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  1. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sex, Love and Money in Cambodia

    Professional Girlfriends and Transactional Relationships

    By Heidi Hoefinger

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Dealing with the complex and discomforting ‘grey ‘area where sex, love and money collide, this book highlights the general materiality of everyday sex that takes place in all relationships. In doing so, it draws attention to and destigmatizes the transactional elements within many ‘normative’...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. Objects of Worship in South Asian Religions

    Forms, Practices and Meanings

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen, Mikael Aktor, Kristina Myrvold

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Objects of worship are an aspect of the material dimension of lived religion in South Asia. The omnipresence of these objects and their use is a theme which cuts across the religious traditions in the pluralistic religious culture of the region. Divine power becomes manifest in the objects and for...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sars

    Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities

    Edited by Deborah Davis, Helen F. Siu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Science Fiction

    A View of a Changing Society

    By Robert Matthew

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    After the Meiji Restoration of 1868 Japan modernized rapidly, transforming itself perhaps more quickly than any other country in history. However, the change was not without its conflicts, many of them still unresolved as the pleasures of modern society vie with a respect for the traditional...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Triads as Business

    By Yiu-kong Chu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    There is no doubt that the triads have become recognized as a sophisticated and international criminal force and, following the handover of Hong Kong to China, there have been increasing fears that their influence will spread to the West through emigration. This book investigates the reality behind...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. China's New Underclass

    Paid Domestic Labour

    By Xinying Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the implications of China’s economic reforms for domestic work and domestic workers. The author examines the factors that give rise to paid domestic work in a socialist economy, and goes on to look at the need for social protection of domestic workers within cities in...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge