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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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31-37 of 37 results in Asia's Transformations
  1. The Resurgence of East Asia

    500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives

    Edited by Giovanni Arrighi, Takeshi Hamashita, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an...

    Published June 11th 2003 by Routledge

  2. The Making of Modern Korea

    By Adrian Buzo

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea’s regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more...

    Published March 6th 2002 by Routledge

  3. Remaking the Chinese State

    Strategies, Society, and Security

    Edited by Chao Chien-min, Bruce Dickson

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    After more than twenty years of economic and political reform, China is a vastly different country to that left by Mao. Almost all the characteristic policies and practices of the Maoist era have been abandoned, with the goals of revolution in foreign and domestic policy being replaced by an...

    Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  4. Mao´s Children in the New China

    Voices From the Red Guard Generation

    By Yarong Jiang, David Ashley

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Around 18 million young Chinese people were sent to the countryside between 1966 and 1976 as part of the Cultural Revolution. Mao's Children in the New China allows some of them to tell their moving stories in their own voices for the first time. In this inspiring collection of interviews with...

    Published May 17th 2000 by Routledge

  5. Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy

    A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950

    By Carl Trocki

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship...

    Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge

  6. Hong Kong's History

    State and Society Under Colonial Rule

    Edited by Tak-Wing Ngo

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Rewriting Hong Kong's history from the bottom up, the chapters investigate vital, but hitherto obscured, aspects of the colony's rise. They cover the Chinese collaboration with the colonial regime, legal discrimination and intimidation, rural politics, social movements, government-business...

    Published August 11th 1999 by Routledge

  7. Debating Human Rights

    Critical Essays from the United States and Asia

    Edited by Peter Van Ness

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Human rights debates can provoke strong reactions, particularly among people of different cultural backgrounds. The debate over Asian values and the use of human rights diplomacy are the most obvious manifestations of divisions between Asia and the West and reflect particular world views and...

    Published December 2nd 1998 by Routledge