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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Chinese Complaint Systems

    Natural Resistance

    By Qiang Fang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Complaint systems have existed in China for many years, and in 2004, a debate took place in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the Letters and Visits System (xinfang zhidu), which was designed to allow people to register complaints with the upper levels of the government. However, both...

    Published January 18th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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