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China–India Relations: Cooperation and conflict

China–India Relations: Cooperation and conflict

1st Edition

Kanti Bajpai, Jing Huang, Kishore Mahbubani
October 13, 2017

The question of whether China and India can cooperate is at the core of global geopolitics. As the two countries grow their economies, the potential for conflict is no longer simply a geopolitical one based on relative power, influence and traditional quarrels over land boundaries. This book...

Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention

Genocide and Mass Atrocities in Asia: Legacies and Prevention

1st Edition

Deborah Mayersen, Annie Pohlman
October 12, 2017

The twentieth century has been labelled the ‘century of genocide’, and according to estimates, more than 250 million civilians were victims of genocide and mass atrocities during this period. This book provides one of the first regional perspectives on mass atrocities in Asia, by exploring the...

Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands: Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics

Vietnamese-Chinese Relationships at the Borderlands: Trade, Tourism and Cultural Politics

1st Edition

Yuk Wah Chan
October 12, 2017

Ever since China and Vietnam resumed diplomatic contacts and reopened the border in 1991, the borderland region has become part of the vibrant growing economies of both countries and drawn many from the interior provinces to the borderland for new economic adventures. This book examines...

Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

1st Edition

Leong Yew
October 12, 2017

Over the last two decades, Singapore has undergone a substantial degree of ‘Asianization’. Apart from participating in the Asian values debate of the 1990s, re-visioning itself as ‘New Asia’ and a global-Asian hub, and establishing Asian identities for the commodities it consumes and produces,...

Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific

Faces of Homelessness in the Asia Pacific

1st Edition

Carole Zufferey, Nilan Yu
July 27, 2017

Across the Asia Pacific, there are a vast range of experiences of homelessness and an equally diverse range of responses from state systems. Since understandings of homelessness are also heavily dependent on geographical, cultural, and historical contexts, attitudes towards it as a ‘social problem’...

Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

1st Edition

Raquel A.G. Reyes, William G. Clarence-Smith
July 27, 2017

Non-reproductive sex practices in Asia have historically been a source of fascination, prurient or otherwise, for Westerners, who being either Catholic or Protestant, were often struck by what they perceived as the widespread promiscuity and licentiousness of native inhabitants. Graphic...

Land Grabs in Asia: What Role for the Law?

Land Grabs in Asia: What Role for the Law?

1st Edition

Connie Carter, Andrew Harding
June 30, 2017

Although there is no universally accepted definition of the term "land grabbing", ordinary people whose livelihoods are adversely affected by land grabbing know exactly what it is. It involves the physical capture and control of land and homes, including the usurpation of the power to decide how...

Asian Popular Culture in Transition

Asian Popular Culture in Transition

1st Edition

John A Lent, Lorna Fitzsimmons
June 16, 2017

Asian Popular Culture in Transition examines contemporary consumption practices in South Korea, China, India, and Japan, and both updates and extends popular culture studies of the region. Through an interdisciplinary lens, this collection of essays explores how recent advances and shifts in...

Politics of the 'Other' in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

Politics of the 'Other' in India and China: Western Concepts in Non-Western Contexts

1st Edition

Lion Koenig, Bidisha Chaudhuri
June 15, 2017

The social sciences have been heavily influenced by modernization theory, focusing on issues of economic growth, political development and social change, in order to develop a predictive model of linear progress for developing countries following a Western prototype. Under this hegemonic paradigm...

Human Trafficking in Asia: Forcing Issues

Human Trafficking in Asia: Forcing Issues

1st Edition

Sallie Yea
May 27, 2017

By analysing the complex issues surrounding internal and cross-border human trafficking in Asia, and asserting critical perspectives and methodologies, this book extends the range of sites for discussion and sectors in which human trafficking takes place. The book re-centres human trafficking as...

East Asian Development Model: Twenty-first century perspectives

East Asian Development Model: Twenty-first century perspectives

1st Edition

Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu
May 24, 2017

Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects

Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects

1st Edition

Kapila D. Silva, Neel Kamal Chapagain
May 18, 2017

The prevalent global heritage discourse has been primarily Euro-centric in its origin, premise, and praxis. Diverse cultural, historical, and geographical contexts, such as that of Asia, call for more context-specific approaches to heritage management. This book explores this complexity of managing...

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