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  1. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea

    Edited by Yun-shik Chang, Steven Hugh Lee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This edited collection traces the social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions of Korea’s dramatic transformation since the late nineteenth century. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the chapters examine the internal and external forces which facilitated the transition towards...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The Balance of Power in Asia-Pacific Security

    US-China Policies on Regional Order

    By Liselotte Odgaard

    Series: Politics in Asia

    Investigating the dynamics of balancing patterns in the Asia-Pacific, this book focuses particularly on the contribution of great powers and middle powers to regional stability. Taking the US and China as great powers, and using ASEAN, Russia, Australia and South Korea as example of middle powers,...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Food and Foodways in Asia

    Resource, Tradition and Cooking

    Edited by Sidney Cheung, Chee-Beng Tan

    Series: Anthropology of Asia

    Food is an important cultural marker of identity in contemporary Asian societies, and can provide a medium for the understanding of social relations, family and kinship, class and consumption, gender ideology, and cultural symbolism. However, a truly comprehensive view of food cannot neglect the...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Korean Developmental State

    From dirigisme to neo-liberalism

    By Iain Pirie

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The Korean Developmental State is a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of processes of state and economic restructuring in South Korea since the 1997 crisis. The book distinguishes itself from previous studies by consistently arguing that structural changes in the global political economy have...

    Published April 15th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Towards Responsible Government in East Asia

    Trajectories, Intentions and Meanings

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    This book explores the idea of responsible government in East Asia, arguing that many recent governance crises have resulted from responsibility failures on a huge scale. It distinguishes between accountability, which it argues has been overemphasised recently, and responsibility, which it...

    Published April 6th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Health Care in Malaysia

    The Dynamics of Provision, Financing and Access

    Edited by Heng Leng Chee, Simon Barraclough

    Series: Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

    The health care system in Malaysia has undergone a fundamental transformation over the last two decades. This book examines this transformation and explores the pressing issues it faces today. It includes coverage of: the evolution of the system since independence, from the colonial legacy of...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  7. Women and Labour Organizing in Asia

    Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

    Edited by Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  8. Asian Informal Workers

    Global Risks Local Protection

    By Santosh K. Mehrotra, Mario Biggeri

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    This thoroughly researched volume surveys the nature and extent of 'informal' work in Asia, which is a powerful and under-studied force in the region. After over half a century of development, even in the fast growing economies of Asia, the formal sector, and industrial jobs have grown rather...

    Published April 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Peasants and Revolution in Rural China

    Rural Political Change in the North China Plain and the Yangzi Delta, 1850-1949

    By Chang Liu

    Series: Routledge Studies on the Chinese Economy

    This book explores rural political change in China from 1850 to 1949 to help us understand China’s transformation from a weak, decaying agrarian empire to a unified, strong nation-state during this period. Based on local gazetteers, contemporary field studies, government archives, personal memoirs...

    Published April 2nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. Israel's Strategic Agenda

    Edited by Efraim Inbar

    Divided into two clear parts, the first part of this book examines political and economic factors in the global strategic environment including, the approach of US and EU foreign policies towards Israel, global trends in the field of defence industries and the energy sector and their implications...

    Published March 11th 2009 by Routledge