New and Published Books
11-20 of 32 results in Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations
Delhi's Media Urbanism
Using Delhi’s contemporary history as a site for reflection, Pirate Modernity moves from a detailed discussion of the technocratic design of the city by US planners in the 1950s, to the massive expansions after 1977, culminating in the urban crisis of the 1990s. As a practice, pirate modernity is...
Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge
Building and Breaching Regional Bridges
Relations between Singapore and her immediate Malay neighbours have been perennially fraught with tension and misunderstanding. In making sense of this complex relationship, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historical animosities and competitive economic pressures, and Singapore’s janus-faced...
Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge
Transformations of a Lao landscape
Providing insights into this neglected Southeast Asian city, this interesting book interprets Vientiane’s landscape - physical as well as imagined - as a reflection of key aspects of Lao geo-political history, the nature of Lao urbanism, and its critical relation to constructions of Lao...
Published July 30th 2010 by Routledge
Incorporating original fieldwork carried out over a period of more than ten years, combined with innovative theoretical argument, Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos presents one of the first sociological investigations into modern Laos. Boike Rehbein gives a fascinating overview of...
Published July 19th 2010 by Routledge
Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries
Maid in China is the first systematic, book-length investigation of internal rural migration in post-Mao China focused on the day-to-day production and consumption of popular media. Taking the rural maid in the urban home as its point of departure, the book weaves together three years of engaged...
Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge
The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society
With expert contributions from both the US and Japan, this book examines the legacies of the US Occupation on Japanese politics and society, and discusses the long-term impact of the Occupation on contemporary Japan. Focusing on two central themes – democracy and the interplay of US-initiated...
Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge
Transformative market reforms in China since the late 1970s have improved living standards dramatically, but have also led to unprecedented economic inequality. During this period, China’s educational system was restructured to support economic development, with educational reforms occurring at a...
Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge
At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity
Historically Japan has alternated between periods of celebration of a diverse, multicultural society and severe spells of xenophobia and persecution of the Other. This collection of multidisciplinary essays re-introduces the idea of Japan as a multicultural society and reflects a rapidly changing...
Published June 25th 2009 by Routledge
Virtually every major media, information and telecommunications enterprise in the world is significantly tied to China. This volume provides the most expert, up-to-date and multidisciplinary analyses on how the contemporary media function in what has rapidly become the world's biggest market. As...
Published May 20th 2009 by Routledge
China's one-child population policy, first initiated in 1979, has had an enormous effect on the country’s development. By reducing its fertility in the past two decades to less than two children per woman, and developing a family planning program focused heavily on sterilization and abortion, China...
Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge
The Education of Migrant Children and China's Future: The Urban Left Behind
To Be Published December 23rd 2013
Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia
To Be Published February 14th 2014
The Politics of Visual Culture in Japan
To Be Published June 29th 2014