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Major Works: Asian Studies

You are currently browsing 11–20 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.

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.

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  1. 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

  2. Sacred Books of the East (POD)

    By F. Max Muller

    These subsets of the Sacred Books of the East series include translations of all the most important works of the seven non-Christian religions which have exercised a profound influence on the civilizations of the continent of Asia. The Vedic Brahmanic System claims 21 volumes, Buddhism 10, and...

    Published February 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Cinema

    Edited by Chris Berry

    Series: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies

    Chinese cinema is the only non-English language cinema to have a significant global presence. From multiplex blockbusters like Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to festival hits such as Jia Zhangke’s Still Life, Chinese cinema succeeds like no other foreign-language cinema. The...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  4. China and Globalization

    Edited by Linda Yueh

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    How China continues its integration with the global economy is one of today’s crucial questions, both for China’s own growth prospects and for the rest of the world contending with the still numerous developmental challenges of the world’s second-largest economy. In the first thirty years after it...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Asian American Feminisms

    Edited by Leslie Bow

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseEspecially since the postwar women’s and civil rights movements, there has been an explosion of interest in race and gender in the United States. Writing by and about Asian American women has kept pace with the emergence of serious scholarship concerned...

    Published August 19th 2012 by Routledge

  6. The Works of Nicholas Tarling on Southeast Asia

    Edited by Ooi Keat Gin

    The collection’s editor writes: Southeast Asian history and historiography would be greatly handicapped if the writings of Nicholas Tarling were removed from the increasingly expanding literature. The reading list has increased several folds since the early 1950s when Southeast Asian history was...

    Published August 8th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Asian American Literature

    Edited by David Leiwei Li

    Co-published by Routledge and Edition SynapseAmerican writers whose provenance lies in Asia have been producing and publishing work of interest and distinction for well over a century. However, in recent decades there has been an exponential growth in their output, and much Asian-American...

    Published May 27th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Law and Institutions of Modern China

    Edited by Sanzhu Zhu

    Series: Critical Concepts in Law

    In the past three decades, the Chinese legal system has undergone a substantial transformation, reflecting the economic, social, culture, administrative, and political changes taking place in China. Compared with the situation in the early 1950s when the newly established People’s Republic of China...

    Published June 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Sino-Japanese Relations

    History, Politics, Economy, Security

    Edited by Caroline Rose

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic and popular interest in China and Japan, the two major powers in East Asia, has risen dramatically in the last decade. While on the one hand their relationship has benefited from high levels of two-way trade and investment underscoring their growing economic interdependence, political...

    Published June 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Economic Reform in Modern China

    Edited by Wei Zhang

    Series: Critical Concepts in Economics

    It is more than three decades since China initiated its economic reform and open-door policies. During that period, China has successfully transformed itself from an inefficient centrally-planned economy to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. To the rest of the world, China has emerged from...

    Published May 26th 2011 by Routledge