Asian History Products

  • The Identity of Zhiqing

    The Lost Generation

    By Weiyi Wu, Fan Hong

    Outside China, little is known about the process and implications of the Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside (UMDC) Movement, a Chinese state policy from 1967 to 1979 in which more than 16 million secondary school-leavers in different cities relocated to rural areas. The Movement shaped…

    Hardback – 2016-03-04 
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Women and Monastic Buddhism in Early South Asia

    Rediscovering the Invisible Believers

    By Garima Kaushik

    This book uses gender as a framework to offer unique insights into the socio-cultural foundations of Buddhism. Moving away from dominant discourses that discuss women as a single monolithic, homogenous category—thus rendering them invisible within the broader religious discourse—this monograph…

    Hardback – 2016-03-03 
    Routledge India
    Archaeology and Religion in South Asia

  • The Partition of Bengal and Assam, 1932-1947

    Contour of Freedom

    By Bidyut Chakrabarty

    The fragmentation of Bengal and Assam in 1947 was a crucial moment in India's socio-political history as a nation state. Both the British Indian provinces were divided as much through the actions of the Muslim League as by those of Congress and the British colonial power. Attributing partition…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Party and Professionals

    The Political Role of Teachers in Contemporary China

    By Gordon White

    Originally published in 1981, this study fits into a wider context of works analysing the impact of the social revolution on the structure of Chinese society since 1949. Party and Professionals focuses on the teaching profession in relation to social ranking. As a part of the intelligentsia, the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-26 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Governing Post-Imperial Siberia and Mongolia, 1911–1924

    Buddhism, Socialism and Nationalism in State and Autonomy Building

    By Ivan Sablin

    The governance arrangements put in place for Siberia and Mongolia after the collapse of the Qing and Russian Empires were highly unusual, experimental and extremely interesting. The Buryat-Mongol Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic established within the Soviet Union in 1923 and the independent…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-12 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Diplomacy in Japan-EU Relations

    From the Cold War to the Post-Bipolar Era

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    Since the 1950s, Japan-Europe relations have been characterised by a mutual coldness in terms of diplomatic dialogue, punctuated by a number of trade disputes. This book analyses the development of the political and diplomatic relationship between Japan and Europe, and shows that – especially…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-10 
    Academia Sinica on East Asia

  • China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving…

    Paperback – 2016-02-06 
    Asian States and Empires

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh

    Edited by Ali Riaz, Mohammad Sajjadur Rahman

    In the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved significant social and economic progress. Despite high population density, a limited natural-resource base, underdeveloped infrastructure, frequent natural disasters and political uncertainty, the country has recorded positive developments in terms of…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 

  • The Transition to Socialism in China

    Edited by Mark Selden, Victor Lippit

    Originally published in 1982, six years after Mao’s death, this study assesses the changes that have been made in policy and theory in post-Mao China with a look back at issues associated with the formation of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 and the decades following. The papers in this…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History

    Edited by Michael J Seth

    Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 

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