Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

The Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series covers a number of areas of interest to students and scholars of this popular field. The series includes titles within Asian History, Asian Politics and Asian Culture. The two newest titles in the series cover the Social Tranformation in China, as well as the issues surrounding gender in historical and contemporary Japan.

  • Imperialism and China 1800-1945 CC 4V

    Edited by Ralph Huenemann

    The history of imperialism in China is a complex, contentious history. In modern times, China’s experience with imperialism has entailed two parallel stories during the 19th and 20th centuries—stories that are different in their geographic location, in their motivations, and in their outcomes. The…

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  • Chinese Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Xiyi Huang

    Entrepreneurship is recognised as an integral element of economic advancement and social force. With socio-political transformation within China in the past three decades, integration of China’s economy into the global market, and the wide spreading of Chinese businesses to other parts of the world…

    Hardback – 2015-09-15 
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  • Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-07
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  • Gender and Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and…

    Hardback – 2014-06-26
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  • Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

    Japanese popular culture has developed in many unexpected and fascinating ways. From contemporary pop culture’s beginnings in the shadow of the Second World War and the earlier China campaign, Japan’s sense of identity has been contested, challenged, reconsidered, restructured, and revived through…

    Hardback – 2014-06-25
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  • Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

    Edited by Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw

    While the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s largest by population size, it has long been known for having the least developed regional and national institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights, particularly compared to the well-developed systems in Europe, the Americas, and…

    Hardback – 2014-05-30
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  • Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors…

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  • Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best…

    Hardback – 2013-11-22
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  • Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political…

    Hardback – 2011-06-08
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  • Ethnic Minorities in Modern China

    Edited by Colin Mackerras

    China is the world’s most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China’s territory. And, while China’s dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief…

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  • Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new…

    Hardback – 2010-11-16
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  • Modern Indian Culture and Society

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to…

    Hardback – 2009-06-08
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  • Women in Asia

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies.…

    Hardback – 2009-03-10
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  • Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics

    Edited by Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger

    Chinese society and its political system are predicated on traditions of governing that are deeply alien to most readers from liberal, Western powers. Chinese governance reflects both a long, indigenous tradition of statecraft and the Leninist legacies of the People’s Republic’s ruling Communist…

    Hardback – 2009-01-28
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  • Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON

    Academic interest in Mao Zedong’s role in the Chinese Revolution remains intense, as scholars and commentators continue to analyze his thinking and the history of the movement for clues about the Chinese model and its supposedly unique features. The debate about Mao’s career and influence is now…

    Hardback – 2007-10-12
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