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Asia's Transformations

Series Editor: Mark Selden

The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's twenty-first century transformations. The series emphasizes the tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to become the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looks back to analyze the antecedents of Asia's contested rise. Asia's Transformations aims to address the needs of students and teachers.

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  1. Re-writing Culture in Taiwan

    Edited by Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul Tremlett

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This inter-disciplinary volume of essays opens new points of departure for thinking about how Taiwan has been studied and represented in the past, for reflecting on the current state of ‘Taiwan Studies’, and for thinking about how Taiwan might be re-configured in the future. As the study of Taiwan...

    Published February 7th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Chinese Society

    Change, Conflict and Resistance, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political...

    Published March 10th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Politics

    State, Society and the Market

    Edited by Peter Gries, Stanley Rosen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures,...

    Published January 21st 2010 by Routledge

  4. Reclaiming Chinese Society

    The New Social Activism

    Edited by You-tien Hsing, Ching Kwan Lee

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Reclaiming Chinese Society analyses the mechanisms, processes and actors producing a wide spectrum of social and cultural changes in reform China. Contrary to most literature that emphasizes economic and political processes at the expense of Chinese society, this volume argues for the centrality of...

    Published September 29th 2009 by Routledge

  5. The Making of Modern Korea

    2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea’s regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more...

    Published December 20th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History

    Colonialism, Regionalism and Borders

    Edited by Sven Saaler, J. Victor Koschmann

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Regionalism has played an increasingly important role in the changing international relations of East Asia in recent decades, with early signs of integration and growing regional cooperation. This in-depth volume analyzes various historical approaches to the construction of a regional order and a...

    Published December 20th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Singapore

    The State and the Culture of Excess

    By Souchou Yao

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Taking ideas and frameworks from philosophy, psychology, political science, cultural studies and anthropology, this book tells the larger ‘truth’ about the Singapore state. This book argues that this strong hegemonic state achieves effective rule not just from repressive policies but also through a...

    Published December 7th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Korean Society

    Civil Society, Democracy and the State, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Charles K. Armstrong

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of...

    Published November 14th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Working in China

    Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation

    Edited by Ching Kwan Lee

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    After a quarter of a century of market reform, China has become the workshop of the world and the leading growth engine of the global economy. Its immense labour force accounts for some twenty-nine per cent of the world's total labour pool but all too little is known about Chinese labour...

    Published August 30th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The Future of US-Korean Relations

    The Imbalance of Power

    Edited by John Feffer

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    US relations with North and South Korea have been characterized by profound asymmetries of power and perception which in recent years have led to increased tensions among the three countries. Bringing together twelve prominent experts on US-Korean and US-Pacific relations, this book explores the...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Changing Face of Korean Cinema: Planet Hallyuwood
    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim
    To Be Published November 15th 2015

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