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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 52 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  2. De-Westernizing Communication Research

    Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks

    Edited by Georgette Wang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The rise of postmodern theories and pluralist thinking has paved the way for multicultural approaches to communication studies and now is the time for decentralization, de-Westernization, and differentiation. This trend is reflected in the increasing number of communication journals with a national...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Soft Power in Japan-China Relations

    State, sub-state and non-state relations

    By Utpal Vyas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Soft power has tended to be overlooked in the field of international relations, often dismissed as lacking relevance or robustness as a theoretical concept. This book seeks to expand upon the idea of ‘soft power’ in international relations and to investigate how it actually functions by looking at...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 19th 2012 by Routledge