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New and Published Books

  1. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and...

    Published June 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Korean Paekjong Under Japanese Rule

    The Quest for Equality and Human Rights

    By Joong-Seop Kim

    Traditional Korean society was characterized by a rigid hierarchy. The minority Paekjong were the lowest group of the lowest rank of the shinbun class system, and were treated as outcasts throughout the Choson period (1392-1910). This book deals with their historical and social background, and...

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Buddhism and Human Rights

    By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume....

    Published June 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. East Asia in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Anne Prescott

    Series: Foundations in Global Studies

    From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia, with an emphasis on the globalizing processes the region is undergoing. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book...

    Published May 19th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Life and Learning of Korean Artists and Craftsmen

    Rhizoactivity

    By Dae Joong Kang

    Series: Routledge Research in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

    This book brings out the need for lifelong learning theory and explores how it is possible from a postmodern perspective. The book uses life history that has gained its popularity in social science research to overcome the dichotomy between individual and society or between agency and structure....

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises

    Narrative and Constructive Engagement

    By Morse Tan

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting...

    Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    Series: Routledge Research in Sports History

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the...

    Published April 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara....

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge