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New and Published Books

  1. Innovation and Industrialization in Asia

    Edited by Rajah Rasiah, Yeo Lin, Yuri Sadoi

    Existing accounts of East Asia’s meteoric growth and structural change has either been explained as one dictated essentially by markets with strong macroeconomic fundamentals, or a consequence of proactive governments. This book departs from such a dichotomy by examining inductively the drivers of...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Religion in Contemporary China

    Revitalization and Innovation

    Edited by Adam Yuet Chau

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Before the modernist transformations of the twentieth century, China had one of the richest and most diverse religious cultures in the world. The radical anti-traditionalist policies of both the Republican and Communist regimes as well as other socio-historical factors posed formidable challenges...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The First European Description of Japan, 1585

    A Critical English-Language Edition of Striking Contrasts in the Customs of Europe and Japan by Luis Frois, S.J.

    By Luis Frois SJ

    Edited by Daniel T. Reff, Richard Danford

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    In 1585, at the height of Jesuit missionary activity in Japan, which was begun by Francis Xavier in 1549, Luis Frois, a long-time missionary in Japan, drafted the earliest systematic comparison of Western and Japanese cultures. This book constitutes the first critical English-language edition of...

    Published February 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Environmental History in East Asia

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tsui-jung Liu

    Series: Academia Sinica on East Asia

    As environmental history has developed as growing sub-discipline within the study of history, great emphasis has been placed on the importance of adopting an interdisciplinary approach. Indeed, as Environmental History in East Asia shows, by drawing on research and methodologies from the fields of...

    Published December 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto

    Claiming a Right to the Past

    By Christoph Brumann

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    As the historic capital of the country and the stronghold of the nation’s most celebrated traditions, the city of Kyoto holds a unique place in the Japanese imagination. Widely praised for the beauty of its townscape and natural environments, it is both a popular destination for tourists and home...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China

    Great Transformations Reconsidered

    By Francesca Bray

    Series: Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship

    What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400 after an early ferment of creativity that made it the most technologically sophisticated civilisation in the world,...

    Published June 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. HIV/AIDS, Health and the Media in China

    Imagined Immunity Through Racialized Disease

    By Johanna Hood

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Approximately 90% of urban HIV/AIDS education in China occurs indirectly through non-specialist media reports. Many of these reports use images of extreme suffering and poverty to communicate an understanding of who gets HIV, why and how. This book explores an important aspect of how HIV/AIDS is...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Dealing with Disaster in Japan

    Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

    By Christopher Hood

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life for any single air crash in the world. 520 people, many of whom had...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

    Becoming a 'Modern' Man

    By Xiaodong Lin

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and...

    Published April 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge