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  1. Contemporary South Korean Society

    A Critical Perspective

    Edited by Hee-Yeon Cho, Lawrence Surendra, Hyo-Je Cho

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The growing importance of the Korean economy in the global arena and the spread of the so-called ‘Korean wave’ in Asia mean there is an increasing desire to understand contemporary Korean Society. To this end, this book provides a critical and progressive analysis of the diverse issues that impact...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Buddhism and Deconstruction

    Towards a Comparative Semiotics

    By Dr Youxuan Wang, Wang Youxuan

    This is a semiotic study of a corpus of texts that Kumârajîva (344-413 CE), Paramârtha (499~569 CE) and Xuanzang (599~664 CE) transmitted from India to China, featuring a critical reading of the Dazhidu Lun (T1509, Mahâ-Prajñâpâramitâ-upadeúa-Úâstra), San Wuxing Lun (T1617, Try-asvabhâva-prakara.na...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  3. State Formation in Korea

    Emerging Elites

    By Gina Barnes

    This volume brings together for the first time a significant body of Professor Barnes' scholarly writing on early Korean state formation, integrated so that successive topics form a coherent overview of the problems and solutions in peninsular state formation....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  4. New Millennium South Korea

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements

    Edited by Jesook Song

    Despite the common held belief that Asian nations have displayed anti-market tendencies of under-consumption and export-oriented trade since the Asian financial crisis, in the 10 years since the crisis, South Korea has bucked this trend accruing a higher debt rate than the US. This groundbreaking...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. US-Asia Economic Relations

    A political economy of crisis and the rise of new business actors

    By Justin Robertson

    In a world of continuing financial volatility, this book critically evaluates the oft-cited claim that US firms and the US government attempt to open emerging markets in economic distress and acquire valuable industrial and financial assets. Focusing particularly on Korea and Thailand, the...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Pain and Its Ending

    The Four Noble Truths in the Theravada Buddhist Canon

    By Carol Anderson

    Demonstrates how the four noble truths are used thorughout the Pali canon as a symbol of Buddha's enlightenment and as a doctrine within a larger network of Buddha's teachings. Their unique nature rests in their function as a proposition and as a symbol in the Theravada canon....

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Koreans in the Persian Gulf

    Policies and International Relations

    By Shirzad Azad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Analyzing the Korean Peninsula’s contemporary engagement with the Persian Gulf region from the 1950s to the present day, the book begins by asking the following question: What drew Koreans to the region in the first place and under what circumstances were they drawn there? While taking into...

    Published February 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. East Asian Development Model

    Twenty-first century perspectives

    Edited by Shiping Hua, Ruihua Hu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    Given the impressive growth in East Asia after World War II, initially led by Japan, the region's development models have been scrutinized since the 1980s. The shared Confucian cultural heritage, strong government guidance, and export led economies were often cited as contributors to the impressive...

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport and Nationalism in Asia

    Power, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    Series: Asian States and Empires

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge