Asian Studies
New and Forthcoming in Asian Studies
Assessing Sustainable Development Goals

Global Health Security in China, Japan, and India uses the targets set by the UN Sustainable Development Goals to conduct an impressively thorough assessment of coordinated health care in three major Asian countries.

Building a Nation in China’s Borderlands, 1919–45

Frontier Fieldwork exposes the transformative power that early-twentieth-century fieldwork had in placing the Sino-Tibetan borderlands at the centre of China’s nation-making process and race to modernity.

Canadian Missions and Wartime China, 1937–1951

Nursing Shifts in Sichuan is a testament to the resilience of educated women, exploring modern nursing as one of the most consequential additions to health care in early-twentieth-century China.

Insights from Indonesia

Globalization, Poverty, and Income Inequality uses diverse empirical approaches to reveal the sometimes unexpected effects of trade and globalization on poverty and inequality.

The Japanese Invasion of China, 1931–45

Featuring a collection of translated texts written by writers who lived through the occupation, Translating the Occupation challenges and deepens our understanding of the tensions and transformations that Japanese invasion wrought on Chinese society.

China’s International Human Rights Activism in the Age of Xi Jinping

Exporting Virtue? critically explores the ways in which China is attempting to change international human rights standards to accommodate its interests.

Asian Studies Titles from our Publishing Partners
The Rise of Independent Religion in Early Modern Japan

Religious Vision and the Cartographic Imagination

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