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Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture: Asia in Flight

Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture: Asia in Flight

1st Edition

Sheng-mei Ma
March 21, 2014

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...

Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia’s Cities

Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Asia’s Cities

1st Edition

Melissa Butcher, Selvaraj Velayutham
February 27, 2014

This book documents urban experiences of dissent and emergent resistance against disjunctive global and local capital, technology and labour flows that converge and intersect in some of Asia’s fastest growing cities. Rather than constructing occupants of the city as simply passive victims of...

The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora: Revisiting the boat people

The Chinese/Vietnamese Diaspora: Revisiting the boat people

1st Edition

Yuk Wah Chan
February 14, 2014

Over three decades have passed since the first wave of Indochinese refugees left their homelands. These refugees, mainly the Vietnamese, fled from war and strife in search of a better life elsewhere. By investigating the Vietnamese diaspora in Asia, this book sheds new light on the Asian refugee...

Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

Child Security in Asia: The Impact of Armed Conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

1st Edition

Cecilia Jacob
August 16, 2013

Millions of children around the world are affected by conflict, and the enduring aftermath of war in post-conflict societies. This book reflects on the implications of children’s insecurity for governments and the international humanitarian community by drawing on original field research in...

Asia and Latin America: Political, Economic and Multilateral Relations

Asia and Latin America: Political, Economic and Multilateral Relations

1st Edition

Jörn Dosch, Olaf Jacob
April 15, 2013

Until the late 1980s, Japan was the only country in Asia with notable political and economic relations. Since then, however, several Asian nations have perceived growing links with the Latin American region as a means of diversifying their political and particularly economic relations while...

Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

1st Edition

Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg
April 12, 2013

This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase...

De-Westernizing Communication Research: Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks

De-Westernizing Communication Research: Altering Questions and Changing Frameworks

1st Edition

Georgette Wang
April 12, 2013

The rise of postmodern theories and pluralist thinking has paved the way for multicultural approaches to communication studies and now is the time for decentralization, de-Westernization, and differentiation. This trend is reflected in the increasing number of communication journals with a national...

Soft Power in Japan-China Relations: State, sub-state and non-state relations

Soft Power in Japan-China Relations: State, sub-state and non-state relations

1st Edition

Utpal Vyas
April 12, 2013

Soft power has tended to be overlooked in the field of international relations, often dismissed as lacking relevance or robustness as a theoretical concept. This book seeks to expand upon the idea of ‘soft power’ in international relations and to investigate how it actually functions by looking at...

Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia: Considering the Other through Ethnonyms, Territories and Rituals

Inter-Ethnic Dynamics in Asia: Considering the Other through Ethnonyms, Territories and Rituals

1st Edition

Christian Culas, François Robinne
February 15, 2013

South-East Asia is one of the most complex regions in the world as far as ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity is concerned with an extremely rich ancient and contemporary history. Because of this, it offers an exceptionally rich field of study for inter-ethnic relations. This book examines...

Regional Minorities and Development in Asia

Regional Minorities and Development in Asia

1st Edition

Huhua Cao, Elizabeth Morrell
February 15, 2013

Asia has undergone strong economic growth since the Second World War. However, it also experiences growing economic and regional disparities brought about by this unprecedented development. This economic growth cannot be considered sustainable without taking into consideration the social...

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

1st Edition

Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider
January 29, 2013

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian...

Asia's Role in Governing Global Health

Asia's Role in Governing Global Health

1st Edition

Kelley Lee, Tikki Pang, Yeling Tan
December 11, 2012

In an era of rapid and extensive globalisation, the world faces a wide range of transboundary problems that require effective collective action. Key among these are threats to human health that do not recognise national borders, and include emerging and re-emerging infections, rising rates of...

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