Skip to Content

Book Series

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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 107 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. International Competition in China, 1899-1991

    The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Open Door Policy

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Evolution of the Japanese Developmental State

    Institutions locked in by ideas

    By Hironori Sasada

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Japanese economy underwent a fundamental transition from a liberal economy to a developmental state system during World War II, and despite efforts by the American occupation forces to dismantle them after 1945, these elements of the wartime economic system remained in place. Through an...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Voices from the Shifting Russo-Japanese Border

    Karafuto / Sakhalin

    Edited by Svetlana Paichadze, Philip A. Seaton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the nineteenth century, as the Russian empire expanded eastwards and the Japanese empire expanded onto the Asian continent, the Russo-Japanese border became contested on and around the island of Sakhalin, its Russian name, or Karafuto, as it is known in Japanese. Then in the wake of the...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise
    By Dagfinn Gatu
    To Be Published June 24th 2015
  2. Britain and China, 1840-1970: Empire, Finance and War
    Edited by Robert Bickers, Jonathan Howlett
    To Be Published July 13th 2015
  3. Managing Famine, Flood and Earthquake in China: Tianjin, 1958-85
    By Lauri Paltemaa
    To Be Published July 31st 2015
  4. Local History and War Memories in Hokkaido
    Edited by Philip A. Seaton
    To Be Published August 19th 2015
  5. Street Performers and Society in Urban Japan, 1600-1900: The Beggar's Gift
    By Gerald Groemer
    To Be Published September 30th 2015
  6. Thailand in the Cold War
    By Matthew Phillips
    To Be Published October 9th 2015
  7. Britain-China Cultural Relations, 1830-1950: Knowledge, Literature and Cultures
    Edited by Robert Bickers, Ross Forman
    To Be Published October 31st 2015
  8. Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980
    Edited by Antony Best
    To Be Published October 31st 2015
  9. Women Warriors in Southeast Asia
    Edited by Tobias Rettig, Vina A. Lanzona
    To Be Published October 31st 2015
  10. Early Modern Southeast Asia, 1350-1800
    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin, Hoang Anh Tuan
    To Be Published October 31st 2015

Search for Book Series