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Developmental Dilemmas Land Reform and Institutional Change in China

Developmental Dilemmas: Land Reform and Institutional Change in China

1st Edition

By Peter Ho
March 10, 2009

Developmental Dilemmas singles out land as an object of study and places it in the context of one of the world's largest and most populous countries undergoing institutional reform: the People's Republic of China. The book demonstrates that private property protected by law, the principle of '...

How China Works Perspectives on the Twentieth-Century Industrial Workplace

How China Works: Perspectives on the Twentieth-Century Industrial Workplace

1st Edition

Edited By Jacob Eyferth
March 10, 2009

Spanning the whole of the twentieth century, How China Works examines the labour issues surrounding the workplace in China in both the Republican and People's Republic epochs. The international team of contributors treat China's twentieth-century revolution as an industrial ...

Japanese Diasporas Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures

Japanese Diasporas: Unsung Pasts, Conflicting Presents and Uncertain Futures

1st Edition

Edited By Nobuko Adachi
January 30, 2009

Japanese Diasporas examines the relationship of overseas Japanese and their descendents (Nikkei) with their home and host nations, focusing on the political, social and economic struggles of Nikkei. Frequently abandoned by their homeland, and experiencing alienation in their host nations, the ...

medi@sia Global Media/tion In and Out of Context

[email protected]: Global Media/tion In and Out of Context

1st Edition

By T.J.M. Holden, Timothy J. Scrase
July 21, 2008

This new inter-disciplinary book is the first comparative, case-based analysis of media panoply in (and out of) Asia today. Examining what the authors call the "media/tion equation", the contributors demonstrate the multiple links between media, society and culture, and advance ...

Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan

Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Matthew Allen, Rumi Sakamoto
March 24, 2008

Japanese popular culture is constantly evolving in the face of internal and external influence. Popular Culture, Globalization and Japan examines this evolution from a new and challenging perspective by focusing on the movements of popular culture into and out of Japan. Taking a multidisciplinary ...

Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan

Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan

1st Edition

Edited By Mark McLelland, Romit Dasgupta
December 15, 2005

Incorporating Japanese language materials and field-based research, this compelling collection of essays takes a comparative look at the changing notions of gender and sexual diversity in Japan, considering both heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, lifestyles and identities. Written by key...

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa Literature and Memory

The American Occupation of Japan and Okinawa: Literature and Memory

1st Edition

By Michael S. Molasky
April 30, 2001

How do the Japanese and Okinawans remember Occupation? How is memory constructed and transmitted? Michael Molasky explores these questions through careful, sensitive readings of literature from mainland Japan and Okinawa. This book sheds light on difficult issues of war, violence, prostitution, ...

Imperialism in Southeast Asia

Imperialism in Southeast Asia

1st Edition

By Nicholas Tarling
November 11, 2004

Imperialism in Southeast Asia examines its subject against a backdrop of those countries that could at a given time be called imperialist: Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the US. Examining the imperialist phenomenon from this wide-ranging perspective reveals imperialism as driven by ...

Internationalizing the Pacific The United States, Japan and the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1919-1945

Internationalizing the Pacific: The United States, Japan and the Institute of Pacific Relations, 1919-1945

1st Edition

By Tomoko Akami
December 14, 2001

The Institute of Pacific Relations was a pioneering intellectual-political organization that shaped public knowledge and both elite and popular discourse throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond during the inter-war years. Inspired by Wilsonian internationalism after the 1919 formation of the ...

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