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New and Published Books

  1. 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 May 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Scholar Intellectuals in Early Modern India

    Discipline, Sect, Lineage and Community

    Edited by Rosalind O'Hanlon, Christopher Minkowski, Anand Venkatkrishnan

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    In recent years, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have examined the revival in intellectual and literary cultures that took place during India’s ‘early modern’ centuries. This was both a revival as well as a period of intense disputation and critical engagement. It took in the relationship...

    Published May 20th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Japanese Economic Development

    Theory and practice, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Francks

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    This fully revised and updated third edition of Japanese Economic Development looks at Japan's economic history from the nineteenth century through to World War II, recasting analysis of Japan’s economic past in the light fresh theoretical perspectives in the study of economic history and...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Daoism in Japan

    Chinese traditions and their influence on Japanese religious culture

    Edited by Jeffrey L. Richey

    Series: Routledge Studies in Taoism

    Like an ancient river, Daoist traditions introduced from China once flowed powerfully through the Japanese religious landscape, forever altering its topography and ecology. Daoism’s presence in Japan still may be discerned in its abiding influence on astrology, divination, festivals, literature,...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  9. East Asia in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Anne Prescott

    Series: Foundations in Global Studies

    From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia, with an emphasis on the globalizing processes the region is undergoing. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Afghanistan - A New History

    2nd Edition

    By Sir Martin Ewans, Martin Ewans

    Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge