The aim of this series is to publish original, high-quality work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of contemporary Asia.
Whole Person Education in East Asian Universities Perspectives from Philosophy and Beyond
By Kuei-tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao
January 29, 2024
Focusing on Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Mainland China, the contributors to this book analyze various cases of air pollution within East Asia. Air pollution in East Asia is a major health risk, which also has damaging impacts on the environment leading to impacts on society, economic growth, ...
By Anthony Spires, Akihiro Ogawa
January 29, 2024
This book represents a pioneering interdisciplinary effort to analyze Asian civil society under authoritarianism, a regime type that is re-appearing or deepening after several decades of increased political liberalization. By organizing its approach into four main themes, this volume succinctly ...
By Jongil Kim, Minjae Zoh
September 20, 2023
Kim and Zoh bring together a team of contributors to analyse the role of heritage studies across Asia, and its impact on Asia and its constituent countries. Is there such a thing as ‘Asian heritage’? Is it more helpful to understand Asia as a single unit, or as a set of sub- regions? What can we ...
By Naoki Sakai, Jon Solomon, Peter Button
July 21, 2023
This book critically analyzes the global hegemony of the United States – a hegemony whose innovative aspect consists in articulating postcoloniality to imperial control – in relation to knowledge and knowledge production. Through targeted case studies on the historical relationship between regional...
By Rahul K. Gairola, Sharanya Jayawickrama
May 31, 2023
The contributors to this volume re-think established insights of memory and trauma theory and enrich those studies with diverse Asian texts, critically analyzing literary and cultural representations of Asia and its global diasporas. They broaden the scope of memory and trauma studies by examining ...
By Benedict S. B. Chan, Victor C. M. Chan
May 31, 2023
This book provides much new thinking on the phenomenon of whole-person education, a phenomenon which features strongly in East Asian universities, and which aims to develop students intellectually, spiritually, and ethically, to master critical thinking skills, to explore ethical challenges in the ...
By Hyungkee Kim
February 24, 2023
Hyungkee Kim analyses the model of East Asian development as it existed during periods of high growth and how it was transformed by pressures from both the Washington consensus and its own internal contradictions. Many have discussed the successes and failures of the East Asian model, but Kim is ...
By Simon Avenell, Akihiro Ogawa
January 09, 2023
This edited volume addresses how transnational interactions among civil society actors in Asia and its sub-regions are helping to strengthen common democratic values and transform dominant processes of policymaking and corporate capitalism in the region. The contributors conceive of transnational ...
By Dennitza Gabrakova
November 18, 2022
This book examines four contemporary sites of visual culture in East Asia through the poetic prism of the “ruinous garden.” Framing destroyed, discarded, and displaced material objects within a rhetoric of development and relating this to the experience of ethnic/national culture, the book presents...
By Scott E. Simon, Jolan Hsieh, Peter Kang
November 04, 2022
This book draws attention to the issues of Indigenous justice and reconciliation in Taiwan, exploring how Indigenous actors affirm their rights through explicitly political and legal strategies, but also through subtle forms of justice work in films, language instruction, museums, and handicraft ...
By Iris Haukamp, Christin Hoene, Martyn Smith
August 22, 2022
This book examines the meanings, uses, and agency of voice, noise, sound, and sound technologies across Asia. Including a series of wide-ranging and interdisciplinary case studies, the book reveals sound as central to the experience of modernity in Asia and as essential to the understanding of the ...
By Kuei-Tien Chou, Koichi Hasegawa, Dowan Ku, Shu-Fen Kao
April 29, 2022
Asian countries are among the largest contributors to climate change. China, India, Japan and South Korea are among the top ten largest carbon emitters in the world, with South Korea, Japan and Taiwan also some of the largest on a per capita basis. At the same time, many Asian countries, notably ...