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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Ethnicization and Identity Construction in Malaysia

    By Frederik Holst

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    This book is the first monograph to provide an in-depth and multifaceted study of the processes of ethnicization and identity construction in Malaysia, from the colonial period until the present. In his analysis, the author takes multiple layers of ethnicization into account and shows how these...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Other Kuala Lumpur

    Living in the Shadows of a Globalising Southeast Asian City

    Edited by Yeoh Seng Guan

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    Kuala Lumpur, like many Southeast Asian cities, has changed very significantly in the last two or three decades – expanding its size, and 'modernising' and 'globalising' its built environment. For many people these changes represent 'progress' and 'development'. This book, however, focuses on the...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Identity and the State in Malaysia

    By Fausto Barlocco

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Using the case study of the Kadazan of Sabah, a region in the Malaysian section of Borneo, this book examines national, ethnic and local identities in post-colonial states. It shows the importance of the connection between lived experience and identity and belonging, and by doing so, provides a...

    Published November 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Women in Modern Burma

    By Tharaphi Than

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book challenges the popular notion that Burmese women are powerful and are granted equal rights as men by society. Throughout history Burmese women have been represented as powerful and as having equal status to men by western travellers and scholars alike. National history about women also...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands

    Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics

    By Yuk Wah Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines...

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

    By Leong Yew

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the last two decades, Singapore has undergone a substantial degree of ‘Asianization’. Apart from participating in the Asian values debate of the 1990s, re-visioning itself as ‘New Asia’ and a global-Asian hub, and establishing Asian identities for the commodities it consumes and produces,...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. New Media and the Nation in Malaysia

    Malaysianet

    By Susan Leong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    In the four decades or so since its invention, the internet has become pivotal to how many societies function, influencing how individual citizens interact with and respond to their governments. Within Southeast Asia, while most governments subscribe to the belief that new media technological...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge