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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 473 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. A Chinese Physician

    Wang Ji and the Stone Mountain Medical Case Histories

    By Joanna Grant

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    A Chinese Physician is the portrait of a 16th century medical writer and clinical practitioner. Drawing on socio-economic/biographic, textual, and gender analysis along side a variety of sources, from hagiographical biographies to medical case histories, the book tells three very different but...

    Published September 11th 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 September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Shanghai Alleyway House

    A Vanishing Urban Vernacular

    By Gregory Bracken

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    As a nineteenth-century commercial development, the alleyway house was a hybrid of the traditional Chinese courtyard house and the Western terraced one. Unique to Shanghai, the alleyway house was a space where the blurring of the boundaries of public and private life created a vibrant social...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of State and Religion in India

    By Ian Copland, Ian Mabbett, Asim Roy, Kate Brittlebank, Adam Bowles

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    Offering the first long-duration analysis of the relationship between the state and religion in South Asia, this book looks at the nature and origins of Indian secularism. It interrogates the proposition that communalism in India is wholly a product of colonial policy and modernisation, questions...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. An Economic History of Indonesia

    1800-2010

    By Jan Luiten van Zanden, Daan Marks

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    Based on new datasets, this book presents an economic history of Indonesia. It analyses the causes of stagnation of growth during the colonial and independence period, making use of new theoretical insights from institutional economics and new growth theory. The book looks at the major themes of...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Southeast Asia and the Cold War

    Edited by Albert Lau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    The origins and the key defining moments of the Cold War in Southeast Asia have been widely debated. This book focuses on an area that has received less attention, the impact and legacy of the Cold War on the various countries in the region, as well as on the region itself. The book contributes to...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timor

    By David Hicks

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Revolutionary Lives in South Asia

    Acts and Afterlives of Anticolonial Political Action

    Edited by Kama Maclean, J. Daniel Elam

    The term ‘revolutionary’ is used liberally in histories of Indian anticolonialism, but scarcely defined. Implicitly understood, it functions as a signpost or a badge, generously conferred in hagiographies, loosely invoked in historiography, and strategically deployed in contemporary political...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations...

    Published September 2nd 2014 by Routledge