South East Asian History Products

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife

    Edited by Barak Kushner, Sherzod Muminov

    The end of Japan’s empire appeared to happen very suddenly and cleanly – but, as this book shows, it was in fact very messy, with a long period of establishing or re-establishing the postwar order. Moreover, as the authors argue, empires have afterlives, which, in the case of Japan’s empire, is not…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • People's War

    By J.L.S. Girling

    This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Behind the Myth

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49

    By Tilman Remme

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Communism and Reform in East Asia

    By David S.G. Goodman

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Making of South East Asia

    By George Coedes

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia

    By Hidetoshi Hashimoto

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia

    By H. J. van Mook

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia

    A History of Desire, Duty, and Debt

    By Trude Jacobsen

    This book brings an important new perspective to the study of sex trafficking by considering the different types of social contracts which existed in the past that had sexual labour or activity as an inherent component. It outlines the nature of these social institutions – marriage, temporary…

    Hardback – 2016-10-27
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-06
    Routledge

  • Singapore

    Negotiating State and Society, 1965-2015

    Edited by Jason Lim, Terence Lee

    On 9 August 2015, Singapore celebrated its 50th year of national independence, a milestone for the nation as it has overcome major economic, social, cultural and political challenges in a short period of time. Whilst this was a celebratory event to acknowledge the role of the People’s Action Party…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Territory, Sovereignty and Sexual Difference in the Inventions of Angkor

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian cultural history and historiography, with an ultimate aim of broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an…

    Hardback – 2016-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

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