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Major Works: Asian Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 628 new and published major works in the subject of Asian Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. The World in Miniature (7-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Rie Shidooka

    ‘The World in Miniature’ was a popular series of illustrated, pocket-sized books. The series was originally produced by Rudolph Ackermann, a renowned London bookseller and publisher in the early nineteenth century. The series continued for several years from its launch in 1821 and was completed in...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Japan Weekly Mail, Part 6: 1895–1899 (13-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Yokohama Archives of History

    This is the sixth part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives of History and other institutions. Playing an important role for Meiji Japan’s exchange with...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Japan Weekly Mail, Part 9: 1907–1909 (12-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Yokohama Archives of History

    This is the ninth part of the facsimile reprint series of the leading English newspaper published in Yokohama throughout the Meiji era. It represents a complete collection, provided by the Yokohama Archives of History and other institutions. Playing an important role for Meiji Japan’s exchange with...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Japan Year Book (6-vol. ES set)

    Edited by Peter O'Connor

    This is the second part of a series that has been established to reprint all the volumes of The Japan Year Book, first published in the pre-war period. - Launched in 1905 and edited by Yoshitaro Takenobu, a professor of Waseda University and a founding editor of The Japan Times, The Japan Year Book...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The War Against Japan, 1941-1945

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By John J. Sbrega

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    With over 5,200 entries, this volume remains one of the most extensive annotated bibliographies on the USA’s fight against Japan in the Second World War. Including books, articles, and de-classified documents up to the end of 1987, the book is organized into six categories: Part 1 presents...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Fall of Singapore 1942

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Singapore fell to the Japanese on 15 September 1942, but in 1941 Europeans on the island felt still untouched by war, lulled into security by the belief that Singapore was impregnable from the sea. However, the Planning Chief of Imperial Army Headquarters in Tokyo had realised a successful invasion...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. New Guinea 1942-44

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    Drawing on material that had only just been released when this book was originally published in 1981, this book provides a graphic account of the war which, to all intents and purposes, was fought on Australian soil against Australian people – a war which came to the very door of Australia itself....

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Darwin 1942

    Australia's Darkest Hour

    By Timothy Hall

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: World War II in Asia

    On 19 February 1942 the Japanese air force bombed Darwin. Whilst this fact is well known, very few people know exactly what happened. Timothy Hall was the first writer to be given acess to all the official reports of the time and as a result he has been able to reveal exactly what happened on that...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Taoism

    Edited by Russell Kirkland

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    These fifty-nine pioneering articles by scholars from around the world (17 women / 22 men) showcase recent advances in Taoist Studies. Instead of upholding conventional paradigms, these innovative studies expand our very concepts of Taoism by probing social and historical dimensions unimagined by...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Modern East and South East Asia

    This 7-volume set reissues a range of classic out-of-print texts that cover a host of issues that have contributed to the development of modern East and South East Asia. With titles covering economics, politics, history, anthropology and security, this set provides the researcher with an essential...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge