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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The State in India after Liberalization

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Akhil Gupta, Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book assesses the impact of liberalization on practices of government and relations between state and society. It is clear that liberalization as state policy has complex forms of regulation and deregulation inbuilt, and these policies have resulted in dramatic increases in productivity and...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Strategy and Politics in the Middle East, 1954-1960

    Defending the Northern Tier

    By Michael Cohen

    The period covered by this book witnessed a significant change in Allied strategy for the Middle East. Its focus switched from Egypt to the states of the so-called northern tier of the Middle East: Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan. This book reveals the extent to which the UK clung on to great-power...

    Published April 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. China and Globalization

    The Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society, 3rd Edition

    By Doug Guthrie

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! In its quarter-century-long shift from communism to capitalism, China has transformed itself from a desperately poor nation into a country with one of the fastest-growing and largest economies in the world. Doug Guthrie examines the reforms driving the...

    Published April 4th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Southeast Asian Perspectives on Power

    Edited by Liana Chua, Joanna Cook, Nicholas Long, Lee Wilson

    Series: The Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia

    Southeast Asia has undergone innumerable far-reaching changes and dramatic transformations over the last half-century. This book explores the concept of power in relation to these transformations, and examines its various social, cultural, religious, economic and political forms. The book works...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Nation, Territory, and Globalization in Pakistan

    Traversing the Margins

    By Chad Haines

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The Karakoram Highway was constructed by the Pakistani state in the 1970s as a major development project that furthered the national interest and solidified state control over the disputed region of northern Pakistan. Focusing on this highway, this book provides a unique analysis of the...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Gated Communities in China

    Class, Privilege and the Moral Politics of the Good Life

    By Choon-Piew Pow

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    Moving beyond conventional accounts of gated communities and housing segregation, this book interrogates the moral politics of urban place-making in China’s commodity housing enclaves. Drawing on fieldwork and survey conducted in Shanghai, Pow critically demonstrates how gated communities are bound...

    Published February 20th 2012 by Routledge