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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 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China

    Red Fire

    By Gene Cooper

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving...

    Published August 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Everyday Ethnicity in Sri Lanka

    Up-country Tamil Identity Politics

    By Daniel Bass

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Focusing on notions of diaspora, identity and agency, this book examines ethnicity in war-torn Sri Lanka. It highlights the historical development and negotiation of a new identification of Up-country Tamil amidst Sri Lanka’s violent ethnic politics. Over the past thirty years, Up-country (Indian...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Islands in Time

    Island Sociogeography and Mediterranean Prehistory

    By Mark Patton

    Islands in Time explores the ecological and cultural development of prehistoric island societies. It considers the prehistory of the Mediterranean and offers an explanation of the effects of isolation on the development of human communities. Evidence is drawn from a broad range of Mediterranean...

    Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Understanding Japanese Society

    4th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairs

    By Stanley D. Brunn, Stanley W. Toops, Richard Gilbreath

    Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region’s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia,...

    Published June 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Comte de Gobineau and Orientalism

    Selected Eastern Writings

    Edited by Geoffrey Nash, Daniel O'Donoghue

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Though known to specialists, Comte de Gobineau’s vital if idiosyncratic contribution to Orientalism has only been accessible to the English reader through secondary sources. Especially important for its portrayal of an esoteric Sufi sect like the Ahl-i Haqq, and its vivid narrative of the Babi...

    Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan

    Language, genes and civilisation

    By Ann Kumar

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Early History of Asia

    This iconoclastic work on the prehistory of Japan and of South East Asia challenges entrenched views on the origins of Japanese society and identity. The social changes that took place in Japan in the time-period when the Jomon culture was replaced by the Yayoi culture were of exceptional...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  9. A New Japan for the Twenty-First Century

    An Inside Overview of Current Fundamental Changes and Problems

    Edited by Rien T. Segers

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Many people in the West portray Japan as being fixed in its ways, and unable to change, and consequently risking national decline and international loss of prestige. However, in fact, Japan is at present in a significant transition period, comparable to the Meiji Restoration of 1868 or the period...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Chinese in Eastern Europe and Russia

    A Middleman Minority in a Transnational Era

    By Pál Nyiri

    Series: Chinese Worlds

    Since the late nineteenth century, hundreds of thousands of Chinese have moved to Russia and Eastern Europe. However, until now, very little research has been done about the initial migrants in the nineteenth century, the presence of the Chinese in Europe and Russia in the twentieth century...

    Published May 9th 2012 by Routledge