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New and Published Books

  1. The Transformation of the International Order of Asia

    Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Colombo Plan

    Edited by Shigeru Akita, Gerold Krozewski, Shoichi Watanabe

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In Asia the 1950s were dominated by political decolonization and the emergence of the Cold War system, and newly independent countries were able to utilize the transformed balance of power for their own economic development through economic and strategic aid programmes. This book examines the...

    Published July 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Navies of South-East Asia

    A Comparative Study

    By James Goldrick, Jack McCaffrie

    Series: Cass Series: Naval Policy and History

    This book provides a comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of World War II. The navies of South-East Asia have rarely been the subject of systematic attention but, as the maritime strategic balance within Asia becomes more complex...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Religious Cultures in Early Modern India

    New Perspectives

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, David Washbrook

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Religious authority and political power have existed in complex relationships throughout India’s history. The centuries of the ‘early modern’ in South Asia saw particularly dynamic developments in this relationship. Regional as well as imperial states of the period expanded their religious...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Bengal Industries and the British Industrial Revolution (1757-1857)

    By Indrajit Ray

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book seeks to enlighten two grey areas of industrial historiography. Although Bengal industries were globally dominant on the eve of the industrial revolution, no detailed literature is available about their later course of development. A series of questions are involved in it. Did those...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Manchurian Crisis and Japanese Society, 1931-33

    By Sandra Wilson

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    This book explores the reactions to the Manchurian crisis of different sections of the state, and of a number of different groups in Japanese society, particularly rural groups, women's organizations and business associations. It thus seeks to avoid a generalized account of public relations to the...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Legal Transplantation in Early Twentieth-Century China

    Practicing law in Republican Beijing (1910s-1930s)

    By Michael H. K. Ng

    "Practicing law" has a dual meaning in this book. It refers to both the occupational practice of law and the practicing of transplanted laws and institutions to perfect them. The book constitutes the first monographic work on the legal history of Republican Beijing, and provides an in-depth and...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. China's Second Capital – Nanjing under the Ming, 1368-1644

    By Jun Fang

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book is a study of the dual capital system of Ming dynasty China (1368-1644), with a focus on the administrative functions of the auxiliary Southern Capital, Nanjing. It argues that the immense geographical expanse of the Chinese empire and the poor communication infrastructure of pre-modern...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Politics of War Memory in Japan

    Progressive Civil Society Groups and Contestation of Memory of the Asia-Pacific War

    By Kamila Szczepanska

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    Since the 1990s, questions of Japanese wartime conduct, apologies for aggression, and compensation to former victims of the country’s imperial policies, have been brought to the fore of national and regional politics. The state is undoubtedly the most important actor in the process of memory...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Kipling and "Orientalism" (Routledge Revivals)

    By B. J. Moore-Gilbert

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this book sets Kipling firmly in the historical context not only of contemporary India but of prior Anglo-Indian writers about India. Despite his enthusiastic reception in England as ‘revealer of the East’, in India he seems to have been regarded as just one more...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Open Society and its Enemies in East Asia

    The Relevance of the Popperian Framework

    Edited by Gregory G. C. Moore

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

    The ideas contained in Karl Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies—one of the most important tracts in political philosophy in the twentieth century—are relevant to anyone seeking to understand the recent history of the East Asian economies. Even though Popper wrote his tract to provide an...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge