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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 611 new and published books in the subject of Asian History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Cities in South Asia

    Edited by Crispin Bates, Minoru Mio

    Series: Routledge New Horizons in South Asian Studies

    Globalisation has long historical roots in South Asia, but economic liberalisation has led to uniquely rapid urban growth in South Asia during the past decade. This book brings together a multidisciplinary collection of chapters on contemporary and historical themes explaining this recent explosive...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China

    Communists and Champions

    By Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China: Communist and Champions is the first book in English which examines in chronological order key issues in sport in the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 2012 in the context of Chinese history, politics and society. It explores the complexity...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Elie Kedourie's Approaches to History and Political Theory

    'The Thoughts and Actions of Living Men'

    Edited by Sylvia Kedourie

    Elie Kedourie was one of the twentieth century’s most important and controversial historians of the Middle East. He redefined the landscape of the field by challenging the notion that the West’s imperial domination of the region spawned nationalism in Arab countries. In a long career lecturing in...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Competition in China, 1899-1991

    The Rise, Fall, and Restoration of the Open Door Policy

    By Bruce A. Elleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    China's recent economic reforms have opened its economy to the world. This policy, however, is not new: in the late nineteenth century, the United States put forward the Open Door Policy as a counter to European exclusive 'spheres of influence' in China. This book, based on extensive original...

    Published April 16th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 14th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan

    By Bi-yu Chang

    Series: Routledge Research on Taiwan Series

    In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to be a split between an imposed identity...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Economies under Occupation

    The hegemony of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in World War II

    By Marcel Boldorf, Tetsuji Okazaki

    Nazi Germany and Japan occupied huge areas at least for some period during World War II, and those territories became integral parts of their war economies. The book focuses on the policies of World War II aggressors in occupied countries. The unbalanced economic and financial relations were...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Ayahs, Lascars and Princes

    The Story of Indians in Britain 1700-1947

    By Rozina Visram

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    People from the Indian sub-continent have been in Britain since the end of the seventeenth century. The presence of princes and maharajahs is well documented but this book, first published in 1986, was the first account of the ordinary people in Britain. This book will be of interest to students of...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge