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  1. The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Contemporary South Korean Society

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Lawrence Surendra, Hyo-Je Cho

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Urban Spaces in Japan

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Mapping Media in China

    Region, Province, Locality

    Edited by Wanning Sun, Jenny Chio

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Mapping Media in China is the first book-length study that goes below the ‘national’ scale to focus on the rich diversity of media in China from local, provincial and regional angles. China’s media has played a crucial role in shaping and directing the country’s social and cultural changes, and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Health Care Systems in Europe and Asia

    Edited by Christian Aspalter, Yasuo Uchida, Robin Gauld

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social Welfare in Asia

    This book addresses the global need for more comparative studies on health policy and health care systems, given the rise in recent decades of societal aging, modern mass diseases, economic globalization, and resulting permanent fiscal austerity of governments which have fundamentally altered the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Azeri Women in Transition

    Women in Soviet and Post-Soviet Azerbaijan

    By Dr Farideh Heyat Nfa

    This study of women and gender in a Muslim society draws on archival and literary sources as well as the life stories of women of different generations to offer a unique ethnographic and historical account of the lives of urban women in contemporary Azerbaijan. Focussing on a group of professional...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Agriculture in Crisis

    People, Commodities and Natural Resources in Indonesia 1996-2001

    By Francoise Gerard, Francois Ruf

    Indonesia's monetary and political crisis is examined here in relation to its impact on Indonesia's agricultural sector. The twelve essays that comprise this volume take a micro-economic approach and analysis relies on observed facts and first-hand data collected both before and after the country's...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sikh Religion, Culture and Ethnicity

    By Arvind-Pal S. Mandair, Christopher Shackle

    This book brings together new approaches to the study of Sikh religion, culture and ethnicity being pursued in the diaspora by Sikh academics in western universities in Britain and North America. An important aspect of the volume is the diversity of topics that are engaged - including film and...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Classical Civilizations of South-East Asia

    Edited by Vladimir Braginsky

    With particular emphasis on history, religion, literature and arts, this collection provides a multifaceted and representative picture of the classical civilizations of South-East Asia which will be of interest for comparative and cross-disciplinary studies in this field, as well as providing a...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Visual Turn: South Asia Across the Disciplines
    Edited by Sandria Freitag
    To Be Published April 24th 2015
  2. Cities in South Asia
    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  3. Routledge Handbook of Asian Demography
    Edited by Zhongwei Zhao, Adrian Hayes
    To Be Published April 30th 2015
  4. Twenty-First Century Bollywood
    By Ajay Gehlawat
    To Be Published May 14th 2015
  5. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam
    By Micheline Lessard
    To Be Published May 14th 2015

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