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Major Works: Asian Studies

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 620 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 – Page 1

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. People's War (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    The Conditions and the Consequences in China and in South East Asia

    By J.L.S. Girling

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

    This book, first published in 1969, casts a critical eye over the problem of insurgency. The author sees insurgency not just as a matter of technique – military tactics or organizational skill – nor as the result of ‘force and fraud’, but as ‘people’s war’: the conditions in which the mass of the...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Behind the Myth (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia

    By James Clad

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

    For most people, the ‘economic miracle’ in Asia means Japanese, Korean or Taiwanese dynamism. Less is known about Southeast Asia, where economies grouping over 300 million people have clocked astounding growth rates since 1970. But fast growth is only part of the story. In this book, first...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Britain and Regional Cooperation in South-East Asia, 1945-49 (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By Tilman Remme

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

    This book, first published in 1995, traces the attempt by the British Foreign Office to establish an international regional organisation in South-East Asia which would allow Britain to dominate the region politically, economically and militarily. The author explores the changing emphasis of...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Communism and Reform in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By David S. G. Goodman

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

    The West no longer regards communism in East Asia as a threat. On the contrary, because the communist party states of East Asia appear to be undergoing a process of reform directed primarily at economic modernization, it is now regarded as a potential market. The West’s attitude is reinforced by...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Making of South East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By George Coedes

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

    From the time of its original publication in France, this cultural history (first published in English in 1966) by an international authority has stood apart from other histories of South East Asia. Most such accounts describe events before 1500 in summary fashion, and concentrate on later...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Prospects for a Regional Human Rights Mechanism in East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By Hidetoshi Hashimoto

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

    Regional inter-governmental human rights organizations have been in operation for sometime in Europe, the Americas and Africa. These regional human rights mechanisms have proven to be useful and effective in comparison to the global human rights mechanisms available at the United Nations. The...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Stakes of Democracy in South-East Asia (RLE Modern East and South East Asia)

    By H. J. van Mook

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

    Will national independence bring to the peoples of South East Asia liberty and democracy? Or will it mean corrupt government, factional strife and insolvency? Or will it mean eventual absorption by totalitarian communism? In this book, first published in 1950, the author analyses these questions,...

    Published April 15th 2015 by Routledge

  10. 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...

    Published March 23rd 2015 by Routledge