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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 48 results in Routledge Contemporary Asia Series
  1. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural...

    Published February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 25th 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 11th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Japan and Africa

    Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century

    Edited by Howard P. Lehman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Since the early 1990s, Japan has played an increasingly important and influential role in Africa. A primary mechanism that has furthered its influence has been through its foreign aid policies. Japan’s primacy, however, has been challenged by changing global conditions related to aid to Africa,...

    Published July 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. East Asian Regionalism from a Legal Perspective

    Current features and a vision for the future

    Edited by Tamio Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Plenty has been written about the political and economical aspects of regionalism, but the legal perspective has been neglected. East Asian Regionalism From a Legal Perspective is unique in synthesizing legal, economic and political analyses. In the first part, the book...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis

    Edited by Richard Carney

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Nearly ten years after the Asian Financial Crisis, financial turmoil has reappeared – this time it is ravaging the world's wealthiest countries and dragging the global economy along for the ride. It forces one to reflect on the last major financial crisis to afflict the global economy, and to...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Preventing Corruption in Asia

    Institutional Design and Policy Capacity

    Edited by Ting Gong, Stephen K. Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Despite intensified governmental and public efforts at corruption control in recent years, official transgression continues to surface in various ways of abusing the unique power and trust that a government holds. Preventing Corruption in Asia addresses a number of crucial questions: -What...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Kim Jong-il's Leadership of North Korea

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Kim Jong Il came to power after the death of his father Kim Il Sung in 1994. Contrary to expectations, he has succeeded in maintaining enough political stability to remain in power. Kim Jong Il's Leadership of North Korea is an examination of how political power has been developed, transmitted from...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia
    Edited by Jiyoung Song, Alistair D. B. Cook
    To Be Published August 6th 2014
  2. Renewable Energy in East Asia: Towards a New Developmentalism
    By Christopher M. Dent
    To Be Published November 25th 2014
  3. East Asian Development Model: 21st Century Perspectives
    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu
    To Be Published December 3rd 2014
  4. China-Malaysia Relations and Foreign Policy
    By Razak Abdullah
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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