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Islam and Democratization in Asia

Shiping Hua
ISBN: 9781604976328

"A good contribution to the literature on Islam and democracy theme. This comprehensive study offers a balanced understanding of the debated issue of democracy and Islam in post 9/11 interreligious, intercultural relations, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of Islam, Muslims, Democracy, and democratization in Asian countries, from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, to Afghanistan, China, Central Asia. It will be suitable and useful for scholars, political commentators, students, and teachers of the field alike." – Islam and Muslim Societies Read More..

Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile:

Salman Rushdie, Bharati Mukherjee, and V.S. Naipaul
Cristina Emanuela Dascalu
ISBN: 9781934043738

An eloquently argued book with meticulous theoretical groundwork, Imaginary Homelands of Writers in Exile presents a most lucid and concise examination of exile. Read More..

Lawyers in Modern China

Richard Komaiko and Beibei Que
ISBN: 9781604976489

"This book will be of great value to those seeking to understand how and why China’s lawyers have come to their current position, while also providing clues as to how things may develop in the future." - Prof. Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago Read More..

The Development of the Software Industry in Postreform India:

Comparative Regional Experiences in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala
Rajendra Kumar
ISBN: 9781604976199

“This book is a very significant contribution to our understanding of the different strategies and options available to developing regions in supporting the growth of high technology based industries and making them competitive globally.” – Prof. Alice H. Amsden, Barton L. Weller Professor of Political Economy, MIT Read More..

Villages, Women, and the Success of Dairy Cooperatives in India:

Making Place for Rural Development
Pratyusha Basu
ISBN: 9781604976250

"The book has wider implications for development studies ... Basu’s research is critical of broad-brush studies, policies, and programs of international and national development that aim to alleviate poverty with “one-size-fits-all” perspectives and that are not sufficiently attentive to diversity within community cultures and politics or open to multifaceted approaches to sustaining livelihoods." The Professional Geographer Read More..

The Chinese of Indonesia and Their Search for Identity:

The Relationship Between Collective Memory and the Media
Aimee Dawis
ISBN: 9781604976069

"Aimee’s study has rightly shown the plurality of Chinese Indonesians, and this study offers valuable insights to the complicated dynamics, in which Indonesians, of diverse and often hybrid backgrounds, continue to redefine themselves and their place in nation building." - Professor Melani Budianta, University of Indonesia Read More..

Law and Politics in Modern China:

Under the Law, the Law, and Above the Law
Sharron Gu
ISBN: 9781604976045

This book presents an original interdisciplinary study of Chinese law, its language, and political institution by Sharron Gu, who worked for the Chinese government for several years. It is an important book for those interested in Chinese history, culture, law, and politics. Read More..

Technology and Nationalism in India:

Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace
Rohit Chopra
ISBN: 9781604975673

Since the introduction of Western science and technology under colonial rule in the eighteenth century, science and technology have been used as instruments to transform Indian society. This groundbreaking book examines the phenomenon of “technocultural Hindu nationalism” or the use of the internet by global Indian communities for the promotion of Hindu nationalist ideologies. Read More..

Archaeoastronomy in East Asia:

Historical Observational Records of Comets and Meteor Showers from China, Japan, and Korea
David Pankenier, Zhentao Xu, and Yaotiao Jiang
ISBN: 9781604975871

“A spectacular follow-up [to an earlier work] with the same high quality and the same excellent expertise … an important source of data and inspiration for a much wider circle of scholars for whom the historical study of astronomy is limited by language barriers.” –Journal for the History of Astronomy Read More..

Be(com)ing Korean in the United States:

Exploring Ethnic Identity Formation Through Cultural Practices
S. Sonya Gwak
ISBN: 9781604975840

Most studies about Asian Americans focus on the immigration challenges, or the conflicts and differences between generations. While these are important issues that affect the lives of Asian Americans, it is also valuable to focus on how new cultural identities are formed in the attempt to hold on to the traditions of the immigrant homeland . This research pays close attention to how young people understand their identities through cultural practices, regardless of generational differences. The focus is on collective meaning-making about ethnic identity across immigration statuses and generations. Read More..

 

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