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  1. Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World

    Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice

    Edited by Laurent Pordié

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The popularity of Tibetan medicine plays a central role in the international market for alternative medicine and has been increasing and extending far beyond its original cultural area becoming a global phenomenon. This book analyses Tibetan medicine in the 21st century by considering the...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Japan's Middle East Security Policy

    Theory and Cases

    By Yukiko Miyagi

    Series: Sheffield Centre for Japanese Studies/Routledge Series

    This study examines how Japanese policy toward Middle East security issues is shaped by the need to both maintain Japan’s security alliance with the US and its oil relationship with states in the Middle East. Yukiko Miyagi introduces the historic roots of Japan’s policy, and then focuses on the...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Torture, Truth and Justice

    The Case of Timor-Leste

    By Elizabeth Stanley

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book highlights how, and why, torture is such a compelling tool for states and other powerful actors. While torture has a short-term use value for perpetrators, it also creates a devastating legacy for victims, their families and communities. In exposing such repercussions, this book addresses...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Buddhism, War, and Nationalism

    Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945

    By Xue Yu

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks...

    Published April 13th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Novels of Oe Kenzaburo

    By Yasuko Claremont

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Ôe Kenzaburô was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1994. This critical study examines Ôe’s entire career from 1957 – 2006 and includes chapters on Ôe’s later novels not published in English. Through close readings at different points in Ôe’s career Yasuko Claremont establishes the spiritual...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

    By Laura Dales

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant. Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan. The book investigates the features and effects...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Labour in Korea and Japan

    Sexing Class

    Edited by Ruth Barraclough, Elyssa Faison

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Bringing together for the first time sexual and industrial labour as the means to understand gender, work and class in modern Japan and Korea, this book shows that a key feature of the industrialisation of these countries was the associated development of a modern sex labour industry. Tying...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  8. India - The Political Economy of Growth, Stagnation and the State, 1951-2007

    By Matthew McCartney

    Series: India in the Modern World

    Understanding the drivers and inhibitors of economic growth is critical for promoting development in less developed countries, including India. This book examines economic growth in India from 1951 to the present, challenging many accepted orthodox views. It argues that growth and stagnation should...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Political Islam in Central Asia

    The challenge of Hizb ut-Tahrir

    By Emmanuel Karagiannis

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    The terrorist attacks in the United States on 9/11 and the U.S.-led military campaign against the Taliban regime in Afghanistan have intensified scrutiny of radical Islamic groups across Central Asia. This books offers one of the first comprehensive studies of the activities of one of the most...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge