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Forthcoming Asian Gender Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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 April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. Translating Feminism in China

    Gender, Sexuality and Censorship

    By Zhongli Yu

    Series: Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

    This book explores translation of feminism in China through examining several Chinese translations of two typical feminist works: The Second Sex (TSS, Beauvoir 1949/1952) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM, Ensler 1998). TSS exposes the cultural construction of woman while TVM reveals the pervasiveness...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Contestations Over Gender in Asia

    Edited by Lyn Parker, Laura Dales, Chie Ikeya

    This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world in a consideration of how gender is contested in various parts of Asia – in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Section A of this collection explores notions of agency in relation to women’s domestic and...

    To Be Published May 31st 2015 by Routledge

  7. Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

    By Sreevidya Kalaramadam

    Since the mid-1980s, women have become a major marker of democracy, their presence an index of "good governance" in global and national discourses on the democratization of society. A large and diverse set of nation-states have legislatively mandated "gender quotas" to ensure the presence of...

    To Be Published June 29th 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 June 30th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Women, Labour and the Economy in India

    By Deepita Chakravarty, Ishita Chakravarty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This book analyses the changing labour economy in post-colonial India. It focuses on the sector of paid domestic service, a traditionally male domain, which has emerged as one of the most viable economic options of poor urban women and girl children. Applying an imaginative and refreshing mix of...

    To Be Published June 30th 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 June 30th 2015 by Routledge