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  • Asian Cities, Migrant Labor and Contested Spaces

    Edited by Tai-Chee Wong, Jonathan Rigg

    This volume explores how migration is playing a central role in the renewing and reworking of urban spaces in the fast growing and rapidly changing cities of Asia. Migration trends in Asia entered a new phase in the 1990s following the end of the Cold War which marked the advent of a renewed phase…

    Paperback – 2013-04-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • North Korea

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    There is much intense interest in North Korea at present. This partly arises from questions about Korea's nuclear capability and intentions, and about the extent to which North Korea may be viewed as 'a rogue state' or part of 'the axis of evil'. In addition, however, North Korea has recently begun…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
    Routledge
    Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

  • Asia, the US and Extended Nuclear Deterrence

    Atomic Umbrellas in the Twenty-First Century

    By Andrew O'Neil

    Since the end of the Cold War, significant attention has focussed on the issue of nuclear deterrence and in particular whether formal nuclear security guarantees from nuclear weapons states to non-nuclear weapons states involving the possible use of nuclear weapons have a place in the twenty-first…

    Paperback – 2013-03-07
    Routledge

  • History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia

    Divided Memories

    Edited by Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider

    Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history. This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian…

    Paperback – 2013-01-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Tiger Management

    Korean Companies on World Markets

    By Martin Hemmert

    Throughout the last several decades, Korean companies have entered the world markets in a wide range of manufacturing industries with great success. How did they achieve this exceptional performance? This book uncovers the secret of their performance through a comprehensive analysis of…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
    Routledge

  • Eastern Philosophy: The Basics

    By Victoria S. Harrison

    Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and…

    Paperback – 2012-08-01
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Truth and Reconciliation in South Korea

    Between the Present and Future of the Korean Wars

    Edited by Jae-Jung Suh

    The Korean War is multiple wars. Not only is it a war that began on 25 June 1950, but it is also a conflict that is rooted in Korea's colonial experiences, postcolonial desires and frustrations, and interventions and partitions imposed by outside forces. In South Korea, the war is a site of…

    Hardback – 2012-07-18
    Routledge

  • Transforming Asian Governance

    Rethinking assumptions, challenging practices

    Edited by M Ramesh, Scott Fritzen

    There are a multitude of hazards that confront attempts to change institutional or political orders in pursuit of good governance. Even seemingly technical prescriptions run up against local political and social realities which make their adoption difficult and, if adopted, require significant…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

  • Korea's Developmental Alliance

    State, capital and the politics of rapid development

    By David Hundt

    South Korea is often cited as a case of miraculous transformation from poverty to prosperity. Korea’s achievement of moving from one of the world’s poorest countries as recently as the early 1960s to the ranks of the ten biggest economies only four decades later has rightly attracted interest from…

    Paperback – 2012-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • The Global Korean Motor Industry

    The Hyundai Motor Company's Global Strategy

    By Russell D. Lansbury, Chung-Sok Suh, Seung-Ho Kwon

    This book examines the experiences of the globalizing Korean automobile industry, with particular focus on the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), one of the most prominent of the new Korean multinational corporations. It provides an overview of the changing nature of the global automobile industry,…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Political Protest and Labor Solidarity in Korea

    White-Collar Labor Movements after Democratization (1987-1995)

    By Doowon Suh

    East Asia has undergone an intense period of economic development and accompanying social change in recent years and among the unforeseen social phenomena that have emerged are new forms of trade unions. This book analyzes the importance of such a new union movement in Korea by focusing on the…

    Paperback – 2012-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Capitalist Development in Korea

    Labour, Capital and the Myth of the Developmental State

    By Dae-oup Chang

    Contrary to the widely-held view that the East Asian "developmental state" is neutral in terms of the relationship between capital and labour – a benign co-operation between state officials and businessmen to organise economic development – this book argues that in fact the developmental state…

    Paperback – 2012-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

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