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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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • 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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • 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

  • The Korean Women's Movement and the State

    Bargaining for Change

    By Seung-kyung Kim, Kyounghee Kim

    This book asks what strategies women’s movements can employ to induce law and policy changes at the national level that will assist women’s equality without sacrificing their feminist energy, movement cohesiveness and core feminist commitments. The book takes up this question in order to emphasize…

    Paperback – 2016-07-20
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
    Routledge
    Asia's Transformations

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By University of Hildesheim

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • 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

  • Leader Symbols and Personality Cult in North Korea

    The Leader State

    By Jae-Cheon Lim

    The legitimacy of the North Korean state is based solely on the leaders’ personal legitimacy, and is maintained by the indoctrination of people with leader symbols and the enactment of leadership cults in daily life. It can thus be dubbed a "leader state". The frequency of leader symbols and the…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-27
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

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