Central Asian, Russian & East European Studies News & Updates – Page 2
Every year on March 8th people all over the world celebrate Women's Day (originally known as International Working Women's Day).
Why not take a look at our Routledge Research on Gender in Asia series?
Edited by Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, and published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies), the primary aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars, on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies.
'As China rises and America responds, questions of nuclear strategy will become increasingly central to their relationship, and the risks of nuclear rivalry and confrontation will grow. Andrew O'Neil's outstanding book provides vital insights into the central, and potentially very dangerous, role that nuclear weapons will play in shaping Asia's strategic future. It is lucid, authoritative, and very important to anyone trying to understanding where Asia is heading.' – Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies, Australian National University
In A question of faith: A new look at religion in post-1991 Russia, The Economist reviews Geraldine Fagan's Believing in Russia: Religious Policy after Communism. Read the review.
Based on intensive interviews that author Romit Dasgupta carried out with young male private sector employees in Japan, Re-Reading the Salaryman in Japan makes an important contribution to the study of masculinity and Japanese corporate culture. After having initially being launched at the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Biennial Conference, along with other titles in the Routledge/ASAA East Asia Series, the official launch of Re-Reading the Salaryman in Japan was held at The University of Western Australia, in Perth, Australia, on Monday 10 September 2012 in the University’s Institute of Advanced Studies.
Gene Cooper’s new book is a multi-sited ethnographic study of market and temple fairs in the region of Jinhua, a city on the east coast of China and the home of Hengdian, “China’s Hollywood.” The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China: Red Fire weaves together historical and ethnographic methodologies in a spirited account of the genealogies and contemporary practices of a variety of forms of performance at these local gatherings.
Here you can listen to Gene being interviewed by East Asian Studies.
Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a national event in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of The Holocaust. It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945, the date also chosen for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day and some other national Holocaust Memorial Days.
The Routledge Jewish Studies Series covers the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.
Russia's Skinheads by Hilary Pilkington, Al'bina Garifzianova and Elena Omel'chenko has won the Nove Prize 2010, which was presented at the BASEES Annual dinner.
Following the recent Presidential elections in Russia, Routledge are pleased to showcase our selection of topical titles on Vladimir Putin.