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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 209 new and published books in the subject of Korean Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Origins of the North Korean Garrison State

    The People’s Army and the Korean War

    By Youngjun Kim

    Series: Cold War History

    This book investigates the origins of the North Korean garrison state by examining the development of the Korean People’s Army and the legacies of the Korean War. Despite its significance, there are very few books on the Korean People’s Army with North Korean primary sources being difficult to...

    Published August 8th 2017 by Routledge

  2. Sport in Korea

    History, development, management

    Edited by Dae Hee Kwak, Yong Jae Ko, Inkyu Kang, Mark Rosentraub

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism, economics, sport development, and sport...

    Published August 7th 2017 by Routledge

  3. Public Administration and Policy in Korea

    Its Evolution and Challenges

    Edited by Keun Namkoong, Kyung-ho Cho, Sangmook Kim

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    The present Korean public administration and policy system has shown very significant differences compared to the system in 1970s. This book provides a comprehensive and holistic view on the development of Korean public policy and administration. Instead of dichotomizing the policy and...

    Published July 11th 2017 by Routledge

  4. Energy Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

    Edited by Bo Kong, Jae H. Ku

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

    Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia,...

    Published June 16th 2017 by Routledge

  5. Mixed Race in Asia

    Past, Present and Future

    Edited by Zarine L. Rocha, Farida Fozdar

    Series: Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

    Mixed racial and ethnic identities are topics of increasing interest around the world, yet studies of mixed race in Asia are rare, despite its particular salience for Asian societies. Mixed Race in Asia seeks to reorient the field to focus on Asia, looking specifically at mixed race in China,...

    Published June 15th 2017 by Routledge

  6. Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and...

    Published June 7th 2017 by Routledge

  7. Sustaining Development and Growth in East Asia

    Edited by Timo Henckel

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

    For several decades, fast-growing East Asia has been the envy of the developing world. Not only has East Asia outperformed all other regions of the world, but it also recovered surprisingly swiftly from the 1997–98 Asian financial crisis and the 2008–09 global financial crisis. Nevertheless,...

    Published May 31st 2017 by Routledge

  8. The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising

    The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Sandra Collins, Gwang Ok

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Realpolitik as a component of the Olympic Games held in East Asia has been largely ignored by historians. However, sport was an integral part of cultural diplomacy and the expression of national prowess for the three Games held in East Asia: 1964 Tokyo, 1988 Seoul and 2008 Beijing. It is time...

    Published May 25th 2017 by Routledge

  9. Patriotism in East Asia

    Edited by Jun-Hyeok Kwak, Koichiro Matsuda

    Series: Political Theories in East Asian Context

    Current territorial disputes between the Northeast Asian countries have stimulated a resurgence of bellicose nationalism, and threaten to upset recent efforts to achieve regional cooperation and economic integration in East Asia. Alongside this, debates over pre-1945 Japanese wartime atrocities,...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge

  10. The Pacific War

    Aftermaths, Remembrance and Culture

    Edited by Christina Twomey, Ernest Koh

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    The Pacific War is an umbrella term that refers collectively to a disparate set of wars, however, this book presents a strong case for considering this assemblage of conflicts as a collective, singular war. It highlights the genuine thematic commonalities in the legacies of war that cohere across...

    Published May 24th 2017 by Routledge