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  1. Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Human Rights Discourse in North Korea

    Post-Colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives

    By Jiyoung Song

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This unique book examines the conceptual development of human rights in North Korea from historical, political and cultural perspectives. Dr Jiyoung Song explains how North Korea has understood the concepts of human rights in its public documents since its independence from Japan in 1945. Through...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Politics of Coalition in Korea

    Between Institutions and Culture

    By Youngmi Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies,...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Institutional Economics and National Competitiveness

    Edited by Young Back Choi

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Korean Women Managers and Corporate Culture

    Challenging Tradition, Choosing Empowerment, Creating Change

    By Jean R. Renshaw

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    The typical view of Korean women is not as managers. The stereotype is of Korean women serving and pleasing men, or more recently as aggressive shopkeepers and bar-owners. Very little has been written to challenge this misconception. This fascinating book reveals there have always been managers...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  7. US-Japan-North Korea Security Relations

    Irrepressible Interests

    By Anthony DiFilippo

    Series: Asian Security Studies

    This book examines the major security and related issues between the United States, Japan and North Korea (officially, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea - DPRK). Although focusing mainly on current issues, this book also provides sufficient historical background to enable readers...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Law and Development in Asia

    Edited by Gerald Paul McAlinn, Caslav Pejovic

    Series: Routledge Law in Asia

    This book fills a gap in the literature by presenting a comprehensive overview of the key issues relating to law and development in Asia. Over recent decades, experts in law and development have produced multiple theories on law and development, none of which were derived from close study of Asian...

    Published October 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. New Women in Colonial Korea

    A Sourcebook

    By Hyaeweol Choi

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book provides the first English translation of some of the central archival material concerning the development of New Woman (sin yosong) in Korea during the late nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. It includes selected writings of both women and men who put forward...

    Published September 24th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Economic Fundamentals of Power Plant Performance

    By Almas Heshmati

    Stability of the electricity industry is crucial for economic growth of all nations. Sustainable economic growth cannot be accomplished without secured energy supply. The book underlines how management of the electricity industry should be conducted and the efficient form of electricity market...

    Published September 12th 2013 by Routledge

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