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  1. Behind the Myth (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By Tilman Remme

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Communism and Reform in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By David S. G. Goodman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Making of South East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By George Coedes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By Hidetoshi Hashimoto

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By H. J. van Mook

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions,...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Emerging Middle East-East Asia Nexus

    Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Yukiko Miyagi

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    As the economies of East Asia grow ever stronger, their need for energy resources increases, which in turn compels closer relations with the countries of the Middle East. This book examines the developing relations between the countries of East Asia, especially China and Japan, with the countries...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Asian Religions, Technology and Science

    Edited by István Keul

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Over the past five decades, the field of religion-and-science scholarship has experienced a considerable expansion. This volume explores the historical and contemporary perspectives of the relationship between religion, technology and science with a focus on South and East Asia. These three areas...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Quality of Life in Cities

    Equity, Sustainable Development and Happiness from a Policy Perspective

    Edited by Alessandra Michelangeli

    Series: Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy

    In the last few decades, urban quality of life has received increasing interest from policy makers who aim to make cities better places to live. In addition to the aim of improving quality of life, sustainable and equitable development is also often included in the policy agendas of decision makers...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge