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  1. 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 27th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Origins of Leftwing Cinema in China, 1932-37

    By Vivian Shen

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

    This book takes a cultural studies approach to analyze and account for the ways in which related to film, literature, cultural production, ideology, social change and modernity were in raised in the leftwing film movement of the 1930s....

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  3. American Women Missionaries at Kobe College, 1873-1909

    By Noriko Kawamura Ishii

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

    This study examines one aspect of American women's professionalization and the implications of the cross-cultural dialogue between American woman missionaries and Japanese students and supporters at Kobe College between 1873 and 1909....

    Published July 27th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Words Kill

    Calling for the Destruction of 'Class Enemies' in China, 1949-1953

    By Cheng-Chih Wang

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

    When Communist revolutionaries seized control of Mainland China in 1949, they faced enormous challenges of state and nation building. China occupied a vast territory, had a huge and poorly integrated population and suffered from a woefully backward economy. Building a Socialist Chinese state...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia

    Identity, Representation and Citizenship

    By Timothy P. Daniels

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

    This text contains an examination of processes of cultural citizenship in peninsular Malaysia. In particular, it focuses upon the diverse residents of the southwestern state of Melaka and their negotiations of belonging and incorporation in Malaysian society. Following political independence and...

    Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Cooperation over Conflict

    The Women's Movement and the State in Postwar Japan

    By Miriam Murase

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

    Japan's postwar transformation has been hailed as nothing short of a miracle. Yet, in the midst of massive social, economic, political, and cultural change, gender inequality persists at remarkably high levels. The paradox of Japan's progress against the persistence of gender inequality raises the...

    Published April 30th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Workers’ Democracy in China's Transition from State Socialism

    By Stephen E. Philion

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

    This fascinating book is among the first to examine state workers’ protests against privatization in China. Philion discusses how Chinese state enterprise workers have engaged a discourse of ‘workers democracy’ in the process of struggle with the new social relations of work that are engendered by...

    Published April 10th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Changing Chinese Legal System, 1978 – Present

    Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System

    By Bin Liang

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

    This groundbreaking book examines the changing Chinese legal system since 1978. In addition to historical analyses of changes at the economic, political-legal, and social levels, Liang gives special attention to crime and punishment functions of the legal system, and the current judicial...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Making Music in Japan’s Underground

    The Tokyo Hardcore Scene

    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

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

    Grounded in the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Popular Music Studies, and Japanese Studies, this book explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, ultimately asking what play as resistance through performance of the scene tells us about Japanese society in general. Matsue highlights the...

    Published July 29th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Buddhism, War, and Nationalism

    Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945

    By Xue Yu

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

    This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks...

    Published April 14th 2011 by Routledge

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