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Major Works: Asian Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 614 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. 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.

New and Published Books – Page 1

  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...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in...

    Published July 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Gender and Chinese Society

    Edited by Xiaowei Zang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and...

    Published June 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Popular Culture

    Edited by Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Japanese popular culture has developed in many unexpected and fascinating ways. From contemporary pop culture’s beginnings in the shadow of the Second World War and the earlier China campaign, Japan’s sense of identity has been contested, challenged, reconsidered, restructured, and revived through...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

    Edited by Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    While the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s largest by population size, it has long been known for having the least developed regional and national institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights, particularly compared to the well-developed systems in Europe, the Americas, and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Transformation in China

    Edited by Jieyu Liu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

    Published January 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Japanese Society

    Edited by Dolores P Martinez

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Finance in Asia

    Edited by Qiao Liu, Paul Lejot, Douglas Arner

    Series: Critical Concepts in Finance

    Edited by three leading scholars whose expertise spans finance, economics, and law, Finance in Asia is a new collection from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Finance series. The foundational and cutting-edge scholarship assembled in this easy-to-use, one-stop resource enables users easily to ...

    Published September 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Chinese Media

    Edited by Michael Keane, Wanning Sun

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    From an area of specialist research a decade ago China’s media has become now an important element of research and teaching worldwide, not only in specific Chinese cultural studies courses at the university level but increasingly in post-graduate research and in the domain of business consultancy....

    Published July 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. China Turned On

    Television, Reform and Resistance

    By James Lull

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Television

    The years following the Cultural Revolution saw the arrival of television as part of China’s effort to ‘modernize’ and open up to the West. Endorsed by the Deng Xiaoping regime as a ‘bridge’ between government and the people, television became at once the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge