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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 99 results in Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
  1. 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 11th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Impact of the Russo-Japanese War

    Edited by Rotem Kowner

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Russo-Japanese War was the major conflict of the earliest decade of the twentieth century. The struggle for mastery in northeast Asia, specifically for control of Korea, was watched at the time very closely by observers from many other countries keen to draw lessons about the conduct of war in...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Colonial Cambodia's 'Bad Frenchmen'

    The rise of French rule and the life of Thomas Caraman, 1840-87

    By Gregor Muller

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Colonial Cambodia's "Bad Frenchmen" provides a captivating analysis of the gradual establishment of French colonialism in the late nineteenth century. Drawing on new materials from French, Vietnamese and Cambodian archives, it reconstructs a time during which France struggled to give meaning and...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Rise and Decline of Thai Absolutism

    By Kullada Kesboonchoo Mead

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the development of Thailand from the integration of Siam into the European world economy at the beginning of the nineteenth century, up to the emergence of Thailand as a modern nation state in the twentieth century. It concentrates in particular on the reign of King Chulalongkorn...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Anglo-Japanese Alliance, 1902-1922

    By Phillips O'Brien

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Anglo-Japanese Alliance was the first formal agreement of its type reached by a Western 'great' power with a non-Caucasian nation in the modern era. As such, it represented an important milestone diplomatically, strategically and culturally. This book brings together many leading experts who...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China

    Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850

    By Lars Peter Laamann

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become self-reliant in perpetuating the basic principles of their faith. Left to their own...

    Published April 20th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Corruption and Good Governance in Asia

    Edited by Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Bringing together contributions on the nature of corruption in East and Southeast Asia, this edited volume examines the means of limiting and ultimately eliminating corruption at a national and international level. Taking a country by country approach the text explores: the concept of corruption,...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Intra-Asian Trade and the World Market

    Edited by John Latham, Heita Kawakatsu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Intra-Asian trade is a major theme of recent writing on Asian economic history. From the second half of the nineteenth century, intra-Asian trade flows linked Asia into an integrated economic system, with reciprocal benefits for all participants. But although this was a network from which all...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Britain's Imperial Cornerstone in China

    The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, 1854-1949

    By Donna Brunero

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This is an in-depth account of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service, a uniquely cosmopolitan institution established in the wake of China's defeat in the Opium Wars (1842 to 43), and a central feature of the Treaty Port system. The British-dominated service was headed by the...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Beijing - A Concise History

    By Stephen Haw

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Stephen Haw sets out the history of the city of Beijing, charting the course of its development from its early roots before 2000 BC to its contemporary position as capital of the People’s Republic of China. Haw, a well-established author on China, outlines the establishment of the earliest cities...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge