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  • North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

  • Advancing the Regional Commons in the New East Asia

    Edited by Siriporn Wajjwalku, Kong Chong Ho, Osamu Yoshida

    Advancing the Regional Commons in the New East Asia highlights a number of interests which members of ASEAN and Plus Three countries collectively recognize. This set of common interests includes not only economic development but also social development. Written by nationals in their respective…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Institutionalizing East Asia

    Mapping and Reconfiguring Regional Cooperation

    Edited by Alice D. Ba, Cheng-Chwee Kuik, Sueo Sudo

    Institutional activities have remarkably transformed East Asia, a region once known for the absence of regionalism and regime-building efforts. Yet the dynamics of this Asian institutionalization have remained an understudied area of research. This book offers one of the first scholarly attempts to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Samsung, Media Empire and Family

    A power web

    By Chunhyo Kim

    This book analyses media conglomerates owning multiple media holdings under centralized ownership within and across media markets. It argues that Asian capitalists utilize both a market-oriented ideology and family connections to build their media empires, thereby creating cultural conglomerates…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • Practicing Feminism in South Korea

    The women’s movement against sexual violence

    By Kyungja Jung

    The Korean women’s movement, which is seen in both Western and non-Western countries as being exemplary in terms of women’s activism, experienced a dramatic change in its direction and strategy in the early 1990s. At the heart of the new approach was an increasing focus on sexual violence, which…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    The distinguishing feature for many workers in South Korea is contractual – and often involuntary – retirement at a young age (mid-50s for most workers) followed by precarious and low-paying self-employment or contract work. In the past this practice, which is also found in other East Asian nations…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Life and Learning of Korean Artists and Craftsmen

    Rhizoactivity

    By Dae Joong Kang

    This book brings out the need for lifelong learning theory and explores how it is possible from a postmodern perspective. The book uses life history that has gained its popularity in social science research to overcome the dichotomy between individual and society or between agency and structure.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • K-pop – The International Rise of the Korean Music Industry

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea’s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

  • Multicultural Education in South Korea

    Language, ideology, and culture in Korean language arts education

    By Mi Ok Kang

    This book examines the political, ideological, and socio-cultural politics underlying the 2009 National Multicultural Curriculum Reform and recent multicultural education policies in South Korea. Unlike the conservative groups in Western countries who argue that supporting cultural diversity and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

  • Business Leaders and Leadership in Asia

    By Ying Zhu, Shuang Ren, Ngan Collins, Malcolm Warner

    The quality of its business leadership is a key issue for the future development of Asia’s economies. Although Asia’s economies have grown spectacularly in recent decades, they are currently facing increasing challenges. This book explores the current state of business leaders and leadership in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Japanese Poetry and its Publics

    From Colonial Taiwan to Fukushima

    By Dean Anthony Brink

      This book aims to explore precisely how modern Japanese poetry has remained central to public life in both Japan and its former colony of Taiwan. Though classical Japanese poetry has captivated the imagination of Asian studies scholars, little research has been conducted to explore its role in…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Postcolonial Politics

  • A Korean Approach to Actor Training

    By Jeungsook Yoo

    A Korean Approach to Actor Training develops a vital, intercultural method of performer training, introducing Korean and more broadly East Asian discourses into contemporary training and acting practice. This volume examines the psychophysical nature of a performer’s creative process, applying…

    Paperback – 2017-09-26
    Routledge

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