Asian Research

New Titles and Key Backlist


Contacts

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

Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Asian Heritage Management

    Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects

    Edited by Kapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing...

    Published February 28th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Democracy or Alternative Political Systems in Asia

    After the Strongmen

    Edited by Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    From the 1980s onwards, a tide of democratization swept across the Asian region, as the political strongmen who had led since the end of World War II began to fall. Although it is generally assumed that once authoritarian leaders no longer hold power, the political landscape will drastically change...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health

    Edited by Kelley Lee, Tikki Pang, Yeling Tan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    In an era of rapid and extensive globalisation, the world faces a wide range of transboundary problems that require effective collective action. Key among these are threats to human health that do not recognise national borders, and include emerging and re-emerging infections, rising rates of...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Asian Popular Culture in Transition

    Edited by John A Lent, Lorna Fitzsimmons

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in...

    Published November 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Human Trafficking in Asia

    Forcing Issues

    Edited by Sallie Yea

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    By analysing the complex issues surrounding internal and cross-border human trafficking in Asia, and asserting critical perspectives and methodologies, this book extends the range of sites for discussion and sectors in which human trafficking takes place. The book re-centres human trafficking as...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

    Edited by Raquel A.G. Reyes, William G. Clarence-Smith

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Non-reproductive sex practices in Asia have historically been a source of fascination, prurient or otherwise, for Westerners, who being either Catholic or Protestant, were often struck by what they perceived as the widespread promiscuity and licentiousness of native inhabitants. Graphic...

    Published May 31st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics

    Rivalry or Partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia?

    Edited by Robert Bedeski, Niklas Swanström

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The Sino-Russian relationship has experienced several permutations in recent decades as both states have undergone radical domestic changes, including the end of Soviet communism and the abandonment of Maoism. This volume brings together scholars to address the current status of Sino-Russian...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Dynamics of Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia

    Edited by Amrita Daniere, Hy Van Luong

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The purpose of this volume is to highlight the impacts on civic engagement of social capital, and its various component parts (trust, norms, networks and associations), in diverse parts of Asia. Addressing the pressing need for improved governance within the spatial, political and cultural...

    Published February 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora

    Revisiting the boat people

    Edited by Yuk Wah Chan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over three decades have passed since the first wave of Indochinese refugees left their homelands. These refugees, mainly the Vietnamese, fled from war and strife in search of a better life elsewhere. By investigating the Vietnamese diaspora in Asia, this book sheds new light on the Asian refugee...

    Published August 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  11. The Politics of Religion in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ishtiaq Ahmed

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The notion of a ‘politics of religion’ refers to the increasing role that religion plays in the politics of the contemporary world. This book presents comparative country case studies on the politics of religion in South and South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Indonesia. The politics of...

    Published April 27th 2011 by Routledge

  12. Enhancing Asia-Europe Co-operation through Educational Exchange

    By Georg Wiessala

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book examines the ideas of knowledge-transfer and higher education exchange in the relationship between the European Union and countries, regions, universities and think-tanks across Asia. It critically investigates some discourses of particular relevance to the cognitive framework of the...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  13. History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  14. De-Westernizing Communication Research

    Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks

    Edited by Georgette Wang

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    The rise of postmodern theories and pluralist thinking has paved the way for multicultural approaches to communication studies and now is the time for decentralization, de-Westernization, and differentiation. This trend is reflected in the increasing number of communication journals with a national...

    Published December 17th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Soft Power in Japan-China Relations

    State, sub-state and non-state relations

    By Utpal Vyas

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Soft power has tended to be overlooked in the field of international relations, often dismissed as lacking relevance or robustness as a theoretical concept. This book seeks to expand upon the idea of ‘soft power’ in international relations and to investigate how it actually functions by looking at...

    Published December 6th 2010 by Routledge

  16. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published November 16th 2010 by Routledge

  17. Alterities in Asia

    Reflections on Identity and Regionalism

    Edited by Leong Yew

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book investigates the politics of identity in Asia and explores how different groups of people inside and outside Asia have attempted to relate to the alterity of the places and cultures in the region through various modes (literary and filmic representation, scholarly knowledge, and so on)...

    Published November 14th 2010 by Routledge

  18. Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase...

    Published August 19th 2010 by Routledge

  19. Japan and Africa

    Globalization and Foreign Aid in the 21st Century

    Edited by Howard P. Lehman

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Since the early 1990s, Japan has played an increasingly important and influential role in Africa. A primary mechanism that has furthered its influence has been through its foreign aid policies. Japan’s primacy, however, has been challenged by changing global conditions related to aid to Africa,...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  20. Asia and Latin America

    Political, Economic and Multilateral Relations

    Edited by Jörn Dosch, Olaf Jacob

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Until the late 1980s, Japan was the only country in Asia with notable political and economic relations. Since then, however, several Asian nations have perceived growing links with the Latin American region as a means of diversifying their political and particularly economic relations while many...

    Published February 17th 2010 by Routledge