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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of Asian Social Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia

    International Influences, Local Transformations

    Edited by Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows...

    Published August 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. "Nation-state" and Minority Rights in India

    Comparative Perspectives on Muslim and Sikh Identities

    By Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The blood-laden birth-pangs of the Indian "nation-state" undoubtedly had a bearing on the contentious issue of group rights for cultural minorities. Indeed, the trajectory of the concept ‘minority rights’ evolved amidst multiple conceptualizations, political posturing and violent mobilizations and...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Changing Policy-Making Process in Greater China

    Case research from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

    Edited by Bennis Wai Yip So, Yuang-kuang Kao

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores how the policy-making process is changing in the very volatile conditions of present day mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It considers the overall background conditions – the need to rebalance in mainland China after years of hectic economic growth; governance transition and...

    Published May 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

    Edited by Siân M. Griffiths, Jin Ling Tang, Eng Kiong Yeoh

    Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Health Insurance Reforms in Asia

    By Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk

    This book empirically examines health care financing reforms and popular responses in three major cities in East Asia: Shanghai, Singapore, and Hong Kong. It adopts a new revised version of the theory of historical institutionalism to compare and explain the divergent reform paths in these three...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Responding to Youth Crime in Hong Kong

    Penal Elitism, Legitimacy and Citizenship

    By Michael Adorjan, Wing Hong Chui

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    A society’s response to youth crime reveals much about its broader cultural values, social circumstances, and political affairs. This book examines reactions and policy responses to youth delinquency and crime in Hong Kong during its colonial and post-colonial periods, and in doing so, underscores...

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Population Policy and Reproduction in Singapore

    Making Future Citizens

    By Shirley Hsiao-Li Sun

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    This book examines the relationship between population policies and individual reproductive decisions in low-fertility contexts. Using the case study of Singapore, it demonstrates that the effectiveness of population policy is a function of competing notions of citizenship, and the gap between...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Japan’s Household Registration System and Citizenship

    Koseki, Identification and Documentation

    Edited by David Chapman, Karl Jakob Krogness

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Japan’s Household Registration System (koseki seido) is an extremely powerful state instrument, and is socially entrenched with a long history of population governance, social control and the maintenance of social order. It provides identity whilst at the same time imposing identity upon everyone...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Gender and Family in East Asia

    Edited by Siumi Maria Tam, Wai Ching Angela Wong, Danning Wang

    Series: Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

    The on-going reconfiguration of geo-political and economic forces across the globe has created a new institutional and moral environment for East Asian family life and gender dynamics. Indeed, modernisation in East Asia has brought about increases in women’s education levels and participation in...

    Published January 29th 2014 by Routledge