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Articles in the General Interest category

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Recent General Interest Articles

  1. Thailand Tourism

    Thailand Tourism now available in eBook format

    This must read book for anyone planning to visit Thailand, who is a student of tourism, and a student of Thailand’s culture is now available as an eBook. Why not order your copy today by clicking here

    There is also the option to view inside this book by visiting the books webpage here

  2. View the Korean Studies Catalog Online

    The Korean Studies catalog is now available to view online, showcasing our key and new upcoming titles for 2014. Browse the catalog for full details of our Korean Studies titles, recommend books of interest to your librarian and create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

  3. Focus on: Chinese Economics

    Routledge have made chapters from some key Chinese economics books free to view online for a limited time only. Browse the titles on offer and view our journal article collections in this area.

  4. Taiwan Film Week

    Starting on the 10th of February SOAS will host a week of film screenings on Tawainese studies. The Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentary Screening Series is supported by the Ministry of Culture’s Spotlight Taiwan Programme. Special Thanks to Dr. Samuel Yin for his generous support to the Spotlight Taiwan Programme. Below are a selection of titles on Tawainese Studies.

    Taiwan’s Democracy: Economic and Political Challenges

    Politics of Modern Taiwan

    Taiwan in the 21st Century: Aspects and Limitations of a Development Model

    Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Century

  5. Clouds Above The Hill | All Four Volumes Now Available

    “Quite simply, this is an incredible read" - Iain Wear, The Bookbag, January 2013.

    "Shiba Ryotaro is Japan’s best-loved author, and Clouds above the Hill is his most popular and influential work. This distinguished translation of a modern classic is a landmark event." - Donald Keene, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, USA

    One of Japan’s most unforgettable sagas unfolds before English readers for the first time. Clouds above the Hill is an epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ryotaro devoted an entire decade of his life to this extraordinary blockbuster, which features Japan's emerging onto the world stage by the early years of the twentieth century.

  6. Bali Tourism

    Always wanted to go to Bali?

    Bali Tourism
    By Arthur Asa Berger

    Bali Tourism is an ideal book to read before visiting Bali yourself—or recommending/planning a trip for others. The fresh insights it presents will help make any trip to the region more rewarding for the traveler. It is also a unique scholarly resource, complete with informative tables, references, and a bibliography, for academics and students at all levels of tourism studies.

  7. Centuries of Genocide Cover

    Indonesian genocide explored further in a documentary film

    Want to know more about the Indonesian Genocide issues of the mid 1960s?

    Why not take a look at our FREE chapter about Indonesian Massacres in Centuries of Genocide.

    ‘The Act of Killing’ is a new documentary film that explores the Indonesian killings.

  8. Rural Migrants in Urban China

    Interested in migration? Our award-winning author has a few things to say..

    Our Author of the Month for June is Professor Fulong Wu, author of Rural Migrants in Urban China. Professor Wu has recently won a 'Celebrating Impact Prize' from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) for his Outstanding International Impact.

    You can find out more by watching this video and by taking a look at his book, Rural Migrants in Urban China.

  9. Indian CInemas

    Celebrate 100 Years of Indian Cinema with our brand new Handbook!

    Raja Harishchandra, Indian cinema's first silent film, was released on 3 May 1913. Since then, Indian films (including Bollywood productions) have become a global phenomenon. To coincide with this birthday Routledge have published the Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas.

    Order your copy today!

  10. EU Japan Relations

    The EU and Japan begin negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement

    Given that the EU and Japan have this week begun first-round negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), EU-Japan Relations (by Jörn Keck, Dimitri Vanoverbeke and Franz Waldenberger) is particularly relevant as it presents a comprehensive overview of EU-Japan relations from 1970 to the present, discussing the factors on both sides which motivate the relationship, including Japan’s concern to secure markets for its advanced industrial products, and the factors motivating current negotiations for a deeper and more comprehensive economic and cooperative partnership.

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