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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. China Fights for the World

    By J. Gunnar Andersson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1939, is an account of J. Gunnar Andersson’s travels in China from 1914 to 1927 while he was serving as a mining advisor to the Chinese government. Andersson discusses China’s political and economic situation at the time, including the fight for unity, and the future...

    Published April 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Truth about China and Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    By Putnam Weale

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This title, first published in 1921, aimed to present for the reader a glance into what the position was in Eastern Asia at the beginning of the twentieth century. This book will be of interest to student of history, politics and Asian Studies....

    Published April 12th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Performing Kamishibai

    An Emerging New Literacy for a Global Audience

    By Tara McGowan

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    Kamishibai (paper-theater), a Japanese picture-storytelling medium, is gaining global interest as we move from a text-based culture to one that emphasizes multiple semiotic systems and performance. This is the first volume to explore the potential of kamishibai as a dynamic "new" interactive medium...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Cultures of Disaster

    Society and Natural Hazard in the Philippines

    By Greg Bankoff

    In this fascinating and comprehensive study, Greg Bankoff traces the history of natural hazards in the Philippines from the records kept by the Spanish colonisers to the 'Calamitous Nineties', and assesses the effectiveness of the relief mechanisms that have evolved to cope with these occurrences....

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Origins of the Boxer War

    A Multinational Study

    By Lanxin Xiang

    This is the first book to provide a panoramic view of the origins of the Boxer War. Comprehensively examining this historical conundrum of the 20th century from a detached perspective, the book is based on ten years of exhaustive research of both unpublished and published materials from all nine...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Open Doors

    Vilhelm Meyer and the Establishment of General Electric in China

    By Christopher Bo Bramsen

    On one level, this is an intriguing account of expat life in Shanghai's International settlement in the early 20th century. On another level is charted the introduction and growth of new western technologies and companies in China. And the backdrop to these stories is early 20th century China...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge