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  1. The Cultural Politics of Talent Migration in East Asia

    Edited by Brenda Yeoh, Shirlena Huang

    As the world globalises, more people than ever are on the move, including the many professional, managerial and entrepreneurial elites—often referred to as ‘international talent’—who circulate between cities in response to career and business opportunities. While much has been written about...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Tourism and Tibetan Culture in Transition

    A Place called Shangrila

    By Ashild Kolas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book explores the relationship between tourism, culture and ethnic identity in Tibet in , focusing in particular on Shangrila, a Tibetan region in Southwest China, to show how local ‘Tibetan culture’ is reconstructed as a marketable commodity for tourists. It analyses the socio-economic...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Marriage in Contemporary Japan

    By Yoko Tokuhiro

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    The phenomenon of bankonka – ‘postponement of marriage’ – is increasingly reported in contemporary Japanese media, clearly illustrating the changing patterns of modern lifestyles and attitudes towards marriage, personal obligation and ambition. This is the first book in recent years to explore the...

    Published May 17th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Meaning of the Local

    Politics of Place in Urban India

    Edited by Geert de Neve, Henrike Donner

    By zooming in on urban localities in India and by unpacking the 'meaning of the local' for those who live in them, the ten papers in this volume redress a recurrent asymmetry in contemporary debates about globalisation. In much literature, the global is associated with transnationalism,...

    Published February 10th 2011 by UCL Press

  5. The Philippines

    Mobilities, Identities, Globalization

    By James A. Tyner

    Series: Global Realities

    Nearly five million migrant workers from the Philippines are employed in over 190 countries and territories. They work as doctors and domestic helpers, engineers and entertainers, seamstresses and surveyors. It is through their collective labor that the Philippines has assumed a global presence....

    Published September 19th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

    By Yuehping Yen

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing....

    Published January 12th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Sexual Cultures in East Asia

    The Social Construction of Sexuality and Sexual Risk in a Time of AIDS

    Edited by Evelyne Micollier

    Using case-studies from East and Southeast Asia, this book examines sexuality and AIDS-related sexual risk in the context of Asian cultures. It offers a complementary perspective, documented with sociological and anthropological data, to historical studies and looks at commercial sex work, kinship...

    Published November 13th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Living with Separation in China

    Anthropological Accounts

    By Charles Stafford

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 26th 2003 by Routledge

  9. They Lie, We Lie

    Getting on with Anthropology

    By Peter Metcalf

    They Lie, We Lie is an attempt by an experienced fieldworker to engage recent critiques in ethnography, that is the writing of culture, made both from within anthropology and from such disciplines as cultural studies and post-colonial theory. This is necessary because there has been a polarization...

    Published October 25th 2001 by Routledge