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  1. Democracy, Corruption and the Politics of Spirits in Contemporary Indonesia

    By Nils Bubandt

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Indonesia has been an electoral democracy for more than a decade, and yet the political landscape of the world’s third-largest democracy is as complex and enigmatic as ever. The country has achieved a successful transition to democracy and yet Indonesian democracy continues to be flawed, illiberal,...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Tibetan Lives

    Three Himalayan Autobiographies

    By Peter Richardus

    In the early years of the 20th century, control over Tibet was contested by three major empires: those of China, Russia and Britain. The imperial powers and those who came in their wake - missionaries, scholars, traders and soldiers - employed local staff to assist in their dealings with the...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre

    Thumri Lyrics

    By Lalita du Perron

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Indian classical music has long been fascinating to Western audiences, most prominently since the Beatles' sessions with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s. This fascination with the musical genre still prevails in the twenty-first century. Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, a...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Policing in Taiwan

    From authoritarianism to democracy

    By Liqun Cao, Lanying Huang, Ivan Y. Sun

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    The police in Taiwan played a critical role in the largely peaceful transition from an authoritarian regime to a democracy. While the temptation to intervene in domestic politics was great, the top-down pressure to maintain a neutral standing facilitated an orderly regime change. This is the first...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan

    Spies and "Terrorists"

    By Cara N. Cilano

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    As the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to non-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Future of Singapore

    Population, Society and the Nature of the State

    By Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir, Bryan S. Turner

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Singapore, like many other advanced economies, has a relatively low, and declining, birth-rate. One consequence of this, and a consequence also of the successful economy, is that migrants are being drawn in, and are becoming an increasing proportion of the overall population. This book examines...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rethinking Gandhi and Nonviolent Relationality

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Debjani Ganguly, John Docker

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book presents a rethinking of the world legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in this era of unspeakable global violence. Through interdisciplinary research, key Gandhian concepts are revisited by tracing their genealogies in multiple histories of world contact and by foregrounding their relevance to...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Cultural Policy in East Asia

    Contemporary Issues and Trends

    Edited by Lorraine Lim

    This book provides an introduction to the contemporary issues that are occurring in cultural policy in East Asia today. Interest in East Asia has grown considerably in recent years due not only to the emergence of economic super-powers such as China but also to the cultural impact the region is...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Indian Arranged Marriages

    A Social Psychological Perspective

    By Tulika Jaiswal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Despite the fact that more than 80% of cultures practice varying degrees of arranged marriage, scholars have thus far concentrated exclusively on American and European cultures from choice marriages, not yet fully exploring the psychology of arranged marriages. India is a prominent South Asian...

    Published April 15th 2014 by Routledge