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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. 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

  2. Japanese-American Civilian Prisoner Exchanges and Detention Camps, 1941-45

    By Bruce Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The important and previously undocumented event in the history of the Second World War: the negotiation of 'prisoner' exchanges between the United States and Japan during 1941 to 1943, is examined here by Bruce Elleman.Approximately 7000 American citizens had been arrested by the Japanese...

    Published November 30th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Beijing – A Concise History

    By Stephen G. 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. Stephen Haw, a well-established author on China, outlines the establishment of the earliest...

    Published October 12th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Japanese-German Relations, 1895-1945

    War, Diplomacy and Public Opinion

    Edited by Christian W Spang, Rolf-Harald Wippich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Written by a team of Japanese and German scholars, this book presents an interpretation of Japanese/German history and international diplomacy. It provides a greater understanding of key aspects of the countries' bilateral relations from the end of the Sino-Japanese War in 1895 to the parallel...

    Published March 6th 2006 by Routledge

  5. Rural Economic Development in Japan

    From the Nineteenth Century to the Pacific War

    By Penelope Francks

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the historical literature on Japan, rural people have tended to be regarded as the exploited victims of the industrialisation process. This book provides an alternative view of the role and significance of the rural economy in Japan’s emergence as an economic power prior to World War II. Using...

    Published November 10th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Nationalism in Southeast Asia

    If the People Are with Us

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Nationalism in Southeast Asia seeks a definition of nationalism through examining its role in the history of southeast Asia, a region rarely included in general books on the topic. By developing such a definition and testing it out, Tarling hopes at the same time to make a contribution to southeast...

    Published August 25th 2004 by Routledge

  7. The United States and Cambodia, 1969-2000

    A Troubled Relationship

    By Kenton Clymer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Beginning with the restoration of diplomatic relations between the US and Cambodia in 1969, this book is the first to systematically explore the controversial issues and events surrounding the relationship between the two countries in the latter half of the 20th century. It traces how the secret...

    Published March 10th 2004 by Routledge

  8. The United States and Cambodia, 1870-1969

    From Curiosity to Confrontation

    By Kenton Clymer

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Spanning from the first US contacts with Cambodia in the 19th century up until the late 1960s and the outbreak of war with Vietnam, this book is the first to systematically explore American relations with Cambodia. A discussion of adventurers, tourists and missionaries initially sets the scene for...

    Published February 4th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Japanese Army Stragglers and Memories of the War in Japan, 1950-75

    By Beatrice Trefalt

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book charts comprehensively the various discoveries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific of Japanese soldiers still fighting the Second World War many years after it had ended. It explores their return to Japan and their impact on the Japanese people, revealing changing attitudes to war veterans...

    Published October 15th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Ending the Vietnam War

    The Vietnamese Communists' Perspective

    By Cheng Guan Ang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Existing studies of the Vietnam War have been written mostly from an American perspective, using western sources, and viewing the conflict through western eyes. This book, based on extensive original research, including Vietnamese, Chinese and former Soviet sources, tells the story of the war from...

    Published September 10th 2003 by Routledge