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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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51-60 of 101 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Southeast Asia and the Great Powers

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The success of regionalism in Southeast Asia depends on the attitudes of the states within the region but also on the attitude of those outside it. This book is an erudite and stimulating study on the latter. Placing these states in a long term historical context Tarling brings out the way in which...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia

    Edited by Kevin Blackburn, Karl Hack

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia varied enormously. Some prisoners of war (POWs) were sent to work in Japan, others to toil on the ‘Death Railway’ between Burma and Thailand. Some camps had death rates below 1 per cent, others of over 20 per cent. While POWs were deployed far and...

    Published October 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Colonial Armies in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Tobias Rettig, Karl Hack

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Colonial armies were the focal points for some of the most dramatic tensions inherent in Chinese, Japanese and Western clashes with Southeast Asia. The international team of scholars take the reader on a compelling exploration from Ming China to the present day, examining their conquests,...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Regionalism in Southeast Asia

    To foster the political will

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Regionalism in Southeast Asia provides the reader with an historical analysis of Southeast Asia from the distinct perspective of regionalism. Southeast Asian history is usually written from a national point of view, which underplays the links between neighbouring states and nations and...

    Published September 12th 2011 by Routledge