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  1. Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Edited by Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Peggy Teo, Shirlena Huang

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    Amidst the unevenness and unpredictability of change in the Asia-Pacific region, women's lives are being transformed. This volume takes up the challenge of exploring the ways in which women are active players, collaborators, participants, leaders and resistors in the politics of change in the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Multiplex in India

    A Cultural Economy of Urban Leisure

    By Adrian Athique, Douglas Hill

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    During the decade of its existence in India, the multiplex cinema has been very much a sign of the times – both a symptom and a symbol of new social values. Indicative of a consistent push to create a ‘globalised’ consuming middle class and a new urban environment, multiplex theatres have thus...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Radical Politics in Colonial Punjab

    Governance and Sedition

    By Shalini Sharma

    Series: Routledge Studies in South Asian History

    The actions of the radical left in Punjab in pre-Independence India during the 1920s and 30s have often been viewed as foreign and quintessentially un-Indian due to their widely vilified opposition to the Quit India campaign. This book examines some of these deterministic misapprehensions and...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Sars

    Reception and Interpretation in Three Chinese Cities

    Edited by Deborah Davis, Helen F. Siu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    SARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Calligraphy and Power in Contemporary Chinese Society

    By Yuehping Yen

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    This unusual and interesting book is a fascinating account of the world of Chinese writing. It examines Chinese space and the political and social use of writing as propaganda, a publicity booster and as a ladder for social climbing....

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Political Economy of Reproduction in Japan

    By Takeda Hiroko

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This book analyzes the political economy of reproduction and its role in the process of Japanese modernization. Hiroko analyzes state attempts and policies to intervene into women's bodies and everyday lives to integrate them into the Japanese political economy. Based on Foucault's concept of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Theory of the Firm and Chinese Enterprise Reform

    The Case of China International Trust and Investment Corporation

    By Xiao Qin

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    Changes to corporate structure, including the role of the corporate headquarters, have been key factors in bringing about economic reform in China. In this penetrating and insightful book, Xiao questions the conventional theory of the firm, arguing that the ultimate goal of the headquarters of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Middle East's Relations with Asia and Russia

    Edited by Hannah Carter, Anoushiravan Ehteshami

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    Carter and Ehteshami consider the significant geopolitical, economic and security links between the Middle East and the wider Asian world - links which are often overlooked when the Middle East is considered in isolation or in terms of its relations with the West, but which are of growing...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Gender and Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Zahia Smail Salhi

    The images of women in chadors or burqas as contrasted with images of belly dancers which circulate today as representations of Muslim/Middle Eastern women do not fluctuate from the images propagated by Orientalist paintings and colonial photographs which also offer contrasting representations of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Studies in Gangs and Cartels

    By Robert J. Bunker, John P. Sullivan

    Concerns over the changing nature of gangs and cartels and their relationships to states in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has resulted in the emergence of a scholarly body of work focused on their national security threat potentials. This body of work, utilizing the third generation gangs...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge