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New and Published Books

  1. Climate Change Governance in Chinese Cities

    By Qianqing Mai, Maria Francesch-Huidobro

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

    In the last thirty years, China has experienced rapid economic development and urbanisation which has resulted in high levels of environmental degradation and has put considerable pressure on the country’s infrastructure and natural resources. As China commits to considerably lower the carbon...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ways of Knowing about Human Rights in Asia

    Edited by Vera Mackie

    This innovative multidisciplinary collection brings together the latest research on human rights issues in the Asian region, by leading scholars with a deep familiarity with the languages and cultures of the region. The contributors bring a range of disciplinary approaches, or ‘ways of knowing’ to...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia

    Nation, Citizenship, and Region

    Edited by Yasemin Nuhoḡlu Soysal

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Worlding Multiculturalisms

    The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

    Edited by Daniel P. S. Goh

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of...

    Published November 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Asset-Building Policies and Innovations in Asia

    Edited by Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Ben Hok-bun Ku, Suo Deng, Sibin Wang

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

    Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Migration and Integration in Singapore

    Policies and Practice

    Edited by Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh, Debbie Soon

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners has risen from 19% to 25%. This was as much the result of the spontaneous movement of...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Chinese and Japanese Films on the Second World War

    Edited by King-fai Tam, Timothy Y. Tsu, Sandra Wilson

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    This book examines representations of the Second World War in postwar Chinese and Japanese cinema. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly disciplines, and analysing a wide range of films, it demonstrates the potential of war movies for understanding contemporary China and Japan. It shows how the war...

    Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge