetarianism and Animal Ethics in Contemporary Buddhism

    By James Stewart

    Buddhism is widely known to advocate a stance of total pacifism towards all sentient beings, and because of this, it is often thought that Buddhist doctrine would stipulate that non-violent food practices, such as vegetarianism, be mandatory. However, the Pāli source materials do not encourage…

    Paperback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asia

    Uzbekistan's Soviet Past

    By Timur Dadabaev

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after…

    Paperback – 2018-02-22 
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

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