New and Published Books
11-20 of 41 results in 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 26th 2012 by Routledge
Calling for the Destruction of 'Class Enemies' in China, 1949-1953
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 25th 2012 by Routledge
Identity, Representation and Citizenship
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 27th 2012 by Routledge
The Women's Movement and the State in Postwar Japan
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 29th 2012 by Routledge
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 9th 2012 by Routledge
Centralization of Power and Rationalization of the Legal System
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 22nd 2012 by Routledge
The Tokyo Hardcore Scene
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 28th 2011 by Routledge
Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945
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 13th 2011 by Routledge
The Television Revolution in Asia
This book is about the processes of globalization, demonstrated through a comparative study of three television case histories in Asia. Also illustrated are different approaches to providing television services in the world: public service (NHK in Japan), state (CCTV in China) and commercial (STAR...
Published June 9th 2010 by Routledge
Envisioning Democracy in China
This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West....
Published March 17th 2010 by Routledge
History of Japanese Policies in Education Aid to Developing Countries, 1950s-1990s: The Role of the Subgovernmental Processes
To Be Published August 14th 2014
The Renaissance of Takefu: How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town
To Be Published August 14th 2014