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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 622 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. Urbanisation, Citizenship and Conflict in India

    Ahmedabad 1900-2000

    By Tommaso Bobbio

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    Urbanisation is rapidly changing the geographic and social landscape of India, and indeed Asia as a whole. Issues of collective violence, urban poverty and discrimination become crucial factors in the redefinition of citizenship not only in legal terms, but also in a cultural and socio-economic...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Martial Arts and the Body Politic in Meiji Japan

    By Denis Gainty

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    In 1895, the newly formed Greater Japan Martial Virtue Association (Dainippon Butokukai) held its first annual Martial Virtue Festival (butokusai) in the ancient capital of Kyoto. The Festival marked the arrival of a new iteration of modern Japan, as the Butokukai’s efforts to define and popularise...

    Published June 29th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Mao's Road to Power

    Revolutionary Writings: Volume VIII

    Edited by Stuart Schram, Timothy Cheek, Roderick MacFarquhar

    This eighth volume covers the period 1942 to 1945 when Mao asserted his status as the incarnation and symbol of the Chinese Revolution and the sinification of Marxism-Leninism....

    Published June 26th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Religious Identity and Social Change

    Explaining Christian conversion in a Muslim world

    By David Radford

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Religious Identity and Social Change offers a macro and micro analysis of the dynamics of rapid social and religious change occurring within the Muslim world. Drawing on rich ethnographic and quantitative research in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, David Radford provides theoretical insight into the...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Post-war Roots of Japanese Political Malaise

    By Dagfinn Gatu

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    Writings on post-war Japanese politics have tended to take for granted the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as inevitable, without questioning how this came about. This book analyses the nature of Japanese party politics over the first four decades following the Second World War,...

    Published June 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  6. The World in Miniature (7-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Rie Shidooka

    ‘The World in Miniature’ was a popular series of illustrated, pocket-sized books. The series was originally produced by Rudolph Ackermann, a renowned London bookseller and publisher in the early nineteenth century. The series continued for several years from its launch in 1821 and was completed in...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Human Trafficking in Colonial Vietnam

    By Micheline Lessard

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    Examining the widespread phenomenon of human trafficking in Vietnam during the period of French colonial rule, this book focuses on the practice of kidnapping or stealing Vietnamese women and children for sale in Chinese markets from the 1870s through to the 1940s. The book brings to light the...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    The 4 volumes in this set, originally published between 1980 and 1983, bring to light and focus on the conflict between Japan and Australia and Japan and the USA. Timothy Hall’s volumes, richly illustrated with black & white photographs, used highly contentious documents as their sources and...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Radical Politics in India

    Magic Moments of Naxalbari (1967-1975)

    By Mallarika Sinha Roy

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The Naxalbari movement marks a significant moment in the postcolonial history of India. Beginning as an armed peasant uprising in 1967 under the leadership of radical communists, the movement was inspired by the Marxist-Leninist theory of revolution and involved a significant section of the...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Sovereignty and Social Reform in India

    British Colonialism and the Campaign against Sati, 1830-1860

    By Andrea Major

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    The British prohibition of sati (the funeral practice of widow immolation) in 1829 has been considered an archetypal example of colonial social reform. It was not the end of the story, however, as between 1830 and 1860, British East India Company officials engaged in a debate with the Indian rulers...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge