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New and Published Books

  1. Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India

    History, Theory, Practice

    By Daniel Michon

    Series: Archaeology and Religion

    This book explores the ways in which past cultures have been used to shape colonial and postcolonial cultural identities. It provides a theoretical framework to understand these processes, and offers illustrative case studies in which the agency of ancient peoples, rather than the desires of...

    Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Rethinking the Decline of China's Qing Dynasty

    Imperial Activism and Borderland Management at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century

    By Daniel McMahon

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The many instances of regional insurgency and unrest that erupted on China’s borderlands at the turn of the nineteenth century are often regarded by scholars as evidence of government disability and the incipient decline of the imperial Qing dynasty. This book, based on extensive original research,...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab

    Governance and Sedition

    By Shalini Sharma

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Language, Ideology and Japanese History Textbooks

    By Christopher Barnard

    The Japanese history textbook debate is one that keeps making the news, particularly with reference to claims that Japan has never 'apologised properly' for its actions between 1931 and 1945, and that it is one of the few liberal, democratic countries in which textbooks are controlled and...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam

    A comparative study of the late medieval and early modern periods

    By Ali Anooshahr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The Ghazi Sultans were frontier holy-warrior kings of late medieval and early modern Islamic history. This book is a comparative study of three particular Ghazis in the Muslim world at that time, demonstrating the extent to which these men were influenced by the actions and writings of their...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Marxist History and Postwar Japanese Nationalism

    By Curtis Anderson Gayle

    This book explores the historical writings of postwar Japanese Marxists - who were, and who continue to be, surprisingly numerous in the Japanese academic world. It shows how they developed in their historical writing ideas of 'radical nationalism', which accepted presupposed ideas of Japan's '...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. Japan's Modern History, 1857-1937

    A New Political Narrative

    By Junji Banno

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Over the course of the period 1857 to 1937 in Japan, six distinct stages can be identified as the country moved from Shogun rule and its subsequent overthrow, from industrialisation and investment to the Meiji Constitution and then from Taisho democracy to Showa fascism. In this book, Junji Banno...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Dalits in Neoliberal India

    Mobility or Marginalisation?

    Edited by Clarinda Still

    Series: Exploring the Political in South Asia

    India’s economic growth has brought opportunities for many but to what extent has it benefitted its ethnically-shaped underclass: the Dalits? Have Dalits fared better in a neoliberal India or have structural economic and social changes served to magnify Dalit disadvantage? This volume offers a...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge India