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New and Published Books

  1. The South China Sea Maritime Dispute

    Political, Legal and Regional Perspectives

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski, Christopher B. Roberts

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    The South China Sea is a major strategic waterway for trade and oil shipments to Japan, Korea as well as southern China. It has been the focus of a maritime dispute which has continued now for over six decades, with competing claims from China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and Brunei....

    Published October 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Epigraphy and Islamic Culture

    Arabic and Persian Inscriptions of Bengal and Their Historical and Cultural Implications

    By Muhammad Siddiq

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Architectural inscriptions are a fascinating aspect of Islamic cultural heritage because of their rich and diverse historical contents and artistic merits. These inscriptions help us understand the advent of Islam and its gradual diffusion in Bengal that turned it eventually into a Muslim majority...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Soviet Union Under Gorbachev (Routledge Revivals)

    Prospects for Reform

    By David A. Dyker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gorbachev’s accession to General Secretary promised great changes to the Soviet Union and its relationship with the rest of the world. This book, first published in 1987, discusses the problems faced by Gorbachev when he entered office and how he planned to tackle them. Gorbachev was a figure of...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Negotiating for Peace in the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

    By Ismail Fahmy

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Ismail Fahmy was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier of Egypt, but resigned in protest against President Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977. This book, published in 1983, presents the first portrait of Sadat from within the Arab ruling elite, and gives unique coverage of the crucial...

    Published October 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Soccer in Brazil

    Edited by Martin Curi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    No other national stereotype in the world is so closely tied with a sport, as Brazil is with football. The five-time world champions have constructed their national identity around this sport. Perhaps for this reason it’s no wonder that there are many Brazilian social scientists doing research on...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Climate Variability and Water Dependent Sectors

    Impacts and Potential Adaptations

    Edited by Dannele E. Peck, Jeffrey M. Peterson

    Demand for water in agricultural, municipal, industrial, and environmental uses is growing. More frequent and severe extreme weather conditions now exacerbate water shortages in many locations and existing infrastructure to store and release water rarely has the capacity to both prevent floods...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    This book explores modern art in Pakistan and its innovative interpretation of ‘space’ since the country’s independence. It shows that modernism and artistic subjectivity have been shaped by numerous lineages, including the colonial era and its legacies, and is a product of South Asian Islamic...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  8. Democracy, Development and Decentralisation in India

    Continuing Debates

    Edited by Chandan Sengupta, Stuart Corbridge

    First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  9. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

    By Annie Pohlman

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements...

    Published September 29th 2014 by Routledge