South East Asian Studies Products

  • China and East Asian Regionalism

    Economic and Security Cooperation and Institution-Building, 1st Edition

    Edited by Suisheng Zhao

    To convey the image of a responsible power willing to contribute to regional stability and cooperation, China has shifted from a single-minded preference for bilateralism to an active participation in East Asian regionalism in the recent decades. This development has inspired discussions over…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge

  • Conflict and Cooperation in Multi-Ethnic States

    Institutional Incentives, Myths and Counter-Balancing, 1st Edition

    By Brian Shoup

    Interethnic competition in plural societies is often characterized by a ‘counterbalance’ of political and economic strength between different groups. In such cases, tensions emerge as politically dominant groups fear loss of hegemony to more economically aggressive groups. Likewise, economically…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge
    Asian Security Studies

  • The Price of War

    Urbanization in Vietnam, 1954-1985, 1st Edition

    By Nigel Thrift, Dean Forbes

    Much rare material is incorporated in this unique account of urbanization in a developing country that was ravaged by war for twenty years. With due emphasis on the experience of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), the authors present an account of what happened to the towns and cities of Vietnam…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

  • Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara, 1st Edition

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge

  • Taxation in ASEAN and China

    Local Institutions, Regionalism, Global Systems and Economic Development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nolan Sharkey

    China and the ASEAN region have risen rapidly to a position of immense economic significance in the global economy. Academics, policy makers and businesses are all keen to understand more about taxation in China and ASEAN, and this work seeks to address this key issue by providing a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam

    Property, Power and Values, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Mark Sidel

    Lively debates around property, access to resources, legal rights, and the protection of livelihoods have unfolded in Vietnam since the economic reforms of 1986. Known as Doi Moi (changing to the new), these have gradually transformed the country from a socialist state to a society in which a…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Guangdong and Chinese Diaspora

    The Changing Landscape of Qiaoxiang, 1st Edition

    By Yow Cheun Hoe

    China’s rapid economic growth has drawn attention to the Chinese diasporic communities and the multiple networks that link Chinese individuals and organizations throughout the world. Ethnic Chinese have done very well economically, and the role of the Chinese Diaspora in China’s economic success…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peng Er Lam

    The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • State and Society in Modern Rangoon

    1st Edition

    By Donald M. Seekins

    While most of Asia’s major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma’s former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique and often turbulent history. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By David McMahan

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Religious Giving and the Invention of Karma in Theravada Buddhism

    1st Edition

    By James Egge

    Demonstrates that Buddhists appropriated the practice, vocabulary, and ideology of sacrifice from Vedic religion, and discusses the relationship of this sacrificial discourse to ideas of karma in the Pali canon and in early Buddhism.…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

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