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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 51 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. Asian Heritage Management

    Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects

    Edited by Kapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia

    Considering the Other through Ethnonyms, Territories and Rituals

    Edited by Christian Culas, François Robinne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    South-East Asia is one of the most complex regions in the world as far as ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity is concerned with an extremely rich ancient and contemporary history. Because of this, it offers an exceptionally rich field of study for inter-ethnic relations. This book examines...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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