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Major Works: Asian Studies (General)

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published major works in the subject of Asian Studies (General) — 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. 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...

    Published October 24th 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 7th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 October 1st 2013 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 20th 2012 by Routledge

  6. 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 28th 2012 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Ethnic Minorities in Modern China

    Edited by Colin Mackerras

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    China is the world’s most populous country with fifty-five state-recognized ethnic minorities: approximately 123 million people, taking up over 60 per cent of China’s territory. And, while China’s dizzying growth has made it a major world force, both economically and strategically, one of the chief...

    Published March 11th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Tale of Genji

    Edited by Richard H. Okada

    The monumental Japanese fictional narrative known as The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari) appeared during the first decade or so of the eleventh century, CE. This vast narrative—which spans three-quarters of a century, and is made up of fifty-four chapters and 795 poems—has been attributed to a...

    Published December 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  10. Women in Asia

    Edited by Louise Edwards, Mina Roces

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    The academic study of women in Asia developed in the 1970s as a result of the convergence of the then emerging disciplines of Asian Studies and Women’s Studies. Initially, work on women in Asia grew from traditional branches of learning such as history, anthropology, politics, and literary studies....

    Published March 10th 2009 by Routledge