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  1. Politics and Pitfalls of Japan Ethnography

    Reflexivity, Responsibility, and Anthropological Ethics

    Edited by Jennifer Robertson

    Four anthropologists, Elise Edwards, Ann Elise Lewallen, Bridget Love and Tomomi Yamaguchi, draw on their fieldwork experiences in Japan to demonstrate collectively the inadequacy of both the Code of Ethics developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA) and the dictates of...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Vietnam's Development Strategies

    By Pietro Masina

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Taking a developmental approach, this book critically reviews Vietnam's reform process and shows how the country’s reform agenda is still dominated by a ‘developmental orthodoxy’ inspired by a post-Washington consensus. The author argues that a wider debate is needed in order to give national...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Politics in Malaysia

    The Malay Dimension

    Edited by Edmund Terence Gomez

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Examining some of the most critical issues in Malaysian politics today, including human rights, law and democracy, gender and Islam, this book explores the contours of the contemporary landscape of Malaysian politics, focusing especially on politics among the majority ethnic Malay community. In...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Korean Language

    Structure, Use and Context

    By Jae Jung Song

    Suitable for students of all levels, this book provides a general description of the Korean language by highlighting important structural aspects whilst keeping technical details to a minimum. By examining the Korean language in its geographical, historical, social and cultural context the reader...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Ethics of War in Asian Civilizations

    A Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Torkel Brekke

    This book explores how issues of ethics in war and warfare have been treated by major ethical traditions of Asia. It opens a discussion about whether there are universal standards in the ideologies of warfare between the major religious traditions of the world. While the chapters are written by...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition

    By Zhihua Yao

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka

    Edited by Mahinda Deegalle

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Interdisciplinary in its approach, this book explores the dilemmas that Buddhism faces in relation to the continuing ethnic conflict and violence in modern Sri Lanka. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, Buddhist studies and Pali examine multiple dimensions of the problem...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Discourse and Ideology in Medieval Japanese Buddhism

    Edited by Richard K. Payne, Taigen Dan Leighton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    The medieval period of Japanese religious history is commonly known as one in which there was a radical transformation of the religious culture. This book suggests an alternate approach to understanding the dynamics of that transformation. One main topic of analysis focuses on what Buddhism - its...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  9. China and India

    A Tale of Two Economies

    By Dilip K. Das

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The economies of the People’s Republic of China and India are emerging-market economies, which account for more than a third of the global population. These two economies share many similarities in that they are large populous neighbours, who were regarded as abjectly poor countries until the 1980s...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Globalization and Religious Nationalism in India

    The Search for Ontological Security

    By Catarina Kinnvall

    Series: Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

    Exploring the effects of globalization in India and the problem of identity formation, this book contributes to the theoretical and empirical debate on identity, globalization, religious nationalism and (in)security. The author puts forward a new approach based on political psychology, to...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge