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  1. Scholar Intellectuals in Early Modern India

    Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, Christopher Minkowski, Anand Venkatkrishnan

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    In recent years, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have examined the revival in intellectual and literary cultures that took place during India’s ‘early modern’ centuries. This was both a revival as well as a period of intense disputation and critical engagement. It took in the relationship...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Japanese Economic Development

    Theory and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Francks

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan’s economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

    Edited by Jo Caust

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement

    New Agendas in Communication

    Edited by Wenhong Chen, Stephen D. Reese

    Series: New Agendas in Communication Series

    The Internet and digital media have become conduits and locales where millions of Chinese share information and engage in creative expression and social participation. This book takes a cutting-edge look at the impacts and implications of an increasingly networked China. Eleven chapters cover the...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  6. East Asia in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Anne Prescott

    Series: Foundations in Global Studies

    From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia, with an emphasis on the globalizing processes the region is undergoing. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  7. San Representation

    Politics, Practice and Possibilities

    Edited by Keyan Tomaselli, Michael Wessels

    The San or Bushmen of southern Africa have exerted a fascination over generations of writers and scholars, from novelists and anarchists to ethnologists and geneticists, and also occupy a special place in the popular imagination as the First People and the contemporary remnant of spiritual and...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Financialisation and Development in Asia

    Edited by Toby Carroll, Darryl Jarvis

    Multilateral development agencies have increasingly focused on underdeveloped Asian countries as potential new sites for financial capital. Often referred to as ‘emerging markets’, these economies are seen as ripe for private sector investment and, at the same time, in need of foreign capital to...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Micro-politics of Microcredit

    Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh

    By Mohammad Jasim Uddin

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Microcredit has been seen in recent decades as having great potential for aiding development in poor developing countries, with Bangladesh being one of the countries which has pioneered microcredit and implemented it most widely. This book, based on extensive original research, explores how...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Land Grabs in Asia

    What Role for the Law?

    Edited by Connie Carter, Andrew Harding

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term "land grabbing", ordinary people whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land grabbing know exactly what it is. It involves the physical capture and control of land and homes, including the usurpation of the power to decide how...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge