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  • Die Welten des Islam ? eine Kultur zwischen Wandel und Beharrungby Wolfgang Günter Lerch

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 43.36

    Die Wahrnehmung des Islam als starre, scheinbar verknöcherte Religion des Orients ist spätestens seit dem 'Arabischen Frühling' hinfällig. Die 'Arabellion' hat gezeigt, dass Veränderungen gewollt und durchaus möglich sind. Die Wege, auf denen sie errungen werden, sind dabei ebenso vielfältig wie der Islam selbst. Doch was ist der Islam? Was prägt ihn?... more...

  • Australia Faces Southeast Asiaby Amry Vandenbosch; Mary Belle Vandenbosch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Australia as a Western society in the Orient faces a unique and paradoxical challenge in her relations with her close but unfamiliar neighbors of Southeast Asia. Explicitly dependent upon British foreign policy until the fall of Singapore in 1942, Australia has reluctantly and painfully begun the task of developing a policy of her own. The Japanese... more...

  • Southeast Asia Among the World Powersby Amry Vandenbosch; Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    First published in 1957, this classic work on the political situation in Southeast Asia at the start of the Vietnam War includes a supplement covering events up to mid-1958. An introductory chapter describes the general political and economic characteristics of this important region lying south of Communist China and east of neutralist India. Individual... more...

  • The Changing Face of Southeast Asiaby Amry Vandenbosch; Richard Butwell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Southeast Asia, whose alienation might tilt the balance of power in favor of the Communist bloc, has become the focus of American foreign policy. Amry Vandenbosch and Richard Butwell here trace the development of the eight nations which comprise Southeast Asia and appraise their current role in international affairs. Although led to adopt state forms... more...

  • The Treaty of Portsmouthby Eugene P. Trani

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Theodore Roosevelt's interest in foreign affairs was no less intense than his zeal for domestic reform, as Eugene P. Trani demonstrates in this new study of the Portsmouth Conference which in 1906 brought an end to the Russo-Japanese war. Conscious of America's growing stature as a world power and concerned lest continued hostilities disrupt further... more...

  • Japan's ASEAN Policyby Theresa W. Devasahayam

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2014; US$ 38.90

    The central puzzle in the study of Japanese foreign policy has been why Japan has continued to play a passive role in international affairs, despite its impressive economic and political power. Challenging this central puzzle, the core argument of this study is to present an alternative path for the study of Japanese foreign policy. In fact, in recent... more...

  • Modern East Asia: An Introductory Historyby David Y Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Written with rare mastery and a sure sense of the essential, this concise general history of modern East Asia offers students and general readers an understanding of this dynamic region from a global perspective. It is the ideal introductory text for college survey courses in Asian and international studies.Following an introductory discussion of the... more...

  • Transnational Trajectories in East Asiaby Yasemin Nuho?lu Soysal

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly contradictory developments as they bear on the transformations... more...

  • Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asiaby Joseph Liow; Michael Leifer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    The past two decades since the end of the Cold War have been years of remarkable change and transformation for Southeast Asia. Long seen as an arena for superpower rivalry, Southeast Asia is increasingly coming into its own by locating itself at the forefront of regional integration initiatives that involve not only the Association of Southeast Asian... more...

  • A clean and green ASEANby Katrin Dobersalske

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.55

    Sauber, grün und nachhaltig - so beschreibt die Gemeinschaft Südostasiatischer Nationen (ASEAN) ihre Vision von Umweltschutz, nachhaltiger Ressourcennutzung und einem hohen Lebensstandard für die Region. Im Zuge ihres rasanten Wirtschaftswachstums während der letzten Jahrzehnte sind die ASEAN-Mitgliedstaaten jedoch zunehmend mit ökologischen Problemlagen... more...