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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. 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 29th 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Intra-Asian Trade and the World Market

    Edited by A.J.H. 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 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. 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 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  6. 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 19th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 1st 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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 13th 2006 by Routledge

  9. 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 7th 2006 by Routledge

  10. 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 11th 2005 by Routledge