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New and Published Books

  1. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published September 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. East Asia's Demand for Energy, Minerals and Food

    The International Politics of Resources

    Edited by Kate Barclay, Graeme Smith

    China Japan and South Korea’s international relations are shaped by the fact that all three countries are significant importers of resources. This book brings together work on specific aspects of the politics of resources for each of these countries, regionally and internationally. There are some...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and...

    Published September 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

    Edited by Paul G. Harris, Graeme Lang

    Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Korean War at Sixty

    New Approaches to the Study of the Korean War

    Edited by Steven Casey

    Korea used to be the ‘forgotten war.’ Now, however, experts widely view it as a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War, while its legacy still scars contemporary East Asian politics. The sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War is a fitting time both to assess the current state of...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia

    Edited by Jie Yang

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to...

    Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge