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New and Published Books

  1. The Visual Turn

    South Asia Across the Disciplines

    Edited by Sandria Freitag

    The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines explores new perspectives made possible by the evidence drawn from visual culture. This evidence is utilized by historians, literary analysts, anthropologists and, in a new way, art historians. Focusing on built environments within their...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Mapping South Asian Masculinities

    Men and Political Crises

    Edited by Chandrima Chakraborty

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    This book offers the first substantial critical examination of men and masculinities in relation to political crises in South Asian literatures and cultures. It employs political crisis as a frame to analyze how South Asian men and masculinities have been shaped by critical historical events,...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Juries in the Japanese Legal System

    The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy

    By Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  4. International Migration and Development in South Asia

    Edited by Md Mizanur Rahman, Tan Tai Yong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    In migration studies, the nexus between migration and development in the global South has been meticulously debated. However, a unanimous resolution to this debate has not been found, due to the ever-changing nature of international migration. This book advances knowledge on the global debate on...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Retirement in Japan and South Korea

    The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement

    Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen

    This book analyses reforms to retirement policies in Japan and South Korea, especially in the context of rapid population ageing. A defining feature of the labour markets and workplaces in these two nations, and the lives of workers and families, is involuntary retirement at relatively young ages....

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan

    Edited by Beverley Curran, Nana Sato-Rossberg, Kikuko Tanabe

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

    Multiple Translation Communities in Contemporary Japan offers a collection of essays that (1) deepens the understanding of the cultural and linguistic diversity of communities in contemporary Japan and how translation operates in this shifting context and circulates globally by looking at some of...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Examining Japan's Lost Decades

    Edited by Yoichi Funabashi, Barak Kushner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This book examines five features of Japan’s ‘Lost Decades’: the speed of the economic decline in Japan compared to Japan’s earlier global prowess; a rapidly declining population; considerable political instability and failed reform attempts; shifting balances of power in the region and changing...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Democratization

    By William Case

    Southeast Asia, an economically dynamic and strategically vital region, seemed until recently to be transiting to more democratic politics. This progress has suddenly stalled or even gone into reverse, requiring that analysts seriously rethink their expectations and theorizing. The Routledge...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems

    Edited by Purushottama Bilimoria, Aleksandra Wenta

    A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical–religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition...

    Published April 17th 2015 by Routledge India

  10. International Competition in China, 1899-1991

    The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Open Door Policy

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge