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Forthcoming Asian History Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    To Be Published October 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

    By Annie Pohlman

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements...

    To Be Published October 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Asian Expansions

    The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia

    Edited by Geoff Wade

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    Asia as we know it today is the product of a wide range of polity expansions over time. Recognising the territorial expansions of Asian polities large and small through the last several millennia helps rectify the fallacy, long-held and deeply entrenched, that Asian polities have been interested...

    To Be Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology

    A History of Reception in Premodern India

    By Ajay K. Rao

    Series: Routledge Hindu Studies Series

    The Ramayana of Valmiki is considered by many contemporary Hindus to be a foundational religious text. But this understanding is in part the result of a transformation of the epic’s receptive history, a hermeneutic project which challenged one characterization of the genre of the text, as a work of...

    To Be Published October 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Encounters and Homoeroticism in Sri Lanka

    Sex and Serendipity

    By Robert Aldrich

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, was long known to travellers for its luxuriant landscapes, colourful temples and friendly inhabitants – the island once named Serendip. This book explores the sojourns of gay visitors from the late 1800s to the modern day, providing a history of homosexuality, travel and...

    To Be Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published November 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Mobilizing Shanghai Youth

    CCP Internationalism, GMD Nationalism and Japanese Collaboration

    By Kristin Mulready-Stone

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, youth emerged as a new and important social force in many parts of the world. In China the image of this new youth imprinted itself on Chinese consciousness and made clear to potential national leaders that future governments would not be able...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain’s ally Japan had vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to British interests in India and China, to the end of the twentieth century, when British power had dwindled to...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies

    Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Kimie Hara

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post–World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With...

    To Be Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of...

    To Be Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge