Ethnicity in Asia (Asias Transformations)

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.

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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. Paperback — Routledge Asia's Transformations. In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in , 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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Edited by Kimie Hara. In September , Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April , the treaty came into effect. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mids, 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….

During the early communist period of the s, 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…. The Tokugawa Shogunate, which governed Japan for two and a half centuries until the mids, 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…. Edited by Jie Yang.


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…. This fully updated third edition of The Making of Modern Korea provides a thorough, balanced and engaging history of Korea from to the present day. The text is unique in analysing domestic developments in the two Koreas in the wider context of regional and international affairs.

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In recent decades, East Asia has become increasingly interconnected through trade, investment, migration, and popular culture at regional and global levels. At the same time, the region has seen renewed national assertiveness and nationalist impulses. The book interrogates these seemingly…. By Brian Yecies , Aegyung Shim. This book examines the ways in which South Korean cinema…. Edited by Joseph W. However in the empire collapsed within a few short months, and China embarked on a revolutionary course that lasted through most of the twentieth century. The Revolution ended two millennia….

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Lively debates around property, access to resources, legal rights, and the protection of livelihoods have unfolded in Vietnam since the economic reforms of Known as Doi Moi changing to the new , these have gradually transformed the country from a socialist state to a society in which a…. It is the site of the Shwedagon Pagoda, a focus of Buddhist….

In the waning years of the Cold War, the United States and China began to cautiously engage in cultural, educational, and policy exchanges, which in turn strengthened new security and economic ties. These links have helped shape the most important bilateral relationship in the late-twentieth and…. 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…. This book argues that modernity first arrived in late nineteenth-century Shanghai via a new spatial configuration. Edited by Ryoko Tsuneyoshi , Kaori H.

Okano , Sarane Boocock. Edited by Tomoko Aoyama , Barbara Hartley. Girl Reading Girl provides the first overview of the cultural significance of girls and reading in modern and contemporary Japan with emphasis on the processes involved when girls read about other girls.

The collection examines the reading practices of real life girls from differing social…. In this book Edward McDonald takes a fresh look at issues of language in Chinese studies.

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He takes the viewpoint of the university student of Chinese with the ultimate goal of becoming 'sinophone': As the study of Taiwan…. Edited by Elizabeth J. Perry , Mark Selden. This bestselling introduction to Chinese society uses the themes of resistance and protest to explore the complexity of life in contemporary China.

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An interdisciplinary and international team of China scholars draw on perspectives from sociology, anthropology, psychology, history and political…. Edited by Peter Gries , Stanley Rosen. Written by a team of leading China scholars this text interrogates the dynamics of state power and legitimation in 21st Century China.

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The s 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 crippled by enormous and ongoing political, economic and social problems. In responding to these unprecedented difficulties, wide-ranging reforms…. It could be through conference attendance, group discussion or directed reading to name just a few examples. We provide a free online form to document your learning and a certificate for your records. Already read this title? Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Home Ethnicity in Asia. Add to Wish List. Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. Summary This book is designed as a comprehensive comparative introduction to ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia since Each chapter covers a particular country looking at such core issues as: Table of Contents 1. Ethnicity in China 3.

In Japan, but not of Japan 4. Ethnicity in Indonesia 5. Ethnicity and Class in Malaysia 6. Multiracial harmony as public good 7. Ethnicity in the Philippines 9.

Ethnicity and the Politics of Ethnic Classification in Thailand In he was elected Fellow of the Australia Academy of Humanities and won an award for achievements in Australia-China cultural relations.