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Major Works: Asian Politics

You are currently browsing 11–20 of 54 new and published major works in the subject of Asian Politics — 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.

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  1. The Origins of Socialist Thought in Japan

    By John Crump

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Japan

    Socialism first gained a major foothold in Japan after the revolution and the subsequent Meiji restoration of 1868. Against the background of the rapid development of capitalism in Japan after the revolution, and the accompanying emergence of the working class, this study shows how early Japanese...

    Published September 8th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Islam in South Asia

    Edited by David Taylor

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    There are more Muslims – over 400 million – in South Asia than in any other region in the world. Many of the most important political, intellectual and spiritual developments within Islam have had their origins, or have flourished, in the area, and Muslims from the region have played important...

    Published July 16th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Politics of Modern Central Asia

    Edited by Bhavna Dave

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The study of contemporary Central Asia has acquired significant scholarly attention since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Central Asian Studies (which focuses on the five post-Soviet states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) is a burgeoning...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. China's International Relations in Asia

    Edited by Li Mingjiang

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    The startling growth of China’s economic and military power, as well as its cultural influence, is having a huge impact on the rest of the world. The key region to observe this impact is, of course, Asia and the past decade has witnessed significant and multi-faceted changes in China’s policy...

    Published December 14th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Islam in Southeast Asia

    Edited by Joseph Liow, Nadirsyah Hosen

    Series: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies

    The Islamic community in Southeast Asia is widely regarded as one of the most moderate and tolerant in the Muslim world. While most of the region’s Muslims are Sunni and fairly orthodox, the Islamic faith as practised in the region has historically been a syncretic blend of Islam, Hinduism,...

    Published September 24th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Regionalism in Asia

    Edited by See Seng Tan

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    Especially since the end of the Cold War, research on and around the international relations of Asia has grown exponentially and, to make sense of what is now a vast and unwieldly corpus of scholarly literature, this new four-volume collection from Routledge’s Critical Issues in Modern Politics...

    Published June 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Chinese Society and Politics

    Edited by Andrew Kipnis, Luigi Tomba, Jonathan Unger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Chinese society and its political system are predicated on traditions of governing that are deeply alien to most readers from liberal, Western powers. Chinese governance reflects both a long, indigenous tradition of statecraft and the Leninist legacies of the People’s Republic’s ruling Communist...

    Published January 28th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Politics of Modern Taiwan

    Edited by Dafydd Fell

    Series: Critical Issues in Modern Politics

    This new Routledge Major Work is a four-volume collection which gathers the best and most influential research on the contemporary politics of Taiwan. Although the collected materials are in English, they include contributions from leading Taiwan experts in Europe, the United States, Japan, and...

    Published May 2nd 2008 by Routledge

  9. Mao Zedong and the Chinese Revolution

    Edited by GREGOR BENTON

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    Academic interest in Mao Zedong’s role in the Chinese Revolution remains intense, as scholars and commentators continue to analyze his thinking and the history of the movement for clues about the Chinese model and its supposedly unique features. The debate about Mao’s career and influence is now...

    Published October 12th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Southeast Asian Development

    Edited by Jonathan Rigg

    Series: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences

    The eleven countries that make up the Southeast Asian region provide a rich and diverse context in which to view the development process and experience. The region spans different cultural contexts, colonial experiences, and economic experiments, and is home to some of the world’s most successful...

    Published October 10th 2007 by Routledge