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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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21-30 of 97 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. Communist Indochina

    By R. B. Smith

    Edited by Beryl Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the history of communist Indochina, from the foundation of the Indochinese Communist Party in 1929-30 to the end of the 1970s. It explores the impact of the Japanese invasion of Indochina in 1940, and the subsequent relationship between the Japanese occupiers and the Vichy French...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers

    A Journey to the West

    By Hsiao-ting Lin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis-à-vis post-Qing China’s ethnic minorities, as well as to explore the role they played in the formation of contemporary China’s Central Asian frontier territoriality and border security. The...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Gambling, the State and Society in Thailand, c.1800-1945

    By James A. Warren

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    During the nineteenth century there was a huge increase in the level and types of gambling in Thailand. Taxes on gambling became a major source of state revenue, with the government establishing state-run lotteries and casinos in the first half of the twentieth century. Nevertheless, over the same...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  4. China and the First Vietnam War, 1947-54

    By Laura M. Calkins

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book charts the development of the First Vietnam War – the war between the Vietnamese Communists (the Viet Minh) and the French colonial power – considering especially how relations between the Viet Minh and the Chinese Communists had a profound impact on the course of the war. It shows how...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  5. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. China and Japan in the Russian Imagination, 1685-1922

    To the Ends of the Orient

    By Susanna Soojung Lim

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Throughout the centuries, as Russia strove to build itself into an imperial power equal to those in the West, China and Japan came to occupy a special place in Russians’ view of the orient. Never colonised by Russia or the West, China and Japan were linked not only to the greatest of Russian...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Chinese Complaint Systems

    Natural Resistance

    By Qiang Fang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System (xinfang zhidu), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both...

    Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Status and Security in Southeast Asian State Systems

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Southeast Asia serves as an excellent case study to discuss major transformations in the relationship between states. This book looks at the changing nature of relationships between countries in Southeast Asia, as well as their relationships with other states in Asia and beyond. A diverse region...

    Published December 11th 2012 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 December 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Women's Suffrage in Asia

    Gender, Nationalism and Democracy

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Including chapters on Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and international suffrage connections, Women's Suffrage in Asia engages in debates on suffrage in the region by raising issues unique to the country's case studies presented. It explains why...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge