Asian Research

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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

ASAA Women in Asia Series

  1. Women in China's Muslim Northwest

    Gender, Social Hierarchy and Ethnicity

    By Ayxem Ali

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The resurgence of Islam in China’s Northwest Xinjiang province among the Uyghurs, the largest ethnic group in the region, has been noted by numerous scholars. However, how this resurgence of Islam relates to Uyghur ethnic identity and how Uyghur women are responding to government policies and...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women Writers in Postsocialist China

    By Kay Schaffer, Xianlin Song

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    What does it mean to read from elsewhere? Women Writers in Postsocialist China introduces readers to a range and variety of contemporary Chinese women’s writing, which has seen phenomenal growth in recent years. The book addresses the different ways women’s issues are understood in China and the...

    Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia

    By Cynthia Joseph

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides a rich, detailed analysis of the experiences of young women growing up in post-colonial, rapidly modernizing Malaysia. It considers the impact of ethnicity, socio-economic status, and school experiences and achievement. It discusses the effects of Malaysia’s ethnic affirmative...

    To Be Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Practicing Feminism in South Korea

    The women’s movement against sexual violence

    By Kyungja Jung

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The Korean women’s movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women’s activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early 1990s. At the heart of the new approach was an increasing focus on sexual violence, which...

    Published September 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Domestic Violence in Asia

    Globalization, Gender and Islam in the Maldives

    By Emma Fulu

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book explores changing patterns of domestic violence in Asia. Based on extensive original research in the Maldives, it argues that forces of globalisation, consumerism, Islamism and democratisation are changing the nature of domestic relations, with shifting ideas surrounding gender and Islam...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. Women and Sex Work in Cambodia

    Blood, sweat and tears

    By Larissa Sandy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Prostitution is strongly embedded in local cultural practices in Cambodia. Based on extensive original research, this book explores the nature of prostitution in Cambodia, providing explanations of why the phenomenon is so widely tolerated. It outlines the background of the French colonial period,...

    To Be Published August 5th 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Women in Colonial Korea

    A Sourcebook

    By Hyaeweol Choi

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yosong) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...

    Published July 11th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender Diversity in Indonesia

    Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

    By Sharyn Graham Davies

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim...

    Published February 14th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published July 23rd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

    By Laura Dales

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant. Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan. The book investigates the features and effects...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  11. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published June 9th 2009 by Routledge

  12. Young Women in Japan

    Transitions to Adulthood

    By Kaori H. Okano

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and relations with Japanese society more generally. Drawing on detailed primary research including a year-long observation of high schools and subsequent interviews over...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

    By Jayne Werner

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Routledge

  14. Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia

    Divorce and Marriage Law

    By Kate O'Shaughnessy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing in particular on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impact on women. Indonesia experienced high divorce rates in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by a remarkable decline. Already falling divorce rates were...

    Published December 14th 2008 by Routledge

  15. Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

    By Kathryn Robinson

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book explores the relationship between gender, religion and political action in Indonesia, examining the patterns of gender orders that have prevailed in recent history, and demonstrating the different forms of social power this has afforded to women. It sets out the part played by women in...

    Published October 19th 2008 by Routledge

  16. Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific

    A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

    By Chilla Bulbeck

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    ‘Sex, love and feminism’ are three aspects of the rapidly changing gender relations that shape young people’s lives in the Asia Pacific region. Much has been written about rapidly changing countries in Asia, most recently China and India. With the global spread of capitalist production and...

    Published October 13th 2008 by Routledge

  17. Women and Work in Indonesia

    Edited by Michele Ford, Lyn Parker

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines the meaning of work for women in contemporary Indonesia. It takes a broad definition of work in order to interrogate assumptions about work and economic activity, focusing on what women themselves see as their work, which includes not only paid employment, home life and child...

    Published February 4th 2008 by Routledge

  18. Women and Labour Organizing in Asia

    Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

    Edited by Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge