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New and Published Books

  1. Thailand's International Meditation Centers

    Tourism and the Global Commodification of Religious Practices

    By Brooke Schedneck

    Series: Routledge Religion in Contemporary Asia Series

    This book explores contemporary practices within the new institution of international meditation centers in Thailand. It discusses the development of the lay vipassana meditation movement in Thailand and relates Thai Buddhism to contemporary processes of commodification and globalisation. Through...

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Myths of the Origin of Fire

    By Sir James G. Frazer

    Sir James G. Frazer (1854-1941) is famous as the author of The Golden Bough, but his work ranged widely across classics, cultural history, folklore and literary criticism as well as anthropology. A Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, for 62 years, Sir James G. Frazer devoted his life to research....

    Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The World in Miniature (7-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Rie Shidooka

    ‘The World in Miniature’ was a popular series of illustrated, pocket-sized books. The series was originally produced by Rudolph Ackermann, a renowned London bookseller and publisher in the early nineteenth century. The series continued for several years from its launch in 1821 and was completed in...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Japan Weekly Mail, Part 6: 1895–1899 (13-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Yokohama Archives of History

    This is the sixth part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives of History and other institutions. Playing an important role for Meiji Japan’s exchange with...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Japan Weekly Mail, Part 9: 1907–1909 (12-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Yokohama Archives of History

    This is the ninth part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives of History and other institutions. Playing an important role for Meiji Japan’s exchange with...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Japan Year Book (6-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Peter O'Connor

    This is the second part of a series that has been established to reprint all the volumes of The Japan Year Book, first published in the pre-war period. - Launched in 1905 and edited by Yoshitaro Takenobu, a professor of Waseda University and a founding editor of The Japan Times, The Japan Year Book...

    Published May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Twenty-First Century Bollywood

    By Ajay Gehlawat

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Key changes have emerged in Bollywood in the new millennium. Twenty-First Century Bollywood traces the emerging shifts in both the content and form of Bollywood cinema and examines these new tendencies in relation to the changing dynamics of Indian culture. The book historically situates these...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Drivers of Integration and Regionalism in Europe and Asia

    Comparative perspectives

    Edited by Louis Brennan, Philomena Murray

    Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

    This book examines the drivers of regionalism and integration in both Europe and Asia and seeks to forge comparative perspectives between the two regions. Comprising contributions from scholars, analysts and policymakers, this volume explores and debates how and why regional bodies such as the...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Decision-Making Reform in Japan

    The DPJ’s Failed Attempt at a Politician-Led Government

    By Karol Zakowski

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    In the election to the House of Representatives in 2009, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) almost tripled the number of its lower house members by winning 308 seats. It subsequently formed a coalition government with the Social Democratic Party and the People’s New Party. The new ruling party...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge