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Caste in Early Modern Japan: Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order

Caste in Early Modern Japan: Danzaemon and the Edo Outcaste Order

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Timothy Amos
December 20, 2019

‘Caste’, a word normally used in relation to the Indian subcontinent, is rarely associated with Japan in contemporary scholarship. This has not always been the case, and the term was often used among earlier generations of scholars, who introduced the Buraku problem to Western audiences. Amos...

Borneo and Sulawesi: Indigenous Peoples, Empires and Area Studies

Borneo and Sulawesi: Indigenous Peoples, Empires and Area Studies

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Keat Gin Ooi
December 18, 2019

This book presents a great deal of new research findings on the history of Borneo, the history of Sulawesi and the interrelationship between the two islands. Some specific chapters focus on empires and colonisers, including the activities of James Brooke in Sulawesi, of Chinese mining communities...

Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan: Staging the Resistance

Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan: Staging the Resistance

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Aragorn Quinn
December 18, 2019

Performing the Politics of Translation in Modern Japan, sheds new light on the adoption of concepts which motivated political theatres of resistance for nearly a century and even now underpin the collective understanding of the Japanese nation. Grounded in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration in...

Tuberculosis - The Singapore Experience, 1867-2018: Disease, Society and the State

Tuberculosis - The Singapore Experience, 1867-2018: Disease, Society and the State

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Kah Seng Loh, Li Yang Hsu
December 18, 2019

Through a rich account of tuberculosis in Singapore from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day, this book charts the relationship between disease, society and the state, outlining the struggles of colonial and post-colonial governments to cope with widespread disease and to establish...

Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

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Vina A. Lanzona, Frederik Rettig
December 06, 2019

This book brings together a wide range of case studies to explore the experiences and significance of women warriors in Southeast Asian history from ancient to contemporary times. Using a number of sources, including royal chronicles, diaries, memoirs and interviews, the book discusses why women...

Singapore – Two Hundred Years of the Lion City

Singapore – Two Hundred Years of the Lion City

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Anthony Webster, Nicholas J. White
October 31, 2019

Two hundred years after Singapore’s foundation by Stamford Raffles in 1819, this book reflects on the historical development of the city, putting forward much new research and new thinking. It discusses Singapore’s emergence as a regional economic hub, explores its strategic importance and...

International Rivalry and Secret Diplomacy in East Asia, 1896-1950

International Rivalry and Secret Diplomacy in East Asia, 1896-1950

1st Edition

Bruce A. Elleman
September 20, 2019

East Asia was a major focus of struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War of 1945 to 1991, with multiple "hot" and "cold" conflicts in China, Korea, and Vietnam. The struggle for predominance in East Asia, however, largely predated the Cold War, as this book shows,...

The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670–1800

The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670–1800

1st Edition

David N. Wells
September 04, 2019

During the period of the Tokugawa shogunate’s seclusion policy from about 1630 onwards there was very little European interaction with the Japanese except through the restricted Dutch presence at Nagasaki. During this period, however, Russians exploring Siberia and the Russian Far East...

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

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Liping Bu
August 31, 2019

This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 38 in...

Borneo in the Cold War, 1950-1990

Borneo in the Cold War, 1950-1990

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Keat Gin Ooi
August 07, 2019

Although by about 1950 both British Borneo, including the protected sultanate of Brunei, and Indonesian Borneo seemed settled under their different regimes and well on the way to post-war reconstruction and economic development, the upheavals which affected Southeast and East Asia during the Cold...

Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885: Diplomacy, Strategic Thought and the Economic Context of US-Japan Relations

Ulysses S. Grant and Meiji Japan, 1869-1885: Diplomacy, Strategic Thought and the Economic Context of US-Japan Relations

1st Edition

Ian Patrick Austin
June 19, 2019

Ulysses S Grant, besides being the General-in-Chief of the Union armies at the time of the Union victory in the American Civil War, was also President, 1869–1878, at a time when the United States was undergoing significant transformations, both economically and strategically, and growing in...

Lord Salisbury and Nationality in the East: Viewing Imperialism in its Proper Perspective

Lord Salisbury and Nationality in the East: Viewing Imperialism in its Proper Perspective

1st Edition

Shih-tsung Wang
June 11, 2019

This study explains how Salisbury viewed cultural conflicts between the East and the West, how he treated Oriental nationality and nationalist aspirations in British dominions in the East, and how he directed British policy in the Eastern world in a time when the Western Powers were plunging into a...

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