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Forthcoming Asian Culture & Society Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Media Consumption in Malaysia

    A Hermeneutics of Human Behaviour

    By Tony Wilson

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    How do visitors immersing themselves in material places such as shopping malls or video sites online make sense of the experience, enabling criticizing - or consenting to content? How is this evident in behaviour? Reflecting on accounts by Chinese, Indian, Malay and Indigenous members of Malaysian...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Languages of the Kimberley, Western Australia

    By William B. McGregor

    The Kimberley, the far north-west of Australia, is one of the most linguistically diverse regions of the continent. Some fifty-five Aboriginal languages belonging to five different families are spoken within its borders. Few of these languages are currently being passed on to children, most of whom...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Intellectuals Between State and Market

    Edited by Merle Goldman, Edward Gu

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This edited volume describes the intellectual world that developed in China in the last decade of the twentieth century. How, as China's economy changed from a centrally planned to a market one, and as China opened up to the outside world and was influenced by the outside world, Chinese...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published January 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Asian Cinema and the Use of Space

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Lilian Chee, Edna Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    Asian cinemas are not only connected to a global network and participate in producing an international film history, but are also influenced by particular spatial, cultural, social and political movements and transformations. This interdisciplinary study forwards a productive pairing of Asian...

    To Be Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions...

    To Be Published February 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Reassessing Orientalism

    Interlocking Orientologies during the Cold War

    Edited by Michael Kemper, Artemy M. Kalinovsky

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

    Orientalism as a concept was first applied to Western colonial views of the East. Subsequently, different types of orientalism were discovered but the premise was that these took their lead from Western-style orientalism, applying it in different circumstances. This book, on the other hand, argues...

    To Be Published February 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Tantric Visual Culture

    A Cognitive Approach

    By Sthaneshwar Timalsina

    Series: Routledge Studies in Tantric Traditions

    Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of...

    To Be Published February 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    To Be Published February 28th 2015 by Routledge