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  1. An Economic History of Early Modern India

    By Tirthankar Roy

    The death of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in 1707 until the annexation of Maratha territories by the British East India Company in 1818 was a period of transition for the economy of India. This book focuses on these transitions, and shows how a study of this period of Indian history contributes to...

    Published June 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Women’s History and Local Community in Postwar Japan

    By Curtis Anderson Gayle

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

    This timely look at a neglected corner of Japanese historiography spotlights the decade following the end of World War II, a time in which Japanese society was undergoing the transformation from imperial state to democratic nation. For certain working and middle-class women involved in...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Communist Indochina

    By R. B. Smith

    Edited by Beryl Williams

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the history of communist Indochina, from the foundation of the Indochinese Communist Party in 1929-30 to the end of the 1970s. It explores the impact of the Japanese invasion of Indochina in 1940, and the subsequent relationship between the Japanese occupiers and the Vichy French...

    Published April 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Designing History in East Asian Textbooks

    Identity Politics and Transnational Aspirations

    Edited by Gotelind Müller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    This book analyses the efforts throughout East Asia to deploy education for purposes of political socialization, and in particular in order to shape notions of identity. The chapters also examine the trend of ‘common textbook initiatives’, which have recently emerged in East Asia with the aim of...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Modern China's Ethnic Frontiers

    A Journey to the West

    By Hsiao-ting Lin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The purpose of this book is to examine the strategies and practices of the Han Chinese Nationalists vis-à-vis post-Qing China’s ethnic minorities, as well as to explore the role they played in the formation of contemporary China’s Central Asian frontier territoriality and border security. The...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and its Diaspora

    Edited by Deana Heath, Chandana Mathur

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Taking as its premise the belief that communalism is not a resurgence of tradition but is instead an inherently modern phenomenon, as well as a product of the fundamental agencies and ideas of modernity, and that globalization is neither a unique nor unprecedented process, this book addresses the...

    Published April 11th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Gandhi's Spinning Wheel and the Making of India

    By Rebecca Brown

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Gandhi’s use of the spinning wheel was one of the most significant unifying elements of the nationalist movement in India. Spinning was seen as an economic and political activity that could bring together the diverse population of South Asia, and allow the formerly elite nationalist movement to...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Melissa Nobles

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Contemporary East Asian societies are still struggling with complex legacies of colonialism, war and domination. Years of Japanese imperial occupation followed by the Cold War have entrenched competing historical understandings of responsibility for past crimes in Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere...

    Published February 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuria

    The Lives of War Orphans and Wives in Two Countries

    By Yeeshan Chan

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin - the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan’s puppet state in Manchuria ended, and when most Japanese who has been based there returned to Japan. Many...

    Published January 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 28th 2013 by Routledge