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  1. The Heart of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

    Glimpses of Life and Nature Far From the Travellers' Track in the Land of the Rising Sun

    By Brown Clarence Ludlow

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection of commentaries and reflections on Japanese culture, first published in 1904, was written shortly after the return of two English aristocrats from five years spent immersed in the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’. Their intention through these anecdotes – some humorous and charming, others...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Emptiness Appraised

    A Critical Study of Nagarjuna's Philosophy

    By David F. Burton

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Emptiness means that all entities are empty of, or lack, inherent existence - entities have a merely conceptual, constructed existence. Though Nagarjuna advocates the Middle Way, his philosophy of emptiness nevertheless entails nihilism, and his critiques of the Nyaya theory of knowledge are shown...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa

    Traditional or Transformative?

    By Patrick McAuslan

    Series: Law, Development and Globalization

    Land Law Reform in East Africa reviews development and changes in the statutory land laws of 7 countries in Eastern Africa over the period 1961 – 2011. The book is divided into two parts. Part 1 sets up the conceptual framework for consideration of the reforms, and pursues a contrast between...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Microfinance Impact

    By Ranjula Bali Swain

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Financial inclusion through microfinance has become a powerful force in improving the living conditions of poor farmers, rural non-farm enterprises and other vulnerable groups. In its unique ability to link the existing extensive network of India’s rural bank branches with the Self Help Groups (SHG...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Asian and Pacific Cities

    Development Patterns

    Edited by Ian Shirley, Carol Neill

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    The cities of Asia and the Pacific are at the epicentre of development in what is arguably, the most populous, culturally distinctive, and economically powerful region in the world. 16 major cities such as Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Auckland, Kuala Lumpur and Santiago,...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Minority Nationalisms in South Asia

    Edited by Tanweer Fazal

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    South Asia is the theatre of myriad experimentations with nationalisms of various kinds - religious, linguistic, religio-linguistic, composite, plural and exclusivist. In all the region’s major states, officially promulgated nationalism at various times has been fiercely contested by minority...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Life in Post-Communist Eastern Europe after EU Membership

    Happy Ever After?

    Edited by Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Vera Sheridan, Sabina Stan

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

    This book examines how membership of the European Union has affected life in the ten former communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe that are now members of the European Union. It attempts to answer some fundamental questions: Was the reward of EU membership worth the sacrifices made? How...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Putin's Preventive Counter-Revolution

    Post-Soviet Authoritarianism and the Spectre of Velvet Revolution

    By Robert Horvath

    Series: BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

    This book examines the 'preventive counter-revolution,' a programme of reforms and repression that transformed the face of Russian politics during Vladimir Putin's second term as president. Kremlin propagandists hailed this programme as a defence of national sovereignty against Western attempts to...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Government, Imperialism and Nationalism in China

    The Maritime Customs Service and its Chinese Staff

    By Chihyun Chang

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, which was led by British staff, is often seen as one of the key agents of Western imperialism in China, the customs revenue being one of the major sources of Chinese government income but a source much of which was pledged to Western banks as the collateral for...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. God, Jews and the Media

    Religion and Israel’s Media

    By Yoel Cohen

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    In order to understand contemporary Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, one needs to look beyond the Synagogue, the holy days and Jewish customs and law to explore such modern phenomena as mass media and their impact upon Jewish existence. This book delves into the complex relationship...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge