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  1. The Renaissance of Takefu

    How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town

    By Guven Peter Witteveen

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    This book tells the story of a citizen group through the example and results of their participation in local civic life. The book draws attention to the complicated conditions under which civic participation may succeed. The story is about the individuals and organizations in the regional Japanese...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Japan's Foreign Policy Maturation

    A Quest for Normalcy

    By Kevin Cooney

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    The sudden end of the Cold War took the Japanese foreign policy community by surprise. The Yoshida Doctrine which served Japanese foreign policy so well during the Cold War is no longer a viable foreign policy option. This dissertation examines the restructuring of Japanese foreign policy since the...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization

    By Sharon Wesoky

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    Examining Chinese domestic as well as international circumstances surrounding the emergence of an independent women's movement in Beijing in the 1990s, this book seeks to explain how such a movement could have arisen after the repression of student activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. It also...

    Published October 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  4. From Transition to Power Alternation

    Democracy in South Korea, 1987-1997

    By Carl Saxer

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    In 1987 South Korea began a democratic transition after almost three decades of significant economic development under authoritarian rule. Increased civil unrest caused by dissatisfaction resulted in the regime agreeing to constitutional changes in the summer of 1987. By 1992 the first president...

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. In Search of an Identity

    The Politics of History Teaching in Hong Kong, 1960s-2000

    By Edward Vickers

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 20th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Accommodating the Chinese

    The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920

    By Michelle Campbell Renshaw

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    This in-depth comparative study demonstrates that the hospital established in China - its planning and architecture, financing, and all aspects of day-to-day operation - differed from its counterpart at home. These differences were never due to a single, or even dominant cause. They were a result...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Indonesian Education

    Teachers, Schools, and Central Bureaucracy

    By Christopher Bjork

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    Indonesian Education: Teachers, Schools, and Central Authority, the first published study of life inside Indonesian schools, explores the role that classroom teachers' behavior and locates their actions within the broader cultures of education and government in Indonesia....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Pitfall or Panacea

    The Irony of U.S. Power in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

    By Yoneyuki Sugita

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    The main purpose of this book is to shed light on the limitations of the American hegemony in occupied Japan. Previous studies share the assumption that the United States was in a near-monopoly position to shape the postwar development in Japan as well as in the Asia-Pacific region. The book goes...

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Making a Market Economy

    The Institutionalizational Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community

    By Ning Wang

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. A Path Toward Gender Equality

    State Feminism in Japan

    By Yoshie Kobayashi

    Series: East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture

    The first study of state feminism in a non-western nation state, this volume focuses on the activities and roles of the Women's Bureau of the Ministry of Labor in post-World War II Japan. While state feminism theory possesses a strong capability to examine state-society relationships in terms of...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge