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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 97 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. The Philosophy of Japanese Wartime Resistance

    A reading, with commentary, of the complete texts of the Kyoto School discussions of "The Standpoint of World History and Japan"

    By David Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The transcripts of the three Kyoto School roundtable discussions of the theme of ‘the standpoint of world history and Japan’ may now be judged to form the key source text of responsible Pacific War revisionism. Published in the pages of Chuo Koron, the influential magazine of enlightened elite...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War

    Delhi - Bandung - Belgrade

    Edited by Natasa Miskovic, Harald Fischer-Tiné, Nada Boskovska

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The idea of non-alignment and peaceful coexistence was not new when Yugoslavia hosted the Belgrade Summit of the Non-Aligned in September 1961. Freedom activists from the colonies in Asia, Africa, and South America had been discussing such issues for decades already, but this long-lasting context...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. China's Political Economy in Modern Times

    Changes and Economic Consequences, 1800-2000

    By Kent G Deng

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book makes an important contribution to the study of changes in China’s institutions and their impact on the national economy as well as ordinary people’s daily material life from 1800 to 2000. Kent Deng reveals China’s mega-cycle of prosperity-poverty-prosperity without the usual attribution...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Food Culture in Colonial Asia

    A Taste of Empire

    By Cecilia Leong-Salobir

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Presenting a social history of colonial food practices in India, Malaysia and Singapore, this book discusses the contribution that Asian domestic servants made towards the development of this cuisine between 1858 and 1963. Domestic cookbooks, household management manuals, memoirs, diaries and...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

    Koseki, Identification and Documentation

    Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakob Krogness

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Internment of Western Civilians under the Japanese 1941-1945

    A patchwork of internment

    By Bernice Archer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Bernice Archer's comparative study of the experiences of the Western civilians interned by the Japanese in mixed family camps and sexually segregated camps in the Far East, combines a wide variety of conventional and unconventional source material. This includes contemporary War, Foreign and...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Ito Hirobumi – Japan's First Prime Minister and Father of the Meiji Constitution

    By Takii Kazuhiro

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The brilliant and influential statesman, Ito Hirobumi (1841-1909), and the first prime minister of Japan’s modern state, has been poorly understood. This biography attempts to set the record straight about Ito’s thought and vision for Japan’s modernisation based on research in primary sources. It...

    Published January 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. A Colonial Economy in Crisis

    Burma's Rice Cultivators and the World Depression of the 1930s

    By Ian Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The book challenges the orthodox argument that rural populations which abandoned self-sufficiency to become single commodity producers, and were supposedly very vulnerable to the commodity price collapse of the 1930s Depression, did not suffer as much as has been supposed. It shows how the effects...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Military Force and Elite Power in the Formation of Modern China

    By Edward A. McCord

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The China we know today emerged at the end of a long period of internal rebellions, civil wars, foreign invasions, and revolutionary insurrections that stretched across the nineteenth century to the mid-point of the twentieth. This book explores one important consequence of this situation—the...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

    Intoxicating Affairs

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Jana Tschurenev

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had...

    Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge