Globalization and Development in East Asia

Edited by Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Jongtae Kim

© 2012 – Routledge

216 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

East Asia is widely regarded as the main "winner" in contemporary globalization, unscathed by the economic crisis of 2008, with its leading new industrializing nations and emerging economies. While 20th-century globalization was mainly led by the West, the 21st century is ushering in different dynamics. The re-emergence of Asia involves alternative visions of the world and different perspectives on globalization. This volume seeks to address these dimensions, turning to local reflexivities, notably in South Korea and China, to explore the key debates in sociology and political economy within East Asia rather than from an outside view.

Table of Contents

Introduction Jan Nederveen Pieterse and Jongtae Kim 1. Orientalization in Globalization: A Sociology of the Promiscuous Architecture of Globalization, c.500–2010 John M. Hobson 2. Global Rebalancing: Crisis and the East-South Turn Jan Nederveen Pieterse 3. Profit, People, Planet and Global Rebalancing: The Environmental Implications of Development in Japan, South Korea, China and India Lynne Ciochetto 4. The West and East Asian National Identities: A Comparison of the Discourses of Korean Seonjinguk, Japanese Nihonjinron, and Chinese New Nationalism Jongtae Kim 5. East Asian Community as Hybridization: A Quest for East Asianism Seung Kuk Kim 6. Japan, Globalization, and East Asian Dynamism Hidetaka Yoshimatsu 7. China's New Development Stage Peilin Li 8. Global Specialization and the China-US Economic Imbalance Min Gong 9. Whither Democracy? South Korea Under Globalization Revisited Hyun-Chin Lim and Jin-Ho Jang 10. Democratic Deepening in South Korea and South Africa in an Age of Global Rebalancing: The Potential Role of Civil Society in the Era of Internet Wiebe Nauta

About the Editors

Jan Nederveen Pieterse is Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Jongtae Kim is HK Research Professor in the Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University, Seoul.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

The baton of driving the world economy is passing to emerging economies. This is not just an economic change, but a social change, with migration flows changing direction towards surplus economies; a political change, as in the shift from the G7 to G20; and over time, cultural changes. This also means that the problems of emerging societies will increasingly become world problems. This series addresses the growing importance of BRIC (Brazil Russia India China) and rising societies such as South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, the UAE and Mexico. The term ‘emerging societies’ refers to concerns wider than just emerging markets or emerging powers, taking a kaleidoscopic approach that ranges from political economy, finance, technology and IP to social movements, culture, art and aesthetics. The series focuses on problems generated by emergence such as social inequality, cultural change, media, ethnic and religious strife, ecological constraints, relations with advanced and developing societies, and new regionalism, with a particular interest in addressing debates and social reflexivity in emerging societies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries