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New and Published Books

  1. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Party Politics in Japan

    Political Chaos and Stalemate in the 21st Century

    Edited by Ronald J. Hrebenar, Akira Nakamura

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The Japanese political system is a parliamentary democracy and was the first western style government in Asia when the parliamentary system was adopted in the 1880s. It has a multiparty system, free elections, and a parliament that functions much the same way that any other democratic parliament...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. New Dynamics in US-China Relations

    Contending for the Asia Pacific

    Edited by Mingjiang Li, Kalyan M. Kemburi

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Washington’s strategic pivot to Asia and Beijing’s pursuit of new strategic and security interests in the region have led to increasing tensions between the two powers. US leaders have stressed that their increased interest in Asia is driven by a desire to benefit from the thriving regional...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism

    De-Centering China

    By Elena Barabantseva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China’s national project...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Indian Foreign Policy

    The Politics of Postcolonial Identity from 1947 to 2004

    By Priya Chacko

    Series: Interventions

    The rise of India as a major power has generated new interest in understanding the drivers of its foreign policy. This book argues that analysing India’s foreign and security policies as representational practices which produce India’s identity as a postcolonial nation-state helps to illuminate the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Religion in Indonesia

    Syncretism, Orthodoxy, and Religious Contention in Java and Bali

    Edited by Michel Picard, Rémy Madinier

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Indonesia is a remarkable case study for religious politics. While not being a theocratic country, it is not secular either, with the Indonesian state officially defining what constitutes religion, and every citizen needing to be affiliated to one of them. This book focuses on Java and Bali, and...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific

    Why Some Subside and Others Don’t

    Edited by Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey, Anthony Regan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation and implications of what the report described as a global decline in armed conflict since the end of the Cold War. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book analyses the...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

    By David Hicks

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Hong Kong’s Governance Under Chinese Sovereignty

    The Failure of the State-Business Alliance after 1997

    By Brian C. H. Fong

    Series: Routledge Research on Social Work, Social Policy and Social Development in Greater China

    As a hybrid regime, Hong Kong has been governed by a state-business alliance since the colonial era. However, since the handover in 1997, the transformation of Hong Kong’s political and socio-economic environment has eroded the conditions that supported a viable state-business alliance. This...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge