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  1. Politics and Governance in Indonesia

    The Police in the Era of Reformasi

    By Muradi

    Series: Rethinking Southeast Asia

    How does an authoritarian state reform its police force following a transition to democracy? In 1998, Indonesia, the third largest country in the world, faced just such a challenge. Policing had long been managed under the jurisdiction of the military, as an instrument of the Suharto regime – and...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women in the Footsteps of the Buddha

    Struggle for Liberation in the Therigatha

    By Kathryn R. Blackstone

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    A detailed exploration of the quest for liberation on the part of the early bhikkunis. Only text in the Buddhist tradition of known female authorship. Important to anyone investigating women's own perspective on their religion. Also provides a clear statement about how renunciants understand...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Tibetan Lives

    Three Himalayan Autobiographies

    By Peter Richardus

    In the early years of the 20th century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: those of China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. After Atheism

    By David Lewis

    Based on interviews with people throughout Siberia, Central Asia and European Russia about their spiritual experiences, this book brings together insights into the 'religious' worldview of those who claim to be Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, pagan or even 'atheist'. Throughout the ex-Soviet Union...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Muslims, Mongols and Crusaders

    Edited by Dr Gerald Hawting

    The period from about 1100 to 1350 in the Middle East was marked by continued interaction between the local Muslim rulers and two groups of non-Muslim invaders: the Frankish crusaders from Western Europe and the Mongols from northeastern Asia. In deflecting the threat those invaders presented, a...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics

    By Lalita du Perron

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Future of Singapore

    Population, Society and the Nature of the State

    By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Singapore, like many other advanced economies, has a relatively low, and declining, birth-rate. One consequence of this, and a consequence also of the successful economy, is that migrants are being drawn in, and are becoming an increasing proportion of the overall population. This book examines...

    Published May 5th 2014 by Routledge