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New and Published Books

  1. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia

    Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

    By Heidi Hoefinger

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Dealing with the complex and discomforting ‘grey ‘area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws attention to and destigmatizes the transactional elements within many ‘normative’...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought

    Edited by Vincent Barnett

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought offers the first comprehensive overview of the long-run history of economic thought from a truly international perspective. Although globalization has facilitated the spread of ideas between nations, the history of economics has...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

    Edited by Paul G. Harris, Graeme Lang

    Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Asia's Energy Challenge

    Key Issues and Policy Options

    Edited by Minsoo Lee, Donghyun Park, Harry D. Saunders

    This book examines key issues and policy options in the development of Asia’s energy security. Rapid growth has transformed Asia’s presence in the world economy: Past growth has dramatically improved Asia’s living standards, lifting millions out of poverty. Future growth will do the same. But,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Southeast Asia and the European Union

    Non-traditional security crises and cooperation

    By Naila Maier-Knapp

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Amidst the Eurozone crisis, the European Union (EU) is stepping up its dialogue and engagement with and within Southeast Asia. The EU’s contemporary approach towards Asia emphasises the importance of open economies and common challenges of the 21st Century. So-called non-traditional security issues...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

    By Daniel McMahon

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Japan's International Fisheries Policy

    Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

    By Roger D. Smith

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that possesses few resources and little arable land, and sustain a population that has nearly...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge