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Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

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  1. Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism

    Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor

    By Tim Winter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Angkor, Cambodia’s only World Heritage Site, is enduring one of the most crucial, turbulent periods in its twelve hundred year history. Given Cambodia’s need to restore its shattered social and physical infrastructures after decades of violent conflict, and with tourism to Angkor increasing by a...

    Published June 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Pirate Modernity

    Delhi's Media Urbanism

    By Ravi Sundaram

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 4th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Singapore in the Malay World

    Building and Breaching Regional Bridges

    By Lily Zubaidah Rahim

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 9th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Vientiane

    Transformations of a Lao landscape

    By Marc Askew, Colin Long, William Logan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 31st 2010 by Routledge

  5. Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos

    By Boike Rehbein

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Maid In China

    Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries

    By Wanning Sun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 June 1st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Democracy in Occupied Japan

    The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society

    Edited by Mark E. Caprio, Yoneyuki Sugita

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 13th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Education and Reform in China

    Edited by Emily Hannum, Albert Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 24th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Transcultural Japan

    At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity

    Edited by David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 26th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Chinese Media, Global Contexts

    By Lee Chin-Chuan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    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 21st 2009 by Routledge

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