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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 50 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. Renewable Energy in East Asia

    Towards a New Developmentalism

    By Christopher M. Dent

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Energy is crucial to the functioning of any human society and central to understanding East Asia’s ‘economic miracle’. The region’s rapid development over the last few decades has been inherently energy-intensive and the impact on global energy security, climate change and the twenty-first-century...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

    Edited by Jiyoung Song, Alistair D. B. Cook

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region’s diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments make it an excellent case study for examining the relationship between irregular migration...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 17th 2013 by Routledge