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Asia's Transformations

Series Editor: Mark Selden

The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's twenty-first century transformations. The series emphasizes the tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to become the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looks back to analyze the antecedents of Asia's contested rise. Asia's Transformations aims to address the needs of students and teachers.

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1-10 of 43 results in Asia's Transformations
  1. The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia

    Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics

    By Ian Douglas Wilson

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Gangs and militias have been a persistent feature of social and political life in Indonesia. During the authoritarian New Order regime they constituted part of a vast network of sub-contracted coercion and social control on behalf of the state. Indonesia’s subsequent democratisation has seen gangs...

    Published April 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. State, Society and the Market in Contemporary Vietnam

    Property, Power and Values

    Edited by Hue-Tam Ho Tai, Mark Sidel

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Lively debates around property, access to resources, legal rights, and the protection of livelihoods have unfolded in Vietnam since the economic reforms of 1986. Known as Doi Moi (changing to the new), these have gradually transformed the country from a socialist state to a society in which a...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. State and Society in Modern Rangoon

    By Donald M. Seekins

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    While most of Asia’s major cities are increasingly homogenized by rapid economic growth and cultural globalization, Rangoon, which is Burma’s former capital and largest city, still bears the imprint of a unique and often turbulent history. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia

    Nation, Citizenship, and Region

    Edited by Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies

    Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Kimie Hara

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post–World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Vietnam’s Socialist Servants

    Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

    By Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Remaking China's Great Cities

    Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

    By Samuel Y. Liang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    China’s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation’s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the...

    Published August 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. China: How the Empire Fell
    Edited by Joseph W. Esherick, C.X. George Wei
    To Be Published September 29th 2015
  2. The Changing Face of Korean Cinema: 1960 to 2015
    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim
    To Be Published December 18th 2015

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