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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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21-30 of 38 results in Asia's Transformations
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949

    By Peter Zarrow

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation's story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century. It explains how China's defeat by Japan in 1895 prompted an explosion of radical reform proposals and the beginning...

    Published September 8th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Confronting the Bush Doctrine

    Critical Views from the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Melvin Gurtov, Peter Van Ness

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    There is no doubt that President George W. Bush and his administration have transformed US foreign policy and reshaped global international relations in a very profound way. Many American commentators continue to talk about 9/11 as the day the world changed, but increasingly analysts around the...

    Published October 28th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Japan's Quiet Transformation

    Social Change and Civil Society in 21st Century Japan

    By Jeff Kingston

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's lost decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms...

    Published August 19th 2004 by Routledge

  9. State and Society in 21st Century China

    Crisis, Contention and Legitimation

    Edited by Peter Hays Gries, Stanley Rosen

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in twenty-first century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Key subjects covered include: the legitimacy...

    Published May 13th 2004 by Routledge

  10. The Battle for Asia

    From Decolonization to Globalization

    By Mark T. Berger

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Asia has long been an ideological battleground between capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernisation and between the nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to the present day which delineates the various ideological battles over...

    Published October 23rd 2003 by Routledge