Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog 2012

New Titles and Key Backlist

Welcome to the 2012 Asian Studies Textbooks Catalog.

This catalog contains key textbooks and supplemental reading, from new and established authors for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. You will find whatever you need to further your own research, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Navigate the catalog via the contents on the left, and use it to:

1. Browse full details of all our new titles; including tables of contents, reviews, author biographies and more
2. Recommend titles of interest to your librarian
3. Request complimentary exam copies where offered
4. Create unique booklists to browse, buy, and forward to friends, colleagues and librarians.

Instructors teaching a relevant class with more than twelve students are invited to request complimentary exam copies of any textbook, either by clicking on the ‘Complimentary Exam Copy’ buttons or by contacting paul.reyes@taylorandfrancis.com with your course details.

Our full range of titles is available to browse at www.routledge.com/asianstudies.

A selection of key titles, available to request as examination copies, include:

  1. The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific

    2nd Edition

    By Michael K. Connors, Rémy Davison, Jörn Dosch

    The new, fully updated second edition of The New Global Politics of the Asia Pacific builds on its coherent framework for understanding the complex international and global politics of the Asia Pacific. The textbook provides an introductory guide for the main frameworks needed to understand the...

    Published July 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Third and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-Cold War uncertainties that challenged the balance and power...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Finance in Asia

    Institutions, Regulation and Policy

    By Qiao Liu, Paul Lejot, Douglas W. Arner

    Series: Routledge Advanced Texts in Economics and Finance

    Asia’s demand for second-generation financial institutions and markets needs to be met in order for the region’s further development to be sustained. This book provides a compelling, fact-based assessment of current practices and regulations in Asia’s financial institutions and markets and...

    Published February 25th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Buddhism in the Modern World

    Edited by David L. McMahan

    Series: Religions in the Modern World

    Buddhism in the Modern World explores the challenges faced by Buddhism today, the distinctive forms that it has taken and the individuals and movements that have shaped it. Part One discusses the modern history of Buddhism in different geographical regions, from Southeast Asia to North America....

    Published December 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Chinese Politics and Government

    Power, Ideology and Organization

    By Sujian Guo

    Over the past two decades, China’s political reforms, open-door policy, dramatic economic growth, and increasingly assertive foreign policy have had an unprecedented regional and global impact. This introductory textbook provides students with a fundamental understanding of government and politics...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Understanding Japanese Society

    4th Edition

    By Joy Hendry

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    With the ever growing contact between Japan and the rest of the world comes an increasingly important need to understand a society that is fascinating but still often confusing to the outsider. In this brand new fourth edition of Understanding Japanese Society Joy Hendry brings the reader up to...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Politics in India

    Structure, Process and Policy

    By Subrata K. Mitra

    Providing a comprehensive analysis of the broad spectrum of India’s politics, this undergraduate textbook explains the key features of politics in India in a comparative and accessible narrative, illustrated with relevant maps, life stories, statistics and opinion data. Familiar concepts of...

    Published October 26th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Understanding Central Asia

    Politics and Contested Transformations

    By Sally N. Cummings

    Since Soviet collapse, the independent republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have faced tremendous political, economic, and security challenges. Focusing on these five republics, this textbook analyzes the contending understandings of the politics of the past,...

    Published January 19th 2012 by Routledge