Asia's Transformations

Working in China
Hardback

After a quarter of a century of market reform, China has become the workshop of the world and the leading growth engine of the global economy. Its immense labour force accounts for some twenty-nine per cent of the world's total labour pool but all too little is known about Chinese labour beyond the ...

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China in War and Revolution, 1895-1949
by Peter G. Zarrow ~ Paperback / softback

Providing historical insights essential to the understanding of contemporary China, this text presents a nation's story of trauma and growth during the early twentieth century. It explains how China's defeat to Japan in 1895 prompted an explosion of radical reform proposals and the beginning of elit...

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Chinese Politics
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Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China. Despite the continuing economic successes and rising international prestige of China there has been increasing social protests over corruption, land seizures, enviro...

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Remaking China's Great Cities
by Samuel Y. Liang ~ Paperback / softback

China's rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation's political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the econo...

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The Resurgence of East Asia
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The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an ...

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State and Society in 21st Century China
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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st-century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Subjects covered include: the legitimacy of the Communist P...

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The Future of US-Korean Relations
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US relations with North and South Korea have been characterized by profound asymmetries of power and perception which in recent years have led to increased tensions among the three countries. Bringing together twelve prominent experts on US-Korean and US-Pacific relations, this book explores the ...

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Japan's Quiet Transformation
by Jeff Kingston ~ Paperback / softback

The 1990s have been termed as 'Japan's Lost Decade' to describe how the phenomenal growth in the Japanese economy ground to a halt and the country was subsequently crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-rangi...

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State and Society in 21st Century China
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Written by a team of leading China scholars, this book explores the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st-century China, and the implications of changing state-society relations for the future viability of the People's Republic. Subjects covered include: the legitimacy of the Communist P...

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$167.00
Mao's Children in the New China
by Yarong Jiang ~ Paperback / softback

Around 18 million young Chinese people were sent to the countryside between 1966 and 1976 as part of the Cultural Revolution. Mao's Children in the New China allows some of them to tell their moving stories in their own voices for the first time. In this inspiring collection of interviews with forme...

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Ethnicity in Asia
by Colin Mackerras ~ Paperback / softback

Since 1991, ethnic division has been among the most important sources of conflict and war throughout the world. Although the countries of East and Southeast Asia have not experienced anything quite as horrendous as the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, they have had their share of co...

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Mapping Modernity in Shanghai
by Samuel Y. Liang ~ Hardback

This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. This city's colonial capitalist development ruptured the traditional configuration of self-contained households, towns, and natural landscapes in a continuous spread, producing a new se...

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Chinese Society
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This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China. An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political scien...

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Remaking the Chinese State
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After more than twenty years of economic and political reform, China is a vastly different country to that left by Mao. Almost all the characteristic policies and practices of the Maoist era have been abandoned, with the goals of revolution in foreign and domestic policy being replaced by an emphasi...

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Coal-Mining Women in Japan
by W. Donald Burton ~ Paperback / softback

In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in ...

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China
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The Qing dynasty was China's last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of...

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Korean Society
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While most analyses of Korean politics have looked to elites to explain political change, this new and revised edition of Korean Society examines the role of ordinary people in this dramatic transformation. Taking the innovative theme of 'civil society' - voluntary organizations outside the role of ...

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Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism
by Hong Kal ~ Hardback

While most studies on Korean nationalism centre on textual analysis, Aesthetic Constructions of Korean Nationalism offers a different approach. It looks at expositions, museums and the urban built environment at particular moments in both colonial and postcolonial eras and analyses their discursive ...

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Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki
by Gwyn McClelland ~ Hardback

On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Of the dead, approximately 8500 were Catholic Christians, representing over sixty percent of the community. In this collective biography, nine Catholic survivors share personal and compelling stories about the aftermath of the bo...

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Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics
by Christian Wirth ~ Paperback / softback

Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Covering the nation-states ...

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Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History
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Regionalism has played an increasingly important role in the changing international relations of East Asia in recent decades, with early signs of integration and growing regional cooperation. This in-depth volume analyzes various historical approaches to the construction of a regional order and a re...

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Opium, Empire and the Global Political Economy
by Carl Trocki ~ Paperback / softback

Drug epidemics are clearly not just a peculiar feature of modern life; the opium trade in the nineteenth century tells us a great deal about Asian herion traffic today. In an age when we are increasingly aware of large scale drug use, this book takes a long look at the history of our relationship wi...

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The Battle for Asia
by Mark T Berger ~ Paperback / softback

Asia has been an ideological battleground between capitalism and communism, between nationalism and Westernization and between the nation-state and globalization. This book is a history of the Asian region from 1945 to 2003, which delineates the various ideological battles over Asia's development. T...

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The San Francisco System and Its Legacies
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In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post-World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With its...

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Debating Human Rights
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Provoking fresh considerations of the issues between East and West, this book of essays presents a diverse range of voices. Asian and Western scholars and activists advance a range of debates as the book attempts to resolve these polarized positions. It examines issues of central importance in human...

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Pan-Asianism in Modern Japanese History
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Regionalism has played an increasingly important role in the changing international relations of East Asia in recent decades, with early signs of integration and growing regional cooperation. This in-depth volume analyzes various historical approaches to the construction of a regional order and a re...

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$175.00
Ethnicity in Asia
by Colin Mackerras ~ Hardback

Since 1991, ethnic division has been among the most important sources of conflict and war throughout the world. Although the countries of East and Southeast Asia have not experienced anything quite as horrendous as the wars in the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, they have had their share of co...

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$587.00
State and Society in Modern Rangoon
by Donald M Seekins ~ Hardback

Rangoon, a city of many identities, has since colonial times been a focus of conflict between the vertical power of the (colonial, military-run) state and the horizontal power and coping strategies of its residents.Author BiographyDonald M. Seekins is Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at Meio Uni...

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Japan's Outcaste Abolition
by Noah Y. McCormack ~ Paperback / softback

The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mid-1860s, classed people into hierarchically ranked status groups (mibun). The early Tokugawa rulers legally established these status groups through the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth centuries, adapting and c...

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Reclaiming Chinese Society
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Reclaiming Chinese Society analyses the mechanisms, processes and actors producing a wide spectrum of social and cultural changes in reform China. Contrary to most literature that emphasizes economic and political processes at the expense of Chinese society, this volume argues for the centrality of ...

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The Making of Modern Korea
by Adrian Buzo ~ Hardback

This fully updated second edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from 1910 to the present day. The text is unique in placing emphasis on Korea's regional and geographical context, through which Buzo analyzes the influence of bigger and more ...

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Denying the Comfort Women
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Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific War, the `comfort women' system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the `comfort women' were mobilized forcibly, through processes of abducti...

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$113.00
Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics
by Christian Wirth ~ Hardback

Grounded in extensive empirical research, Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics addresses the major issues of geopolitics in the region that have been and will continue to shape the international politics of the Asia-Pacific for years to come. Covering the nation-states ...

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$308.00
East Asia Beyond the History Wars
by Tessa Morris-Suzuki ~ Hardback

East Asia is now the world's economic powerhouse, but ghosts of history continue to trouble relations between the key countries of the region, particularly between Japan, China and the two Koreas. Unhappy legacies of Japan's military expansion in pre-war Asia prompt on-going calls for apologies, whi...

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Confronting the Bush Doctrine
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There is no doubt that President George W. Bush and his administration have transformed US foreign policy and reshaped global international relations in a very profound way. Many American commentators continue to talk about 9-11 as the day the world changed, but increasingly analysts around the wor...

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Denying the Comfort Women
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Planned, instituted and run by the Japanese Imperial Military during the Asia-Pacific War, the `comfort women' system remains hugely controversial. Although political leaders often contest the role of coercion, many argue that the `comfort women' were mobilized forcibly, through processes of abducti...

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$328.00
China
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The Qing dynasty was China's last, and it created an empire of unprecedented size and prosperity. However in 1911 the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The 1911 Revolution ended two millennia of...

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$162.00
Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation
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Bringing together the work of sixteen international Japan specialists and scholars, this book analyzes Japan's culture and history to reflect on the critical policy decisions and national commitments required for the country to continue to succeed. Comparing the current situation with the uncerta...

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Singapore
by Souchou Yao ~ Paperback / softback

Taking ideas and frameworks from philosophy, psychology, political science, cultural studies and anthropology, this book tells the larger `truth' about the Singapore state. This book argues that this strong hegemonic state achieves effective rule not just from repressive policies but also through a ...

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The Political Economy of Affect and Emotion in East Asia
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When thinking about the culture and economy of East Asia, many attribute to the region a range of dispositions, including a preference for consensus and social harmony, loyalty and respect towards superiors and government, family values, collectivism, and communitarianism. Affect is central to these...

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