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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Business-Government Relations in Prewar Japan

    By Peter von Staden

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    For the business and government relationship in Japan, the pre-war period was an era of considerable change. Framed by Japan’s nation-building efforts, the relationship adapted and evolved with the often fluid economic and political circumstances. As both business and government had vested...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. On The Borders of State Power

    Frontiers in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

    Edited by Martin Gainsborough

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    On The Borders of State Power explores the changing nature, meaning and significance of international borders over time in the area referred to today as the Greater Mekong Sub-region, incorporating Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and China’s Yunnan province. An international line up...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Port Cities in Asia and Europe

    Edited by Arndt Graf, Chua Beng Huat

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    With the demise of European socialist economies and the marketization of Asian communist countries, a new global capitalism has reshaped the configuration of the world economy, with speed a determining factor to all transactions of information, finance, goods and services and people. Sea-ports...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge