Religion and Society in Asia
Domain:
Asian Studies
Commissioning Editor:
Saskia Gieling, Shannon Cunningham (US & Canada)
Editors:
Martin Ramstedt, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Stefania Travagnin , University of Groningen
Geographical scope:
Asia
Chronological scope:
19th to 21st centuries
Keywords:
Religion, political parties, ritual practices, faith, law

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The AUP series Religion and Society in Asia contributes cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary academic research on various forms and levels of engagement between religion and society that have developed in the regions of South Asia, East Asia, and South East Asia, in the modern period, that is, from the early 19th century until the present.

The publications envisioned for this series should reflect studies of both religion in society and society in religion. This opens up a discursive horizon for a wide range of themes and phenomena: the politics of local, national and transnational religion; tension between private conviction and the institutional structures of religion; economical dimensions of religion as well as religious motives in business endeavours; issues of religion, law and legality; gender relations in religious thought and practice; representation of religion in popular culture, including the mediatisation of religion; the spatialisation and temporalisation of religion; religion, secularity, and secularism; colonial and post-colonial construction of religious identities; the politics of ritual; the sociological study of religion and the arts. Engaging these themes will involve explorations of the concepts of modernity and modernisation as well as analyses of how local traditions have been reshaped on the basis of both rejecting and accepting Western religious, philosophical, and political ideas.

Proposals Welcome:
We invite scholars at any stage of their careers to share their book proposals and draft manuscripts with us on a subject within Asian Studies.

Proposals for monographs or edited volumes should kindly follow the standard AUP Proposal format and should also include the envisaged table of contents or overview of the volume and abstracts of the proposed chapters or articles. 

Further Information:
For questions or to submit a proposal, contact our commissioning editors: Saskia Gieling (Senior Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, s.gieling@aup.nl) and Shannon Cunningham (Commissioning Editor Asian Studies, US & Canada, s.cunningham@aup.nl)

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The Suharto (1966-98) government of Indonesia and the Mahathir (1981-2003) government of Malaysia both launched Islamisation programmes, upgrading and creating religious institutions. The author...
€ 95,00
This book looks at fatwa in Indonesia during the period following the fall of President Suharto. It is an in-depth exploration of three fatwa-making agencies-Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Lajnah Bahth...
€ 105,00
This book explores the interaction between religion and nationalism in the Chinese societies of mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cheng-tian Kuo analyses the dominant religions, including Chinese...
€ 105,00
In recent years, ongoing democratisation in Indonesia has enabled the rise of a form of Islam that is more sympathetic to the basic democratic principle of individual freedom. As a result, many...
€ 85,00
This book explores the interaction between religion and nationalism in the Chinese societies of mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Cheng-tian Kuo analyses the dominant religions, including Chinese...
€ 104,99
For more than three decades, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought a gruesome war for independence against the majoritarian Sinhalese government of Sri Lanka. Even as the government...
€ 95,00
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS is the biggest opposition party in Malaysia today and one of the most prominent Islamist parties in Southeast Asia. This work recounts the historical development of...
€ 95,00
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS is the biggest opposition party in Malaysia today and one of the most prominent Islamist parties in Southeast Asia. This work recounts the historical development of...
€ 84,99