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Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

The Asia Pacific has seen great social, environmental and economic change. The region is now the focus of considerable attention by the academic community. This series brings together the best of the current research from right across the social sciences and humanities.

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1-10 of 17 results in Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies
  1. Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia

    By Chih-Yu Shih

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    This book explores the crisis of cultural identity which has assaulted Asian countries since Western countries began to have a profound impact on Asia in the nineteenth century. Confronted by Western 'civilization' and by 'modernity', Asian countries have been compelled to rethink their identity,...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Education Reform and Education Policy in East Asia

    By Ka-ho Mok

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    This book assesses the impact of globalization on the education systems of key East Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the "tiger economies" of South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, examining how the increasingly interdependent economic system has driven policy change...

    Published January 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Asian and Pacific Cities

    Development Patterns

    Edited by Ian Shirley, Carol Neill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago,...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

    By Saw Tiong Guan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues...

    Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific

    Why Some Subside and Others Don’t

    Edited by Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey, Anthony Regan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation and implications of what the report described as a global decline in armed conflict since the end of the Cold War. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book analyses the...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Social Policy in East and Southeast Asia

    Education, Health, Housing and Income Maintenance

    By M. Ramesh

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Social Policy in East and South East Asia provides the first systematic comparison of the policy sectors of income maintenance, health, housing and education in Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. It focuses particularly on the provision and financing arrangements of these four Asian...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Caring for the Elderly in Japan and the US

    Practices and Policies

    Edited by Susan Orpett Long

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    In an era of changing demographics and values, this volume provides a cross-national and interdisciplinary perspective on the question of who cares for and about the elderly. The contributors reflect on research studies, experimental programmes and personal experience in Japan and the United States...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  9. Public Health in Asia and the Pacific

    Historical and Comparative Perspectives

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    The Asia-Pacific region has not only the greatest concentration of population but is, arguably, the future economic centre of the world. Epidemiological transition in the region is occurring much faster than it did in the West and many countries face the emerging problem of chronic diseases at the...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  10. The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature

    Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

    By Fuminobu Murakami

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those...

    Published May 18th 2010 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Asian and Pacific Cities: Development Patterns
    Edited by Ian Shirley, Carol Neill
    To Be Published August 1st 2014
  2. Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia
    Edited by Shinichiro Tabata
    To Be Published January 16th 2015
  3. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia
    Edited by Jo Caust
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  4. Asian Worlds in Latin America
    By Stefania Paladini
    To Be Published May 31st 2015

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