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Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.

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1-10 of 48 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia

    By Robert J. Hanlon

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    As globalization has brought about new concerns and responsibilities for business, particularly in the realm of human rights, many multinational corporations (MNC) operating in Asia have argued that such rights are the responsibility of government. However, as globalization continues to improve...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. European Studies in Asia

    Contours of a Discipline

    By Georg Wiessala

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    As countries across Asia continue to rise and become more assertive global powers, the role that Higher Education has played, and continues to play, in this process is an issue of growing pertinence. Furthermore, understanding the relationship between Europe and Asia fostered by historical and...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia’s Cities

    Edited by Melissa Butcher, Selvaraj Velayutham

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book documents urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local capital, technology and labour flows that converge and intersect in some of Asia’s fastest growing cities. Rather than constructing occupants of the city as simply passive victims of...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora

    Revisiting the boat people

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over three decades have passed since the first wave of Indochinese refugees left their homelands. These refugees, mainly the Vietnamese, fled from war and strife in search of a better life elsewhere. By investigating the Vietnamese diaspora in Asia, this book sheds new light on the Asian refugee...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia

    After the Strongmen

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Human Trafficking in Asia

    Forcing Issues

    Edited by Sallie Yea

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    By analysing the complex issues surrounding internal and cross-border human trafficking in Asia, and asserting critical perspectives and methodologies, this book extends the range of sites for discussion and sectors in which human trafficking takes place. The book re-centres human trafficking as...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Disaster Relief in the Asia Pacific

    Agency and Resilience

    Edited by Minako Sakai, Edwin Jurriëns, Jian Zhang, Alec Thornton

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A UN report recently found that the Asia Pacific is the world’s most disaster-prone region. Indeed, considering that the region accounts for more than half of the total number of disasters in the world, building capacity and resilience to mitigate the devastating impact of disasters is a pressing...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands

    Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics

    By Yuk Wah Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia
    By Robert J. Hanlon
    To Be Published April 29th 2014
  2. Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia
    Edited by Jiyoung Song, Alistair D. B. Cook
    To Be Published August 5th 2014
  3. Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism
    By Christopher M. Dent
    To Be Published December 30th 2014
  4. East Asian Development Model
    Edited by Shiping Hua
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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