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  1. Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics

    India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal

    Edited by Paul R. Brass

    The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Politics examines key issues in politics of the five independent states of the South Asian region: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Written by experts in their respective areas, this Handbook introduces the reader to the politics of South Asia...

    Published April 28th 2010 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics

    Edited by Alisa Gaunder

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics is an advanced level reference guide which surveys the current state of Japanese politics, featuring both traditional topics and cutting edge research. The volume is divided into five sections covering: domestic politics civil society social policy...

    Published February 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

    Edited by Victoria Bestor, Theodore C. Bestor, Akiko Yamagata

    The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of...

    Published April 5th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics

    Edited by Raghbendra Jha

    The Routledge Handbook of South Asian Economics addresses the recent economic transformation in South Asia. Leading experts in the field look at the major economic achievements and challenges for the region and examine why economic development across the South Asia region has diverged so...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia

    Edited by Patrick Daly, Tim Winter

    This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the conservation of Asia’s culture and nature in relation to the wider social, political and economic forces shaping the region today. Throughout Asia rapid economic and social change means the region’s heritage is at once under threat and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Politics

    Edited by Richard Robison

    This Handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the major themes that have defined the politics of Southeast Asia. It provides a comprehensive and cutting-edge examination of this important subject. The introductory chapter provides an overview of the theoretical and ideological themes that have...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

    Edited by Chee-Beng Tan

    With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated,...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas

    Edited by K. Moti Gokulsing, Wimal Dissanayake

    India is the largest film producing country in the world and its output has a global reach. After years of marginalisation by academics in the Western world, Indian cinemas have moved from the periphery to the centre of the world cinema in a comparatively short space of time. Bringing together...

    Published April 9th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian History

    Edited by Norman G. Owen

    The study of the history of Southeast Asia is still growing, evolving, deepening and changing as an academic field. Over the past few decades historians have added nuance to traditional topics such as Islam and nationalism, and created new ones, such as gender, globalization and the politics of...

    Published September 23rd 2013 by Routledge