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Forthcoming Korean Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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....

    To Be Published May 7th 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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,...

    To Be Published May 8th 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. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book survey the essentials of East Asian history: important historical...

    To Be Published May 14th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  6. 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....

    To Be Published May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  7. IT Development in Korea

    A Broadband Nirvana?

    By Kwang-Suk Lee

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book investigates the contextual factors that led to Korean society becoming ‘broadband heaven’ — the most wired nation in the world — by scrutinizing the historical contexts surrounding the Korean Information Infrastructure (KII) project (1995–2005), which aimed to establish a nationwide...

    To Be Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published June 19th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Asia Struggles with Democracy

    Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance....

    To Be Published July 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Failure of Socialism in South Korea

    1945-2007

    By Yunjong Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right...

    To Be Published July 22nd 2015 by Routledge