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Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Asia has undergone immense and far reaching changes: war, revolution, occupation, industrialization. This series includes in-depth research on aspects of economic, political and social history of individual countries as well as more broad-reaching analyses of regional issues.

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1-10 of 104 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. Malaysia's Defeat of Armed Communism

    The Second Emergency, 1968-1989

    By Ong Weichong

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Malayan Communist Party’s (MCP) decisive defeat in 1960 led many academics and Counterinsurgency (COIN) experts to overlook the resurrection of its armed struggle in 1968. Most scholars continue to regard the so-called ‘Second Emergency’ in Malaysia (1968-1989) as a non-event, and most of the...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka

    Sex and Serendipity

    By Robert Aldrich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and...

    Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China

    The Maritime Customs Service and its Chinese Staff

    By Chihyun Chang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, which was led by British staff, is often seen as one of the key agents of Western imperialism in China, the customs revenue being one of the major sources of Chinese government income but a source much of which was pledged to Western banks as the collateral for...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Triads as Business

    By Yiu-kong Chu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    There is no doubt that the triads have become recognized as a sophisticated and international criminal force and, following the handover of Hong Kong to China, there have been increasing fears that their influence will spread to the West through emigration. This book investigates the reality behind...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia

    International Influences, Local Transformations

    Edited by Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Transformation of the International Order of Asia

    Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Colombo Plan

    Edited by Shigeru Akita, Gerold Krozewski, Shoichi Watanabe

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Xinjiang and the Expansion of Chinese Communist Power

    Kashgar in the Early Twentieth Century

    By Michael Dillon

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Xinjiang, China's far northwestern province where the majority of the population are Muslim Uyghurs, was for most of its history contested territory. On the Silk Road, a region of overlapping cultures, the province was virtually independent until the late nineteenth century, nominally part of the...

    Published June 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Colonial Counterinsurgency and Mass Violence

    The Dutch Empire in Indonesia

    Edited by Bart Luttikhuis, A. Dirk Moses

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Whether out of historical interest, romantic identification with the colonized or as models for contemporary counter-insurgency experts, the mass violence of insurgency and counter-insurgency in the post-war decolonization of the European empires has long exerted an intense fascination. In the main...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge