Textbooks: Area Studies

  • Transgender Rights: From Obama to Trump book cover

    Transgender Rights

    From Obama to Trump, 1st Edition

    By Susan Gluck Mezey

    This book examines the transgender community’s struggle for equality over the last decade, comparing the Obama and Trump administrations’ stance on transgender rights policies. Transgender rights claims have assumed an important place on the nation’s policymaking agenda as society has increasingly…

    Paperback – 2019-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Revolution and its Past: Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History book cover

    Revolution and its Past

    Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History, 4th Edition

    By R. Keith Schoppa

    Revolution and Its Past is a comprehensive study of China from the last quarter of the eighteenth century through to 2018. A fascinating and dramatic narrative, the book compels interest both as a history of an ancient civilization developing into a modern nation-state and as an account of how the…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Japanese Society book cover

    Understanding Japanese Society

    5th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    In this welcome brand new fifth edition of the bestselling textbook Understanding Japanese Society, Joy Hendry takes the reader into the heart of Japanese life. Providing a clear and accessible introduction to Japanese ways of thinking, which does not require any previous knowledge of the country,…

    Paperback – 2019-07-26 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Southeast Asia in the New International Era book cover

    Southeast Asia in the New International Era

    8th Edition

    By Robert Dayley

    This new, 8th edition of Southeast Asia in the New International Era provides readers with up-to-date coverage on a vibrant region home to more than 650 million people, vast cultural diversity, and dynamic globalized markets. Sensitive to historical legacies, and with special attention to…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge

  • The Christian Theological Tradition book cover

    The Christian Theological Tradition

    4th Edition

    Edited by Mark McInroy, Michael J. Hollerich

    The fourth edition of The Christian Theological Tradition provides students with essential theological knowledge of key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and of Christianity's multifaceted encounter with Western culture. Historically arranged, the textbook addresses major…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence book cover

    Water Histories of South Asia

    The Materiality of Liquescence, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sugata Ray, Venugopal Maddipati

    This book surveys the intersections between water systems and the phenomenology of visual cultures in early modern, colonial, and contemporary South Asia. Bringing together contributions by eminent artists, architects, curators, and scholars who explore the connections between the environmental and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-04 
    Routledge India
    Visual and Media Histories

  • Chinese Foreign Policy: An Introduction book cover

    Chinese Foreign Policy

    An Introduction, 4th Edition

    By Marc Lanteigne

    This updated and expanded fourth edition of Chinese Foreign Policy seeks to examine the decision-makers, processes and rationales behind China’s expanding international relations as well as offering an in-depth look at China’s modern global relations. Among the key issues explored in this edition…

    Paperback – 2019-07-04 
    Routledge

  • Middle East Politics: Changing Dynamics book cover

    Middle East Politics

    Changing Dynamics, 1st Edition

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    Aimed at undergraduate level courses, this brand-new textbook provides an overview of Middle Eastern politics, offering in-depth examination of the forces of stability, change, uncertainty, and progress in the region. Building on both historical and contemporary analysis, the chapters are timely,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Nature's Matrix: Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty book cover

    Nature's Matrix

    Linking Agriculture, Biodiversity Conservation and Food Sovereignty, 2nd Edition

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer, Angus Wright

    When first published in 2009, Nature’s Matrix set out a radical new approach to the conservation of biodiversity. This new edition pushes the frontier of the biodiversity/agriculture debate further, making an even stronger case for the need to transform agriculture and support small and…

    Paperback – 2019-06-20 
    Routledge

  • The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa: Structures, Vulnerabilities, and Forces book cover

    The Societies of the Middle East and North Africa

    Structures, Vulnerabilities, and Forces, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Yom

    This new textbook explores the societies and populations of the Middle East and North Africa. Presenting original chapters written by the world’s leading Middle East scholars, it analyzes the social fabric of the region’s varied countries to uncover the organizing structures, human vulnerabilities,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-31 
    Routledge

  • Contemporary European Politics: A Comparative Introduction book cover

    Contemporary European Politics

    A Comparative Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By José M. Magone

    Revised throughout, the second edition of this comprehensive and highly respected textbook continues to provide a thorough introduction to European and European Union politics. Pairing a genuinely comparative approach with in-depth analysis of the national, supranational, local and regional…

    Paperback – 2019-05-30 
    Routledge

  • A History of Asia book cover

    A History of Asia

    8th Edition

    By Rhoads Murphey, Kristin Stapleton

    A History of Asia is the only textbook to provide a historical overview of the whole of this region, encompassing India, China, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia. Engaging and lively, it chronicles the complex political, social and intellectual histories of the area from prehistory to the present day…

    Paperback – 2019-05-22 
    Routledge

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