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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

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Asian States and Empires

  1. Warfare in India, 1500 BC to 1700

    By Kaushik Roy

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book presents a comprehensive survy of warfare in India up to the point where the British began to dominate the sub-continent. It discusses such issues as How far was the relatively bloodless nature of pre-British Indian warfare the product of stateless Indian society? How far did technology...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Eurasian Way of War

    Military Practice in Seventh Century China and Byzantium

    By David A. Graff

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book is a comparative study of military practice in Sui-Tang China and the Byzantine Empire between approximately 600 and 700 AD. It covers all aspects of the military art from weapons and battlefield tactics to logistics, campaign organization, military institutions, and the grand strategy of...

    To Be Published December 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Military Collapse of China's Ming Dynasty, 1618-44

    By Kenneth M. Swope

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the military collapse of China’s Ming Dynasty to a combination of foreign and domestic foes. The Ming’s defeat was a highly surprising development, not least because as recently as in the 1590s the Ming had managed to defeat a Japanese force considered to be perhaps the most...

    Published August 21st 2013 by Routledge

  4. Chinese and Indian Warfare – From the Classical Age to 1870

    Edited by Peter Lorge, Kaushik Roy

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the differences and similarities between warfare in China and India before 1870, both conceptually and on the battlefield. By focusing on Chinese and Indian warfare, the book breaks the intellectual paradigm requiring non-Western histories and cultures to be compared to the West,...

    To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge

  5. War, Culture and Society in Early Modern South Asia, 1740-1849

    By Kaushik Roy

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book argues that the role of the British East India Company in transforming warfare in South Asia has been overestimated. Although it agrees with conventional wisdom that, before the British, the nature of Indian society made it difficult for central authorities to establish themselves fully...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  6. China's Southern Tang Dynasty, 937-976

    By Johannes L. Kurz

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    The Southern Tang was one of China’s minor dynasties and one of the great states in China in the tenth century. Although often regarded as one of several states preceding the much better known Song dynasty (960-1279), the Southern Tang dynasty was in fact the key state in this period, preserving...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War, 1945–49

    An Analysis of Communist Strategy and Leadership

    By Christopher R. Lew

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    This book examines the Third Chinese Revolutionary Civil War of 1945–1949, which resulted in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over Chiang Kaishek and the Guomindang (GMD) and the founding of The People’s Republic of China in 1949. It provides a military and strategic history of...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge