Korean Studies Products

  • Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia

    Edited by Akihiro Ogawa

    The Routledge Handbook of Civil Society in Asia is an interdisciplinary resource, covering one of the most dynamically expanding sectors in contemporary Asia. Originally a product of Western thinking, civil society represents a particular set of relationships between the state and either society or…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • The Evolution of Tiger Management

    Korean companies in global competition, 2nd Edition

    By Martin Hemmert

    The second edition of the highly successful Tiger Management is the definitive guide into Korean management. The book explains the origins, development and effectiveness of Korean management, the challenges which Korean firms currently face, and discusses their ongoing efforts to overhaul their…

    Paperback – 2017-10-02 
    Routledge

  • Energy Transition in East Asia

    A Social Science Perspective

    Edited by Kuei-Tien Chou

    The Fukushima disaster of 2011 shook the globe, arousing warm debate and new research within the academic fields of countries in both the West and the East on issues related to nuclear security, public trust, government governance, risk governance and risk perception along with technological and…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Japanese Poetry and its Publics

    From Colonial Taiwan to 3.11

    By Dean Anthony Brink

      This book aims to explore precisely how modern Japanese poetry has remained central to public life in both Japan and its former colony of Taiwan. Though classical Japanese poetry has captivated the imagination of Asian studies scholars, little research has been conducted to explore its role in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-25 
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • A Korean Approach to Actor Training

    By Jeungsook Yoo

    A Korean Approach to Actor Training develops a vital, intercultural method of performer training, introducing Korean and more broadly East Asian discourses into contemporary training and acting practice. This volume examines the psychophysical nature of a performer's creative…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20 
    Routledge

  • The Cold War in East Asia

    By Xiaobing Li

    This textbook provides a survey of East Asia during the Cold War from 1945 to 1991. Focusing on the persistence and flexibility of its culture and tradition when confronted by the West and the US, this book investigates how they intermesh to establish the nations that have entered the modern world.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Politics and Leadership in North Korea

    The Guerilla Dynasty, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    Politics and Leadership in North Korea, now fully updated in this second edition, presents an accessible and comprehensive account of North Korea's political, economic and foreign policies since its creation in 1945. Moving away from media representations of North Korea as dangerously erratic and…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge

  • Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations…

    Paperback – 2017-09-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Routledge Handbook of Democratization in East Asia

    Edited by Tun-Jen Cheng, Yun-Han Chu

    This handbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics and prospects of democratization in East Asia. A team of leading experts in the field offers discussion at both the country and regional level, including analysis of democratic attitudes and movements in China, Japan, South Korea and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Venture Capital and Firm Performance

    The Korean Experience in a Global Perspective

    By Jaeho Lee

    This book provides an analysis of the impact on underpricing and long-term performance of venture capital in IPOs, and of the ownership characteristics of venture capital companies. It investigates the performance of IPOs in Korea during the dot-com bubble-and-bust period. The book looks at venture…

    Hardback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

  • Origins of the North Korean Garrison State

    The People’s Army and the Korean War

    By Youngjun Kim

    This book investigates the origins of the North Korean garrison state by examining the development of the Korean People’s Army and the legacies of the Korean War. Despite its significance, there are very few books on the Korean People’s Army with North Korean primary sources being difficult to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-07 
    Routledge
    Cold War History

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

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