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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. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Pre-Communist Indochina

    By R.B. Smith

    Edited by Beryl Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book explores the history of pre-communist Indochina, from the fourteenth century to the 1940s. It examines the early state of Vietnam, comparing and contrasting its political and social systems, with both those of neighbouring states such as Thailand and those prevalent at the time in Europe....

    Published May 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. National Pasts in Europe and East Asia

    By Peter W. Preston

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    With the rise of industrial capitalism in Europe and the related imposition of colonial rule in much of East Asia, both Europe and East Asia have intertwined histories that continue to shape their political thinking and political decision making. The contemporary interactions of the two regions –...

    Published May 10th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The International History of East Asia, 1900–1968

    Trade, Ideology and the Quest for Order

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book provides a broad account of the international history of East Asia from 1900 to 1968 - a subject that is essential to any understanding of the modern epoch. Whereas much of the scholarship on this subject has focused purely on the immediate origins and consequences of violent events such...

    Published March 29th 2012 by Routledge