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

Routledge Security in Asia Series

  1. The Origins of U.S. Policy in the East China Sea Islands Dispute

    Okinawa's Reversion and the Senkaku Islands

    By Robert D. Eldridge

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    Ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea is disputed between China and Japan, though historically the islands have been part of Okinawa, the southernmost islands of the Japanese archipelago. The dispute, which also involves Taiwan, has the potential to be a flashpoint between the two...

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  2. China’s Strategic Competition with the United States

    By Russell Ong

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    This book examines the transformation and the multifaceted nature of the relationship between US and China in the post-Cold War era. It examines their nature and implications of their strategic competition in military, political and economic terms, as well as in relation to Taiwan, Japan, the...

    Published October 20th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Southeast Asia and the Rise of China

    The Search for Security

    By Ian Storey

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    Since the early 1990s and the end of the Cold War, the implications of China's rising power have come to dominate the security agenda of the Asia-Pacific region. This book is the first to comprehensively chart the development of Southeast Asia’s relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC)...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. China's Rise - Threat or Opportunity?

    Edited by Herbert S. Yee

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    The phenomenal growth of Chinese economic and military power in the first decade of the 21st century has drawn world-wide attention. Perceptions of China's rise have shifted from seeing China as a threat to a more mixed view, where China is seen as playing a key role in economic recovery, taking an...

    Published October 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle

    By Ashok Kapur

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    This book traces the triangular strategic relationship of India, Pakistan and China over the second half of the twentieth century, and shows how two enmities – Sino-Indian and Indo-Pakistani – and one friendship – Sino-Pakistani – defined the distribution of power and the patterns of relationships...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  6. China's Security Interests in the 21st Century

    By Russell Ong

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    The collapse of communism in Europe, the quest for economic security and the War on Terror have all affected China's view of security matters. Ong provides a comprehensive study of the new policy and security challenges China faces in the coming years. Covering all of China's current...

    Published March 12th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Maritime Security in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Kwa Kwa Chong Guan, John Skogan

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    This book confronts both the maritime security challenges and responses. In Southeast Asia, maritime security has, over the last twenty years, taken on a much greater importance, due to the Law of the Sea convention, which has resulted in a 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). As well...

    Published March 5th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Taiwan's Defense Reform

    Edited by Martin Edmonds, Michael M. Tsai

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    The stand-off across the Straits of Taiwan continues to be one of the most dangerous confrontations in Asia. The technical superiority of the Taiwanese forces has been a major factor in maintaining balance, but as mainland China's armed forces modernize, Taiwan's advantages are being eroded. In...

    Published December 20th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Asia Pacific Security - Values and Identity

    By Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    The main theme of this book is that security is not just about defence from external attack, but embraces the protection of identity and values which cultures regard as important, and which they may regard as worth fighting for. It examines Asia Pacific security from the perspective of the values...

    Published March 17th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Taiwan's Security and Air Power

    Taiwan's Defense Against the Air Threat from Mainland China

    Edited by Martin Edmonds, Michael Tsai

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Series

    Recent concern about mainland China's intentions towards Taiwan, and more general concern about the risk of instability in the region, has led to growing interest in Taiwan's military strategy. This book brings together a range of experts from the West and from Taiwan itself who examine the key...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge