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New and Published Books

  1. 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 14th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the...

    Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge

  5. Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the...

    Published March 30th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Growth, Crisis and the Korean Economy

    By Dongchul Cho

    Since the 2008 global financial crisis, policymakers as well as academicians have been seeking to fathom why subsequent recoveries remain tenuous. Other outstanding issues that they have been trying to understand include: why do some economies grow faster than others? How should the exchange rate...

    Published March 16th 2015 by Routledge

  7. State-centric to Contested Social Governance in Korea

    Shifting Power

    By Hyuk-Rae Kim

    Series: Routledge Studies on Modern Korea

    In this interdisciplinary study of governance, Hyuk-Rae Kim traces how civil society and NGOs have evolved over time, how they differ in motivation from their Western counterparts, and the role civil society NGOs have played in consolidating democracy as the governance system in Korea changes from...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Economy-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia

    Edited by T.J. Pempel

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The dynamics of Northeast Asia have traditionally been considered primarily in military and hard security terms or alternatively along their economic dimensions. This book argues that relations among the states of Northeast Asia are far more comprehensible when the mutually shaping interactions...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  9. De-Bordering Korea

    Tangible and Intangible Legacies of the Sunshine Policy

    Edited by Valérie Gelézeau, Koen De Ceuster, Alain Delissen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    As tensions remain on the Korean peninsula, this book looks back on the decade of improved inter-Korean relations and engagement between 1998 and 2008, now known as the ‘Sunshine Policy’ era. Moving beyond traditional economic and political perspectives, it explores how this decade of intensified...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  10. East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge