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ASAA Women in Asia Series

Series Editor: Louise Edwards

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: louise.edwards@unsw.edu.au

New and Published Books

11-20 of 33 results in ASAA Women in Asia Series
  1. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 11th 2011 by Routledge