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Central Asian, Russian & East European Studies Articles, News, Promotions and Updates from Routledge and the Taylor & Francis Group.

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  1. Now in Paperback - Clouds above the Hill

    "Shiba Ryotaro is Japan’s best-loved author, and Clouds above the Hill is his most popular and influential work. In it he celebrates the transformative spirit of Meiji Japan and examines Japan’s unexpected victory in the Russo-Japanese War, providing a thoughtful and thought-provoking perspective on those dramatic times and the people at their center. This distinguished translation of a modern classic is a landmark event." - Donald Keene, University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, USA.

  2. 2014 Student Reference and Textbook Round Up

    Check out all of the Textbooks and Student Reference titles published in 2014 in Politics & International Relations, Military, Security & Strategic Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies!

  3. Featured Title: Atlas of Islamic History

    The Atlas of Islamic History, by Peter Sluglett and Andrew Currie is due to publish in November. Providing an outline of Islamic history from the immediately pre-Islamic period until the early 1900s, this atlas uses the most up-to-date cartographic and innovative design techniques, to illuminate the history of Islam.

  4. BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This key series, published on behalf of BASEES, contains nearly 100 titles exploring many aspects of Russian and East European Studies. Read our note from series editor Richard Sakwa to find out more and discover this fascinating series.

    Selected titles from the series are now free to view online in their entirety for a limited time only and we are also pleased to offer a special 20% discount across the whole series. Enjoy!

  5. Routledge Paperbacks Direct - Asian Studies Catalog Now Online!

    Our Routledge Paperbacks Direct - Asian Studies Catalog is now available to view online!

    Here you will find the most recent additions to the program, which provides the opportunity to buy topical books that represent the best of our cutting-edge hardback publishing in a paperback format and price - direct from Routledge. 

    View the entire catalog here.

  6. Resources for Teaching in Higher Education Catalog Now Online!

    The books featured in this catalog are aimed at supporting the Higher Education teaching professional and will offer essential guidance, tips, and techniques that are sure to enhance your practice. Take a moment to browse our complete list of practical teaching and learning & eLearning resources by clicking on our subject sections on the left of this page.

    View the entire catalog here

  7. Asian Studies |  New Routledge Paperbacks Direct Titles

    We’re pleased to highlight our latest Asian Studies titles now available in paperback!

    Take a look at our online catalog here.

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    Author of the Month: Richard Sakwa

    Author Richard Sakwa gives us inside information on his new book Putin Redux and what he has planned for the future.

    'Richard Sakwa's latest book is the best short text in print on Russian politics in the Putin era.' - Timothy Colton, Harvard University, USA

  9. New title - Power Networks and Violent Conflict in Central Asia

    When the five Central Asian republics gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, expectations of violent conflict were widespread. Indeed, the country of Tajikistan suffered a five-year civil war.The factors that the literature on civil wars cites as the causes of this war were also present in Uzbekistan – but this country had a peaceful transition. Examining this empirical puzzle by isolating the crucial factors that caused war to break out in Tajikistan but not Uzbekistan, this book applies a comparative approach to the broader question of why civil wars occur. It challenges many common explanations of civil war both generally and in Tajikistan in particular. This includes highlighting the importance of elites’ power perceptions, which have their origins in the interaction of structural-, process-, and network-related variables.
    Find out more and order your copy

  10. Publishing This Week: Leadership and Authority in Central Asia

    This book explores the unfolding of world history in a remote corner of Central Asia: the region of Badakhshan. The history of this region has commonly been explored through the lens of the major superpowers who competed over its territory in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including Britain, Russia, and China.

    Leadership and Authority in Central Asia identifies traditional forms of religious authority within the network of religious functionaries at a range of levels and discusses the functions of Ismaili political leaders as they have evolved through time.

    To find out more and pre-order your copy visit here.

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