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Critical Concepts in Asian Studies


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China's Security

China's Security

1st Edition

Liselotte Odgaard, Mathieu Duchâtel
August 16, 2018

Chinese security has become a key focus after the Cold War. In just a few decades, China has gone from an obscure position as a closed communist developing country with little integration into international institutions over being designated a prospective strategic partner of the United States to...

Tourism in East and Southeast Asia CC 4V

Tourism in East and Southeast Asia CC 4V

1st Edition

David Harrison, Victor T. King, J. S. Eades
February 20, 2018

This new 4 volume collection brings together publications from journals and book chapters that the editors consider to be the key contributions in the scholarly literature on tourism in East and South-east Asia. The volumes will cover the historical development of tourism, and...

Religion in Contemporary China

Religion in Contemporary China

1st Edition

Xinzhong Yao
December 18, 2017

This new 4 volume collection is an authoritative anthology containing the best scholarship on aspects of religion in contemporary China. The articles will focus on religious beliefs, practices and organisations as well as on the interactive relations between religion and other dimensions of...

The Silk Roads

The Silk Roads

1st Edition

Barbara Meisterernst
July 07, 2016

The areas covering the Silk Roads, the ancient and modern roads from China to the West, including the region of modern Xinjiang, have an enduring and most diverse history. The impact that the political, cultural, and economic exchange on the Silk Roads had on the world cannot be overestimated; this...

Imperialism and China 1800-1945 CC 4V

Imperialism and China 1800-1945 CC 4V

1st Edition

Ralph Huenemann
May 18, 2016

The history of imperialism in China is a complex, contentious history. In modern times, China’s experience with imperialism has entailed two parallel stories during the 19th and 20th centuries—stories that are different in their geographic location, in their motivations, and in their outcomes. The...

Chinese Entrepreneurship

Chinese Entrepreneurship

1st Edition

Xiyi Huang
September 14, 2015

Entrepreneurship is recognised as an integral element of economic advancement and social force. With socio-political transformation within China in the past three decades, integration of China’s economy into the global market, and the wide spreading of Chinese businesses to other parts of the world...

Asia Pacific Security

Asia Pacific Security

1st Edition

Leszek Buszynski
July 07, 2014

This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in...

Gender and Chinese Society

Gender and Chinese Society

1st Edition

Xiaowei Zang
June 26, 2014

Compiled and introduced by Xiaowei Zang, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sheffield, this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series is a collection of classic and the very best cutting-edge scholarship on themes and issues around gender in historical and...

Japanese Popular Culture

Japanese Popular Culture

1st Edition

Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto
June 25, 2014

Japanese popular culture has developed in many unexpected and fascinating ways. From contemporary pop culture’s beginnings in the shadow of the Second World War and the earlier China campaign, Japan’s sense of identity has been contested, challenged, reconsidered, restructured, and revived through...

Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Ben Saul, Catherine Renshaw
May 30, 2014

While the Asia Pacific region is one of the world’s largest by population size, it has long been known for having the least developed regional and national institutional mechanisms for protecting human rights, particularly compared to the well-developed systems in Europe, the Americas, and...

Social Transformation in China

Social Transformation in China

1st Edition

Jieyu Liu
January 27, 2014

Since the late 1970s, China has transformed from an inefficient centrally planned backwater to a fast-growing market-orientated economy. While economic reform has enabled average living standards to improve immensely, the benefits have been shared disproportionately depending on demographic factors...

Gender and Japanese Society

Gender and Japanese Society

1st Edition

Dolores P Martinez
November 22, 2013

Compiled and introduced by D. P. Martinez, the editor of an acclaimed four-volume anthology on Modern Japanese Culture and Society (Routledge, 2007) (978-0-415-41609-2), this new title from Routledge’s Critical Concepts in Asian Studies series, is a collection of classic and the very best...

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