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  1. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Economic Consequences of Globalization

    Evidence from East Asia

    Edited by Shujiro Urata, Hee Hahn Chin, Dionisius Narjoko

    Series: Routledge-ERIA Studies in Development Economics

    Economists have long recognized the gains from international trade. The question is, does international trade – or more broadly, globalization – increase growth? Notwithstanding the debates, there are still many questions, old and new, need to be explored in order to improve our understanding on...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Buddhist Practice and Visual Culture

    The Visual Rhetoric of Borobudur

    By Julie Gifford

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Providing an overall interpretation of the Buddhist monument Borobudur in Indonesia, this book looks at Mahayana Buddhist religious ideas and practices that could have informed Borobudur, including both the narrative reliefs and the Buddha images. The author explores a version of the classical...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. South Asia in the New World Order

    The Role of Regional Cooperation

    By Shahid Javed Burki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rapid changes have taken place in the structure of the global economy, and this book looks at how South Asia can take advantage of these changes. The author argues that the developing global economy will be more complex than originally thought, that instead of a bipolar model with two countries,...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Environmental Cooperation in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN's Regime for Trans-boundary Haze Pollution

    By Paruedee Nguitragool

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Southeast Asia Series

    One of the most challenging environmental threats to the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been the haze, the sickening and deadly cloud of smoky pollution caused by widespread burning of land and forests in Indonesia. This book examines both the threat and...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Varieties of Secularism in Asia

    Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual

    Edited by Nils Ole Bubandt, Martijn Van Beek

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Narratives of Gendered Dissent in South Asian Cinemas

    By Alka Kurian

    Series: Routledge Advances in Film Studies

    This book conducts a post-colonial, gendered investigation of women-centred South Asian films. In these films, the narrative becomes an act of political engagement and a site of feminist struggle: a map that weaves together multiple strands of subjectivity—gender, caste, race, class, religion, and...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Oceanic Languages

    By Terry Crowley, John Lynch, Malcolm Ross

    Series: Routledge Language Family Series

    This new volume of the Language Family Series presents an overview of the Oceanic subgroup of the Austronesian languages, spread across a region embracing eastern Indonesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. It provides sufficient phonological and grammatical data to give typologists and...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. In Search of China's Development Model

    Beyond the Beijing Consensus

    Edited by S. Philip Hsu, Yu-Shan Wu, Suisheng Zhao

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This book examines the development model that has driven China's economic success and looks at how it differs from the Washington Consensus. China’s Development Model (CDM) is examined with a view to answering a central question: given China’s peculiar matrix of a socialist party-state juxtaposed...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  10. China's Changing Welfare Mix

    Local Perspectives

    Edited by Beatriz Carrillo, Jane Duckett

    Series: Routledge Studies on China in Transition

    This book draws attention to two neglected areas in the growing body of research on welfare in China: subnational variation and the changing mix of state and non-state provision. The contributors to this volume demonstrate the diversity of local welfare provision that lies behind broad national...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge