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East and Southeast Asia 2017-2018 by Steven A. Leibo East and Southeast Asia 2017-2018


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Central and South-Eastern Europe by Europa Publications Central and South-Eastern Europe

A comprehensive survey of the countries and territories of this region, incorporating the latest economic and socio-political developments. General Survey New and revised essays by acknowledged experts in the region cover a variety of topical issues. In addition, appendices discuss...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Politics and Society in Post-Communist Hungary Arrested Transformation by Terry Cox, Sandor Gallai Politics and Society in Post-Communist Hungary Arrested Transformation
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In the late 1980s and early 1990s Hungary was widely seen as one of the leaders of the 'transition' to a capitalist market economy and a liberal democracy, with the reform process begun while the communists were still in power....
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Revolution and Its Past Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History by R. Keith Schoppa Revolution and Its Past Identities and Change in Modern Chinese History

Unlike other texts on modern Chinese history, which tend to be either encyclopedic or too pedantic, Revolution and Its Past is comprehensive but concise, focused on the most recent scholarship, and written in a style that engages students from beginning...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Essays on Gay Literature by Stuart Kellogg Essays on Gay Literature

An important contribution to the rapidly growing field of gay literary criticism and scholarship, this volume contains well-written and intelligently argued essays on the the homosexual tradition in Western literature. The first book of its kind, Essays on Gay Literature...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Understanding China Today An Exploration of Politics, Economics, Society, and International Relations by Silvio Beretta Understanding China Today An Exploration of Politics, Economics, Society, and International Relations

This book covers numerous areas and aspects of Chinese domestic and external politics and policies, the Chinese economy, Chinese society and culture, and Chinese literature and history. It is divided into four sections, the first of which focuses on China's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2017

Environmental Governance in Taiwan A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders by Simona A. Grano Environmental Governance in Taiwan A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders

Three decades of rapid industrialization until the lifting of martial law in 1987, with little or no concern for the environment, have made Taiwan's environmental degradation a serious problem. In the past twenty years, Taiwan has seen a surge of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs by Philip Andrews-Speed, Xuan-Li Liao, Roland Dannreuther The Strategic Implications of China's Energy Needs
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China is frequently described as a threat to regional and global stability and its rapidly rising demand for imported energy is seens as one cause of this threat. This book shows that domestic politics and foreign policy have both played...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

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Russian Modernisation Structures and Agencies by Markku Kivinen Russian Modernisation Structures and Agencies

Russia's post-Soviet modernisation is complex and subject to changing interpretations among Russian political leaders and observers of Russia. This has created serious problems for understanding Russia and the changes it is currently undergoing. With this in mind, a new Finnish...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Screening China's Soft Power Promoting China's Rise Through Cinema by Paola Voci Screening China's Soft Power Promoting China's Rise Through Cinema

Promoting China's cultural soft power by disseminating modern Chinese values is a key policy under President Xi Jinping. It is usually understood as a top-down initiative, implemented willingly or unwillingly by writers, filmmakers, artists and other cultural actors, often manifesting...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Middle Classes in Africa Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges by David O'Kane Middle Classes in Africa Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges

Empirical contributions, drawn from a diverse range of contexts, address both African histories of class formation and the political roles of the continent's middle classes, and also examine the important interdependencies that cut across inter-generational, urban-rural and class divides.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture Altering Archives by Peng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) Hsiao-yen The Politics of Memory in Sinophone Cinemas and Image Culture Altering Archives
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Cinema archives memories, conserves the past, and rewrites histories. As much as the Sinophone embodies differences, contemporary Sinophone cinemas in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People's Republic of China invest various images of contested politics in order to assert different...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Yemen in Crisis Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State by Helen Lackner Yemen in Crisis Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State

This is the definitive, readable study by eminent expert Helen Lackner revealing the conflicts that threaten Yemen's very survival.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Everyday Sacred Religion in Contemporary Quebec by Hillary Kaell Everyday Sacred Religion in Contemporary Quebec

Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Quebecois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013. The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Everyday Sacred Religion in Contemporary Quebec by Hillary Kaell Everyday Sacred Religion in Contemporary Quebec

Over the last decade there has been ongoing discussion about the place of religion in Quebecois society, particularly following the proposed Charter of Quebec Values in 2013. The essays in Everyday Sacred emerged from this active and often tense period...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Migration to and From Taiwan by Kuei-fen (National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan) Chiu Migration to and From Taiwan
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Migration has transformed Taiwanese society in the last 20 years. The main inflows have been temporary workers from Southeast Asian countries and female spouses from Southeast Asia and China marrying Taiwanese husbands. The main outflow has been migration to China,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/11/2017

Rural Livelihoods in China Political economy in transition by Heather Xiaoquan (University of Leeds, UK) Zhang Rural Livelihoods in China Political economy in transition
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Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Water Treasures of the Himalayas by Serge Verliat, Jean Philippe Water Treasures of the Himalayas
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A billion lives depend on the waters of the Himalayas; sixty million live in this mountain range, while the rest live in its foothills, on the plains of the Indian subcontinent.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/11/2017

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar by Adam Simpson Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Myanmar

Few countries in the world have experienced the extraordinary path taken by Myanmar (Burma) over the past few years. After five decades of military rule, national elections in 2010 reinstated legislative influence and ushered in an era of political and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States The National Data Book by Proquest Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States The National Data Book

The most valuable reference tool in existence. The Statistical Abstract is the recognized authority for U.S. statistics and directs users to where they can find more detail in an easily readable format.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/12/2017

Other books in this genre

The Geography of Contemporary China The Impact of Deng Xiaoping's Decade by Terry Cannon The Geography of Contemporary China The Impact of Deng Xiaoping's Decade

Deng Xiaoping's rule has seen fundamental economic change in China. This book considers the impact of these years on China's physical environment, as well as its people, industry, agriculture and trade. It also assesses the contribution of a decade of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-War Taiwan by Bi-yu Chang Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-War Taiwan

In the struggles for political and cultural hegemony that Taiwan has witnessed since the 1980s, the focal point in contesting narratives and the key battlefield in the political debates are primarily spatial and place-based. The major fault line appears to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Continuity and Change Before and After the Arab Uprisings Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt by Paola (Dublin City University Dublin Ireland) Rivetti Continuity and Change Before and After the Arab Uprisings Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt

The Arab uprisings of 2011 have sparked much scholarly discussion with regards to democratisation, the resilience of authoritarian rule, mobilisation patterns, and the relationship between secularism and Islam, all under the assumption that politics has changed for good in North...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/06/2017

Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia Use of Celebrity and its Influence on Society, Culture and Communication by Vivienne Leung Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia Use of Celebrity and its Influence on Society, Culture and Communication

Offering rare insight into the world of celebrity and media in China and beyond, Celebrity Culture and the Entertainment Industry in Asia looks closely at the dynamics of stardom and celebrity endorsement in the region and examines its impact on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/06/2017

A Challenging Transition In Somalia: A Story Of Personal Courage And Conviction by Mohamed Ali Abdiweli A Challenging Transition In Somalia: A Story Of Personal Courage And Conviction


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan Naming China by Hui-Ching Chang Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwan Naming China

Following the move by Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomingtang (KMT) to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s, and Chiang's subsequent lifelong vow to reclaim the mainland,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Routledge Library Editions: Jordan by Various Routledge Library Editions: Jordan

Routledge Library Editions: Jordan brings together some key works in the study of this strategically vital country. Widely regarded as a rare country of calm in a turbulent region, these classic titles provide an essential reference to the in-depth study...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun by Jiri (Charles University, Czech Republic) Hudecek Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun
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Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China's independence and historically formed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan by Hill Gates Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

When Chinese women bound their daughters' feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child's body and mind that girls differed from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2017

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