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ASAA Women in Asia Series


The primary aim of this important series is to publish original, high quality work on all aspects of women in Asia. Submissions are welcomed from prospective authors, both new and established scholars, working in any appropriate discipline, and should in the first instance be sent to the series editor. Email:

New and Published Books

1-10 of 25 results in ASAA Women in Asia Series
  1. Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

    Edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. New Women in Colonial Korea

    A Sourcebook

    By Hyaeweol Choi

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yosong) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Practicing Feminism in South Korea

    The women’s movement against sexual violence

    By Kyungja Jung

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The Korean women’s movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women’s activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early 1990s. At the heart of the new approach was an increasing focus on sexual violence, which...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Domestic Violence in Asia

    Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

    By Emma Fulu

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are changing the nature of domestic relations, with shifting ideas surrounding gender and Islam...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Gender and Power in Indonesian Islam

    Leaders, feminists, Sufis and pesantren selves

    Edited by Bianca J. Smith, Mark Woodward

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The traditional Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren are crucial centres of Muslim learning and culture within Indonesia, but their cultural significance has been underexplored. This book is the first to explore understandings of gender and Islam in pesantren and Sufi orders in Indonesia. By...

    Published August 20th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Women Writers in Postsocialist China

    By Kay Schaffer, Xianlin Song

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sexual Violence and the Law in Japan

    By Catherine Burns

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides a detailed examination of judicial decision-making in Japanese cases involving sexual violence. It describes the culture of 'eroticised violence' in Japan, which sees the feminine body as culpable and the legal system which encourages homogeneity and conformity in decision-making...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Gender Diversity in Indonesia

    Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

    By Sharyn Graham Davies

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim...

    Published November 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

    By Laura Dales

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant. Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan. The book investigates the features and effects...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan
    Edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr
    To Be Published July 29th 2014
  2. Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia
    By Cynthia Joseph
    To Be Published August 19th 2014
  3. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia: Blood, sweat and tears
    By Larissa Sandy
    To Be Published August 20th 2014
  4. Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66
    By Annie Pohlman
    To Be Published September 28th 2014
  5. Love and Marriage in Globalising China
    By Wang Pan
    To Be Published October 20th 2014
  6. Trafficking Women in Korea
    By Sallie Yea
    To Be Published November 29th 2014
  7. Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan
    By Emma Dalton
    To Be Published January 30th 2015
  8. China's Leftover Women: Late Marriage Among Professional Women and its Consequences
    By Sandy To
    To Be Published January 30th 2015
  9. Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh
    By Margaret Alston
    To Be Published January 30th 2015
  10. Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh
    By Dina Afrianty
    To Be Published January 30th 2015

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