Asian Studies: Korean Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of Tiger Management: Korean Companies in Global Competition book cover

    The Evolution of Tiger Management

    Korean Companies in Global Competition, 2nd Edition

    By Martin Hemmert

    Throughout the last several decades, Korean companies have become strong global competitors in a wide range of manufacturing industries. How did they achieve this exceptional performance? The Evolution of Tiger Management uncovers the secret of their success through a comprehensive analysis of…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Poetry and its Publics: From Colonial Taiwan to 3.11 book cover

    Japanese Poetry and its Publics

    From Colonial Taiwan to 3.11

    By Dean Anthony Brink

      This book aims to explore precisely how modern Japanese poetry has remained central to public life in both Japan and its former colony of Taiwan. Though classical Japanese poetry has captivated the imagination of Asian studies scholars, little research has been conducted to explore its role in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • A Korean Approach to Actor Training book cover

    A Korean Approach to Actor Training

    By Jeungsook Yoo

    A Korean Approach to Actor Training develops a vital, intercultural method of performer training, introducing Korean and more broadly East Asian discourses into contemporary training and acting practice. This volume examines the psychophysical nature of a performer's creative…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Routledge

  • The Cold War in East Asia book cover

    The Cold War in East Asia

    By Xiaobing Li

    This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Politics and Leadership in North Korea: The Guerilla Dynasty book cover

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea

    The Guerilla Dynasty, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea, now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Korea's Retirement Predicament: The Ageing Tiger book cover

    Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Tun-Jen Cheng, Yun-Han Chu

    This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Venture Capital and Firm Performance: The Korean Experience in a Global Perspective book cover

    Venture Capital and Firm Performance

    The Korean Experience in a Global Perspective

    By Jaeho Lee

    This book provides an analysis of the impact on underpricing and long-term performance of venture capital in IPOs, and of the ownership characteristics of venture capital companies. It investigates the performance of IPOs in Korea during the dot-com bubble-and-bust period. The book looks at venture…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

  • Origins of the North Korean Garrison State: The People’s Army and the Korean War book cover

    Origins of the North Korean Garrison State

    The People’s Army and the Korean War

    By Youngjun Kim

    This book investigates the origins of the North Korean garrison state by examining the development of the Korean People’s Army and the legacies of the Korean War. Despite its significance, there are very few books on the Korean People’s Army with North Korean primary sources being difficult to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Cold War History

  • Sport in Korea: History, development, management book cover

    Sport in Korea

    History, development, management

    Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub

    Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea: Sounding Out K-Pop book cover

    Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

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