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  1. The Koreas

    2nd Edition

    By Charles K. Armstrong

    Presenting a succinct, historically informed introduction to North and South Korea, the second edition of The Koreas considers the radically different ways these countries have dealt with the growing challenges of globalization. Since the first edition’s publication, the economic, political, and...

    Published August 25th 2013 by Routledge

  2. South Korea in Transition

    Politics and Culture of Citizenship

    Edited by Kyung-Sup Chang

    South Korea has continued to impress the world in the way it has harnessed social modernization, economic development, political democratization and, most recently, multi-faceted globalization. Relying on both established and inventive citizenship perspectives, the authors in this volume...

    Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations...

    Published July 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Negotiating with North Korea

    The Six Party Talks and the Nuclear Issue

    By Leszek Buszynski

    Series: Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

    North Korea’s nuclear weapons program has provoked much apprehension in the international community in recent years. The Six Party Talks were convened in 2003 to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. They brought together the US, China, Russia, Japan as well as North and South Korea...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Asian Perspectives on Teacher Education

    Edited by Shin'ichi Suzuki, Edward R. Howe

    Research into teacher education is dominated by Anglophone literature, with the inevitable result that teacher education in non-English speaking regions of the world largely remains unexamined. This book fills the gap in the existing literature and comprises twelve invited contributions from an...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Changing Power Relations in Northeast Asia

    Implications for Relations between Japan and South Korea

    Edited by Marie Soderberg

    Series: European Institute of Japanese Studies East Asian Economics and Business Series

    This book analyses the Japanese-South Korean relationship from various angles including politics, security, economics, culture and immigration. In a sense the two countries are natural partners. Both are democratic societies, they are economically strong and are the only two Asian countries that...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Re-Evaluating Education in Japan and Korea

    De-mystifying Stereotypes

    By Hyunjoon Park

    Series: Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia

    International comparisons of student achievement in mathematics, science, and reading have consistently shown that Japanese and Korean students outperform their peers in other parts of world. Understandably, this has attracted many policymakers and researchers seeking to emulate this success, but...

    Published May 14th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism

    Spectacle, Politics and History

    By Hong Kal

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    While most studies on Korean nationalism centre on textual analysis, Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism offers a different approach. It looks at expositions, museums and the urban built environment at particular moments in both colonial and postcolonial eras and analyses their discursive...

    Published May 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Digital Development in Korea

    Building an Information Society

    By Myung Oh, James Larson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book explores the role of digital information and communications technology in South Korea’s development, starting with and building upon the crucial developments of the 1980s. Its perspective draws on the information society concept and on a conceptual model of strategic restructuring of...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge

  10. South Korean Social Movements

    From Democracy to Civil Society

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Paul Chang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book explores the evolution of social movements in South Korea by focusing on how they have become institutionalized and diffused in the democratic period. The contributors explore the transformation of Korean social movements from the democracy campaigns of the 1970s and 1980s to the rise of...

    Published April 29th 2013 by Routledge