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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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23 
    Routledge

  • North Korean Graphic Novels

    Seduction of the Innocent?

    By Martin Petersen

    Graphic novels (kurimchaek) 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…

    Hardback – 2018-08-06 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Cultural Policy in South Korea

    Making a New Patron State

    By Hye-Kyung Lee

    This is the first English-language book on cultural policy in Korea, which critically historicises and analyses the contentious and dynamic development of the policy. It highlights that the evolution of cultural policy has been bound up with the complicated political, economic and social trajectory…

    Hardback – 2018-07-18
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • The Changing Face of Korean Cinema

    1960 to 2015

    By Brian Yecies, Aegyung Shim

    The rapid development of Korean cinema during the decades of the 1960s and 2000s reveals a dynamic cinematic history which runs parallel to the nation’s political, social, economic and cultural transformation during these formative periods. This book examines the ways in which South Korean cinema…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Strategic, Policy and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea

    Beyond the Miracle

    Edited by Joon Nak Choi, Yong Suk Lee, Gi-Wook Shin

    Export-oriented industrialization has transformed the Korean economy so profoundly that it has become known as the "Miracle on the Han." Yet, this industrial model has become fragile, as Korea’s chaebols are being challenged by Chinese competitors. Attempts to seek out new engines of economic…

    Hardback – 2018-05-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Sustainable Development Goals in the Republic of 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 – 2018-05-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Asia in the World

  • Eastern Westerns

    Film and Genre Outside and Inside Hollywood

    By Stephen Teo

    The western, one of Hollywood’s great film genres, has, surprisingly, enjoyed a revival recently in Asia and in other parts of the world, whilst at the same time declining in America. Although the western is often seen as an example of American cultural dominance, this book challenges this view. It…

    Paperback – 2018-04-20
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Green Asia

    Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption

    Edited by Tania Lewis

    Economic development in Asia is associated with expanding urbanism, overconsumption, and a steep growth in living standards. At the same time, rapid urbanisation, changing class consciousness, and a new rural–urban divide in the region have led to fundamental shifts in the way ecological concerns…

    Paperback – 2018-04-10
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Television in Transition in East Asia

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    This book examines the development of television broadcasting in Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. It explores the policy regimes guiding the development of television broadcasting as a powerful institution and the extent to which new forms of television have become part of each country’s…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia

  • Nouveau-riche Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Korea

    A media narrative analysis

    By Gil-Soo Han

    The unprecedented economic success of South Korea since the 1990s has led in turn to a large increase in the number of immigrants and foreign workers in Korean industries. This book describes and explains the experiences of discrimination and racism that foreigners and ‘new’ Koreans have faced in a…

    Paperback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge

  • Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers

    By Sallie Yea

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The Personalist Ethic and the Rise of Urban Korea

    By Yunshik Chang

    This book reviews South Korea’s experiences of kŭndaehwa (modernization), or catching up with the West, with a focus on three major historical projects, namely, expansion of new (Western) education, industrialization and democratization. The kŭndaehwa efforts that began in the last quarter of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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