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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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61-70 of 105 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Japanese and Hong Kong Film Industries

    Understanding the Origins of East Asian Film Networks

    By Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Drawing on first-hand materials collected from the Chinese and Japanese literature as well as interviews with more than twenty filmmakers and scholars Kinnia Shuk-ting Yau provides a solid historical account of the complex interactions between Japanese and Hong Kong film industries from the 1930s...

    Published June 19th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Southeast Asia and the Vietnam War

    By Cheng Guan Ang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book describes and explains Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore’s attitudes and policies regarding the Vietnam War. While it is generally known that all three countries supported the US war effort in Vietnam, it reveals the motivations behind the decisions of the decision makers, the twists and...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Japanese Diplomacy in the 1950s

    From Isolation to Integration

    Edited by Makoto Iokibe, Caroline Rose, Junko Tomaru, John Weste

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book provides a detailed examination of Japan's diplomatic relations in the 1950s, an important decade in international affairs when new structures and systems emerged, and when Japan established patterns in its international relationships which continue today. It examines the process of...

    Published May 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. New Perspectives on the History and Historiography of Southeast Asia

    Continuing Explorations

    Edited by Michael Arthur Aung-Thwin, Kenneth R. Hall

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Using a unique "old–new" treatment, this book presents new perspectives on several important topics in Southeast Asian history and historiography. Based on original, primary research, it reinterprets and revises several long-held conventional views in the field, covering the period from the "...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Provincial Life and the Military in Imperial Japan

    The Phantom Samurai

    By Stewart Lone

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In contrast to the enduring stereotype of a ‘nation of samurai’, this book uses provincial newspapers and local records to hear the voices of ordinary people living in imperial Japan through several decades of war and peace. These voices reveal the authentic experiences, opinions and emotions of...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Atrocity and American Military Justice in Southeast Asia

    Trial by Army

    By Louise Barnett

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book is an examination of American army legal proceedings that resulted from a series of moments when soldiers in a war zone crossed a line between performing their legitimate functions and committing crimes against civilians, or atrocities. Using individual judicial proceedings held within...

    Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Journalism and Politics in Indonesia

    A Critical Biography of Mochtar Lubis (1922-2004) as Editor and Author

    By David T. Hill

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s best-known newspaper editors, authors and cultural figures, with a national, regional and international prominence that he retained from the early 1950s until his recent death in 2004. This book traces the major events in the life of Mochtar Lubis, which is also...

    Published December 12th 2010 by Routledge