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New & Forthcoming Titles | ARI - Springer Asia Series

ARI - Springer Asia Series

ARI - Springer Asia Series

Editors-in-chief: Rigg, Jonathan, Jianli, Huang

ISSN: 2367-105X

Scholarship on Asia, particularly on the rapidly developing and complex nations and regions in East, Southeast and South Asia, has seen many exciting developments in recent years, due not only to significant events in Asia but also to the emergence of new research methodologies, theoretical orientations, scholarly paradigms, and multi-disciplinary approaches and collaborations. As an institute dedicated to research on Asia, in one of Asia’s best universities, and networked with prominent Asia scholars in other leading universities, ARI has played a central role in these crucial innovations in Asia scholarship.

ARI’s partnership with Springer in the Asia book series will offer a peer-refereed avenue for the publication of exciting new scholarship on Asia, and it will ensure that this scholarship is readily available worldwide to institutions as well as individual scholars.

The series presents leading research on Asia in three main sections: Religion, Migration, and Cities.

Religion Section Section editors: Michael Feener, National University of Singapore. Associate editors: Kenneth Dean, National University of Singapore, Nico Kaptein, Leiden University, and Joanne Waghorne, Syracuse University Religion is a key aspect of life across Asia. Indeed, Asia has some of the largest concentrated communities of adherents of particular religions, such as Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. At the same time, traditional religious communities, forms, structures and identities are being influenced and reshaped by the forces of capitalism, secular modernity, sectarian negotiations, and transnationalism. Similarly, Asian diasporic communities balance an adherence to religious traditionalism with an open-ness to secularism and religious conversion. The Religion section of the Asia series welcomes manuscripts that document and theorize these multifarious changes in religious constituencies and identities.

Migration Section Section editor: Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore. Associate editors: Dick Bedford, University of Waikato, Xiang Biao, Oxford University, and Rachel Silvey, University of Toronto Across all the countries of Asia, migration has had a long and complex history. In Asia today, migration continues to be one of the most important and influential phenomena with varied and far-reaching consequences. Current scholarship has responded with new themes, establishing new sites of study, and creating new inter-disciplinary approaches in the extensive and myriad field of migration studies, including multiple and reverse migrations, diversity, cultural negotiations, local impact, and public policy. The Migration section in this series offers a scholarly venue for exciting new work on migration in Asia.

Cities Section Section editor: Tim Bunnell, National University of Singapore Associate editors: Abidin Kusno, York University, Michael Leaf, University of British Columbia, and D.Parthasarathy, IIT Bombay. Like their counterparts everywhere, Asian cities have experienced many significant ramifications of globalization, including rising tensions between rural and urban areas, rapid expansion and in migration, housing challenges, megaprojects, and all the socio-cultural problems associated with these and other factors. In addition, because of the compressed timeframe during which much of this has happened in Asia, and because of its particular historical, political, economic, social and cultural conditions, questions of sustainability and the larger ecosystem of urban living have moved very much into the forefront. The Cities section will offer a forum for a wide range of scholars exploring environmental, social, and cultural issues relevant to Asian cities. Individual studies of particular cities as well as comparative and thematic approaches will be welcome.