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  1. History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

    Published January 29th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Nationalism and Economic Development in Modern Eurasia

    By Carl Mosk

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book advances a new theory of why nationalism emerged in the modern world. In particular it explains why nationalism and economic development are closely linked, and why warfare plays a crucial role in the spread of the nation-state system. It is based on qualitative and quantitative evidence...

    Published January 4th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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,...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Empire, Industry and Class

    The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940

    By Anthony Cox

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Status and Security in Southeast Asian State Systems

    By Nicholas Tarling

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Southeast Asia serves as an excellent case study to discuss major transformations in the relationship between states. This book looks at the changing nature of relationships between countries in Southeast Asia, as well as their relationships with other states in Asia and beyond. A diverse region...

    Published December 12th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka

    The Trouser Under the Cloth

    By Anoma Pieris

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The role of the home, the domestic sphere and the intimate, ethno-cultural identities that are cultivated within it, are critical to understanding the polemical constructions of country and city; tradition and modernity; and regionalism and cosmopolitanism. The home is fundamental to ideas of the...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Civilization in South Asia

    A History of Muslim Power and Presence in the Indian Subcontinent

    By Burjor Avari

    Muslims have been present in South Asia for 14 centuries. Nearly 40% of the people of this vast land mass follow the religion of Islam, and Muslim contribution to the cultural heritage of the sub-continent has been extensive. This textbook provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as...

    Published November 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Military Intervention in Pre-War Japanese Politics

    Admiral Kato Kanji and the 'Washington System'

    By Ian Gow

    Series: Japan Library

    This is a study of the impact of inter-war naval arms control policy-making on the domestic politics of Japan, especially the areas of civil-military, inter-military (Army/Navy) and especially intra-military (Navy) relations and on the professional and political career of one leading naval figure,...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Mapping China and Managing the World

    Culture, Cartography and Cosmology in Late Imperial Times

    By Richard J. Smith

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the concept of order (zhi). This cultural preoccupation has found expression not only in China’s highly refined bureaucratic institutions and methods of social and economic organization but also...

    Published October 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Decoding Subaltern Politics

    Ideology, Disguise, and Resistance in Agrarian Politics

    By James C. Scott

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    James C. Scott has researched and written on subaltern groups, and, in particular, peasants, rebellion, resistance, and agriculture, for over 35 years. Yet much of Scott’s most interesting work on the peasantry and the state, both conceptually and empirically, has never been published in book form....

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge