This series aims to publish the best new scholarly work focusing on Japan, Greater China and North and South Korea. It will examine political, historical, economic and social themes from the region, and include the work of both established scholars and those at earlier stages in their careers.
Mental Illness, Dementia and Family in China
Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China
Japan on Display Photography and the Emperor
Korea's Development Under Park Chung Hee
Postmodern, Feminist and Postcolonial Currents in Contemporary Japanese Culture A Reading of Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin
Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique
By Guy Ramsay
March 15, 2013
With rapid economic progress and increasing life expectancy in East Asian societies, more attention is being paid by their governments, the media and the academy to mental illness and dementia. While clinical research on mental illness and dementia in Chinese societies acknowledges the importance ...
By Cuncun Wu
November 14, 2012
Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China is the richest exploration to date of late imperial Chinese literati interest in male love. Employing primary sources such as miscellanies, poetry, fiction and 'flower guides', Wu Cuncun argues that male homoeroticism played a central role in the ...
By Morris Low
November 01, 2012
Sixty years on from the end of the Pacific War, Japan on Display examines representations of the Meiji emperor, Mutsuhito (1852-1912) and his grandson the Showa emperor, Hirohito who was regarded as a symbol of the nation, in both war and peacetime. Much of this representation was aided by the ...
By Hyung-A Kim
December 08, 2011
Based on personal interviews with the principal policy-makers of the 1970s, Korea's Development under Park Chung-Hee examines how the president sought to develop South Korea into an independent, autonomous sovereign state both economically and militarily. Kim provides a new narrative in the complex...
By David G. Wittner
July 24, 2009
In this book David Wittner situates Japan’s Meiji Era experience of technology transfer and industrial modernization within the realm of culture, politics, and symbolism, examining how nineteenth century beliefs in civilization and enlightenment influenced the process of technological choice. ...
By Fuminobu Murakami
April 29, 2009
Using the Euro-American theoretical framework of postmodernism, feminism and post-colonialism, this book analyses the fictional and critical work of four contemporary Japanese writers; Murakami Haruki, Yoshimoto Banana, Yoshimoto Takaaki and Karatani Kojin. In addition the author reconsiders this ...
By Sonia Ryang
July 21, 2004
Japan and National Anthropology: A Critique is an empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated study which challenges the conventional view of Japanese studies in general and the Anglophone anthropological writings on Japan in particular. Sonia Ryang explores the process by which the postwar ...
By Seung Ho Kwon, Michael O'Donnell
May 29, 2001
This important new study argues that an historical analysis of the labour-management policies of the Korean family conglomerates, or chaebol, is essential for a complete understanding of the dynamics of South Korean industrial relations. Focusing on the labour-management strategies of the Hyundai ...