Asian Research

New Titles and Key Backlist


Editorial Inquiries
  1. Dorothea Schaefter (on leave)
    Senior Editor, Central, South and Southeast Asia
    Jillian Morrison, Acting Associate Editor

  2. Stephanie Rogers
    Publisher, East Asia

  3. Peter Sowden
    Editor, Asia

Other Inquiries

Welcome to the 2012 Asian Research Catalog

Routledge Asian Studies publishes a wide variety of research series, including the prestigious and long running Asia’s Transformations and Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism series, alongside new cutting edge series such as Routledge Research on Taiwan and Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies series.

As you’ll see we currently publish the biggest and broadest range of Asian Studies research titles in the academic market. Our comprehensive list consists of high quality research across all disciplines throughout the humanities and social sciences, and covers all regions of Asia. We continue to actively commission books so please do get in touch with any ideas, questions or feedback you have. We’d love to hear from you!

We hope you enjoy browsing our catalogue and don’t forget to keep an eye on our regularly updated website for exciting new titles.

Navigate the catalog via the contents on the left, and use it to:

  • Browse full details of all our new titles; including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
  • Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
  • Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

Our full range of titles is available to browse at

A small selection of our key titles include:
  1. Transforming Chinese Cities

    Edited by Mark Y. Wang, Pookong Kee, Jia Gao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    The urbanisation of China over the last three decades has been a hugely significant development, both for China’s reform process and for the world more generally. This book presents recent research findings on China’s continuing urban transformation. Subjects covered include the decline of the...

    Published March 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Juries in the Japanese Legal System

    By Dimitri Vanoverbeke

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    Trial by jury is not a fundamental part of the Japanese legal system, but there has been a recent important move towards this with the introduction in 2009 of the lay assessor system whereby lay people sit with judges in criminal trials. This book considers the debates in Japan which surround this...

    To Be Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia

    The Ideology of the Family-State

    By David Bourchier

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Illiberal Democracy in Indonesia charts the origins and development of organicist ideologies in Indonesia from the early 20th century to the present. In doing so, it provides a background to the theories and ideology that informed organicist though, traces key themes in Indonesian history, examines...

    To Be Published November 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Higher Education in Southeast Asia

    Blurring Borders, Changing Balance

    By Anthony Welch

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    This is the first book to systematically chart and comparatively assess the trend towards private higher education in South East Asia. Caught between conflicting imperatives of spiralling demand, and limited resources, the balance between public and private higher education systems in South East,...

    Published March 25th 2011 by Routledge