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  1. New Major Work - Asia Pacific Security

    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 the great powers (China and the US), Japan, South Korea and the peripheral players (Australia and India), explores trouble spots and potential flashpoints, for example Taiwan, or the Korean Peninsula, and examines the regional security architecture and non-traditional Security.

  2. New Major Work - Gender in Chinese Society

    A new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Concepts in Asian Studies, this is a four-volume collection of cutting-edge and canonical research on gender and Chinese society.
     

  3. Featured Author: Dan Smyer Yu

    Routledge author Dan Smyer Yu talks about his book The Spread of Tibetan Buddhism in China, now available in paperback, and his co-edited volume with James Miller and Peter van der Veer, Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China.

  4. New title: Writing the City in British Asian Diasporas

    "Britain’s cities have been indelibly shaped through centuries of migration and settlement. In this wonderfully evocative and richly textured book, the authors trace the historical and contemporary inscriptions of five iconic British Asian cities – Birmingham, Bradford, Leicester, London and Manchester. Exploring multiple ways and scales of ‘writing’ the city, these essays remind us that ‘all cities are global cities’, woven from diasporic and local (hi)stories, journeys and the imagination of home." - Claire Alexander, University of Manchester

  5. New title - Power Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war.The factors that the literature on civil wars cites as the causes of this war were also present in Uzbekistan – but this country had a peaceful transition. Examining this empirical puzzle by isolating the crucial factors that caused war to break out in Tajikistan but not Uzbekistan, this book applies a comparative approach to the broader question of why civil wars occur. It challenges many common explanations of civil war both generally and in Tajikistan in particular. This includes highlighting the importance of elites’ power perceptions, which have their origins in the interaction of structural-, process-, and network-related variables.
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  6. The Role of American NGOs in China’s Modernization

    Watch author Norton Wheeler discussing his book The Role of American NGOs in China's Modernization: Invited Influence with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations on May 19, 2014 in New York.

  7. South Asian Studies Catalog - View Online

    Browse our new and key titles across South Asian Studies in our online catalog. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

  8. Japanese Studies Online Catalog - Now Available

    Browse our new and key titles across Japanese Studies in our online catalog. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

  9. New Title - Religion and Ecological Sustainability in China

    This book sheds light on the social imagination of nature and environment in contemporary China. It demonstrates how the urgent debate on how to create an ecologically sustainable future for the world’s most populous country is shaped by its complex engagement with religious traditions, competing visions of modernity and globalization, and by engagement with minority nationalities who live in areas of outstanding natural beauty on China’s physical and social margins.
     

  10. A Century of Knowledge - Asian Studies

    Over 15,000 newly digitized eBooks from Routledge including over 6,000 titles completely free to view for the month of June.

    Find out more here.

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