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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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41-50 of 97 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Cold War and National Assertion in Southeast Asia

    Britain, the United States and Burma, 1948–1962

    By Matthew Foley

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book charts British and American approaches to Burma between the country’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1948 and the military coup that ended civilian government in 1962. It analyses the fundamental drivers of Anglo-American policy-making during this crucial period – assumptions,...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Trans-Colonial Modernities in South Asia

    Edited by Michael S. Dodson, Brian A. Hatcher

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Presenting cutting-edge scholarship dedicated to exploring the emergence and articulation of modernity in colonial South Asia, this book builds upon and extends recent insights into the constitutive and multiple projects of colonial modernity. Eschewing the fashionable binaries of resistance and...

    Published February 7th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Development of the Japanese Nursing Profession

    Adopting and Adapting Western Influences

    By Aya Takahashi

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the years after 1868, when Japan's long period of self-imposed isolation ended, in nursing, as in every other aspect of life, the Japanese looked to the west. This book tells the story of 'Florence Nightingale-ism' in Japan, showing how Japanese nursing developed from 1868 to the present. It...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Reforming Public Health in Occupied Japan, 1945-52

    Alien Prescriptions?

    By Christopher Aldous, Akihito Suzuki

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Whilst most facets of the Occupation of Japan have attracted much scholarly debate in recent decades, this is not the case with reforms relating to public health. The few studies of this subject largely follow the celebratory account of US-inspired advances, strongly associated with Crawford Sams,...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. The Limits of British Colonial Control in South Asia

    Spaces of Disorder in the Indian Ocean Region

    Edited by Ashwini Tambe, Harald Fischer Tiné

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book assesses British colonialism in South Asia in a transnational light, with the Indian Ocean region as its ambit, and with a focus on ‘subaltern’ groups and actors. It breaks new ground by combining new strands of research on colonial history. Thinking about colonialism in dynamic terms,...

    Published November 30th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Nationalism in India

    The Case of the Punjab

    By Harnik Deol

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This timely and significant study explores the reasons behind the rise in Sikh militancy over the 1970s and 1980s. It also evaluates the violent response of the Indian State in fuelling and suppressing the Sikh separatist movement, resulting in a tragic sequence of events which has included the...

    Published November 10th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published October 25th 2011 by Routledge