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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 51 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics

    Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

    Edited by Robert Bedeski, Niklas Swanström

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian...

    Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge

  3. East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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