1st Edition

Globalization and Civil Society in East Asian Space

Edited By Khatharya Um, Chiharu Takenaka Copyright 2023
    280 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    280 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book critically examines the impact of globalization, changing power dynamics, migration, and evolving rights regimes on regional order, discourse of national governance, state and society relations, and the development of civil society in East Asia.

    Providing a textured, critical reading of East Asia as an economically, socially, and politically dynamic region, this book also presents the region as one shaped simultaneously by progressive as well as regressive pulls. Attentive to prevailing issues as well as to states’ and civil societies’ responses to them, it focuses on changing societies and politics in East Asia, particularly on shifting notions of citizenship, nationhood, and peoplehood. The contributions feature new and timely conclusions drawn from multidisciplinary fields including law, public policy, sociology, Asian studies, gender, sexuality, and ethnic studies and include direct testimonies from citizens of East and Southeast Asia.

    Globalization and Civil Society in East Asian Space will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, political science, and Asian studies more broadly.

    Introduction: Globalization, Civil Society, and Changing East Asian Space
    Khatharya Um
    Part 1: Global Shifts and Challenges to the Liberal International Order
    1. State and Civil Society in East Asia in the Age of Globalization
    Chiharu Takenaka
    2. The Rise of China and the Future of Democracy and Civil Society in East Asia
    David Arase
    3. Mutually Assured Assertiveness? The Abe Government’s Response to China’s Global Rise
    Franziska Schultz
    Part 2: Changing Demographics, Nationhood, and Peoplehood: Migration, Diversity, and Inclusion
    4. The Persistence of Monoethnic Ideology in Multiethnic Japan
    John Lie
    5. Southeast Asian Mobilities and Immobilities in East Asian Space: Globalization, Migration, and the Roles of Civil Society
    Khatharya Um
    6. Diasporic Development and Socioeconomic Integration: New Chinese Migrants in a Globalized World
    Min Zhou and Hong Liu
    Part 3: Globalization, Pluralism , Governance, and Civil Society
    7. Active Democracy: How Political Activists and Ordinary Citizens Support Democracy in Taiwan
    Hannah June Kim and Lev Nachman
    8. Total Defense: Civil Society in Singapore and the Struggle Against Global Terrorism
    Yee-Kuang Heng
    9. Global, Regional, National and Local Aspects of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
    Toru Kurata
    10. Looking into States and Civil Societies in Taiwan and Singapore through the Lens of Sexual Minorities
    Keiko Tsuji Tamura


    Khatharya Um is Associate Dean of Social Sciences, and Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies-Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

    Chiharu Takenaka is a former Professor of International Politics at Graduate School of Law and Politics, Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan.