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  1. Federalism, Nationalism and Development

    India and the Punjab Economy

    By Pritam Singh

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book throws new light on the study of India's development through an exploration of the triangular relationship between federalism, nationalism and the development process. It focuses on one of the seemingly paradoxical cases of impressive development and sharp federal conflicts that have been...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  2. South Asian Religions on Display

    Religious Processions in South Asia and in the Diaspora

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Routledge South Asian Religion Series

    Religious procession is a significant dimension of religion in South Asia. Processions are central not only in Hinduism, but also Islam, Christianity, Jainism and Sikhism, which have large procession rituals. The last years have seen an increase in processions and ritualizations of space both...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  3. Christian Heretics in Late Imperial China

    Christian Inculturation and State Control, 1720-1850

    By Lars Peter Laamann

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Following the prohibition of missionary activity after 1724, China's Christians were effectively cut off from all foreign theological guidance. The ensuing isolation forced China's Christian communities to become self-reliant in perpetuating the basic principles of their faith. Left to their own...

    Published April 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. Government and Policy-Making Reform in China

    The Implications of Governing Capacity

    By Bill K.P. Chou

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    China’s rapid economic development has not translated automatically into political development, with many of its institutions still in need of major reform. In the post-Mao era, despite the decentralization of local government with significant administrative and fiscal authority, China’s government...

    Published April 17th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Madrasas in South Asia

    Teaching Terror?

    Edited by Jamal Malik

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    After 9/11, madrasas have been linked to international terrorism. They are suspected to foster anti-western, traditionalist or even fundamentalist views and to train al-Qaeda fighters. This has led to misconceptions on madrasa-education in general and its role in South Asia in particular....

    Published April 16th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Corruption and Good Governance in Asia

    Edited by Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Bringing together contributions on the nature of corruption in East and Southeast Asia, this edited volume examines the means of limiting and ultimately eliminating corruption at a national and international level. Taking a country by country approach the text explores: the concept of corruption,...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Christianity, Islam and Nationalism in Indonesia

    By Charles E. Farhadian

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Although over eighty percent of the country is Muslim, Indonesia is marked by an extraordinary diversity in language, ancestry, culture, religion and ways of life. This book focuses on the Christian Dani of West Papua, providing a social and ethnographic history of the most important indigenous...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Transnational Migration and Work in Asia

    Edited by Kevin Hewison, Ken Young

    Series: Routledge/City University of Hong Kong Southeast Asia Series

    Focusing on the issues associated with migrating for work both in and from the Asian region, this book sheds light on the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from an international team of well-known scholars, the book sets labour migration firmly within the context...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. South Korean Engagement Policies and North Korea

    Identities, Norms and the Sunshine Policy

    By Key-young Son

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A fresh historical and theoretical exploration of the much-debated, but still elusive, question of the Korean divide. In contrast to much of the literature on the divide, which deals with state-building on the two sides of the Demilitarized Zone, this book sheds light on the slow, but steady...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge