2012 Asian and Middle East Studies Catalogue

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Routledge Major Works

Routledge Major Works have some fascinating series, below you will see titles from our critical concepts in Asian Philosophy, Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Modern Politics and Politics of the Middle East book series.

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  1. Islam and Religious Diversity

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    This is a new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies series. It brings together in one ‘mini library’ the canonical and the best cutting-scholarship to explore the complex relationship between Islam and religious diversity. The collection is supplemented with a...

    Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Ethnic Minorities in Modern China

    Edited by Colin Mackerras

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    China is the world’s most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China’s territory. And, while China’s dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief...

    Published March 10th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Imperial Japan and the World, 1931-1945

    Edited by Antony Best

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The transformation of Japan in the years between 1931 and 1945 into an expansionist and potentially hegemonic power that threatened the stability of the international order in East Asia is a topic that is central to any understanding of the region’s history in the twentieth century. This new...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Islamic Law

    Edited by Gavin Picken

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islamic law is a legal tradition entrenched within a religious context; it is one of the most intriguing and fascinating areas of Islamic Studies. Many practitioners of Islam believe that their lives should be governed by a divinely revealed and sanctioned form of law that affects every aspect of...

    Published October 20th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Islam in the West

    Edited by David Westerlund, Ingvar Svanberg

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent decades, the number of Muslims in the West has increased rapidly, and interesting transformations of Islam have taken place—to some extent with repercussions in Islamic or predominantly Muslim countries in Asia and Africa. This new four-volume Major Work collection from Routledge helps to...

    Published September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition

    Edited by Peter Pormann

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam developed over the course of its history one of the world’s most innovative and interesting scientific and medical traditions. In this context, the term Islam should not simply be understood as referring to the religion of the prophet Muhammad, but rather to a civilization which was once...

    Published September 1st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Confucian Studies

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao, Tu Weiming

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy

    It is difficult, if not totally impossible, to define what we call ‘Confucianism’ in terms of any of the disciplines we are used to in the West, and contemporary scholars tend to see it as a historical and yet living tradition containing elements of philosophy, religion, politics, morality, and...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Islam in South Asia

    Edited by David Taylor

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    There are more Muslims – over 400 million – in South Asia than in any other region in the world. Many of the most important political, intellectual and spiritual developments within Islam have had their origins, or have flourished, in the area, and Muslims from the region have played important...

    Published July 15th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Jihad and Martyrdom

    Edited by David Cook

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Jihad (or ‘struggle’) and martyrdom in Islam have an ever-greater relevance in today’s world, but there remains a great deal of ignorance about these critical concepts. This new four-volume collection from Routledge brings together a broad range of scholarly opinion to provide a work of reference...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge

  11. The Hadith

    Articulating the Beliefs and Constructs of Classical Islam

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Prophetic traditions of Islam, which are commonly referred to as the hadiths (literally: ‘reports’), preserve the sum and substance of the utterances, deeds, directives, and descriptive anecdotes connected with the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his Companions. Together with the Qur’an, the...

    Published October 28th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism,...

    Published September 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  13. Modern Indian Culture and Society

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Research on Indian culture and society has been conducted from a dizzying range of perspectives. However, in recent decades it has been particularly characterized by a change in focus from the past to the present; from the worldview of the élites to that of the subalterns; from philosophy to...

    Published June 7th 2009 by Routledge

  14. Women in Asia

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies....

    Published March 9th 2009 by Routledge

  15. Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics

    Edited by Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Chinese society and its political system are predicated on traditions of governing that are deeply alien to most readers from liberal, Western powers. Chinese governance reflects both a long, indigenous tradition of statecraft and the Leninist legacies of the People’s Republic’s ruling Communist...

    Published January 27th 2009 by Routledge

  16. World Islam

    Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Edited by Andrew Rippin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Reflecting the diversity of Islam, this collection focuses on the presence of Muslims in countries outside the traditionally conceived heartlands of the Islamic world. The history of the arrival of Islam in such countries and the nature of the way in which Islam is practised in such places is the...

    Published June 25th 2008 by Routledge

  17. Sufism

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    In recent years, interest in Sufism – often regarded as the mystical dimension of Islam – has blossomed. Taught in European and American universities for many years, Sufism is an increasingly popular area of research in disciplines such as Islamic studies, comparative religion, area studies,...

    Published February 11th 2008 by Routledge

  18. Shi'ism

    Edited by Colin Turner, Paul Luft

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The four volumes of this set bring together key contributions to the study of Shi’ism, giving access to material that has hitherto been scattered and difficult to locate. While the majority of the material stems from the past fifty years, earlier studies are included, providing insight into the...

    Published October 30th 2007 by Routledge

  19. Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic interest in Mao Zedong’s role in the Chinese Revolution remains intense, as scholars and commentators continue to analyze his thinking and the history of the movement for clues about the Chinese model and its supposedly unique features. The debate about Mao’s career and influence is now...

    Published October 11th 2007 by Routledge

  20. Political Islam

    Edited by Barry Rubin

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Bringing together canonical and the best cutting-edge scholarship in one useful reference resource, the shortcomings as well as the successes of Islamism are fully examined in this three volume collection of seventy-five key journal articles on all aspects of modern political Islamism. 'Political...

    Published December 5th 2006 by Routledge

  21. Islamic Philosophy and Theology

    Edited by Ian Richard Netton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Islam, one of the world’s great faiths, was born as a result of the revelation of the Qur’an to the Prophet Muhammad (c. 570-632) in Arabia. A proper understanding of the Islamic present depends on an accurate knowledge of the way in which Islamic thought developed from medieval times onwards. For...

    Published November 30th 2006 by Routledge

  22. Islam and Globalization

    Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Globalization has opened up non-Western societies to forces of economic, political and cultural liberalism for the first time, and this process has had a profound effect upon Islamic societies, causing unease and concern among many Muslims. Moreover, this apprehension has been exacerbated by the...

    Published June 29th 2006 by Routledge

  23. The Koran

    Edited by Colin Turner

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The four volumes of this set bring together some of the most significant modern and pre-modern contributions to the study of the Islamic revelation, giving readers access to material that has hitherto been scattered and often difficult to locate. While the bulk of the material stems from the past...

    Published November 24th 2004 by Routledge

  24. The Ottoman Empire and Its Aftermath

    The Emergence of the Modern Middle East and Balkans

    Edited by M. Sükrü Hanioglu

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Politics of the Middle East

    This four-volume study is a major compilation for students of Ottoman history and culture, particularly the late period where the political and social structures were not able to evolve in the face of intellectual and industrial expansion in the outside world. The ensuing, inevitable collapse led...

    To Be Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  25. Democracy, Reform, and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

    Edited by Gerd Nonneman

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Modern Politics of the Middle East

    The potential for reform in the pattern of persistent authoritarianism in the Arab world has been the subject of interest for policymakers, the informed general public, and scholars alike, particularly since the end of the Cold War and again after the events of 11 September 2001. It is also one...

    To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  26. Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Routledge

  27. Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  28. Gender and Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and...

    To Be Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  29. Islamic Bioethics

    Edited by Ayman Shabana

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    This proposed collection will contribute to the development of the promising but still nascent field of Islamic bioethics. Bioethics is a multidisciplinary area of scholarship that brings together diverse perspectives from different disciplines cutting across the divide between the life sciences on...

    To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  30. Tafsir

    Interpreting the Qur'an

    Edited by Mustafa Shah

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Within the classical Islamic tradition, the field of Qur'anic exegesis, more commonly referred to as tafsir, occupies a revered place among the traditional Muslim sciences. Although tafsir encompasses various approaches to the explication of the Qur’an and these include legal, theological,...

    Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge

  31. Early Islamic History

    Edited by Teresa Bernheimer, Tamima Bayhom-Daou

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    Insight into the origins and early development of Islam has become relevant not only to the specialist, but underlies a thorough understanding of debates relating to Islam and the Middle East in the contemporary period. Over the past decades, the field has seen the publication of some excellent...

    Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge