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

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    Publisher, East Asia

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    Editor, Asia

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Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

  1. The Education of Migrant Children and China's Future

    The Urban Left Behind

    By Holly H. Ming

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    There are more than 225 million rural-to-urban migrant workers, and some 20 million migrant children in Chinese cities. Because of policies related to the household registration (hukou) system, migrant students are not allowed a public high school education in the cities, so their urban education...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

    Published October 13th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism

    De-Centering China

    By Elena Barabantseva

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China’s national project...

    Published August 24th 2010 by Routledge

  4. China on Video

    Smaller-Screen Realities

    By Paola Voci

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    China On Video is the first in-depth study that examines smaller-screen realities and the important role they play not only in the fast-changing Chinese mediascape, but also more broadly in the practice of experimental and non-mainstream cinema. At the crossroads of several disciplines—film, media,...

    Published May 18th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Reconciling Indonesia

    Grassroots agency for peace

    Edited by Birgit Bräuchler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Indonesia has been torn by massive internal conflicts over the last decade. The absence of functioning national tools of reconciliation and the often limited success of an internationally established ‘reconciliation toolkit’ of truth commissions and law enforcement, justice and human rights,...

    Published August 12th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The World Bank and the post-Washington Consensus in Vietnam and Indonesia

    Inheritance of Loss

    By Susan Engel

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This book explores the history, structure and current operations of the World Bank, which despite being the largest development organisation and the largest development research body in the world with tremendous direct and indirect influence on developing economies, has rarely received the critical...

    Published August 10th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Pirate Modernity

    Delhi's Media Urbanism

    By Ravi Sundaram

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Using Delhi’s contemporary history as a site for reflection, Pirate Modernity moves from a detailed discussion of the technocratic design of the city by US planners in the 1950s, to the massive expansions after 1977, culminating in the urban crisis of the 1990s. As a practice, pirate modernity is...

    Published July 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Singapore in the Malay World

    Building and Breaching Regional Bridges

    By Lily Zubaidah Rahim

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Relations between Singapore and her immediate Malay neighbours have been perennially fraught with tension and misunderstanding. In making sense of this complex relationship, Lily Rahim explores the salience of historical animosities and competitive economic pressures, and Singapore’s janus-faced...

    Published May 17th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Aland Experience

    Untying the Kurillian Knot

    Edited by Kimie Hara, Geoffrey Jukes

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    This volume is the fruit of an international collaborative study, which considers the Åland islands settlement in northern Europe as a resolution model for the major Asia-Pacific regional conflicts that derived from the post-World War II disposition of Japan, with particular focus on the...

    Published May 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Maid In China

    Media, Morality, and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries

    By Wanning Sun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Maid in China is the first systematic, book-length investigation of internal rural migration in post-Mao China focused on the day-to-day production and consumption of popular media. Taking the rural maid in the urban home as its point of departure, the book weaves together three years of engaged...

    Published December 17th 2008 by Routledge

  11. Writing Okinawa

    Narrative acts of identity and resistance

    By Davinder L. Bhowmik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Writing Okinawa is the first comprehensive study in English of Okinawan fiction, from it’s emergence in the early twentieth-century through its most recent permutations. It provides readings of major authors and texts set against a carefully researched presentation of the region’s political and...

    Published May 15th 2008 by Routledge

  12. Transcultural Japan

    At the Borderlands of Race, Gender and Identity

    Edited by David Blake Willis, Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Transcultural Japan provides a critical examination of being Other in Japan. Portraying the multiple intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, the book suggests ways in which the transcultural borderlands of Japan reflect globalization in this island nation. The authors show the...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  13. Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism

    Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor

    By Tim Winter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Angkor, Cambodia’s only World Heritage Site, is enduring one of the most crucial, turbulent periods in its twelve hundred year history. Given Cambodia’s need to restore its shattered social and physical infrastructures after decades of violent conflict, and with tourism to Angkor increasing by a...

    Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge

  14. Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos

    By Boike Rehbein

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Incorporating original fieldwork carried out over a period of more than ten years, combined with innovative theoretical argument, Globalization, Culture and Society in Laos presents one of the first sociological investigations into modern Laos. Boike Rehbein gives a fascinating overview of...

    Published August 7th 2007 by Routledge

  15. Education and Reform in China

    Edited by Emily Hannum, Albert Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Transformative market reforms in China since the late 1970s have improved living standards dramatically, but have also led to unprecedented economic inequality. During this period, China’s educational system was restructured to support economic development, with educational reforms occurring at a...

    Published June 13th 2007 by Routledge

  16. Democracy in Occupied Japan

    The U.S. Occupation and Japanese Politics and Society

    Edited by Mark E. Caprio, Yoneyuki Sugita

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    With expert contributions from both the US and Japan, this book examines the legacies of the US Occupation on Japanese politics and society, and discusses the long-term impact of the Occupation on contemporary Japan. Focusing on two central themes – democracy and the interplay of US-initiated...

    Published February 1st 2007 by Routledge