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This book provides undergraduate and graduate students with an interdisciplinary compendium written by a number of leading specialists on contemporary Japan. Chapters reflect the standards of rigorous scholarly work, but also exceed them in their accessibility of language and engagement with...
Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge
Atomic Umbrellas in the Twenty-First Century
Since the end of the Cold War, significant attention has focussed on the issue of nuclear deterrence and in particular whether formal nuclear security guarantees from nuclear weapons states to non-nuclear weapons states involving the possible use of nuclear weapons have a place in the twenty-first...
Published March 7th 2013 by Routledge
Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared
Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues...
Published January 9th 2013 by Routledge
International mobility is not new as people have moved throughout history, voluntarily and forcibly, for personal, familial, economic, and professional reasons. Yet, the mobility of technical talent in the global economy is a relatively new phenomenon, largely voluntary, structurally determined by...
To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge
The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago,...
Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge
The Historical Experiences of Polity Expansion in Asia
It is crucial to an understanding of the modern world that the evolution of Asian polities be explored not only in terms of political systems, but also in terms of how their territories expanded. This book is path-breaking in that it analyses Asian historical experiences of polity expansion,...
To Be Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge
Seeing Things as They Are
Theravada has experienced a powerful and far-reaching revival, especially among the Newar Buddhist laity, many of whom are reorganizing their lives according to its precepts, practices and ideals. This book documents these far-reaching social and personal transformations and links them to...
To Be Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge
China's First Decade in the World Trade Organization
China's historic accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in November 2001 not only represents an important milestone in the country’s transition to a market economy and integration into the global economy, but is also among the most important events in the history of the WTO and the...
Published November 20th 2013 by Routledge
Two Tigers Sharing a Mountain
Since the end of the Cold War China and Japan have faced each other as powers of relatively equal strength for the first time in their long history. As the two great powers of East Asia the way they both compete and cooperate with each other and the way they conduct their relations in the new era...
Published September 10th 2013 by Routledge
Interactive Dynamics, Synergy and Symbiotic Growth
The global economy is currently going through a period of transformation that has seen Asia emerge as the most rapidly growing, industrializing and modernizing region in the world economy. Whilst the rest of the world struggled during the financial crisis of 2007-9, Asia played the role of a...
To Be Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge
The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Culture and Society is an interdisciplinary resource that focuses on contemporary Japan and the social and cultural trends that are important at the beginning of the twenty-first century. This Handbook provides a cutting-edge and comprehensive survey of...
Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge
As the world’s largest and most populous continent Asia is a major player in the challenges for improving global public health. With substantial health inequalities, environmental degradation arising from rapid urbanisation, higher risks of natural disasters, enormous numbers of migrants and an...
To Be Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge
ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order, 3rd Edition
Series: Politics in Asia
In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) norms and the viability of the ASEAN way of conflict management. Building on the framework...
To Be Published March 25th 2014 by Routledge