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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Post-War Borneo, 1945-1950

    Nationalism, Empire and State-Building

    By Ooi Keat Gin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines Borneo, both British Borneo – Brunei, Sarawak and North Borneo – and Dutch Borneo in the period 1945-1950. Borneo then was at the crossroads. Following the Japanese Occupation, the likely future status of the various Bornean territories was not at all clear, and the book...

    Published May 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 4th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge