Textbooks: Area Studies

  • Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages book cover

    Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages

    2nd Edition

    By Christopher Moseley

    The Encyclopedia of the World’s Endangered Languages presents expert analysis of the current language policy situation in every multilingual country and on every continent, detailed descriptions of little-known languages from all over the world, and clear alphabetical entries, region by region, of…

    Hardback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The Making of Modern China: Geopolitics, Finance, and Identity in State-Rebuilding, 1600-1950 book cover

    The Making of Modern China

    Geopolitics, Finance, and Identity in State-Rebuilding, 1600-1950, 1st Edition

    By Huaiyin Li

    The Birth of the Chinese Leviathan explains the formation of the modern Chinese state, from the mid-17th century to the mid-20th century. It offers refreshing and provocative interpretations in every chapter on almost every major issue regarding the rise of modern China.  The book asks why today’s…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific: Fourth and Revised Edition book cover

    The International Politics of the Asia-Pacific

    Fourth and Revised Edition, 4th Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    This fully revised fourth edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-cold War uncertainties that challenged balance and power…

    Paperback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • The Politics of Modern India since Independence book cover

    The Politics of Modern India since Independence

    1st Edition

    By Crispin Bates, Subho Basu

    The textbook offers a detailed, jargon-free, chronological survey of Indian political history from 1947 up to the present. It treats political structures as historically determined, induced by economic transformation, state interventions, popular movements and discourses emanating from and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Modern Iran since 1797: Reform and Revolution book cover

    Modern Iran since 1797

    Reform and Revolution, 3rd Edition

    By Ali Ansari

    Modern Iran since 1797 offers a comprehensive analysis of political, social and economic developments in Iran since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Spanning two centuries, the book provides historical context for recent developments in and the complex nature of Iran’s international…

    Paperback – 2019-03-18 
    Routledge

  • Themes and Flux in British Politics: Evolution, Change and Turbulence book cover

    Themes and Flux in British Politics

    Evolution, Change and Turbulence, 1st Edition

    By Duncan McTavish

    Themes and Flux in British Politics provides readers with an engaging and informative overview of the development, change and turbulence in British politics today. It explores the extent to which the ‘old approaches’ to politics and policy are becoming less relevant in the contemporary and emerging…

    Paperback – 2019-03-11 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean book cover

    The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

    2nd Edition

    By Harry Sanabria

    This comprehensive introduction to the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean offers broad coverage of culture and society in the region, taking into account historical developments as well as the roles of power and inequality. The chapters address key topics such as colonialism,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan book cover

    Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Jeff Kingston

    This new and fully updated 2nd edition of Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary textbook written by leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Students will gain the analytical insights and information necessary to assess the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-06 
    Routledge

  • Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea book cover

    Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea

    1st Edition

    By Kevin Cawley

    Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean…

    Paperback – 2019-02-26 
    Routledge

  • Why Vote?: Essential Questions About the Future of Elections in America book cover

    Why Vote?

    Essential Questions About the Future of Elections in America, 1st Edition

    By Daniel M. Shea

    For nearly 200 years, Americans have pinned the democratic nature of their system on elections. In many ways, we have become an election-crazed nation, ever-hoping that the next grand contest and the next great candidates will save the day. But tectonic shifts abound -- changes that are profoundly…

    Paperback – 2019-02-26 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Course in Business Chinese book cover

    The Routledge Course in Business Chinese

    2nd Edition

    By Qinghai Chen, Kening Li, Le Tang, Qiuli Levin

    • Fourth-year language learning or above in preparation for real-life business situations各专业学生汉语四年级(或以上)适用 • Timeless business topics ranging from frequently occurring business activities, economic systems and phenomena, to issues of broad interest使用通用商务题材确保教材长期相对稳定 • Simulated real-world tasks…

    Paperback – 2019-02-19 
    Routledge

  • The Middle East in Modern World History book cover

    The Middle East in Modern World History

    2nd Edition

    By Ernest Tucker

    The Middle East in Modern World History examines how global trends over the last 200 years have shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region’s development. Covering a key period in the history of the Middle East, this book highlights three major trends within the region’…

    Paperback – 2019-02-19 
    Routledge

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