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Regional studies books

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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

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

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

Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010 Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy by Yanqi (University of Utah, USA) Tong, Shaohua (University of Utah, USA) Lei Social Protest in Contemporary China, 2003-2010 Transitional Pains and Regime Legitimacy
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China's economic transformation has brought with it much social dislocation, which in turn has led to much social protest. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the large-scale mass incidents which have taken place in the last decade. The book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/11/2017

Florida Land of Change by Kathryn Abbey Hanna Florida Land of Change

This colourful and exciting history of Florida is in two parts: the historical land of Spanish galleons, Seminole Indians, and the Confederacy; second, the modern state with its land booms, resorts, and tourist attractions. This revised edition contains information on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

Ecocultural Ethics Critical Essays by Rayson K. Alex Ecocultural Ethics Critical Essays

The book provides ecocultural perspectives on ethics from a variety of cultural contexts. It argues that any ecological perspectives/issues/conditions cannot be separated from their cultural contexts and thus, we need to employ a culture-specific scrutiny to understand the ethics of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The South Caucasus - Security, Energy and Europeanization by Meliha B. (Middle East Technical University at Ankara, Turkey) Altunisik The South Caucasus - Security, Energy and Europeanization
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This book explores developments in the countries of the South Caucasus - Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia - since the EU included the region in the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2003. It considers issues related to energy, ethnic conflict, steps towards...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2017

Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record by Jun (Zhejiang University, China) Wenren Ancient Chinese Encyclopedia of Technology Translation and Annotation of Kaogong ji, The Artificers' Record
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This book presents the first translation into English of the full text of the Kaogong ji. This classic work, described by the great scholar of the history of Chinese science and technology Joseph Needham as the most important document for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/10/2017

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Appalachia Revisited New Perspectives on Place, Tradition, and Progress by William R. Schumann Appalachia Revisited New Perspectives on Place, Tradition, and Progress

In this innovative volume, editors William Schumann and Rebecca Adkins Fletcher assemble both scholars and non-profit practitioners to examine how Appalachia is perceived both within and beyond its borders. Together, they investigate the region's transformation and analyse how it is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2017

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

Britain and the Arctic by Duncan Depledge Britain and the Arctic

British interest in the Arctic has returned to heights not seen since the end of the Cold War; This book will be of interest to both academics and practitioners seeking to understand contemporary British interest and activity in the Arctic.
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

China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia by Hongzhou (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Zhang China and Transboundary Water Politics in Asia
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Water-related conflicts have a long history and will continue to be a global and regional problem. Asia, with 1.5 billion of its people living in shared river basins and with very few transboundary rivers governed by treaties, is especially prone...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/12/2017

Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age Internet, Media, and Public Opinion by Suisheng (University of Denver, Colorado, USA) Zhao Chinese Authoritarianism in the Information Age Internet, Media, and Public Opinion
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This book examines information and public opinion control by the authoritarian state in response to popular access to information and upgraded political communication channels among the citizens in contemporary China. Empowered by mass media, particularly social media and other information...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

A Phenomenology of Institutions Comparative Perspectives on China and Beyond by Hongping Lian, Bo Yin A Phenomenology of Institutions Comparative Perspectives on China and Beyond
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To a degree insufficiently captured by the term, governance, the present age is one of institutional complexity. China is a case in point. An amalgam of socialist, capitalist, corporatist, and pluralist characteristics, China's complex institutional make-up has confounded scholars wishing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2018

A Phenomenology of Institutions Comparative Perspectives on China and Beyond by Hongping Lian, Bo Yin A Phenomenology of Institutions Comparative Perspectives on China and Beyond
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To a degree insufficiently captured by the term, governance, the present age is one of institutional complexity. China is a case in point. An amalgam of socialist, capitalist, corporatist, and pluralist characteristics, China's complex institutional make-up has confounded scholars wishing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2018

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Rethinking South China Sea Disputes The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations by Katherine Hui-Yi (East Asian Institute, National university of Singapore, Singapore) Tseng Rethinking South China Sea Disputes The Untold Dimensions and Great Expectations
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The proposed book draws on the on-going South China Sea dispute, and the multifaceted challenges wrought by the South China Sea issue that requires an inter-disciplinary perspective. It employs legal-analytical methods, to emphasize the nuances of the role and interpretation...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

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

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: 02/10/2017

Work and health in India by Martin Hyde Work and health in India

This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India's labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

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: 29/09/2017

Multiethnic Regionalisms in Southeastern Europe Statehood Alternatives by Dejan Stjepanovic Multiethnic Regionalisms in Southeastern Europe Statehood Alternatives

This book is based on a comparative study of regionalisms in Croatia's regions of Dalmatia and Istria as well as Serbia's Vojvodina. This book will appeal to scholars and upper-level students interested in territorial politics, federalism, nationalism and comparative politics.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

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: 21/09/2017

A Worldly Affair New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond by Pamela Hanlon A Worldly Affair New York, the United Nations, and the Story Behind Their Unlikely Bond

For more than seven decades, New York City and the United Nations have shared the island of Manhattan, living and working together in a bond that has been likened to a long marriage-both tempestuous and supportive, quarrelsome and committed. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Social capital, migration, ethnic diversity and economic performance Multidisciplinary evidence from South-East Europe by Adnan Efendic, Bojana Babic, Anna Rebmann Social capital, migration, ethnic diversity and economic performance Multidisciplinary evidence from South-East Europe
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The book investigates social capital in the periods of normality and crisis in SEE; it looks how different dimensions of social capital interact with migration experience and extends this focus to the role of ethnic diversity in affecting social capital....
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

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

Xinjiang and the Chinese State Violence in the Reform Era by Debasish Chaudhuri Xinjiang and the Chinese State Violence in the Reform Era

This book focuses on the nature of ethno-national conflicts and impacts of ideological orientation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards the national question in the context of Han nationalism and political, economic and security policies towards Xinjiang. Violence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

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

Updated annually, East & Southeast Asia provides just enough historical background on the evolution of Modern East & Southeast Asia to help students gain a thorough understanding of contemporary developments in this vital region.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

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