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  1. Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia

    Considering the Other through Ethnonyms, Territories and Rituals

    Edited by Christian Culas, François Robinne

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    South-East Asia is one of the most complex regions in the world as far as ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity is concerned with an extremely rich ancient and contemporary history. Because of this, it offers an exceptionally rich field of study for inter-ethnic relations. This book examines...

    Published February 15th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Suicide and Justice

    A Chinese Perspective

    By Fei Wu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Sociological and psychiatric studies on suicide based on Western ideas about human nature see suicide as social or individual disorder. Suicide in China, however, should be understood differently. By analyzing 30 cases, Wu Fei studies the dynamics of suicide in terms of family politics and local...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Abandoned Japanese in Postwar Manchuria

    The Lives of War Orphans and Wives in Two Countries

    By Yeeshan Chan

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book relates the experiences of the zanryu-hojin - the Japanese civilians, mostly women and children, who were abandoned in Manchuria after the end of the Second World War when Japan’s puppet state in Manchuria ended, and when most Japanese who has been based there returned to Japan. Many...

    Published January 29th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan

    By Kaeko Chiba

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chado) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chado system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea...

    Published January 29th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Social Development and Social Work

    Learning from Africa

    Edited by Alice K. Butterfield, Tasse Abye

    Africa has a long experience with reducing poverty and vulnerability. In the contemporary period, social development and social work are at the forefront of dealing with abject poverty and some of the world’s most difficult problems. This book brings research in Africa to the forefront so that...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Women of Tropical Africa

    Edited by Denise Paulme

    This book is unique in its approach in that each chapter covers women in their everyday lives and the problems, which concern them. Until now, ethnographic research has almost always been carried out with the help of the male population and as a result the picture that has emerged has been largely...

    Published November 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Routledge Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora

    Edited by Chee-Beng Tan

    With around 40 million people worldwide, the ethnic Chinese and the Chinese in diaspora form the largest diaspora in the world. The economic reform of China which began in the late 1970s marked a huge phase of migration from China, and the new migrants, many of whom were well educated,...

    Published November 6th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Nepal

    Identities and Mobilization after 1990

    Edited by Mahendra Lawoti, Susan I. Hangen

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Identity movements, based on ethnicity, caste, language, religion and regional identity, have become increasingly significant in Nepal, reshaping debates on the definition of the nation, nationalism and the structure of the state. This book analyzes the rapid rise in ethnic and nationalist...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge