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East Asia: History, Politics, Sociology and Culture


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State Formation, Property Relations, & the Development of the Tokugawa Economy (1600-1868)

State Formation, Property Relations, & the Development of the Tokugawa Economy (1600-1868)

1st Edition

By Grace Kwon
January 20, 2016

Before the late 1960s, Japan historians characterized the Early Modern Japanese economy in waht are typical feudal terms. Considered backward and stagnant, it was argued that the economy eventually collapsed under the weight of its own internal limitations. This narrative has given way in the past ...

The Renaissance of Takefu How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town

The Renaissance of Takefu: How People and the Local Past Changed the Civic Life of a Regional Japanese Town

1st Edition

By Guven Peter Witteveen
May 30, 2014

This book tells the story of a citizen group through the example and results of their participation in local civic life. The book draws attention to the complicated conditions under which civic participation may succeed. The story is about the individuals and organizations in the regional Japanese ...

Making a Market Economy The Institutionalizational Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community

Making a Market Economy: The Institutionalizational Transformation of a Freshwater Fishery in a Chinese Community

1st Edition

By Ning Wang
September 10, 2012

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization

Chinese Feminism Faces Globalization

1st Edition

By Sharon Wesoky
October 23, 2013

Examining Chinese domestic as well as international circumstances surrounding the emergence of an independent women's movement in Beijing in the 1990s, this book seeks to explain how such a movement could have arisen after the repression of student activists in Tiananmen Square in 1989. It also ...

Japan's Foreign Policy Maturation A Quest for Normalcy

Japan's Foreign Policy Maturation: A Quest for Normalcy

1st Edition

By Kevin Cooney
October 23, 2013

The sudden end of the Cold War took the Japanese foreign policy community by surprise. The Yoshida Doctrine which served Japanese foreign policy so well during the Cold War is no longer a viable foreign policy option. This dissertation examines the restructuring of Japanese foreign policy since the...

Buddhism, War, and Nationalism Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945

Buddhism, War, and Nationalism: Chinese Monks in the Struggle Against Japanese Aggression 1931-1945

1st Edition

By Xue Yu
April 14, 2011

This thesis examines the doctrinal grounds and different approaches to working out this "new Buddhist tradition," a startling contrast to the teachings of non-violence and compassion which have made Buddhism known as a religion of peace. In scores of articles as war approached in 1936-37, new monks...

Liberal Rights and Political Culture Envisioning Democracy in China

Liberal Rights and Political Culture: Envisioning Democracy in China

1st Edition

By Zhenghuan Zhou
March 18, 2010

This book argues that the liberal concept of rights presupposes and is grounded in an individualistic culture or shared way of relating, and that this particular shared way of relating emerged only in the wake of the Reformation in the modern West....

Global Media The Television Revolution in Asia

Global Media: The Television Revolution in Asia

1st Edition

By James D. White
June 10, 2010

This book is about the processes of globalization, demonstrated through a comparative study of three television case histories in Asia. Also illustrated are different approaches to providing television services in the world: public service (NHK in Japan), state (CCTV in China) and commercial (STAR ...

From Transition to Power Alternation Democracy in South Korea, 1987-1997

From Transition to Power Alternation: Democracy in South Korea, 1987-1997

1st Edition

By Carl Saxer
September 03, 2013

In 1987 South Korea began a democratic transition after almost three decades of significant economic development under authoritarian rule. Increased civil unrest caused by dissatisfaction resulted in the regime agreeing to constitutional changes in the summer of 1987. By 1992 the first president ...

In Search of an Identity The Politics of History Teaching in Hong Kong, 1960s-2000

In Search of an Identity: The Politics of History Teaching in Hong Kong, 1960s-2000

1st Edition

By Edward Vickers
June 21, 2013

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Accommodating the Chinese The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920

Accommodating the Chinese: The American Hospital in China, 1880-1920

1st Edition

By Michelle Campbell Renshaw
May 01, 2013

This in-depth comparative study demonstrates that the hospital established in China - its planning and architecture, financing, and all aspects of day-to-day operation - differed from its counterpart at home. These differences were never due to a single, or even dominant cause. They were a result ...

Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia Identity, Representation and Citizenship

Building Cultural Nationalism in Malaysia: Identity, Representation and Citizenship

1st Edition

By Timothy P. Daniels
June 28, 2012

This text contains an examination of processes of cultural citizenship in peninsular Malaysia. In particular, it focuses upon the diverse residents of the southwestern state of Melaka and their negotiations of belonging and incorporation in Malaysian society. Following political independence and ...

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