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  1. Ageing in East Asia

    Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  2. Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context

    Edited by Bernard Faure

    The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  3. The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Third and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    Series: Politics in Asia

    This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-Cold War uncertainties that challenged the balance and power...

    Published January 27th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

    By David Webster

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in...

    Published January 19th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The Concept of the Buddha

    Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

    By Guang Xing

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed,...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Frontier Contact Between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan

    By James B. Lewis

    East Asia from 1400 to 1850 was a vibrant web of connections, and the southern coast of the Korean peninsula participated in a maritime world that stretched to Southeast Asia and beyond. Within this world were Japanese pirates, traders, and fishermen. They brought things to the Korean peninsula...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research

    Transcending the Boundaries

    Edited by D.K. Nauriyal, Michael S. Drummond, Y.B. Lal

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that...

    Published September 11th 2010 by Routledge

  8. New Millennium South Korea

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Transnational Movements

    Edited by Jesook Song

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    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 September 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific

    A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

    By Chilla Bulbeck

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    ‘Sex, love and feminism’ are three aspects of the rapidly changing gender relations that shape young people’s lives in the Asia Pacific region. Much has been written about rapidly changing countries in Asia, most recently China and India. With the global spread of capitalist production and...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Asian States

    Beyond the Developmental Perspective

    Edited by Richard Boyd, Tak-Wing Ngo

    Series: Politics in Asia

    A team of international leading experts provide a much needed re-examination of the theoretical claims and the empirical foundation of developmental state theory. Asian States argues that regardless of the merits of the developmental state as an explanation of economic growth, it falls far...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge