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Forthcoming Asian Gender Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia

    Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia

    Edited by Adeline Koh, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around...

    To Be Published November 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Masculinities in a Globalizing World

    By Kam Louie

    Series: Routledge Culture, Society, Business in East Asia Series

    This book explores how the traditional ideal of Chinese manhood – the "wen" (cultural attainment) and "wu" (martial prowess) dyad – has been transformed by the increasing integration of China in the international scene. It discusses how increased travel and contact between China and the West are...

    To Be Published November 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    To Be Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    By Dina Afrianty

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they...

    To Be Published March 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. China's Leftover Women

    Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences

    By Sandy To

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "...

    To Be Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Dalit Women of Nepal

    Strategies of Resistance

    By Jung H. Lee

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book examines the strategies of resistance among the Dalit women of Nepal in their struggle against the social injustice of the caste system and related practices of "untouchability", particularly in regard to the ways in which these injustices lead to capability failures that diminish human...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Women Migrants in China

    Bargaining against Patriarchy

    By Nana Zhang

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book looks at the urban migration of rural women in contemporary China. Based on substantial ethnographic research with rural migrant women and returnees in both sending villages and receiving cities, the book explores the dynamics and vicissitudes of rural women’s work and domesticity, their...

    To Be Published May 30th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires....

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book is concerned with Sri Lanka’s global factory workers based in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ). These FTZs employ thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. The book analyses social class and intersections of gender...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is perhaps the world’s most complex and intricate society, and this complexity makes the production of knowledge of this nation intellectually challenging but also fascinating and absorbing. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India contains essays by the field’s foremost scholars who...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge