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Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia


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The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670-1800

The Russian Discovery of Japan, 1670-1800

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David N Wells
November 01, 2019

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

Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

Women Warriors in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

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Vina A. Lanzona, Frederik Rettig
October 22, 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...

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

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

1st Edition

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Bruce A. Elleman
September 27, 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,...

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 22, 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...

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

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Shih-tsung Wang
June 25, 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...

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

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Ian Patrick Austin
June 25, 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, 1869-78, at a time when the United States was undergoing significant transformations, both economically and strategically, and growing in...

Hagi - A Feudal Capital in Tokugawa Japan

Hagi - A Feudal Capital in Tokugawa Japan

1st Edition

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Peter Armstrong
June 21, 2019

The western Japanese city of Hagi is the town in Japan which has preserved the greatest level of Tokugawa period (1600-1868) urban and architectural fabric. As such it is a major tourist destination for both Japanese and non-Japanese visitors. The city is also very important historically in that it...

China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War

China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War

1st Edition

James Beattie, Richard Bullen, Maria Galikowski
April 25, 2019

Drawing on expertise in art history, exhibition studies and cultural studies as well as politics and international relations, China in Australasia presents significant new perspectives on the role of art in the cultural diplomacy of the People’s Republic of China. The book tells the forgotten...

Conflict, Community, and the State in Late Imperial Sichuan: Making Local Justice

Conflict, Community, and the State in Late Imperial Sichuan: Making Local Justice

1st Edition

Quinn Javers
February 28, 2019

Exploring local practices of dispute resolution and laying bare the routine role of violence in the late-Qing dynasty, Conflict, Community, and the State in Late Imperial Sichuan demonstrates the significance of everyday violence in ordering, disciplining, and building communities. The book...

Germany's Colony in China: Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914

Germany's Colony in China: Colonialism, Protection and Economic Development in Qingdao and Shandong, 1898-1914

1st Edition

Fion Wai Ling So
January 23, 2019

This book explores the economic development of the northern Chinese city of Qingdao, which was held by Germany as a colony from 1898 to 1914. It focuses especially on the economic polices of the German colonial government and of the provincial government of the neighbouring Chinese province of...

China and Southeast Asia: Historical Interactions

China and Southeast Asia: Historical Interactions

1st Edition

Geoff Wade, James K. Chin
January 08, 2019

Spanning over a millennium of history, this book seeks to describe and define the evolution of the China–Southeast Asia nexus and the interactions which have shaped their shared pasts. Examining the relationships which have proven integral to connecting Northeast and Southeast Asia with other...

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