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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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31-40 of 52 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 31st 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 17th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 16th 2012 by Routledge

  5. 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 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 14th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Asia-Europe Meeting

    The Theory and Practice of Interregionalism

    By Alfredo C. Robles

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Focusing on the economic, developmental, political and cultural issues of its member states, this book offers a critical assessment of the ASEM process since its inception in 1996, which now brings together all 27 EU members, the European Commission, and 16 East Asian states. The underlying theme...

    Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Business Innovation in Asia

    Knowledge and Technology Networks from Japan

    By Dennis McNamara

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Industrial competition with rising economies, new regional investment from the West, and trade pacts among competitors threaten Japan’s long postwar prominence. Global market dynamics and regional competition prompted the shift from offshore factories to local networks in the last decade. Similar...

    Published October 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Expansion of Trade and FDI in Asia

    Strategic and Policy Challenges

    Edited by Julien Chaisse, Philippe Gugler

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Foreign direct investment flows have increased dramatically in recent decades and continue to be a driving factor of economic globalisation. As a growth pole in the world economy, large parts of Asia have particularly become an attractive place for market-seeking FDI. In a high number of Asian...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Trade and Contemporary Society along the Silk Road

    An ethno-history of Ladakh

    By Jacqueline H. Fewkes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book provides an ethno-historical study of the trade system in Ladakh (India), a busy entrepôt for Silk Route trade between Central and South Asia. Previously a part of global networks, Ladakh became an isolated border area as national boundaries were defined and enforced in the mid-20th...

    Published July 12th 2011 by Routledge