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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Capitalist Restructuring and the Pacific Rim

    By Ravi Palat

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book situates the evolution of capitalist economies along Asia's Pacific Rim after the Second World War within broader global, political and economic changes. Specifically, it charts their growth at the interface of periodic crises and successive waves of restructuring, and links changes in...

    Published November 14th 2012 by Routledge

  5. A Vietnamese Royal Exile in Japan

    Prince Cuong De (1882-1951)

    By Tran My-Van

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Prince Cuong De, viewed by the French as a pretender to the Vietnamese throne, was an important and interesting figure in the history of Vietnam’s struggle for independence. He was highly regarded by many non-communist Vietnamese nationalists, but has been virtually ‘written out’ of Vietnamese...

    Published September 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The British Empire and Tibet 1900-1922

    By Wendy Palace

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In August 1904 Sir Francis Younghusband's invasion force reached the forbidden city of Lhasa. The British invasion of Tibet in 1903 acted as a catalyst for change in a world transformed by revolution, war and the rise of a new order. Using unofficial government sources, private papers and the...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. British Business in Post-Colonial Malaysia, 1957-70

    Neo-colonialism or Disengagement?

    By Nicholas J. White

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book explores the limits of the idea of 'neo-colonialism' - the idea that in the period immediately after independence Malaya/Malaysia enjoyed only a 'pseudo-independence', largely because of the entrenched and dominant position of British business interests allied to indigenous elites. The...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  8. US-China Cold War Collaboration

    1971-1989

    By S. Mahmud Ali

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    After more than four decades the Cold War ended with the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. Almost simultaneously China emerged as the new potential disruptor of international stability, with Beijing replacing Moscow as the key source of Western insecurity. Drawing upon extensive primary...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 July 1st 2012 by Routledge

  10. War and Nationalism in China: 1925-1945

    By Hans van de Ven

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1937, the Nationalists under Chiang Kaishek were leading the Chinese war effort against Japan and were lauded in the West for their efforts to transform China into an independent and modern nation; yet this image was quickly tarnished. The Nationalists were soon denounced as militarily...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge