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Routledge publishes quality textbooks in a variety of disciplines and course subjects. We are committed to providing course materials to instructors and students that are both engaging and innovative. You can learn more about our textbooks by viewing our featured selections below in Asian Studies. You can also browse textbooks in all subjects or check out our companion websites.

Recent Textbooks Articles

  1. New Edition - Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia

    "This 4th edition of the Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia by Joseph Liow builds impressively on previous editions by the late Michael Leifer. With hundreds of new entries and substantial revisions of the old, Liow has taken the art of dictionary writing to new heights: it continues to be a critical resource and reference work for those interested in the modern politics of Southeast Asia. Scholars of the region will also find the dictionary indispensable as they try to make sense of the events, personalities, and institutions of one of the world’s most vibrant, but not untroubled, regions." - Yuen Foong Khong, University of Oxford, UK.

  2. 2014 Student Reference and Textbook Round Up

    Check out all of the Textbooks and Student Reference titles published in 2014 in Politics & International Relations, Military, Security & Strategic Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies!

  3. Featured Title: Atlas of Islamic History

    The Atlas of Islamic History, by Peter Sluglett and Andrew Currie is due to publish in November. Providing an outline of Islamic history from the immediately pre-Islamic period until the early 1900s, this atlas uses the most up-to-date cartographic and innovative design techniques, to illuminate the history of Islam.

  4. New Textbook for your Japanese Culture and Society Course: Interpreting Japan by Brian J. McVeigh

    Interpreting Japan offers students a handy "how to" guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting their own research.

  5. Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog Now Online!

    The Routledge Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog is now available to view online.  Please click on the headline for more details.

    Should you have any textbook needs, please direct your queries to Paul Reyes at paul.reyes@taylorandfrancis.com.

  6. New Title: Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia


    Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia : ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 3rd Edition

    "an invaluable resource for every student of the region." – Pacific Affairs

  7. Featured Author: Jeff Kingston, editor of Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan

    Jeff Kingston is an author/editor of several Routledge titles, most recently Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan.  He answered a few questions about why he edited this collection, the key issues addressed and who should be reading it.  Click on the headline to read more and for details on Jeff's books published with Routledge.

  8. 3-Star Review for Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan in The Japan Times

    Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston received a 3-star review in The Japan Times.  Here's an excerpt of the review:  " an excellent summary for students, or even experts, of Japan’s host of pressing issues, spanning a wide range of domestic matters, energy policy, international and social affairs."  Click here to read the full review.

    Details on Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan can be accessed here.  Click on the title above to see more titles available from Jeff Kingston.

  9. Sino Japanese Relations

    Author of the Month: Michael Yahuda talks about China, Japan and Tigers

    This month, prolific author Michael Yahuda talks about how the two great powers ('tigers') of East Asia compete and cooperate with each other. His brand new textbook, Sino-Japanese Relations after the Cold War explores in detail the ways in which politics has shaped the thinking about history and identity in both China and Japan and explains the role political leadership in each country has played in shaping their respective nationalisms.

    Order your complimentary exam copy today!

  10. Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society

    ‘Abeconomics’ the reason for landslide victory in Japan’s elections?

    Shinzo Abe has a landslide victory in Japan’s elections, marking him out as one of the strongest political mandates for a Japanese leader in years. ‘Abeconomics’ (a word that has been used to describe Mr Abe’s economic policies) is without a doubt a strong factor in his victory, as Abe plans to try and pull Japan’s economy out of its long-term decline.

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