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New and Published Books

  1. Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

    Edited by Kaushik Roy, Peter Lorge

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Civil-Military Relations in Chinese History

    From Ancient China to the Communist Takeover

    Edited by Kai Filipiak

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    Modern studies of civil--military relations recognise that the military is separate from civil society, with its own norms and values, principles of organization, and regulations. Key issues of concern include the means by which – and the extent to which – the civil power controls the military; and...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Indian Partition in Literature and Films

    History, Politics, and Aesthetics

    Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, Debali Mookerjea-Leonard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book presents an examination of fictional representations, in books and films, of the 1947 Partition that led to the creation of the sovereign nation-states of India and Pakistan. While the process of representing the Partition experience through words and images began in the late 1940s, it is...

    Published December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Visions of Precarity in Japanese Popular Culture and Literature

    Edited by Kristina Iwata-Weickgenannt, Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Recent natural as well as man-made cataclysmic events have dramatically changed the status quo of contemporary Japanese society, and following the Asia-Pacific war’s never-ending ‘postwar’ period, Japan has been dramatically forced into a zeitgeist of saigo or ‘post-disaster.’ This radically new...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Origins of Himalayan Studies

    Brian Houghton Hodgson in Nepal and Darjeeling

    By David Waterhouse

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Brian Hodgson lived in Nepal from 1820 to 1843 during which time he wrote and published extensively on Nepalese culture, religion, natural history, architecture, ethnography and linguistics. Contributors from leading historians of Nepal and South Asia and from specialists in Buddhist studies, art...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Interpreting History in Sino-Japanese Relations

    A Case-Study in Political Decision Making

    By Caroline Rose

    The first book-length study to examine the re-writing of school textbooks by the Japanese Education Ministry in an attempt to play down atrocities in China during World War II. The famous textbook crisis in 1982 was at the centre of a diplomatic storm extending through the 1980s as Sino-Japanese...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 November 27th 2014 by Routledge India

  10. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies

    Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Kimie Hara

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post–World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With...

    Published November 26th 2014 by Routledge