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  1. An Account of Tibet

    The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, S.J. 1712- 1727

    Edited by Filippo De Filippi

    First published in 1932.As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context...

    Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge

  2. China's Industrial Policies and the Global Business Revolution

    The Case of the Domestic Appliance Industry

    By Ling Liu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    As China has blended market reforms with comprehensive industrial policies, most research has focused on the national government's strategies for economic growth. However, one of the unique characteristics of industrial policy in China is that it involves government intervention at all levels,...

    Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The Tôkaidô Road

    Travelling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan

    By Jilly Traganou

    The Tôkaidô Road offers a comparative study of the Tôkaidô road's representations during the Edo (1600-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) eras. Throughout the Edo era, the Tôkaidô highway was the most important route of Japan and transportation was confined to foot travel. In 1889, the Tôkaidô Railway was...

    Published November 29th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Japanese Science

    From the Inside

    By Samuel Coleman

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This new ethnographic study looks of Japan's scientists looks firsthand at career structures and organizational issues that have hampered the advancement of scientists and scientific research in Japan. It provides analysis of the problem of career mobility in science, the status quo in university...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asia

    Science between Marx and the Market

    By Sarah Amsler

    Series: Central Asia Research Forum

    Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Political and Economic Transition in East Asia

    Strong Market, Weakening State

    By Xioaming Huang

    The book examines the political and economic developments in East Asia since the end of the Cold War in an attempt to identify a broad pattern of transition, particularly in terms of the reshaping of the state's relations with forces and institutions in economy, politics and domestic- international...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Environmental Ethics in Buddhism

    A Virtues Approach

    By Pragati Sahni

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Environmental Ethics in Buddhism presents a logical and thorough examination of the metaphysical and ethical dimensions of early Buddhist literature. The author determines the meaning of nature in the early Buddhist context from general Buddhist teachings on dhamma, paticcasamuppada, samsara and...

    Published November 18th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Environment, Development and Change in Rural Asia-Pacific

    Between Local and Global

    Edited by John Connell, Eric Waddell

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    This volume examines the economic, political, social and environmental challenges facing rural communities in the Asia-Pacific region, as global issues intersect with local contexts. Such challenges, from climatic change and volcanic eruption to population growth and violent civil unrest, have...

    Published November 16th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Nationalism in India

    The Case of the Punjab

    By Harnik Deol

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This timely and significant study explores the reasons behind the rise in Sikh militancy over the 1970s and 1980s. It also evaluates the violent response of the Indian State in fuelling and suppressing the Sikh separatist movement, resulting in a tragic sequence of events which has included the...

    Published November 11th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Gender Diversity in Indonesia

    Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves

    By Sharyn Graham Davies

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim...

    Published November 4th 2011 by Routledge