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Political Theories in East Asian Context


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Political Theories in East Asian Context aims to shed light on the essential theoretical issues spanning East Asia by situating them within cross-cultural frameworks that attend both to the particularity of East Asia as well as the potentially universal patterns arising from East Asia’s current issues that can be studied for the global prosperity. It reconsiders issues like historical reconciliation, nationalism, multicultural coexistence, political leadership, republicanism, and regional integration, with a view to opening the discourse of particular issues to a wider theoretical horizon. Including intellectuals in the field of political science, history, ethnic studies, sociology, and regional studies, this interdisciplinary endeavor is a deliberative forum in which we can reflect on ethical problems facing East Asia in the global era.

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Global Justice in East Asia

Global Justice in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Hugo El Kholi, Jun-Hyeok Kwak
December 05, 2019

As a fascinating study of global justice in Asia, this book presents a series of contributions reflecting upon the conditions of a greater involvement of East Asian traditions of thought in the debate on global justice. Including chapters on diverse issues such as global social inequalities, human ...

Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

Leo Strauss in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Sungwoo Park
October 30, 2019

This book analyzes the reception of Leo Strauss and his political philosophy in Northeast Asia. By juxtaposing the central idea of Strauss’s political philosophy with the question of modernity, the contributors explore the eclectic adaptations of Strauss in Northeast Asian countries as a ...

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

Religion and Nationalism in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Giorgio Shani, Takashi Kibe
September 18, 2019

This book re-examines the relationship between religion and nationalism in a contemporary Asian context, with a focus on East, South and South East Asia. Addressing empirical, analytical, and normative questions, it analyses selected case studies from across Asia, including China, India, Iraq, ...

Republicanism in Northeast Asia

Republicanism in Northeast Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Leigh Jenco
May 25, 2017

As rapid economic development brings increasing uncertainty in East Asia, interest in a new version of republicanism, termed iscalled neo-Roman republicanism, is growing across the region. Conceptualized as liberty as non-domination, this new form of republicanism has inspired not only Western but ...

Patriotism in East Asia

Patriotism in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda
May 24, 2017

Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities, ...

Worlding Multiculturalisms The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

Worlding Multiculturalisms: The Politics of Inter-Asian Dwelling

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel P. S. Goh
May 24, 2017

Worlding multiculturalisms are practices that infuse our arbitrary cultural lives with new things from other cultures in poetic ways to enable us to dwell and be at home with the complexity of the world. In the context of the crisis of multiculturalism in the West and the growing obsolescence of ...

Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

Inherited Responsibility and Historical Reconciliation in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Melissa Nobles
February 12, 2013

Contemporary East Asian societies are still struggling with complex legacies of colonialism, war and domination. Years of Japanese imperial occupation followed by the Cold War have entrenched competing historical understandings of responsibility for past crimes in Korea, China, Japan and elsewhere ...

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