The Asia list at Zed Books spans the entire continent and as well as providing focus on regional and international politics. The Asia Studies list is grounded in a postcolonial context and provides in-depth analysis on the rise of China. The Asia list includes one of the UK’s most widely read specialist Asian politics series – Asian Arguments.

The Asia list includes books on Asian current affairs, history, economics, gender politics as well as offering specialist reportage and country specific focused titles. The majority of titles in this list are highly accessible and deal with cutting edge and ground breaking issues Asia today. Zed Books’ Asia list is recognised as one of the most important and engaging Asia lists in the UK with authors, endorsers and supporters coming from the Financial Times, Economist, Chatham House, CNN and Asian based media.

Titles in subject

Myanmar's Enemy Within

Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other'

Francis Wade

Last Days of the Mighty Mekong

Brian Eyler

Mobility between Africa, Asia and Latin America

Economic Networks and Cultural Interactions

Edited by Ute Röschenthaler and Alessandro Jedlowski


Shifting Ground between the US and a Rising China

Benjamin Zawacki

War in the Blood

Sex, Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia

Chris Beyrer Updated and Expanded Edition

Pathways that Changed Myanmar

Matthew Mullen

Push Back

Sri Lanka's Dance with Global Governance

Judith Large

Peasant Poverty and Persistence in the Twenty-First Century

Theories, Debates, Realities and Policies

Edited by Julio Boltvinik and Susan Archer Mann

China and the New Maoists

Kerry Brown and Simone van Nieuwenhuizen

Leftover Women

The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China

Leta Hong Fincher

Our Supreme Leader

The Making of Kim Jong-un

Paul French eBook Only

Slumming It

The Tourist Valorization of Urban Poverty

Fabian Frenzel

Protecting the Health of the Poor

Social Movements in the South

Edited by Abraar Karan and Geeta Sodhi

Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization

Social Movements and Critical Perspectives

Edited by Dominique Caouette and Dip Kapoor

A Kingdom in Crisis

Thailand's Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

Andrew MacGregor Marshall New Edition

Asia's New Battlefield

The USA, China and the Struggle for the Western Pacific

Richard Javad Heydarian
With a Foreword by Walden Bello

North Korea

State of Paranoia

Paul French

Ghost Cities of China

The Story of Cities without People in the World's Most Populated Country

Wade Shepard

Asia-Africa Development Divergence

A Question of Intent

David Henley

Russia and Development

Capitalism, Civil Society and the State

Charles Buxton

Chinese Migrants and Africa's Development

New Imperialists or Agents of Change?

Ben Lampert, May Tan-Mullins, Daphne Chang, and Giles Mohan


Political Ideas and the Making of a Democratic Discourse

Gurpreet Mahajan

Spoiling Tibet

China and Resource Nationalism on the Roof of the World

Gabriel Lafitte

The Rise of the BRICS in Africa

The Geopolitics of South-South Relations

Padraig Carmody
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