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  1. The Future of US-Korean Relations

    The Imbalance of Power

    Edited by John Feffer

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    US relations with North and South Korea have been characterized by profound asymmetries of power and perception which in recent years have led to increased tensions among the three countries. Bringing together twelve prominent experts on US-Korean and US-Pacific relations, this book explores the...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Empire and Neoliberalism in Asia

    Edited by Vedi R. Hadiz

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This book analyzes the overall effect of American primacy on social and political conflicts in Asia, discussing how the post-Cold War American agenda does not promote democratization in the region, in contradiction to one of the major proclaimed aims of the proponents of the Pax Americana. This...

    Published April 18th 2006 by Routledge

  3. Economic Development in Pacific Asia

    By Hafiz Akhand, Kanhaya Gupta

    During the period 1965 to 1990 East Asia was the world’s fastest growing region. Economic Development in Pacific Asia provides illuminating, non-technical perspectives on key facets of the region’s economies. The text focuses on the eight countries which accounted for the majority of the economic...

    Published September 5th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Koreans in Japan

    Critical Voices from the Margin

    Edited by Sonia Ryang

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asia's Transformations

    Koreans in Japan are a barely known minority, not only in the West but also within Japan itself. This pioneering study analyses these relations in the context of the particular conditions and constraints that Koreans face in Japanese society. The contributors cover a wide range of topics, including...

    Published April 28th 2005 by Routledge

  5. The Prospects for North Korea Survival

    By David Reese

    Series: Adelphi series

    North Korea’s economic and security policies imperil both itself and its neighbours. The economy has been contracting for almost a decade, and the regime appears unwilling or unable to arrest the decline. Instead, Pyongyang has resorted to begging for international aid. This approach alone cannot...

    Published February 14th 2005 by Routledge

  6. Times Past in Korea

    An Illustrated Collection of Encounters, Customs and Daily Life Recorded by Foreign Visitors

    By Martin Uden

    Series: Japan Library

    In earlier times, for the Chinese, Korea was 'the country of courteous people from the east', and for westerners 'the land of the morning calm' or 'hermit kingdom'. In this fascinating collection of writings on times past in Korea the author helps to lift the veil on this once closed country,...

    Published June 12th 2003 by Routledge

  7. Action Dharma

    New Studies in Engaged Buddhism

    Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish, Christopher Queen

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Action Dharma charts the emergence of a new chapter in an ancient faith - the rise of social service and political activism in Buddhist Asia and the West. Fourteen new essays treat the historical origins, global range, teachings and practices, and leaders and organizations that make up the latest...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Major World Religions

    From Their Origins To The Present

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    This work seeks to answer questions about the great religious traditions in the contemporary age. It focuses upon those religions that continue to demand the attention of the Western world. Following an introduction on the philosophy of religion, attention is focused on Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,...

    Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge

  9. 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 February 6th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Religious Motivation and the Origins of Buddhism

    A Social-Psychological Exploration of the Origins of a World Religion

    By Torkel Brekke

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Why did people in North India from the 5th century BC choose to leave the world and join the sect of the Buddha? This is the first book to apply the insights of social psychology in order to understand the religious motivation of the people who constituted the early Buddhist community. It also...

    Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge