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  1. China's Power and Asian Security

    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    One of the most significant factors for contemporary international relations is the growth of China’s economic, military, and political power. Indeed, few analysts would dispute the observation that China’s power has strongly influenced the structure of the international system, major-power...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 21st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Republicanism in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Leigh Jenco

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Textual Authority in Classical Indian Thought

    Ramanuja and the Vishnu Purana

    By Sucharita Adluri

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    Theistic Vedanta originated with Ramanuja (1077-1157), who was one of the foremost theologians of Visistadvaita Vedanta and also an initiate of the Srivaisnava sectarian tradition in South India. As devotees of the God Visnu and his consort Sri, the Srivaisnavas established themselves through...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Political Ecology of Climate Change Adaptation

    Livelihoods, agrarian change and the conflicts of development

    By Marcus Taylor

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    This book provides the first systematic critique of the concept of climate change adaptation within the field of international development. Drawing on a reworked political ecology framework, it argues that climate is not something ‘out there’ that we adapt to. Instead, it is part of the social and...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Chinese-Language Documentaries

    Ethics, Subject and Place

    By Kuei-fen Chiu, Yingjin Zhang

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Documentary filmmaking is one of the most vibrant areas of media activity in the Chinese world, with many independent filmmakers producing documentaries that deal with a range of sensitive socio-political problems, bringing to their work a strongly ethical approach. This book identifies notable...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. China's Foreign Relations and the Survival of Autocracies

    By Julia Bader

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    The Chinese government has frequently been criticized for propping up anti-democratic governments. This book investigates the rise of China as an emerging authoritarian power. By comparing China’s bilateral relations to three Asian developing countries – Burma, Cambodia and Mongolia – it examines...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 6th 2014 by Routledge