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  • Unmarried Women in Japan

    The drift into singlehood

    By Akiko Yoshida

    Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

    Re-thinking global sexualities

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Indo-Australian Relations

    Encounters beyond the State

    Edited by Philip Darby

    This book explores a range of connections between India and Australia that fall outside the formal diplomacy of the two states. It examines how race, class and gender shape conceptions of the two nations, whose voices are heard and whose are not, and the politics that emerge from sport, culture,…

    Hardback – 2016-07-26
    Routledge

  • The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

  • Being Catholic in the Contemporary Philippines

    Young People Reinterpreting Religion

    By Jayeel Serrano Cornelio

    This book, based on extensive original research, examines the nature of Catholicism in the contemporary Philippines. It shows how Catholicism is apparently flourishing, with good attendance at Sunday Masses, impressive religious processions and flourishing charismatic groups, and with interventions…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

  • Migration of Labour in India

    The squatter settlements of Delhi

    By Himmat Singh Ratnoo

    Migration – both within and between countries – is increasingly one of the world's most important policy issues. The faster the Indian economy grows, the larger will be the geographical redistribution of the workforce from localities of low to those of high employment growth. Thus, territorial…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal

    A Gender Perspective

    By Punam Yadav

    The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore

    The Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

    By John Solomon

    Untouchable migrants made up a substantial proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice and discrimination that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31
    Routledge
    Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

  • Teacher Management in China

    The Transformation of Educational Systems

    By Eva Huang, John Benson, Ying Zhu

    Education has long been highly valued in China, and continues to be highly valued, both by the state, which appreciates the value of education for maintaining China's economic rise, and by parents, who, affected by the One Child Policy, devote a large proportion of their incomes to their one…

    Hardback – 2016-03-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • India and South Africa

    Edited by Javed Majeed, Isabel Hofmeyr

    South Africa and India constitute two key nodes in the global south and have inspired new modes of non-Western transnational history. Themes include anti-imperial movements; Gandhian ideas; comparisons of race and caste; Afro-Asian ideals; Indian Ocean public spheres. This volume extends these…

    Hardback – 2016-03-17
    Routledge

  • Chinese-Heritage Students in North American Schools

    Understanding Hearts and Minds Beyond Test Scores

    Edited by Wen Ma, Guofang Li

    This comprehensive look at Chinese-heritage students’ academic, sociocultural, and emotional development in the public schools examines pertinent educational theories; complex (even inconvenient) realities; learning practices in and outside of schools; and social, cultural, and linguistic…

    Paperback – 2016-03-07
    Routledge

  • Social Attitudes in Contemporary China

    By Chen Yu, Fang Wei, Liqing Li, Paul Morrissey, Nie Chen

    Unlike many studies of social attitudes, which are based on large scale quantitative surveys, or which focus on the attitude of elites, this book considers the views of ordinary people, and is based on in-depth, qualitative interviews. This approach results in rich, nuanced data, and is especially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

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