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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 48 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Human Genetic Biobanks in Asia

    Politics of trust and scientific advancement

    Edited by Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This volume investigates human genetic biobanking and its regulation in various Asian countries and areas, including Japan, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India and Indonesia.. It sheds light on how cultural, socio-political and economic factors influence the set-up of bioethical regulation for...

    Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights in Asia
    By Robert J. Hanlon
    To Be Published April 29th 2014
  2. Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia
    Edited by Jiyoung Song, Alistair D. B. Cook
    To Be Published August 5th 2014
  3. Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism
    By Christopher M. Dent
    To Be Published December 30th 2014
  4. East Asian Development Model
    Edited by Shiping Hua
    To Be Published February 14th 2015

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