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Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies


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Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Vivienne Lo, Chris Berry, Guo Liping
November 22, 2019

Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters...

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia: Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes

Social Work and Sustainability in Asia: Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes

1st Edition

Alice M. L. Chong, Iris Chi
February 05, 2019

The rapid trend of globalization has brought with it a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and social inequalities, which are problems with unclear boundaries, complicated interrelated components, undefined parameters, contradictory...

Asian Worlds in Latin America

Asian Worlds in Latin America

1st Edition

Stefania Paladini
January 12, 2018

There has been increasing Asian interest in Latin America in recent years, beginning with Japanese investment in the 1980s, and continuing into the present decade when there is growing investment by China. This book examines the nature and extent of Asian business and related activity in Latin...

Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

Arts and Cultural Leadership in Asia

1st Edition

Jo Caust
January 03, 2018

Arts and cultural activity in Asia is increasingly seen as important internationally, and Asia’s growing prosperity is enabling the full range of artistic activities to be better encouraged, supported and managed. At the same time, cultural frameworks and contexts vary hugely across Asia, and it is...

Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia

Eurasia's Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia

1st Edition

Shinichiro Tabata
December 22, 2017

Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan's leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long...

Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific: Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

1st Edition

Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson
May 25, 2017

Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature: Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

The Strong and the Weak in Japanese Literature: Discrimination, Egalitarianism, Nationalism

1st Edition

Fuminobu Murakami
August 28, 2015

This book uses texts from classical to modern Japanese literature to examine concepts of 'respect for the strong', as a notion of an evolutionary society, and 'sympathy for the weak', as a notion of a non-violent and changeless egalitarian society. The term strong refers not just to those...

Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region: Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

Film Censorship in the Asia-Pacific Region: Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia Compared

1st Edition

Saw Tiong Guan
July 23, 2015

Film censorship has always been a controversial matter, particularly in jurisdictions with restrictive state-based censorship systems. This book reviews the film censorship system in the Asia-Pacific by comparing the systems used in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia. It identifies the key issues...

Asian and Pacific Cities: Development Patterns

Asian and Pacific Cities: Development Patterns

1st Edition

Ian Shirley, Carol Neill
April 27, 2015

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,...

Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why Some Subside and Others Don’t

Diminishing Conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: Why Some Subside and Others Don’t

1st Edition

Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey, Anthony Regan
September 12, 2014

Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation and implications of what the report described as a global decline in armed conflict since the end of the Cold War. Focusing on the Asia-Pacific region, this book analyses the...

Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia

Civilization, Nation and Modernity in East Asia

1st Edition

Chih-Yu Shih
June 23, 2014

This book explores the crisis of cultural identity which has assaulted Asian countries since Western countries began to have a profound impact on Asia in the nineteenth century. Confronted by Western 'civilization' and by 'modernity', Asian countries have been compelled to rethink their identity,...

Education Reform and Education Policy in East Asia

Education Reform and Education Policy in East Asia

1st Edition

Ka-ho Mok
January 17, 2014

This book assesses the impact of globalization on the education systems of key East Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the "tiger economies" of South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore, examining how the increasingly interdependent economic system has driven policy change...

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