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  • Building Democracyby Christine Loh

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book offers an analysis of Hong Kong's current political situation within the larger context of its political history and its relationship to Beijing. more...

  • A Documentary History of Hong Kongby Steve Tsang

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 1995; US$ 56.00

    This volume analyses the evolution of a unique brand of politics in Hong Kong. It examines how a Crown Colony system responded to the demands made of it by its Chinese and British residents in the shadow of the often volatile politics of modern China. more...

  • Social Networks and Japanese Democracyby Ken'ichi Ikeda; Sean Richey

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    Many who critique democracy as practiced in East Asia suggest that the Confucian political culture of these nations prevents democracy from being the robust participatory type, and limits it to a spectacle designed to create obedience from the public. Certainly some East Asian nations have had elections for decades, but for democracy to be meaningful,... more...

  • Northeast Asian Critical Securityby Neil Renwick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 138.00

    This book explores non-traditional, 'critical' security issues in Northeast Asia. This exploration adopts an approach to critical security that emphasizes the play of identity and culture in the apprehension of insecurity understood primarily in existential terms. The study thus focuses upon the apprehension of insecurity derived from demographic pressures,... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Communist Partyby Lawrence R. Sullivan

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 84.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Communist Party contains a chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix, an extensive bibliography, and more than 400 cross-reference dictionary entries on key people, places, and institutions. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the... more...

  • Japan's Nuclear Crisisby Dr Susan Carpenter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    An analysis and exploration into the impact of Japan's 2011 nuclear crisis. Investigation of the disaster will pose questions regarding why Daiichi was constructed in an earthquake-prone zone and was still operating despite problems that had been plaguing the reactors since 1989 such as cracks in infrastructure and leaks in radioactivity. more...

  • The Bureaucracy of Han Timesby Hans Bielenstein

    Cambridge University Press 1980; US$ 32.00

    This is a comprehensive and fully documented study of Chinese bureaucracy during the Han period more...

  • Civil Society and Governance in Chinaby Jianxing Yu; Sujian Guo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Written by scholars from both inside and outside China, this wide-ranging collection of essays explores the complexity of the relationship between governance and civil society by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies based on the governance practice in China. more...

  • Taiwanese Identity in the 21st Centuryby Gunter Schubert; Jens Damm

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    As we look to enter the second decade of the 21 st century, Taiwan?s quest for identity remains the most contentious issue in the domestic arena of Taiwanese politics. From here, it spills over into the cross-Strait relationship and impacts on regional and global security. Whether Taiwan is a nation state or whether Taiwan has any claim to be a nation-state... more...

  • Civic Engagement in Contemporary Japanby Henk Vinken; Yuko Nishimura; Bruce L. J. White

    Springer 2010; US$ 199.00

    With a variety of contributors from throughout Japan, involved in a range of both established and emerging forms of civic engagement from NGOs, NPOs, to other less mainstream organizations, the Editors have compiled a comprehensive volume to give a thorough insiders' look at the state of civil society in Japan. Established forms of civic engagement... more...