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Edited by Dominic Al-Badri and Gijs Berends
Concise study of the effects on key domestic policy areas of the triple disaster that struck Japan in March 2011 – politics, economics, energy, climate, agriculture and food safety – describing how the sector has been affected and considers what the implications are for the future.
Asia Insights, 5
Forthcoming Mar. 2013, 216 pp., illustrated
Hbk • 978-87-7694-114-7 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-115-4 • £16.99, $29
Wu Song Fights the Tiger
The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling
Explores Chinese oral professional storytelling and its relations with literary culture in the past and present. “[A]n indispensable aid to scholars in the field.” (Anne McLaren, University of Melbourne)
NIAS Monographs, 122
Forthcoming May 2013, 572 pp., 30 color illus.
Hardback, 978-87-7694-108-6, £50, $80
Paperback, 978-87-7694-109-3, £19.99, $37
Building on the success of his Digital Atlas of Indonesian History, Robert Cribb deftly combines maps, illustrations and narrative to produce a concise and compelling history of modern Indonesia. Based on traditional research and scholarship but also a work that is strikingly beautiful, the atlas will appeal to teachers, students and the general public alike.
NIAS Reference Library, 5
Forthcoming Mar. 2014, 192 pp., 200 maps + illus.
Hardback, 978-87-7694-102-4, £50, $80
Paperback, 978-87-7694-103-1, £17.99, $29
Mikael Gravers and Flemming Ytzen (eds)
Considers where recent changes in Burma may be leading and what are the likely key challenges. Also looks at key players and what are the implications for international actors in policy, diplomacy, development and business.
Asia Insights, 3
Forthcoming May 2013, 160 pp., maps and illus.
Hardback, 978-87-7694-112-3, £40, $65
Paperback, 978-87-7694-113-0, £12.99, $19.95
Geir Helgesen and Hatla Thelle
Offering a rare, nuanced analysis of the North Korean situation and insights into the mindsets among leaders and the DPRK bureaucracy, this short study argues that not only is a constructive and fruitful dialogue on human rights possible but also it is desirable for all parties.
Asia Insights, 4
Forthcoming Mar. 2013, 128 pp., illus.
Pbk • 978-87-7694-126-0 • £12.99, $20
Explores the gendering of national subjects in Singapore and describes how gender difference has been represented and now is challenged in public discourses.
Gendering Asia series, 8
Forthcoming May 2013, 224 pp.
Hbk • 978-87-7694-124-6 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-125-3 • £16.99, $29
Kah Seng Loh
In a narrative that is both vivid and subtle, Squatters into Citizens draws on oral history, official records and media reports to explore the nature of memory and the transformation of Singapore’s urban landscape.
ASAA Southeast Asia series
Forthcoming Aug. 2013, 300 pp., illus.
Pbk • ISBN 978-87-7694-122-2 • £18.99
A remarkable study of urban society in one of Indonesia’s main port cities. It views the city from below based on the experiences of the people who have had little say in the making of policy or the writing of Indonesia’s history.
ASAA Southeast Asia series
Forthcoming May 2013, 272 pp.
Pbk • 978-87-7694121-5 • £18.99
Examines the careers and intellectual positions of three prominent Japanese “dissidents” in the later Imperial period – arguing for the rule of law, socialist egalitarianism and representative government respectively – as individual responses to the new forms of authority that appeared after the Meiji Restoration.
NIAS Monographs, 123
Forthcoming May 2013, 336 pp., illustrated
Hbk • 978-87-7694-117-8 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-118-5 • £19.99, $32
Jan-Olof Svantesson, Kàm Ràw (Damrong Tayanin), Kristina Lindell & Håkan Lundström
The orally based culture of the Kammu of northern Laos and adjacent parts of Vietnam, Thailand and China has long been recognised as a repository for much that has been lost or ignored in the literate cultures of their lowland neighbours. This encyclopedic reference work that not only details the life, language and culture of the Kammu but also offers a rich insight into the worlds of minority peoples elsewhere in upland SE Asia and southern China.
NIAS Reference Library, 6
Forthcoming Apr 2013, 448 pp., c. 300 illus./maps
Hardback, 978-87-7694-116-1, £80, $120
Edited by Ray Yep Demonstrates that Hong Kong better than Tibet illustrates the intricacies of this issue in a Chinese context. It also provides a nuanced understanding of central–local interaction in general.
Governance in Asia, 2
Forthcoming, June 2013, 336 pp., illustrated
Hbk • 978-87-7694-119-2 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-120-8 • £19.99, $32
Offers a unique insight into the economy and politics of science, higher education and international development in Vietnam and challenges the notion that science in a developing country is different from, and subordinate to, science in the developed West.
NIAS Monographs, 124
April 2013, 304 pp., illustrated
Hbk • 978-87-7694-127-7 • £50, $80
Pbk • 978-87-7694-128-4 • £18.99, $30