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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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71-80 of 107 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 13th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Colonialism, Violence and Muslims in Southeast Asia

    The Maria Hertogh Controversy and its Aftermath

    By Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book deals with the genesis, outbreak and far-reaching effects of a legal controversy and the resulting outbreak of mass violence, which determined the course of British colonial rule after post World War Two in Singapore and Malaya. Based on extensive archival sources, it examines the custody...

    Published August 1st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Changing Visions of East Asia, 1943-93

    Transformations and Continuities

    By R.B. Smith

    Edited by Chad Mitcham

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Ralph Smith was a highly respected historian who, at the time of his death in December 2000, had nearly completed a manuscript chronicling changes in the East Asia region since 1943. This fascinating work, completed and edited by Chad Mitcham, one of Ralph Smith’s former students, himself a...

    Published June 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Moscow and the Emergence of Communist Power in China, 1925–30

    The Nanchang Uprising and the Birth of the Red Army

    By Bruce Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the emergence of Communist power in China during the interwar period, focusing especially on the role of the Soviet Union and the 1927 Nanchang Uprising. It describes the history behind the alliance between the Chinese Communists and Nationalists, the impact of the USSR's...

    Published June 1st 2010 by Routledge

  7. India's Princely States

    People, Princes and Colonialism

    Edited by Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This is an invaluable work looking into new areas relating to India's princely states. Based on an abundance of rarely used archival material, the book sheds new light on diversities related to the princely states such as health policies and practices, gender issues, the states’ military...

    Published April 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Russian Views of Japan, 1792-1913

    An Anthology of Travel Writing

    By David N. Wells

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Before Japan was 'opened up' in the 1850s, contact with Russia as well as other western maritime nations was extremely limited. Yet from the early eighteenth century onwards, as a result of their expanding commercial interests in East Asia and the North Pacific, Russians had begun to encounter...

    Published August 14th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Women, Work and the Japanese Economic Miracle

    The case of the cotton textile industry, 1945-1975

    By Helen Macnaughtan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book shows how, during the period of the Japanese economic miracle, a distinctive female employment system was developed alongside, and different from, the better known Japanese employment system which was applied to male employees. Women, Work and the Japanese Economic Miracle describes and...

    Published August 14th 2009 by Routledge

  10. The Quest for Gentility in China

    Negotiations Beyond Gender and Class

    Edited by Daria Berg, Chloe Starr

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The quest for gentility has shaped Chinese civilization and the formation of culture in China until the present day. This book analyzes social aspirations and cultural practices in China from 1550 to 1999, showing how the notion of gentility has evolved and retained its relevance in China from late...

    Published May 12th 2009 by Routledge