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  1. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Aborigines of Taiwan

    The Puyuma: From Headhunting to the Modern World

    By Josiane Cauquelin

    Based on extensive field research over a period of twenty years, this is the first comprehensive study of the Puyuma people of Taiwan. The Puyuma belong to the Austronesian peoples, which today number less than 370,000. In Taiwan, they are the least known of the aboriginal groups, numbering only...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Re-writing Culture in Taiwan

    Edited by Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul Tremlett

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This inter-disciplinary volume of essays opens new points of departure for thinking about how Taiwan has been studied and represented in the past, for reflecting on the current state of ‘Taiwan Studies’, and for thinking about how Taiwan might be re-configured in the future. As the study of Taiwan...

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience

    The Quest for an Adequate Life

    Edited by Everett Zhang, Arthur Kleinman, Weiming Tu

    China has experienced a tremendous turn-around over the past three decades from the ethos of sacrificing life to the emergent appeal for valuing life. This book takes an interdisciplinary look at China during these decades of transformation through the defining theme of governance of life....

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Globalisation and the Middle Classes in India

    The Social and Cultural Impact of Neoliberal Reforms

    By Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, Timothy J. Scrase

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    This book fills an important gap in the existing literature on economic liberalization and globalisation in India by providing much needed ethnographic data from those affected by neoliberal globalisation. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews, it reveals the complexity of the...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. The South Asian Diaspora

    Transnational networks and changing identities

    Edited by Rajesh Rai, Peter Reeves

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    The South Asian Diaspora numbers just under 30 million people worldwide, and it is recognized as the most widely dispersed diaspora. It is, moreover, one which of late has seen phenomenal growth, both due to natural increase and the result of a continued movement of professionals and labourers in...

    Published August 14th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong

    The Countdown of Time

    By Hai Ren

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the period leading up to the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by using iconic cultural symbols such as the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural heritage sites, argues that China has undergone a transition to neoliberal state, in...

    Published August 10th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Young Women in Japan

    Transitions to Adulthood

    By Kaori H. Okano

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and relations with Japanese society more generally. Drawing on detailed primary research including a year-long observation of high schools and subsequent interviews over...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Palestinian Political Prisoners

    Identity and community

    By Esmail Nashif

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Since the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in 1967, more than a quarter of the Palestinians have been imprisoned by Israel on political grounds. This is the first major study that examines the community of Palestinian political prisoners in the Israeli prison system. Esmail Nashif...

    Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge