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  1. Hydropower Development in the Mekong Region

    Political, Socio-economic and Environmental Perspectives

    Edited by Nathanial Matthews, Kim Geheb

    Series: Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

    The Mekong Basin is home to some 70 million people, for whom this great river is a source of livelihoods, the basis for their ecosystems and a foundation of their economies. But the Mekong is also currently undergoing enormous social, economic, and ecological change of which hydropower development...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. China Online

    Locating Society in Online Spaces

    Edited by Peter Marolt, David Kurt Herold

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    The Chinese internet is driving change across all facets of social life, and scholars have grown mindful that online and offline spaces have become interdependent and inseparable dimensions of social, political, economic, and cultural activity. This book showcases the richness and diversity of...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. South Asia's Nuclear Security Dilemma: India, Pakistan, and China

    India, Pakistan, and China

    By Lowell Dittmer

    The nuclear test explosions in India and Pakistan in 1998, followed by the outbreak of hostilities over Kashmir in 1999, marked a frightening new turn in the ancient, bitter enmity between the two nations. Although the tension was eclipsed by the events of 9/11 and the subsequent American attacks...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sandakan Brothel No.8: Journey into the History of Lower-class Japanese Women

    Journey into the History of Lower-class Japanese Women

    By Tomoko Yamazaki, Karen F. Colligan-Taylor, Karen F. Colligan-Taylor

    This is a pioneering work on "karayuki-san", impoverished Japanese women sent abroad to work as prostitutes from the 1860s to the 1920s. The narrative follows the life of one such prostitute, Osaki, who is persuaded as a child of ten to accept cleaning work in Sandakan, North Borneo, and then...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Chinese Human Rights Reader: Documents and Commentary, 1900-2000

    Documents and Commentary, 1900-2000

    By Stephen C. Angle, Marina Svensson

    Representative selections from China's twentieth-century human rights discourse, rendered into fluid and non-technical English. The documents are arranged chronologically, and each is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the author and the immediate context. The book also includes a...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Mao's Road to Power: Revolutionary Writings, 1912-49: v. 1: Pre-Marxist Period, 1912-20

    Revolutionary Writings, 1912-49

    By Zedong Mao, Stuart Schram

    Revolution in its Leninist guise has been a dominant force in the world for most of the 20th century, and the Chinese revolution has been, with the Russian revolution, one of its two most important manifestations. Mao Zedong, the architect of victory in China in 1949, stands out as one of the...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Financial Development and Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

    Edited by Edward K. Y. Chen, Wendy Dobson

    Series: PAFTAD (Pacific Trade and Development Conference Series)

    The 1997–8 Asian financial crisis exposed weaknesses in the region’s national financial systems, but since then East Asia has become the world’s most dynamic economic region. Domestic financial systems have developed, cross-border financial flows within the region are growing apace as demand from...

    Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are...

    Published November 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Southeast Asia (Routledge Revivals)

    A Region in Transition

    By Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Southeast Asia: A Region in Transition, first published in 1991, is a contemporary human geography of the ‘market’ economies of the region usually defined by membership of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Organized thematically, the chapters deal with the environment and...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. What is Asia to Us? (Routledge Revivals)

    Russia's Asian Heartland Yesterday and Today

    By Milan Hauner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1990, considers the uneasy relationship between Russia and Soviet Central Asia. Chapters examine both the significance of Asia to the Russian mind and the place that Asia has occupied in Russian geopolitical thinking in the last hundred years, showing that outbreaks of...

    Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge