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Asia's Transformations


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The books in this series explore the political, social, economic and cultural consequences of Asia's twenty-first century transformations. The series emphasizes the tumultuous interplay of local, national, regional and global forces as Asia bids to become the hub of the world economy. While focusing on the contemporary, it also looks back to analyze the antecedents of Asia's contested rise. Asia's Transformations aims to address the needs of students and teachers.

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Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations

Popular Culture and the Transformation of Japan–Korea Relations

1st Edition

Rumi Sakamoto, Stephen Epstein
July 02, 2020

This book presents essays exploring the ways in which popular culture reflects and engenders ongoing changes in Japan–Korea relations. Through a broad temporal coverage from the colonial period to the contemporary, the book’s chapters analyse the often contradictory roles that popular culture has ...

Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives

Dangerous Memory in Nagasaki Prayers, Protests and Catholic Survivor Narratives

1st Edition

Gwyn McClelland
September 27, 2019

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 ...

Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation International Reflections

Japan's Future and a New Meiji Transformation International Reflections

1st Edition

Ken Coates, Kimie Hara, Carin Holroyd, Marie Söderberg
March 28, 2019

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 ...

National Identity, Language and Education in Malaysia Search for a Middle Ground between Malay Hegemony and Equality

National Identity, Language and Education in Malaysia Search for a Middle Ground between Malay Hegemony and Equality

1st Edition

Noriyuki Segawa
March 19, 2019

This book explores the ways in which language and education policies have contributed to the development of national integration in Malaysia, by examining whether and how policies have succeeded in forming a middle ground. Considered through the lenses of policy-making structure and achievement, ...

Denying the Comfort Women The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

Denying the Comfort Women The Japanese State's Assault on Historical Truth

1st Edition

Rumiko Nishino, Puja Kim, Akane Onozawa
January 25, 2018

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 ...

Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics Securing the Seas, Securing the State

Danger, Development and Legitimacy in East Asian Maritime Politics Securing the Seas, Securing the State

1st Edition

Christian Wirth
November 14, 2017

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...

The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics

The Politics of Protection Rackets in Post-New Order Indonesia Coercive Capital, Authority and Street Politics

1st Edition

Ian Douglas Wilson
June 16, 2017

Gangs and militias have been a persistent feature of social and political life in Indonesia. During the authoritarian New Order regime they constituted part of a vast network of sub-contracted coercion and social control on behalf of the state. Indonesia’s subsequent democratisation has seen gangs ...

Coal-Mining Women in Japan Heavy Burdens

Coal-Mining Women in Japan Heavy Burdens

1st Edition

W. Donald Burton
May 25, 2017

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...

The San Francisco System and Its Legacies Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

The San Francisco System and Its Legacies Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Kimie Hara
May 25, 2017

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 ...

Remaking China's Great Cities Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

Remaking China's Great Cities Space and Culture in Urban Housing, Renewal, and Expansion

1st Edition

Samuel Y. Liang
May 24, 2017

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 ...

The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China Red Fire

The Market and Temple Fairs of Rural China Red Fire

1st Edition

Gene Cooper
May 24, 2017

During the early communist period of the 1950s, temple fairs in China were both suppressed and secularized. Temples were closed down by the secular regime and their activities classified as feudal superstition and this process only intensified during the Cultural Revolution when even the surviving ...

Vietnam’s Socialist Servants Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

Vietnam’s Socialist Servants Domesticity, Class, Gender, and Identity

1st Edition

Minh T. N. Nguyen
May 24, 2017

Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of ...

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