Asian Studies: Korean Studies

  • Kim Jong-il's Leadership of North Korea

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    Kim Jong Il came to power after the death of his father Kim Il Sung in 1994. Contrary to expectations, he has succeeded in maintaining enough political stability to remain in power. Kim Jong Il's Leadership of North Korea is an examination of how political power has been developed, transmitted from…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Ageing in East Asia

    Challenges and Policies for the Twenty-First Century

    Edited by Tsung-hsi Fu, Rhidian Hughes

    Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the…

    Paperback – 2011-03-24
    Routledge
    Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

  • Chan Buddhism in Ritual Context

    Edited by Bernard Faure

    The essays in this volume attempt to place the Chan and Zen tradition in their ritual and cultural contexts, looking at various aspects heretofore largely (and unduly) ignored. In particular, they show the extent to which these traditions, despite their claim to uniqueness, were indebted to larger…

    Paperback – 2011-02-10
    Routledge

  • The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Third and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    This fully revised third edition of Michael Yahuda's extremely successful textbook brings the region fully up-to-date, introducing students to the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region since 1945. As well as assessing the post-Cold War uncertainties that challenged the balance and power…

    Paperback – 2011-01-28
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • The Philosophy of Desire in the Buddhist Pali Canon

    By David Webster

    David Webster explores the notion of desire as found in the Buddhist Pali Canon. Beginning by addressing the idea of a 'paradox of desire', whereby we must desire to end desire, the varieties of desire that are articulated in the Pali texts are examined. A range of views of desire, as found in…

    Paperback – 2011-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Concept of the Buddha

    Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

    By Guang Xing

    Guang Xing gives an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed,…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Frontier Contact Between Choson Korea and Tokugawa Japan

    By James B. Lewis

    East Asia from 1400 to 1850 was a vibrant web of connections, and the southern coast of the Korean peninsula participated in a maritime world that stretched to Southeast Asia and beyond. Within this world were Japanese pirates, traders, and fishermen. They brought things to the Korean peninsula…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17
    Routledge

  • Buddhist Thought and Applied Psychological Research

    Transcending the Boundaries

    Edited by D.K. Nauriyal, Michael S. Drummond, Y.B. Lal

    Written by leading scholars and including a foreword by the Dalai Lama, this book explores the interface between Buddhist studies and the uses of Buddhist principles and practices in psychotherapy and consciousness studies. The contributors present a compelling collection of articles that…

    Paperback – 2010-09-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific

    A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

    By Chilla Bulbeck

    ‘Sex, love and feminism’ are three aspects of the rapidly changing gender relations that shape young people’s lives in the Asia Pacific region. Much has been written about rapidly changing countries in Asia, most recently China and India. With the global spread of capitalist production and…

    Paperback – 2010-06-01
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Asian States

    Beyond the Developmental Perspective

    Edited by Richard Boyd, Tak-Wing Ngo

    A team of international leading experts provide a much needed re-examination of the theoretical claims and the empirical foundation of developmental state theory. Asian States argues that regardless of the merits of the developmental state as an explanation of economic growth, it falls far…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Transforming Corporate Governance in East Asia

    Edited by Curtis Milhaupt, Kon-Sik Kim, Hideki Kanda

    Over the past ten years, the corporate governance environment in East Asia has undergone a significant transformation. The Asian Financial crisis, together with Japan’s long economic malaise, undermined confidence in the corporate structures, governance practices, and regulatory oversight of firms…

    Paperback – 2009-12-22
    Routledge

  • Non-Western International Relations Theory

    Perspectives On and Beyond Asia

    Edited by Amitav Acharya, Barry Buzan

    Given that the world has moved well beyond the period of Western colonialism, and clearly into a durable period in which non-Western cultures have gained their political autonomy, it is long past time that non-Western voices had a higher profile in debates about international relations, not just as…

    Paperback – 2009-12-21
    Routledge

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