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Routledge Studies on Comparative Asian Politics

About the Series

Books in this series will cover such areas as political institutions and systems, political economy, political culture, political thought, political psychology, public administration, law, and political histories of Asia. The studies may deal with Asia as a whole, a single country, or a group of countries in Asia. Those studies that have a clear comparative edge are especially welcome."

The Editorial Board:

Alice Ba, University of Delaware, USA

Mark Beeson, University of Murdoch, Australia
Jennifer Bussell, University of California at Berkeley, USA
William Callahan, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Nobuhiro Hiwatari, University of Tokyo, Japan
Jia Qingguo, Peking University, China

Jin Canrong, Renmin University, China
David Kang, University of Southern California, USA

Peter Moody, Notre Dame University, USA
Mariya Y. Omelicheva, University of Kansas, USA
Naveed Sheikh, University of Keele, UK
Narendra Subramanian, McGill University, Canada

Rina Williams, University of Cincinnati, USA

Brian Woodall, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Quansheng Zhao, American University, USA

10 Series Titles

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Democratic Governance in Taiwan

Democratic Governance in Taiwan

1st Edition


Edited By John Fuh-Sheng Hsieh, Robert Henry Cox
October 24, 2022

This book employs a policy-based approach to examine the emerging governance structure in Taiwan, one of several countries in East Asia where democratic consolidation is firmly established. Each chapter provides a detailed investigation of reforms that have helped to strengthen Taiwan’s democracy ...

US-China-Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden Towards a Nationalist Strategy

US-China-Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden: Towards a Nationalist Strategy

1st Edition


By Dean P. Chen
July 08, 2022

This book explores U.S.-Taiwan-China relations during both the Trump and Biden administrations, revealing how policy changes under both presidents have impacted Washington’s decades-long strategic policy framework for Cross-Strait Relations. By tracing the continuities and changes of U.S. Strategic...

China’s Grand Strategy Under Xi Jinping How History Complicates Beijing’s Global Outreach

China’s Grand Strategy Under Xi Jinping: How History Complicates Beijing’s Global Outreach

1st Edition

By Niv Horesh
May 30, 2022

This book attempts to identify change and continuity in PRC grand strategy, and the extent to which Chinese imperial history complicates PRC global outreach in the Xi Jinping era. Empires convey the wish to make the world a better place – even in the midst of oppression – and are eschatological in...

Chinese Ideology

Chinese Ideology

1st Edition

Edited By Shiping Hua
August 17, 2021

This book traces ideological trends in China through a range of historical and comparative perspectives, spanning the ancient belief systems of Confucianism, Legalism, and Taoism to political ideologies of the present day. Chapters in this edited volume are divided into four parts: traditional ...

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA A New Global Order?

The Evolving Relationship between China, the EU and the USA: A New Global Order?

1st Edition

Edited By Jing Men, Simon Schunz, Duncan Freeman
December 05, 2019

This book closely scrutinizes the individual and collective roles played by China, the EU and the USA in contemporary world politics. Examining the three actors’ respective strategic and policy positions on and behaviour towards the flux of the contemporary global order, the analysis focuses on ...

Social Cohesion in Asia Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics

Social Cohesion in Asia: Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics

1st Edition

Edited By Aurel Croissant, Peter Walkenhorst
November 27, 2019

This book explores the historical origins, contemporary dynamics and future challenges of social cohesion in South, Southeast and East Asia—one of the most dynamic and at the same time heterogeneous regions in the world, in terms of economic, political and human development. The comparative case ...

Japanese Contemporary Politics

Japanese Contemporary Politics

1st Edition

By Akio Igarashi
June 18, 2018

In the postwar period, Japanese politics has evolved considerably, with issues of gender, representation, and household economics becoming increasingly salient. Meanwhile, since the end of the Cold War, Japan has joined other developed states in the process of decentralization and ...

China's Global Political Economy Managerial Perspectives

China's Global Political Economy: Managerial Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Taylor, Jacques Jaussaud
April 09, 2018

Much has been written about China’s economy, as well as its business management system. China's Global Political Economy, however, is designed to bring together these two perspectives, serving to enhance our understanding of China’s growing global role. Examining changes in the management ...

An East Asian Challenge to Western Neoliberalism Critical Perspectives on the ‘China Model’

An East Asian Challenge to Western Neoliberalism: Critical Perspectives on the ‘China Model’

1st Edition

By Niv Horesh, Kean Fan Lim
August 16, 2017

Analysts generally agree that, in the long term, the biggest challenge to American hegemony is not military, but rather China’s economic rise. This perception is spread in no small measure because Xi Jinping has – in the face of patent military inferiority – conducted himself much more boldly on ...

The Authoritarian Public Sphere Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

The Authoritarian Public Sphere: Legitimation and Autocratic Power in North Korea, Burma, and China

1st Edition

By Alexander Dukalskis
February 06, 2017

Authoritarian regimes craft and disseminate reasons, stories, and explanations for why they are entitled to rule. To shield those legitimating messages from criticism, authoritarian regimes also censor information that they find threatening. While committed opponents of the regime may be violently ...

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