State Making in Asia

Edited by Richard Boyd, Tak-Wing Ngo

© 2005 – Routledge

206 pages

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About the Book

Including contributions from an international team of leading experts, this volume examines state making from a uniquely Asian perspective and reveals some of the misunderstandings that arise when states and state making are judged solely on the basis of Western history. The contributors argue that if we are to understand states in Asia then we must first recognize the particular combination of institution and ideologies embedded in Asian state making and their distinctiveness from the Western experience.

Presenting new empirical and conceptual material based on original research, the book provides a unique theoretical reflection of the state through a thorough comparison of East Asian nations and, as such, will be a valuable resource to scholars of Asian politics and international relations.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface 1. Reconnecting the State to the Dynamics of its Making 2. Japanese State Making in Global Context 3. The Making of State-Bureaucracy Relations in Japan 4. Citizen, State and Nation in China 5. Sovereignty, Survival, and the Transformation of the Taiwan State 6. Constructing the State in the Tibetan Diaspora 7. Nation, Ethnicity, and Contending Discourse in the Malaysian State 8. Some States of Asia Compared from Afar References Index

About the Editors

Richard Boyd is Reader in the Law and Society of Japan at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Tak-Wing Ngo is Lecturer in Chinese Politics at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

About the Series

Politics in Asia

Politics in Asia
Politics in Asia has long been established as a source of distinctive and authoritative studies on the political life of Asia. The series covers a broad range of countries and aspects of politics, and includes volumes from some of the leading scholars working in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General