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New and Published Books

  1. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Radical Politics in India

    Magic Moments of Naxalbari (1967-1975)

    By Mallarika Sinha Roy

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The Naxalbari movement marks a significant moment in the postcolonial history of India. Beginning as an armed peasant uprising in 1967 under the leadership of radical communists, the movement was inspired by the Marxist-Leninist theory of revolution and involved a significant section of the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India

    British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

    By Andrea Major

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India Company officials engaged in a debate with the Indian rulers...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    This 7-volume set reissues a range of classic out-of-print texts that cover a host of issues that have contributed to the development of modern East and South East Asia. With titles covering economics, politics, history, anthropology and security, this set provides the researcher with an essential...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. People's War (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    The Conditions and the Consequences in China and in South East Asia

    By J.L.S. Girling

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Behind the Myth (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By Tilman Remme

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Communism and Reform in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By David S. G. Goodman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Making of South East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By George Coedes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge