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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 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Nationalism, Political Realism and Democracy in Japan

    The thought of Masao Maruyama

    By Fumiko Sasaki

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Masao Maruyama was the most influential and respected political thinker in post-WWII Japan. He believed that the collective mentality, inherent in the traditional Japanese way of thinking, was a key reason for the defeat in WWII and was convinced that such thought needed to be modernized. In this...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Law and Policy for China's Market Socialism

    Edited by John Garrick

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    This edited volume presents fresh empirical research on the emerging outcomes of China’s law reforms. The chapters examine China’s ‘going out’ policy by addressing the ways in which the underpinning legal reforms enable China to pursue its core interests and broad international responsibilities as...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Manga and the Representation of Japanese History

    Edited by Roman Rosenbaum

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    This edited collection explores how graphic art and in particular Japanese manga represent Japanese history. The articles explore the representation of history in manga from disciplines that include such diverse fields as literary studies, politics, history, cultural studies, linguistics,...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Defending Rights in Contemporary China

    By Jonathan Benney

    Series: Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series

    The growth of rights defence movements in China reflects the increasing capacity of Chinese citizens to shape their own civic discourse in order to achieve diverse goals. Rights defence campaigns have taken novel forms which are unprecedented in China, including the use of the Internet by rights...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  6. Urban Spaces in Japan

    Cultural and Social Perspectives

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Evelyn Schulz

    Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

    Urban Spaces in Japan explores the workings of power, money and the public interest in the planning and design of Japanese space. Through a set of vivid case studies of well-known Japanese cities including Tokyo, Kobe, and Kyoto, this book examines the potential of civil society in contemporary...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  7. The Chinese Transformation of Corporate Culture

    By Colin Hawes

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    In recent years, Chinese policymakers and corporate leaders have focused significant attention on the concept of corporate culture. This book will reveal the political, social and economic factors behind the enormous current interest in corporate culture in China and provide a wide range of case...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Japan and Germany as Regional Actors

    Evaluating Change and Continuity after the Cold War

    By Alexandra Sakaki

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The end of the Cold War and the bipolar era constituted a significant change in Germany's and Japan's foreign policy settings, granting both countries greater leeway to pursue policies divergent from Washington's strategy. This important book fills a gap in the existing literature by employing an...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Mapping Media in China

    Region, Province, Locality

    Edited by Wanning Sun, Jenny Chio

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Mapping Media in China is the first book-length study that goes below the ‘national’ scale to focus on the rich diversity of media in China from local, provincial and regional angles. China’s media has played a crucial role in shaping and directing the country’s social and cultural changes, and...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  10. Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond

    Edited by Peng Er Lam

    Series: Politics in Asia

    The Fukuda Doctrine has been the official blueprint to Japan’s foreign policy towards Southeast Asia since 1977. This book examines the Fukuda Doctrine in the context of Japan-Southeast Asia relations, and discusses the possibility of a non-realist approach in the imagining and conduct of...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge