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New and Published Books

  1. Political Participation in Asia

    Defining and Deploying Political Space

    Edited by Eva Louise Hansson, Meredith L. Weiss

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

    A combination of economic transformation, political transitions and changes in media have substantially, if incrementally, altered the terrain for political participation globally, particularly in Asia, home to several of the most dramatic such shifts over the past two decades. This book explores...

    Published October 19th 2017 by Routledge

  2. The Evolution of Tiger Management

    Korean Companies in Global Competition, 2nd Edition

    By Martin Hemmert

    Throughout the last several decades, Korean companies have become strong global competitors in a wide range of manufacturing industries. How did they achieve this exceptional performance? The Evolution of Tiger Management uncovers the secret of their success through a comprehensive analysis of...

    Published October 17th 2017 by Routledge

  3. North Korea, 2009-2012

    A Guide to Economic and Political Developments

    By Ian Jeffries

    Series: Guides to Economic and Political Developments in Asia

    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...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Practicing Feminism in South Korea

    The women’s movement against sexual violence

    By Kyungja Jung

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    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...

    Published October 13th 2017 by Routledge

  8. Korea's Retirement Predicament

    The Ageing Tiger

    Edited by Thomas R. Klassen, Yunjeong Yang

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    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...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

  9. 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....

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge

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

    Edited by JungBong Choi, Roald Maliangkay

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    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...

    Published October 12th 2017 by Routledge