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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. 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 27th 2004 by Routledge

  2. 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 18th 2004 by Routledge

  3. 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 12th 2004 by Routledge

  4. 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 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  5. Ethnicity in Asia

    By Colin Mackerras

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction to ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia since 1945. Each chapter covers a particular country looking at such core issues as:· the ethnic minorities or groups in the country of concern, how many ethnic groups, population, language and...

    Published August 20th 2003 by Routledge

  6. The Resurgence of East Asia

    500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives

    Edited by Giovanni Arrighi, Takeshi Hamashita, Mark Selden

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an...

    Published June 11th 2003 by Routledge

  7. The Making of Modern Korea

    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 March 6th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Remaking the Chinese State

    Strategies, Society, and Security

    Edited by Chao Chien-min, Bruce Dickson

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    After more than twenty years of economic and political reform, China is a vastly different country to that left by Mao. Almost all the characteristic policies and practices of the Maoist era have been abandoned, with the goals of revolution in foreign and domestic policy being replaced by an...

    Published August 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  9. Mao´s Children in the New China

    Voices From the Red Guard Generation

    By Yarong Jiang, David Ashley

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Around 18 million young Chinese people were sent to the countryside between 1966 and 1976 as part of the Cultural Revolution. Mao's Children in the New China allows some of them to tell their moving stories in their own voices for the first time. In this inspiring collection of interviews with...

    Published May 17th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy

    A Study of the Asian Opium Trade 1750-1950

    By Carl Trocki

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship...

    Published August 25th 1999 by Routledge