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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 105 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Japanese Occupation of Borneo, 1941-45

    By Ooi Keat Gin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Japanese occupation of both British Borneo – Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo – and Dutch Borneo in 1941 to 1945 is a much understudied subject. Of particular interest is the occupation of Dutch Borneo, governed by the Imperial Japanese Navy that had long-term plans for ‘permanent possession’....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India

    Kindred Spirits in the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Edited by Joanne Miyang Cho, Eric Kurlander, Douglas T McGetchin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Providing a comprehensive survey of cutting edge scholarship in the field of German--Indian and South Asian Studies, the book looks at the history of German--Indian relations in the spheres of culture, politics, and intellectual life. Combining transnational, post-colonial, and...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities

    By Tracey L-D Lu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Women in Modern Burma

    By Tharaphi Than

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal status to men by western travellers and scholars alike. National history about women also...

    Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Macao – The Formation of a Global City

    Edited by C.X. George Wei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. Held by the Portuguese from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, Macao was up to the emergence of Hong Kong in the later nineteenth century the...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Russo-Japanese Relations, 1905-17

    From enemies to allies

    By Peter Berton

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    One surprising outcome of the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–1905 was that, although Russia was humiliatingly defeated, by 1916 Russia and Japan had become allies. This book provides a detailed analysis of how this remarkable turnaround came about. It traces the evolution of relations between the two...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Macao – Cultural Interaction and Literary Representations

    Edited by Katrine K. Wong, C.X. George Wei

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Macao, the former Portuguese colony in southeast China from the 1550s until its return to China in 1999, has a long and very interesting history of cultural interaction between China and the West. As an entity with independent political power and a unique social setting and cultural development,...

    Published September 27th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Lee Kuan Yew's Strategic Thought

    By Ang Cheng Guan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Lee Kuan Yew, as the founding father of independent Singapore, has had an enormous impact on the development of Singapore and of Southeast Asia more generally. Even in his 80s he is a key figure who continues to exert considerable influence from behind the scenes. This book presents a comprehensive...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Jesuit Missions to China and Peru, 1570-1610

    Expectations and Appraisals of Expansionism

    By Ana Carolina Hosne

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The rulers of the overseas empires summoned the Society of Jesus to evangelize their new subjects in the ‘New World’ which Spain and Portugal shared; this book is about how two different missions, in China and Peru, evolved in the early modern world. From a European perspective, this book is about...

    Published May 24th 2013 by Routledge