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Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations


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The Education of Migrant Children and China's Future: The Urban Left Behind

The Education of Migrant Children and China's Future: The Urban Left Behind

1st Edition

Holly H. Ming
October 26, 2017

There are more than 225 million rural-to-urban migrant workers, and some 20 million migrant children in Chinese cities. Because of policies related to the household registration (hukou) system, migrant students are not allowed a public high school education in the cities, so their urban education...

Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Aland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot

Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the Aland Experience: Untying the Kurillian Knot

1st Edition

Kimie Hara, Geoffrey Jukes
October 06, 2016

This volume is the fruit of an international collaborative study, which considers the Åland islands settlement in northern Europe as a resolution model for the major Asia-Pacific regional conflicts that derived from the post-World War II disposition of Japan, with particular focus on the...

Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and published

Remolding and Resistance Among Writers of the Chinese Prison Camp: Disciplined and published

1st Edition

Philip Williams, Yenna Wu
May 17, 2016

Even in the twenty-first century, the contemporary Chinese prison camp remains a more obscure and poorly understood realm than the Forbidden City of old. Apolitical service organizations such as the International Red Cross have routinely been denied access to PRC prison camps and prison camp...

Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism: De-Centering China

Overseas Chinese, Ethnic Minorities and Nationalism: De-Centering China

1st Edition

Elena Barabantseva
September 12, 2014

Elena Barabantseva looks at the close relationship between state-led nationalism and modernisation, with specific reference to discourses on the overseas Chinese and minority nationalities. The interplay between modernisation programmes and nationalist discourses has shaped China’s national project...

Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

Popular Culture and the State in East and Southeast Asia

1st Edition

Nissim Otmazgin, Eyal Ben-Ari
January 10, 2014

This volume examines the relations between popular culture production and export and the state in East and Southeast Asia including the urban centres and middle-classes of Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. It addresses the shift in...

State Formation and Radical Democracy in India

State Formation and Radical Democracy in India

1st Edition

Manali Desai
March 22, 2013

State Formation and Radical Democracy in India analyzes one of the most important cases of developmental change in the twentieth century, namely, Kerala in southern India and begs the question of whether insurgency among the marginalized poor can use formal representative democracy to create...

The World Bank and the post-Washington Consensus in Vietnam and Indonesia: Inheritance of Loss

The World Bank and the post-Washington Consensus in Vietnam and Indonesia: Inheritance of Loss

1st Edition

Susan Engel
January 29, 2013

This book explores the history, structure and current operations of the World Bank, which despite being the largest development organisation and the largest development research body in the world with tremendous direct and indirect influence on developing economies, has rarely received the critical...

Japanese Industrial Governance: Protectionism and the Licensing State

Japanese Industrial Governance: Protectionism and the Licensing State

1st Edition

Yul Sohn
October 29, 2012

This book uses a wide range of original Japanese sources to trace important aspects of the history of Japanese economic ideas, in particular, the development of Japan's industrial policy. In contrast to most others who begin their story within the 1930s or after 1945, Sohn goes back to the Meiji...

China on Video: Smaller-Screen Realities

China on Video: Smaller-Screen Realities

1st Edition

Paola Voci
October 01, 2012

China On Video is the first in-depth study that examines smaller-screen realities and the important role they play not only in the fast-changing Chinese mediascape, but also more broadly in the practice of experimental and non-mainstream cinema. At the crossroads of several disciplines—film, media,...

Writing Okinawa: Narrative acts of identity and resistance

Writing Okinawa: Narrative acts of identity and resistance

1st Edition

Davinder L. Bhowmik
April 17, 2012

Writing Okinawa is the first comprehensive study in English of Okinawan fiction, from it’s emergence in the early twentieth-century through its most recent permutations. It provides readings of major authors and texts set against a carefully researched presentation of the region’s political and...

Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots agency for peace

Reconciling Indonesia: Grassroots agency for peace

1st Edition

Birgit Bräuchler
October 12, 2011

Indonesia has been torn by massive internal conflicts over the last decade. The absence of functioning national tools of reconciliation and the often limited success of an internationally established ‘reconciliation toolkit’ of truth commissions and law enforcement, justice and human rights,...

Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism: Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor

Post-Conflict Heritage, Postcolonial Tourism: Tourism, Politics and Development at Angkor

1st Edition

Tim Winter
June 23, 2011

Angkor, Cambodia’s only World Heritage Site, is enduring one of the most crucial, turbulent periods in its twelve hundred year history. Given Cambodia’s need to restore its shattered social and physical infrastructures after decades of violent conflict, and with tourism to Angkor increasing by a...

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