Asian Studies (General) Products

  • Culture and Politics in South Asia

    Performative Communication

    Edited by Dev Nath Pathak, Sasanka Perera

    This volume looks at the politics of communication and culture in contemporary South Asia. It explores languages, signs and symbols reflective of current mythologies that underpin instances of performance in present-day India and its neighbouring countries. From gender performances and stage…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge India

  • Women, Peace and Security in Nepal

    From Civil War to Post-Conflict Reconstruction

    Edited by Åshild Kolås

    This book sheds new light on the important but diverse roles of women in the civil war in Nepal (1996-2006), and the post-conflict reconstruction period (2006-2016). Engaging critically with the women, peace and security literature, Women, Peace and Security in Nepal questions the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge

  • Grandparents in Cultural Context

    Edited by David W. Shwalb, Ziarat Hossain

    Grandparents in Cultural Context gives a long overdue global view of the changing roles of grandparents. The eleven main chapters are by experts in the Americas, Europe and Russia, Asia, and Africa and the Middle East, and the editors integrate their chapters with previous writings on…

    Paperback – 2017-07-17
    Routledge

  • Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

    The Spirit of 1895 and the Cession of Formosa to Japan

    By Niki Alsford

    On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

  • The Light of Asia, or the Great Renunciation (Maha^bhinishkramana)

    Being the Life and Teaching of Gautama, Prince of India and Founder of Buddhism (as Told in Verse by an Indian Buddhist)

    By Edwin Arnold

    This study presents details about the life and philosophy of the founder of Buddhism, Prince Gautama of India or the Buddha, in the form of a poem as told from an imaginary Buddhist character. When originally published in 1926, little was known of Buddhism in Europe and Arnold aimed to inform the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

    By Putnam Weale

    The Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty was first signed in January 1902 and was seen as a major milestone in diplomatic relations as well as seeing an end to Great Britain’s ‘Splendid Isolation’ policy. Originally published in 1922, Weale’s study aims to outline the steps taken to bring about the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge

  • The People of Taihang

    An Anthology of Family Histories

    Edited by Sidney L. Greenblatt

    The Taihang Mountains lay on the border between Shansi and Hopei in China and originally published in 1972, this edited anthology collates family histories as told by the people who lived there. These accounts are a small sample of the family histories that made up the Taihang community taken from…

    Paperback – 2017-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Gender, Poverty and Livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas

    Edited by Sanjoy Hazarika, Reshmi Banerjee

    The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes, a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in terms of GDP and per capita income; industrialisation and infrastructure is under-developed…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge India

  • Public Administration and Policy in Korea

    Its Evolution and Challenges

    Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, Sangmook Kim

    The present Korean public administration and policy system has shown very significant differences compared to the system in 1970s. This book provides a comprehensive and holistic view on the development of Korean public policy and administration. Instead of dichotomizing the policy and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Rethinking Japanese Studies

    Eurocentrism and the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Kaori Okano, Yoshio Sugimoto

    Japanese Studies has provided a fertile space for non-Eurocentric analysis for a number of reasons. It has been embroiled in the long-running internal debate over the so-called Nihonjinron, revolving around the extent to which the effective interpretation of Japanese society and culture requires…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • The Abe Administration and the Rise of the Prime Ministerial Executive

    By Aurelia George Mulgan

    With the advent of the second Abe administration, the question of ‘who leads’ in Japan has become much easier to answer - the Prime Minister and his executive office, backed by a substantial policy support apparatus. This rise of the ‘prime ministerial executive’ is therefore one of the most…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Asia

  • Japan's Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States

    Cool Politics, Lukewarm Economics

    By Keisuke Iida

    With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions…

    Hardback – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

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