Asian Studies: Korean Studies

  • The Failure of Socialism in South Korea: 1945-2007 book cover

    The Failure of Socialism in South Korea

    1945-2007

    By Yunjong Kim

    Despite the fact that socialist parties have proved to be a major political force across the world, this has not been the case in Asian countries. Socialism in South Korea is a quintessential example of this failure. Despite the existence of a socialist party and what would seem to be the right…

    Hardback – 2015-07-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Asia Struggles with Democracy: Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand book cover

    Asia Struggles with Democracy

    Evidence from Indonesia, Korea and Thailand

    By Giovanna Maria Dora Dore

    Since 1974, when the current wave of democratisation began, the movement towards democracy in Asia has remained limited. Many countries in Asia, in fact, are not making a decisive move towards democracy, and find themselves struggling with the challenges of democratic consolidation and governance.…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Asian Migrations: Social and Geographical Mobilities in Southeast, East, and Northeast Asia book cover

    Asian Migrations

    Social and Geographical Mobilities in Southeast, East, and Northeast Asia

    By Tony Fielding

    This textbook describes and explains the complex reality of contemporary internal and international migrations in East Asia. Taking an interdisciplinary approach; Tony Fielding combines theoretical debate and detailed empirical analysis to provide students with an understanding of the causes and…

    Paperback – 2015-07-21
    Routledge

  • The Korean Paekjong Under Japanese Rule: The Quest for Equality and Human Rights book cover

    The Korean Paekjong Under Japanese Rule

    The Quest for Equality and Human Rights

    By Joong-Seop Kim

    Traditional Korean society was characterized by a rigid hierarchy. The minority Paekjong were the lowest group of the lowest rank of the shinbun class system, and were treated as outcasts throughout the Choson period (1392-1910). This book deals with their historical and social background, and…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge

  • Buddhism and Human Rights book cover

    Buddhism and Human Rights

    By Wayne R. Husted, Damien Keown

    It is difficult to think of a more urgent question for Buddhism in the late twentieth century than human rights. The political, ethical and philosophical questions surrounding human rights are debated vigorously in political and intellectual circles throughout the world and now in this volume.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • East Asia in the World: An Introduction book cover

    East Asia in the World

    An Introduction

    Edited by Anne Prescott

    From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia, with an emphasis on the globalizing processes the region is undergoing. After a brief introduction to the study of East Asia, the early chapters of the book…

    Paperback – 2015-05-19
    Routledge
    Foundations in Global Studies

  • Life and Learning of Korean Artists and Craftsmen: Rhizoactivity book cover

    Life and Learning of Korean Artists and Craftsmen

    Rhizoactivity

    By Dae Joong Kang

    This book brings out the need for lifelong learning theory and explores how it is possible from a postmodern perspective. The book uses life history that has gained its popularity in social science research to overcome the dichotomy between individual and society or between agency and structure.…

    Hardback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

  • Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia book cover

    Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises: Narrative and Constructive Engagement book cover

    North Korea, International Law and the Dual Crises

    Narrative and Constructive Engagement

    By Morse Tan

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has a reputation as one of the worst human rights situations in the world. This book utilizes a unique international law perspective to examine the actions and inactions of North Korea with regard to international security and human rights. Adopting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-29
    Routledge

  • Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action book cover

    Human Security in East Asia

    Challenges for Collaborative Action

    Edited by Sorpong Peou

    Since the end of the Cold War the number of interstate wars has remained relatively low, although whilst states may be more secure than ever this does not mean that individual human beings are too. This has led to a growing recognition of the importance of human security, in contrast to the…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Security in Asia Pacific Series

  • Altruism and Reality: Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara book cover

    Altruism and Reality

    Studies in the Philosophy of the Bodhicaryavatara

    By Paul Williams

    Brings together Paul Williams' previously published papers on the Indian and Tibetan interpretations of selected verses from the eighth and ninth chapters of the Bodhicaryavatara.…

    Paperback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge

  • Trafficking Women in Korea: Filipina migrant entertainers book cover

    Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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