Asian Studies

Westview Press publishes outstanding undergraduate- and graduate-level textbooks that satisfy your course needs. Discover our new and classic titles and find the ideal books for you and your students.

Southeast Asia in the New International Era

Robert Dayley

Seventh Edition • July 12, 2016 • 356 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $28.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Provides readers with up-to-date, country-by-country coverage on a vibrant region of vast cultural diversity and dynamic globalized markets.

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Contentious Politics in Brazil and China: Beyond Regime

December Green and Laura Luehrmann

First Edition • March 15, 2016 • 384 pages

Print: $35.00 USD/$45.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Click here to read a sample from Contentious Politics in Brazil and China.Contentious Politics in Brazil and China: Beyond Regime is a highly accessible and compelling examination of two fast-emerging countries in the global arena. It is not common to see Brazil and China examined side-by-side, but authors December Green and…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Gender in Modern East Asia: An Integrated History

Barbara Molony, Janet Theiss, Hyaeweol Choi

First Edition • March 15, 2016 • 540 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$47.99 CAD

A comprehensive, transnational history of gender in Korea, Japan, and China, from early modern times to the present.

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Premodern Japan: A Historical Survey

Mikiso Hane, Louis G. Perez

Second Edition • November 11, 2014 • 400 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

Japanese historian Louis Perez brings Mikiso Hane’s rich and beloved account of early Japanese history up-to-date in this thoroughly revised Second Edition of Premodern Japan. The text traces the key developments of Japanese history in the premodern period, including the establishment of the imperial dynasty, early influences from China and…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Comparing Asian Politics: India, China, and Japan

Sue Ellen M. Charlton

Fourth Edition • July 29, 2014 • 384 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Comparing Asian Politics examines the politics and government in three Asian nations: India, China, and Japan. The author explains the links between politics and each nation’s distinctive cultural and historical contexts and demonstrates the intermingling and grafting of Asian traditions with the influence of Western values and institutions. National identity,…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Voices of Early Modern Japan: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life during the Age of the Shoguns

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

First Edition • July 30, 2013 • 352 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$63.99 CAD

Winner of the 2013 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for Curricular Materials awarded by the Association for Asian Studies and the Committee for Teaching About Asia (CTA)  Voices of Early Modern Japan offers an accessible and well-balanced view of an extraordinary period in Japanese history, ranging from the unification of the…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Pacific Century: The Emergence of Modern Pacific Asia

Mark Borthwick

Fourth Edition • July 30, 2013 • 608 pages

Print: $65.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

The Asia-Pacific region is rapidly emerging as the global economic and political powerhouse of the twenty-first century. Looking at both Southeast and East Asia, this richly illustrated volume stresses broad, cross-cutting themes of regional history, with an emphasis on the interactions between cultures and nations. In this updated fourth edition,…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Government and Politics in South Asia

Robert C. Oberst, Yogendra K. Malik, Charles Kennedy, Ashok Kapur, Mahendra Lawoti, Syedur Rahman, Ahrar Ahmad

Seventh Edition • July 30, 2013 • 544 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$47.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. This comprehensive but accessible text provides students with a systematic introduction to the comparative political study of the leading nations of South Asia: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. The seventh edition is extensively revised and updated, benefiting from the fresh perspective brought on by…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Southeast Asian History: Essential Readings

Second Edition • March 12, 2013 • 376 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Designed to stand on its own, or to accompany the seventh edition of D. R. SarDesai’s Southeast Asia: Past and Present, this updated reader includes classic and recent works on the history of Southeast Asia. SarDesai has selected literary and historical writings that address crucial controversies in the region of…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Southeast Asia: Past and Present

D.R. SarDesai

Seventh Edition • December 23, 2012 • 464 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Southeast Asia: Past and Present offers a balanced and readable account of the region from ancient to modern times, covering traditional history as well as current events. D. R. SarDesai avoids overemphasizing the importance of the period of European colonial rule as he introduces us to…

Order an Exam or Desk Copy

Page 1 of 712345...Last »