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  1. Sudan

    By Abdel Salam Sidahmed, Alsir Sidahmed

    Series: The Contemporary Middle East

    Stretching between the savannah and the equator, Sudan is a microcosm of Africa, with one leg in the Arab world and the other in Africa. Sudan's development, however, has failed to address the differences within the country between its diverse ethnic communities. This has resulted in political...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  2. How Buddhism Began

    The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings

    By Richard F. Gombrich

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

    Written by one of the world's top scholars in the field of Pali Buddhism, this new and updated edition of How Buddhism Began, discusses various important doctrines and themes in early Buddhism. It takes 'early Buddhism' to be that reflected in the Pali canon, and to some extent assumes that...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Asian Masculinities

    The Meaning and Practice of Manhood in China and Japan

    Edited by Kam Louie, Morris Low

    This book shows how East Asian masculinities are being formed and transformed as Asia is increasingly globalized. The gender roles performed by Chinese and Japanese men are examined not just as they are lived in Asia, but also in the West. The essays collected here enhance current understandings of...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee

    By Hyung-A Kim

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Politicizing Asian American Literature

    Towards a Critical Multiculturalism

    By Youngsuk Chae

    Series: Studies in Asian Americans

    This book examines U.S. multiculturalism from the perspective of Asian American writings, drawing contrasts between politically acquiescent multiculturalism and politically conscious multiculturalism. Chae discusses the works of writers who have highlighted a critical awareness of Asian Americans’...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Latin America and Contemporary Modernity

    A Sociological Interpretation

    By José Maurício Domingues

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In this book, renowned author José Maurício Domingues places Latin America within the third phase of global modern civilization and offers a general theoretical approach to contemporary Latin America. He sees modernity as configured by episodic modernizing moves which, when counting on strong...

    Published December 8th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Science

    The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

    By Robert Morrison

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone,...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. China's Relations with Arabia and the Gulf 1949-1999

    By Mohamed Mousa Mohamed Ali Bin Huwaidin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    This book provides a detailed analysis of China's foreign policy towards the Gulf and Arabian peninsula region from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 to the end of the 20th century. Based on extensive original research, it looks at the relations between China and each of...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  9. Managing Politics and Islam in Indonesia

    By Donald Porter

    This book examines the politics of Islam and the state in Indonesia over recent decades, during which time there has been a notable resurgence of Islamic political movements. It argues that after a period in the late 1980s and 1990s, when the state worked to bring religious authority and...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge

  10. China's Place in Global Geopolitics

    Domestic, Regional and International Challenges

    Edited by Kjeld Erik Broedsgaard, Bertel Heurlin

    This book investigates the major internal and external pressures and constraints facing China as it enters the new century. It is widely recognised that in its capacity as a nuclear power and as a member of the UN's Security Council, China plays a major role in world politics. China is also a...

    Published December 1st 2011 by Routledge