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Major Works: Forthcoming Asian Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 12 forthcoming major works in the subject of Asian Studies — sorted by publish date from upcoming books to future 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. Worthy mentions include a new Sports Studies and Construction Series.

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.

Forthcoming Books

  1. Japanese Cinema

    Edited by Nikki J.Y. Lee, Julian Stringer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Japanese cinema is historically one of the world’s most important national film industries and one that continues to have a significant global influence. From the Golden Age of the 1930s and the 1950s art-house success of Kurosawa, Mizoguchi, and Ozu to the 1960s New Wave of Imamura and Oshima and...

    To Be Published September 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Foraging and Farming

    The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

    Edited by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from...

    To Be Published October 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shakespearean Adaptations in East Asia

    A Critical Anthology of Shakespearean Plays in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

    Edited by Ryuta Minami

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse. The last decade has witnessed a rapid increase in serious research on ‘Shakespeare in Asia’, yet most readers of the many new monographs and journal articles on the subject have hitherto not enjoyed access to the plays discussed because they have not...

    To Be Published November 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Arthur Waley - Writings on Japan 10 Volume Set

    Arthur Waley introduced many of the great classics of Japanese (and Chinese) literature, hitherto unknown, to a European audience in the first half of the twentieth century. Although he was firstly a scholar, Waley’s translations are elegant and poetic, while remaining faithful to the text, and are...

    To Be Published January 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Politics and International Relations of Modern Korea

    Understanding the Politics and Economics of the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    Edited by John Swenson-Wright

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    As the locus of Great Power rivalry in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the battleground for the first ‘hot’ conflict of the early Cold War, and—in the case of the contemporary challenge of a nuclear North Korea—one of the most potentially destabilizing threats to regional security,...

    To Be Published February 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Religion in Contemporary China CC 4V

    Edited by Xinzhong Yao

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    To Be Published February 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Bollywood

    Edited by Rachel Dwyer

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Serious research on Bollywood—perhaps the most well-known and vital aspect of contemporary Indian culture—has flourished in recent decades. This new four-volume collection from Routledge meets the need for an authoritative anthology to enable users to navigate and make sense of the subject’s large...

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Urbanization in China

    Edited by Margaret Crawford, Marco Cenzatti, Jiong Wu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Urban Studies

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. China's Macroeconomic Policy CC 4V

    Edited by Linda Yueh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    To Be Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Taoism CC 4V

    Edited by Russell Kirkland

    Series: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies

    To Be Published April 25th 2015 by Routledge