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  • The Korean Tradition of Religion, Society and Ethics

    A Comparative and Historical Self-understanding and Looking Beyond

    By Chai-sik Chung

    By making Korea a central part of comparative history of East Asian religion and society, this book traces the evolution of Korean religion from the oldest representation to that of the current day by utilizing wide-ranging interdisciplinary and comparative resources. This book presents a holistic…

    Hardback – 2016-11-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country by country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    Hardback – 2016-10-25 
    Routledge

  • The Making of Modern Korea

    3rd Edition

    By Adrian Buzo

    This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1876 to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs. Key features…

    Paperback – 2016-08-30 
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Korean History

    Edited by Michael J Seth

    Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century when Korea became entangled in the world of modern imperialism and the old social, economic and political order began to change; this handbook brings together cutting edge scholarship on major themes in Korean History. Contributions by experts in the field…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28
    Routledge

  • Modern Korea and Its Others

    Perceptions of the Neighbouring Countries and Korean Modernity

    By Vladimir Tikhonov

    The period spanning the 1880s to 1945 was a crucially important formative time for Korea, during which understandings of modernity were largely shaped by the images of Korea’s neighbours to the east, west and north. China, Japan and Russia represented at some moments modern threats, but also…

    Hardback – 2015-11-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Taekwondo

    From a Martial Art to a Martial Sport

    By Udo Moenig

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and technical evolution of taekwondo. Many of the supposedly ‘traditional’ and ‘ancient’ Korean cultural elements attached to taekwondo are, in fact, remnants of East Asia’s modernization drive, and largely inherited from the…

    Hardback – 2015-04-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sports History

  • East Asia Beyond the History Wars

    Confronting the Ghosts of Violence

    By Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Morris Low, Leonid Petrov, Timothy Y. Tsu

    East Asia is now the world’s economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan’s military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies,…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598

    International Relations, Violence and Memory

    Edited by James B. Lewis

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war – the invasion of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-09
    Routledge
    Asian States and Empires

  • The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across…

    Hardback – 2014-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • The Korean War at Sixty

    New Approaches to the Study of the Korean War

    Edited by Steven Casey

    Korea used to be the ‘forgotten war.’ Now, however, experts widely view it as a pivotal moment in the history of the Cold War, while its legacy still scars contemporary East Asian politics. The sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War is a fitting time both to assess the current state of…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

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