South East Asian Studies Products

  • Routledge Revivals: Economic Development and the Role of Women (1989)

    An Interdisciplinary Approach, 1st Edition

    By Ruth Taplin

    First published in 1989, this book provides a macro-micro approach to economic development — taking account of multi-level linkages, both inter and intra, that had been missed by previous analyses. The author argues that these linkages demonstrate that social and economic change may occur from the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge

  • Regional Community Building in East Asia

    Countries in Focus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lee Lai To, Zarina Othman

    This volume is a collection of papers written by nationals or former nationals of the respective country in ASEAN and Northeast Asia. Unlike other works written by scholars outside ASEAN or East Asia, it offers an insider’s point of view of the 10 ASEAN states, China, Japan and South Korea on…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

    Re-thinking global sexualities, 1st Edition

    By Shawna Tang

    Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Intangible Cultural Heritage in Contemporary China

    The participation of local communities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Khun Eng Kuah, Zhaohui Liu

    This edited book examines the significance of intangible cultural heritage to local communities and the state in Hong Kong and China. Through ethnographic studies, the various chapters in this edited book argue for the role of the local community in the creation and conservation of the intangible…

    Paperback – 2018-05-11
    Routledge

  • Resettlement Policy in Large Development Projects

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ryo Fujikura, Mikiyasu Nakayama

    Hydropower generation by construction of large dams attracts considerable attention as a feasible renewable energy source to meet the power demand in Asian cities. However, large development projects cause involuntary resettlement. Of the world’s forty to eighty million resettlers, many resettlers…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge

  • Cultures of Development

    Vietnam, Brazil and the Unsung Vanguard of Prosperity, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Warren

    The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world, such as South Korea and China, have been achieved by rejecting the advice of Western…

    Paperback – 2018-04-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development and Society

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia

    A History of Desire, Duty, and Debt, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Asia and the Middle-Income Trap

    1st Edition

    Edited by Francis E. Hutchinson, Sanchita Basu Das

    The term ‘Middle-Income Trap’ refers to countries which stagnate economically after reaching a certain level of per capita income on the basis of labour- and capital-intensive growth, and are struggling to transition towards more skill-intensive and technology-driven development. It has resonance…

    Paperback – 2018-03-15
    Routledge

  • The Dismantling of Japan's Empire in East Asia

    Deimperialization, Postwar Legitimation and Imperial Afterlife, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia

    Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia, 1st Edition

    By Adeline Koh, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

    Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Local Governance in Timor-Leste

    Lessons in postcolonial state-building, 1st Edition

    By Deborah Cummins

    Across many parts of the postcolonial world, it is everyday reality for people to cross regularly between state-based and customary governance, institutions and norms. This book examines this phenomenon in the context of the villages of Timor-Leste, and the state-building efforts that have been…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

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