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  • Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia

    Edited by Paul G. Harris, Graeme Lang

    Nowhere is the connection between society and the environment more evident and potentially more harmful for the future of the world than in Asia. In recent decades, rapid development of Asian countries with very large populations has led to an unprecedented increase in environmental problems such…

    Hardback – 2014-08-26

  • Media and Democratic Transition in South Korea

    By Ki-Sung Kwak

    Since South Korea achieved partial democracy in 1987, the country has moved away from authoritarian political control. However, after two decades of democratic transition, South Korea still does not have a strong liberal, individualist culture – something that has brought about a wide range of…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Asia Pacific Security

    Edited by Leszek Buszynski

    This new title from Routledge, edited by Professor Leszek Buszynski, includes the key literature on Asia Pacific Security. Arranged across four volumes, the collection covers China, the United States, Japan, and South Korea, as well as peripheral players such as Australia and India. It explores in…

    Hardback – 2014-07-07
    Critical Concepts in Asian Studies

  • 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

  • Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture

    Asia in Flight

    By Sheng-mei Ma

    This book offers an incisive and ambitious critique of Asian Diaspora culture, looking specifically at literature and visual popular culture. Sheng-mei Ma’s engaging text discusses issues of self and its relationship with Asian Diaspora culture in the global twenty-first century. Using examples…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Human Rights Discourse in North Korea

    Post-Colonial, Marxist and Confucian Perspectives

    By Jiyoung Song

    This unique book examines the conceptual development of human rights in North Korea from historical, political and cultural perspectives. Dr Jiyoung Song explains how North Korea has understood the concepts of human rights in its public documents since its independence from Japan in 1945. Through…

    Paperback – 2014-03-14
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • The Politics of Coalition in Korea

    Between Institutions and Culture

    By Youngmi Kim

    This book examines how inter- and intra-party coalition-building affects governability in South Korea. Focusing on the Kim Dae-jung administration (1998-2003) as a case study in the failure of a government to turn electoral success into stable governability, or ability to implement reform policies,…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Institutional Economics and National Competitiveness

    Edited by Young Back Choi

    This book offers a strong contribution to the growing field of institutional economics, going beyond the question of why institutions matter and examines the ways in which different types of institutions are conducive to the enhancement of competitiveness and economic development. Adopting a…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948

    The Untold History of the Film Industry

    By Brian Yecies, Ae-Gyung Shim

    Korea’s Occupied Cinemas, 1893-1948 compares and contrasts the development of cinema in Korea during the Japanese occupation (1910-1945) and US Army Military (1945-1948) periods within the larger context of cinemas in occupied territories. It differs from previous studies by drawing links between…

    Paperback – 2013-11-08
    Routledge Advances in Film Studies

  • The Korean Wave

    Korean Media Go Global

    Edited by Youna Kim

    Since the late 1990s South Korea has emerged as a new center for the production of transnational popular culture - the first instance of a major global circulation of Korean popular culture in history. Why popular (or not)? Why now? What does it mean socially, culturally and politically in a global…

    Paperback – 2013-11-05
    Internationalizing Media Studies

  • Korean Women Managers and Corporate Culture

    Challenging Tradition, Choosing Empowerment, Creating Change

    By Jean R. Renshaw

    The typical view of Korean women is not as managers. The stereotype is of Korean women serving and pleasing men, or more recently as aggressive shopkeepers and bar-owners. Very little has been written to challenge this misconception. This fascinating book reveals there have always been managers…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

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