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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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21-30 of 49 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. Regional Minorities and Development in Asia

    Edited by Huhua Cao, Elizabeth Morrell

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Asia has undergone strong economic growth since the Second World War. However, it also experiences growing economic and regional disparities brought about by this unprecedented development. This economic growth cannot be considered sustainable without taking into consideration the social...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health

    Edited by Kelley Lee, Tikki Pang, Yeling Tan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    In an era of rapid and extensive globalisation, the world faces a wide range of transboundary problems that require effective collective action. Key among these are threats to human health that do not recognise national borders, and include emerging and re-emerging infections, rising rates of...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Asian Popular Culture in Transition

    Edited by John A Lent, Lorna Fitzsimmons

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 June 18th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Taiwan's Environmental Struggle

    Toward a Green Silicon Island

    By Jack Williams, Ch’ang-yi David Chang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Taiwan experienced a highly successful economic transformation in the last 50 years that produced one of Asia’s genuine ‘miracles’ of modern development, in terms of improvement in per capita income and overall quality of material well being for its citizens. The process, though, involved rapid...

    Published June 13th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

    Edited by Raquel A.G. Reyes, William G. Clarence-Smith

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Non-reproductive sex practices in Asia have historically been a source of fascination, prurient or otherwise, for Westerners, who being either Catholic or Protestant, were often struck by what they perceived as the widespread promiscuity and licentiousness of native inhabitants. Graphic...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of Civic Space in Asia

    Building Urban Communities

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Mike Douglass

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book explores how and why civic spaces are used by different communities in Asia and what role urban governance and public participation play in the support or demise of communities. Using case studies of contemporary city life throughout, the contributors provide insights into the importance...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Politics and Change in Singapore and Hong Kong

    Containing Contention

    By Stephan Ortmann

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    In democratization theory, Singapore continues to be a remarkable country for its extremely low level of contentious politics despite rapid economic development. In contrast, many different groups in Hong Kong have taken their demands to the streets since the 1970s. Even though there is an obvious...

    Published April 15th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Taiwan and Post-Communist Europe

    Shopping for Allies

    By Czeslaw Tubilewicz

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Taiwan and Post-Communist Europe examines Taiwan’s economic diplomacy towards post-communist states in Central and Eastern Europe. The media, and occasionally academia, have often suggested that Taipei resorts to costly aid, trade and investment diplomacy to facilitate its foreign relations, whilst...

    Published March 21st 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism
    By Christopher M. Dent
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  2. East Asian Development Model: 21st Century Perspectives
    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu
    To Be Published December 2nd 2014
  3. China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy
    By Razak Abdullah
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  4. Asian Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand
    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore
    To Be Published July 30th 2015

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