Korean Studies Products

  • The International Politics of the Asia Pacific

    Fourth and Revised Edition

    By Michael Yahuda

    This fully revised fourth 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 balance and power…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 
    Politics in Asia

  • Megacity Seoul

    Urbanization and the Development of Modern South Korea

    By Yu-Min Joo

    In Asia, there are a growing number of gigantic megalopolises, accompanied by a series of speculative and extravagant megaprojects. Amid the fast-paced urban and development challenges, many Asian developing countries have started to search for successful Asian development models. South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Sustainable Development Goals in South Korea

    Edited by Tae Yong Jung

    This book explores the attempts of South Korea in its to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. It addresses 6 of the 17 goals – clean water, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities, climate action, and partnership –…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01 
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • North Korean Graphic Novels

    By Martin Petersen

    Graphic novels are a major art form in North Korea, produced by agents of the regime to set out its vision in a range of important areas. This book provides an analysis of North Korean graphic novels, discussing the ideals they promote and the tensions within those ideals, and examining the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Social Work and Sustainability in Asia

    Facing the Challenges of Global Environmental Changes

    Edited by Alice Ming Lin Chong, Iris Chi

    The rapid trend of globalization has brought a variety of sustainability challenges, including global climate change, biodiversity loss, poverty, and social inequalities, which are problems with unclear boundaries, complicated interrelated components, undefined parameters, contradictory values, and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • Innovation, Investment and Intellectual Property in South Korea

    Park to Park

    By Ruth Taplin

    South Korea known as the hermit kingdom was wrenched from its isolation in the mid-seventies with the forced industialisation of its economy by Park Chung-hee during his dictatorial regime. This led South Korea to becoming the most rapidly industialised country in the world with world class…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Korean National Identity under Japanese Colonial Rule

    Yi Gwangsu and the March First Movement of 1919

    By Michael Shin

    Nationalism in Korea emerged within a relatively short space of time, and over the course of the twentieth century, during which Korea suffered colonial rule, civil war and division, nationalism has taken many forms. This book examines the emergence of the nation as the hegemonic form of collective…

    Hardback – 2018-04-17 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Eurocentrism and Development in Korea

    By Jongtae Kim

    Under the global hegemony of the West, societies have interpreted the world and defined their identities through the frameworks of Eurocentric discourses. Since the mid-twentieth century, Eurocentrism has tended to be associated with economic developmentalism. The discourse of seonjinguk (developed…

    Hardback – 2018-04-02 
    Routledge Studies in Emerging Societies

  • Cultural Policy in South Korea

    Making a New Patron State

    By Hye-Kyung Lee

    The control of, and promotion, of culture have been bound up with politics in Korea to a surprising degree. From the period of Japanese colonial rule (1910-45) through the immediate post-war and Korean War periods to the authoritarian regimes of the 1970s and 1980s, cultural policy was used by…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Dynamics of Change in East Asia

    Historical Trajectories and Contemporary Development

    By P.W. Preston

    Over the past forty years, East Asia has been radically transformed from a war damaged sub-continent to a region of global pre-eminence. With new, highly developed scientific resources, great economic strengths, significant global trading links and equally powerful financial resources, East Asia is…

    Paperback – 2018-03-29 

  • Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia

    Edited by Shiping Hua

    The Routledge Handbook of Politics in Asia is designed to serve as a comprehensive reference guide to politics in Asia. Covering East, South, Southeast and Central Asia, this Handbook brings together the work of leading international academics to cover the political histories, institutions,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23 

  • The Economic Development of South Korea

    From Poverty to a Modern Industrial State

    By Seung-hun Chun

    How did a country with a dearth of natural resources, a sprawling population congested in a limited arable land transform itself to a modern industrial state within a generation? How could these have been achieved given the lingering geopolitical threats to its very survival as a state, as…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

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